Soccer Announces 2018 Schedule
June 1, 2018
Eric Bell has announced the 2018 schedule that features 10 home games and seven contests against teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
“It’s a great schedule,” raved Bell. “We are excited to play some of these teams that we’ve never played before. The conference portion of the schedule is always going to be competitive. Hopefully, the nonconference portion prepares us for conference, and hopefully, we can do well in both areas — all with the goal of getting invited back to the NCAA Tournament and we can make a run.”
The 2018 season kicks off with a busy month of August. TCU will play five games, all at home, starting with the season opener against NCAA Tournament participant Alabama on Aug. 17. An afternoon tilt with McNeese State follows on Aug. 19. TCU will welcome SFA on Aug. 23 and SMU on Aug. 26 before wrapping up the month against Pittsburgh on Aug. 30.
“We want to make sure we can take care of our home field and do our best to try and win games,” said Bell. “It’s hard to win on the road. We want to make sure we do everything we can do possible to set ourselves up for success no matter where we are playing.”
September kicks off with a trio of road games. TCU’s first road test will be at Missouri on Sept. 2. The Horned Frogs will head to Arkansas-Little Rock on Sept. 7 before wrapping up the road swing on Sept. 13 at NCAA participant Santa Clara.
TCU’s final nonconference game of the season marks the first home game of the month on Sept. 16 against another NCAA participant, Butler.
The Frogs’ seventh season in the Big 12 gets underway Sept. 21 when TCU hosts Iowa State. Three straight matches against NCAA teams follow. West Virginia makes its way to Fort Worth on Sept. 23.
A brief trip on the road to Baylor follows Sept. 28. The Frogs close out the month with a tilt against Texas on Sept. 30.
October opens with three straight road games starting on the 5th at Oklahoma. A weekend trip to Kansas follows as the Frogs take on the Jayhawks on Oct. 12 and Kansas State on Oct. 14.
TCU’s final home game comes Oct. 19 against Texas Tech. The regular season culminates Oct. 25 at Oklahoma State.
“Looking forward to the different look in the conference tournament with it being played over two weekends,” said Bell. “Having played in the championship game the last two years, it’s hurt us playing three games in five days and going into the next weekend not being at full strength based on the amount of energy we expelled during the Big 12 Tournament. Now it’s two weekends. Hopefully, it’ll set us up to be well-rested and set us on a course to win a championship.”
A new look to the Big 12 Tournament will see the first round of action taking place Sunday, Oct. 28. The semifinals and finals will take place the following weekend — Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.
Season tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale June 4. An adult season ticket is $60, while a youth ticket costs just $40. New this year is a Family four-pack for just $200.
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