Baseball Cards In Big 10 Challenge

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The University of Louisville baseball team will face Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota in the 2010 version of the Big East-Big 10 Baseball Challenge Feb. 26-28 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The challenge, played at the spring training home of the Toronto Bluejays, features 30 games with Big East and Big 10 teams playing three games each. The Big 10 had a 15-9 edge last season. This will be U of L’s first participation in the challenge.

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For fans with short memories, the Baseball Cards won the Big East Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional for the second time in three years.

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Dan McDonnell’s team began fall workouts a couple of weeks ago and will conclude Oct. 20-22 with a three-day intra-squad scrimmage series.

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The college baseball season opens Feb. 19. U of L’s schedule will be announced any day now.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.