On Thursday the Miami Hurricanes announced the 36 game conference portion of their schedule for this season. The Hurricanes conference schedule will begin on February 26, with their first game of the season coming on February 19.
We’ve got six home series -- including one against the rival Seminoles — and six road trips on our 2021 ACC slate! pic.twitter.com/v4dfVLrGmz— Canes Baseball (@CanesBaseball) January 14, 2021
Miami plays FSU, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest at home. FSU, Clemson, Duke, and Georgia Tech will be ranked in at least one poll ahead of the season. Adding in road series against Louisville, UVA, UNC, NC State, Pitt, and Boston College; along with opening on the road against consensus No.1 Florida, and this becomes the toughest schedule for the Hurricanes in several years.
The Hurricanes will announce the rest of their schedule in the coming days. There is a weekend series to be filled in May 7-9 along with mid-week games that will round out the Hurricanes schedule to 50 games.
Most of the remaining games will be filled in by programs from around the state of Florida. Mid-week series against FAU, FGCU, and FIU are all likely because they’ll help limit travel during this pandemic affected season. The Hurricanes have always played a late non-conference series in May. In past years this has commonly come against an Ivy League opponent, but a few years ago the Hurricanes took on Bethune-Cookman. It’s safe to assume Miami will look to an in-state opponent for that series as well.
Another important scheduling note for the Hurricanes is that they’ll play just eight mid-week games. The Hurricanes are playing just 50 games this season, and with 36 games in conference play and two non-conference weekend series that leaves just eight spots to play during the week. A young Miami pitching staff could benefit from that as the Hurricanes try to replace their entire starting rotation.