At least FIU will start the baseball season playing against a College World Series team.
Stony Brook, which made last years CWS despite a name that looks lifted from The Flintstones, comes to town for a season-opening three-game series, Feb. 15-17. That starts a run of 16 of the first 17 at home, including three games Mar. 8-10 against perennial power and future intraconference foe Rice.
After those 17 come three road games Mar. 15-17 all the way up at FAU, then back home for three series, ending with a pair of games against Florida A&M April 2-3. The return series with FAU, May 16-18, closes the regular season before the Sun Belt tournament May 21-26 at Louisiana-Lafayette.
FIU made an offer to Virginia Beach (Va.) Cape Hendry Collegiate shooting guard Ayron Hutton, a class of 2014 player.