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Allstate Sugar Bowl UNO Baseball Classic
February 23 - February 25
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has been a proud sponsor of the University of New Orleans for the past three years. This year will mark the debut of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic at Maestri Field on the campus of the lakefront school.
The event will feature the Privateers hosting Ball State (Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.), Virginia Tech (Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.) and Iowa (Sunday, Deb. 25, 1 p.m.).
The 2017 season was a historic one for the Privateers, as UNO ended the campaign with 30 wins, marking the first time the club recorded back-to-back winning seasons since 2007 and 2008. The 16 conference victories were a record since joining the Southland Conference and the club’s two victories in the tourney propelled UNO to the SLC Semifinals for the first time.
With 17 incoming players (freshman and transfers), head coach Blake Dean and his staff will look to the 20-plus Privateer returnees to set the tone.