LANCASTER, Pa. - Schedules for Franklin & Marshall's spring athletic teams have been announced and are available for viewing at GoDiplomats.com. Click on the links above to access each team's 2020 slate of contests.
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Spring schedules are subject to change before the start of the season. Check back with GoDiplomats.com for updates closer to the beginning of each team's opening contest.
Baseball travels down to North Carolina on Feb. 22-23 for three games to open the 2020 season as the Diplomats begin on Saturday against Guilford (12:00 p.m.) and Greensboro (3:30 p.m.). F&M gets an early start to its home slate with a doubleheader against Elmira (N.Y.) on Saturday, March 7th, at Caplan Field.
Centennial Conference (CC) play starts on the road against McDaniel with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 28th, while the Centennial Tournament is scheduled to run from April 30th to May 3rd.
Three regular-season tournaments currently await the Diplomats for their upcoming spring season, with more events expected to be added. Competition begins at the McDaniel Spring Invitational on March 28-29.
The league office is hosting the Centennial Championships for 2020, with the three-round event taking place at the Hershey Country Club on April 24-26.
Women's golf is in the process of finalizing the spring portion of their schedule. Keep tabs on the team's schedule at GoDiplomats.com, which will be updated once more information becomes available.
The 2020 CC Championship is back at Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster for the third-straight season and will be hosted by Ursinus. Round one is set for Saturday, April 18th, and wraps up the next day with the second and final round.
Men's lacrosse hits the road to begin 2020 with a meeting against Lynchburg on Saturday, Feb. 15th. F&M's home opener at Shadek Stadium is set for Saturday, Feb. 29th, against Washington & Lee.
The Diplomats will be busy over spring break as F&M heads down to Pikesville, Md. for the annual Mustang Classic, facing host Stevenson in a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament matchup on Friday, March 13th before battling Ohio Wesleyan the next day. The following week, the Diplomats head down to Florida to face Keene St. at the Feltrim Sports Complex in Haines City on Tuesday, March 17th. Centennial play opens in Lancaster on Saturday, March 21st, against Swarthmore.
Centennial Playoffs start with the Semifinals on Wednesday, April 29th, while the Championship game is set for Saturday, May 2nd. The NCAA Tournament's First Round is on Wednesday, May 6th, and the Championship game takes place on Sunday, May 24th, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
F&M's 2020 season opens at home on Saturday, Feb. 22nd against W&L in Shadek Stadium. The Diplomats embark on a spring break trip to Puerto Rico, where F&M is set to take on St. Mary's (Md.) and Eastern Conn. St. on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively.
Conference competition starts on Saturday, March 21st, when Swarthmore visits Lancaster for a 12:00 p.m. tilt, while the CC Playoffs run from March 30th to April 3rd.
The NCAA Tournament gets underway with the First Round on Saturday, May 9th, and culminates with the Final Four and Championship games on May 23-24 at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
Men's and Women's Rowing
Three regular-season regattas are currently placed on the Diplomats' 2020 spring schedule. Competition opens at the Washington College Invitational on Saturday, March 28th. The Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships take place in Lewisberry, Pa. on Saturday, April 25th, while the historic Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia is slated for May 8-9.
F&M travels to Virginia for four games in two days to start off 2020. Action opens against Southern Virginia on Saturday, March 7th, before the Diplomats take on Mary Baldwin the following day.
On Sunday, March 15th, F&M begins a series of 10 games in six days down in Florida for the team's spring break trip. Utica (9:00 a.m.) and Rowan (11:15 a.m.) make up the day-one doubleheader.
The Diplomats' home slate begins Thursday, March 26th against Lebanon Valley while F&M travels to face Washington that following Saturday (March 28th) for the Centennial opener. The CC Tournament starts on Tuesday, April 28th, and ends on May 1-2.
Men's and Women's Tennis
Women's tennis travels south to Virginia for the Diplomats' opening-weekend of the spring, taking on host Mary Washington and Salisbury on Feb. 15th at the Eagle Indoor Invitational. The men's side begins the season at home, hosting Southern Virginia on Saturday, Feb.22nd, at 6:00 p.m.
Both teams make their annual spring break trip to Orlando, Fla. in mid-March before returning to open Centennial play. The women begin their CC slate on the road against Haverford on Saturday, March 28th, while the men host Ursinus on Tuesday, March 31st. CC Playoffs for both programs begin with the First Round on Wednesday, April 29th, and wraps up with the Semifinal and Championship matches on May 2-3.
Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field
F&M is set to host this year's annual Little Three meet for the outdoor season, which takes place on Saturday, March 28th.
The Centennial Championships are being hosted by Ursinus and occur May 1-3, while the NCAA Outdoor Championships will be decided at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex in Rochester, N.Y. from May 21-23.