COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina men's lacrosse team is looking to become the first team to post back-to-back Division I national championships since 2013 and the Gamecocks have announced the schedule they hope will lead to a repeat.
South Carolina will play a 17-game regular season featuring nine teams ranked in the final Top 25 coaches poll and seven that participated at the 2019 MCLA National Championships sponsored by New Balance.
The season kicks off with a road trip to Baton Rouge to face Texas A&M and defending LSA champion LSU on Feb. 1-2 and wraps up with the annual in-state rivalry game at home against Clemson on April 10.
"We are excited to get back out on the field to compete," said South Carolina coach James Harkey. "I'm thrilled about the group of guys we have this year. Although we'll miss the guys that have graduated and moved on, we have a chance to be an even better group in 2020 with the strong contingent remaining and very promising newcomers all over the field.
"I'm confident that this year's seniors will maintain the workmanlike approach to practice that has led to our success on the field over the last two seasons."
2020 South Carolina Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|Feb. 1||vs. Texas A&M #||3 p.m.|
|Feb. 2||at LSU||11 a.m.|
|Feb. 7||GEORGIA||7 p.m.|
|Feb. 9||FLORIDA||1 p.m.|
|Feb. 15||ALABAMA||2 p.m.|
|Feb. 21||at Florida State||8 p.m.|
|Feb. 22||vs. Central Florida ^||5 p.m.|
|Feb. 29||NC STATE *||12 p.m.|
|March 1||MICHIGAN STATE||12 p.m.|
|March 6||at Georgia Tech||7 p.m.|
|March 7||vs. New Hampshire %||2 p.m.|
|March 17||BUFFALO||7 p.m.|
|March 21||LIBERTY||11 a.m.|
|March 22||CONNECTICUT||12 p.m.|
|March 28||at East Carolina *||1 p.m.|
|April 3||vs. Virginia Tech $||7 p.m.|
|April 10||CLEMSON *||7 p.m.|
|April 24-26||SELC Tournament|
|May 4-9||2020 MCLA National Championships|
sponsored by New Balance
* - indicates SELC Northeast subdivision contest
# - indicates contest played at Baton Rouge, La. (LSU)
% - indicates contest played at Atlanta (Ga. Tech)
^ - indicates contest played at Tallahassee, Fla. (Florida State)
$ - indicates contest played at Charlotte, N.C. (Wingate Univ.)