01 Jun

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Texas baseball is back where it belongs

The Texas Longhorns are set to host NCAA regional with their opening game versus Texas Southern (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Hosting an NCAA baseball regional at UFCU Disch-Falk Field come the dog days of spring each season used to be the norm in the years Texas was one of the preeminent programs in the nation.

That standard has returned in 2018, and the NCAA has returned, too, as the Longhorns (as the nation’s 13th-seeded team) will host Texas Southern, Indiana and … ahem … Texas A&M this weekend in the Austin Regional.

The Longhorns, the region’s top seed, will battle Texas Southern, the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion and region’s fourth seed, in the second game of Friday’s opening doubleheader at approximately 8 p.m.

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Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .