Second Annual State Farm College Baseball Showdown to Take Place at Globe Life Field, Feb. 18-20, 2022
By Texas Rangers Communications
Posted on January 18, 2022, January 18, 2022

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Nov. 23, 2021. The story was updated Jan. 18, 2022, to include additional collegiate baseball events at Globe Life Field. 

2022 College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field

REV Entertainment announced the Higginbotham College Baseball Series, a stretch of six college baseball games to be played at Globe Life Field this spring. The TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers during a three-game series February 25-27. 

In addition to the previously announced lineup of teams for the State Farm College Showdown, Globe Life Field is also slated to host four additional college baseball games this spring. All games are presented by Higginbotham. Oklahoma State vs. Sam Houston State, 2/22, Texas State vs. Wichita State, 2/23, TCU vs. Nebraska, 2/25-27, and University of Texas-Arlington vs. Dallas Baptist University, 3/22. 

Single Day Tickets and Weekend Passes for both the Higginbotham College Baseball Series and State Farm College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field are on sale now at

“We have a competitive lineup of college baseball games scheduled this Spring. In addition to the exciting field playing in the State Farm Showdown, I am thrilled that we are also welcoming in eight other terrific universities to Globe Life Field,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. 

This is the first-time since 1989 Nebraska and TCU have played during the regular season. The Horned Frogs have the series edge 4-0 over the Cornhuskers. This is the Horned Frogs second time to play at Globe Life Field, following an appearance in the inaugural State Farm Showdown in 2020.

The 2022 college baseball season kicks off at Globe Life Field, Feb. 18-20, 2022, with six teams from four conferences slated to play in the State Farm College Baseball Showdown.  

Teams from four different conferences will be featured in the second annual State Farm College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. Big 12 Conference members Kansas State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Texas Tech University will face the University of Arizona from the Pacific-12 Conference, Auburn University from the Southeastern Conference, and the University of Michigan from the Big 10 Conference with each school playing three games.

Texas Tech (39-17 in 2021) is the lone returnee from the inaugural 2021 State Farm College Baseball Showdown, where the Red Raiders went 0-3 against three SEC schools. Texas Tech went on to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Stanford in the Lubbock Super Regional.

Kansas State (34-23 in 2021) and Oklahoma (27-28 in 2021) complete the Big 12 Conference field for the tournament. The Sooners were 1-1 at Globe Life Field in 2021, losing to Stephen F. Austin on February 23 and defeating UT Arlington the following day.

Arizona (45-18 in 2021) was the 2021 Pac-12 Conference champion and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha before losing consecutive games to Vanderbilt and Stanford. Michigan (27-19 in 2021) also qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament, going 0-2 in the South Bend Regional. Auburn (25-27 in 2021) becomes the fourth SEC school to participate in the first two seasons of the State Farm College Baseball Showdown.

The inaugural State Farm College Baseball Showdown took place from February 20-22, 2021 and featured Arkansas (3-0), Mississippi (3-0), and Mississippi St. (2-1) from the SEC and TCU (1-2), Texas (0-3), and Texas Tech (0-3) from the Big 12. Despite inclement weather that pushed the start of the event back one day, over 48,000 attended the three-day event at Globe Life Field.

“We are thrilled to welcome six outstanding baseball programs to Globe Life Field for the second State Farm College Baseball Showdown,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment.  “The excitement during the inaugural tournament in 2021 demonstrated that Globe Life Field is an ideal setting for college baseball. I also want to thank State Farm for its outstanding support of the College Baseball Showdown, and we look forward to seeing all college baseball fans back in Arlington in February.”

All games of the 2022 State Farm College Showdown will once again be streamed live by FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for the tournament. 


(Home Team Listed Second)

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022

11:00 a.m.—Auburn vs. Oklahoma

3:00 p.m.—Arizona vs. Kansas State

7:00 p.m.—Michigan vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022

11:00 a.m.—Kansas State vs. Michigan

3:00 p.m.—Texas Tech vs. Auburn 

7:00 p.m.—Oklahoma vs. Arizona

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022

10:30 a.m.—Auburn vs. Kansas State

2:30 p.m.—Arizona vs. Texas Tech 

6:30 p.m.—Michigan vs. Oklahoma

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022

TBD—Oklahoma State University vs. Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

TBD—Texas State vs. Wichita State 

Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 

6:00 p.m.—TCU vs. Nebraska

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 

2:00 p.m.—TCU vs. Nebraska

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022

1:00 p.m.—TCU vs. Nebraska

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022

TBD —University of Texas – Arlington vs. Dallas Baptist University

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