Third Annual College Baseball Showdown To Take Place At Globe Life Field February 17-19, 2023
By Texas Rangers Communications
Posted on August 16, 2022, August 16, 2022

2023 College Baseball Showdown

The 2023 College Baseball Showdown is coming back to the Home of the Texas Rangers Feb. 17-19, 2023. The three-day tournament features six college baseball programs from the SEC and Big 12 Conference.

The kickoff to college baseball season features matchups between the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 Conference powerhouses. Big 12 Conference members TCU, University of Texas and Oklahoma State University will face Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Missouri from the Southeastern Conference to kick off the college baseball season at Globe Life Field. 

Five-of-the-six programs in the 2023 lineup advanced to the postseason in 2022, with University of Texas and Arkansas both advancing to the College World Series.

2023 will mark the third year of the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. The Inaugural tournament in 2021 was one of the highest attended college baseball tournaments in the NCAA. In addition, 32 players from the 2022 College Baseball Showdown were drafted in the 2022 MLB draft. 

“For the third year the college baseball season is kicking off at Globe Life Field with six of the top programs in the country, adding to the rich slate of competitive college games to take place at Globe Life Field. We look forward to seeing college baseball fans back in Arlington next February,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. 

Globe Life Field has been home to 49 college baseball games since 2021. Four of the six programs have appeared at Globe Life Field over the last two years, University of Texas (5-6), TCU (5-4), Oklahoma State (5-2), and Arkansas (3-0). This marks the first appearance at Globe Life Field for both Missouri and Vanderbilt.

In addition, UT (47-22 in 2022), TCU (38-22 in 2022) and Arkansas (46-21 in 2022) participated in the inaugural showdown in 2021. This is the first College Baseball Showdown appearance for Oklahoma State University (44-22 in 2022), Missouri (28-23 in 2022), and Vanderbilt (39-23 in 2022).

All games of the 2023 College Baseball Showdown will once again be streamed live by FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for the tournament. Tickets for the 2023 College Baseball Showdown will go on sale later this year with full details to be announced. For more information visit


Dave Van Horn, Head Coach – Arkansas 

“We’re thrilled to be included in the field for the 2023 College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. It’s a great season-opening event at an incredible venue right down the road from Fayetteville. We loved our experience there to begin the 2021 season, and our fans did too.”

Steve Bieser, Head Coach - Missouri

“We’re very excited to open the 2023 season in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. This is an incredible opportunity for our players to compete in one of college baseball’s premier events and experience a first-class MLB environment. I know our fans will have plenty to look forward to in rekindling some historic rivalries dating back to the Big Eight era and beyond. It is a privilege to represent Missouri and we are grateful to REV Entertainment and the Texas Rangers for the invitation.”

Josh Holliday, Head Coach – Oklahoma State University

“Globe Life will be the place to be next February if you are a college baseball fan. The competition will once again be elite, and fans will get to see the best that the SEC and Big 12 have to offer. It will be Super Regional-caliber baseball played right off the bat – what a great way to start the season!

“We appreciate the Rangers and the staff at Globe Life Field for hosting this event and welcoming us into their ballpark. The accommodations, hospitality and ballpark are first class, and it’s no doubt a MLB experience.”

Kirk Saarloos, Head Coach – TCU

“I want to thank the Texas Rangers for including us in this year’s College Baseball Showdown between the Big 12 and SEC. It’s exciting for us to be part of this outstanding tournament. The only bigger event in college baseball is the College World Series. This event will bring six of the premier teams from around the country and it will be in our backyard. We can’t wait to be a part of it.”

David Pierce, Head Coach – University of Texas at Austin

“I’m excited for our team to return to the College Baseball Showdown to open the 2023 season. It will be a great opportunity to test ourselves against the best teams in the country. Globe Life Field is a great venue and we would like to thank REV Entertainment and the Texas Rangers for inviting us to participate.”

Tim Corbin, Head Coach – Vanderbilt

“It goes without saying that these are privileged opportunities for our players, school and university. We are grateful to the Texas Rangers and their ownership for their beautiful facilities and inclusion in this event. With Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker’s recent addition to this organization, we hope our team can add favorably with our representation in these games.”

About Globe Life Field:

Globe Life Field is not only the home of the Texas Rangers but has also hosted numerous sports and entertainment events since its opening in March 2020. These include the Major League Baseball NLDS, NLCS, and World Series and Wrangler© National Finals Rodeo in 2020 and the State Farm College Baseball Showdown, over 50 total college baseball games, the Hella Mega Tour featuring Green Day, Fallout Boy, and Weezer, and Chris Stapleton in Concert in 2021. Last fall, the building hosted ten football games, the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic presented by USAA between the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy and nine high school regular season and playoff contests.

About FloSports:

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit:

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