COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Director of Athletics Jason Trufant has released the schedules for the 2017-18 academic year.

 “Owl’s Athletics has taken another step forward, as men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, baseball and softball have all completed their schedules ahead of the 2017-18 seasons.  Our coaching staff has done a remarkable job securing home and away dates with institutions regionally and nationally,” said Trufant. “We look forward to hosting competition here in Columbus and traveling to all of the great institutions listed.”

The women’s volleyball schedule is highlighted by a six-team, two-day event played on The W’s campus at Pohl Gymnasium on Sept. 22- 23. Their season begins on Sept. 1 at Millsaps College.

Men’s soccer opens up on Sept. 1 on the road at Huntingdon College.  They will host the first ever men’s intercollegiate competition on Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 6 p.m. versus Concordia College of Alabama.  All home games will be played on Sprint Field at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

Softball will begin play on the road at William Carey on Feb. 10, 2018.  They will return home the following day, Feb. 11, as they host Millsaps College.  The Owls will travel east a pair of times throughout the season playing schools in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  Home games will be played on the campus of The W.

Baseball opens play at home on Feb. 16-17, 2018 as they host Crowley’s Ridge for the weekend. Trips to schools in Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama round out their schedule of 34 games in the inaugural season.  The home game site will be released at a later date.