It’s more than just football affected by the Big 12’s decision to play a conference +1 schedule in 2020, all fall sports will be restricted as far as games go.
That’s no different for women’s soccer, which will play a nine game, league-only schedule this fall, beginning September 11th at Baylor.
Returning home the following week, TCU will face Texas on the 18th prior to traveling to the Little Apple for a matchup with the Wildcats on September 25th. As the calendar turns to October, a home date with Iowa State awaits, followed by a trip to Oklahoma State to take on the Cowboys — the team picked to finish one spot ahead of the Frogs in the preseason poll. It’s a tough stretch for TCU, who follows the road game with the conference’s second-best team with a home date with the projected champions — Texas Tech.
Consecutive road games at Kansas and Oklahoma precede the finale; a home game against West Virginia on November 6th.
As it currently stands, teams will play nine consecutive weeks with no bye, though the shortened campaign does allow for flexibility if needed.
Picked to finish third in the Big 12, the Horned Frogs, led by Eric Bell, feature Preseason All-Conference selections in midfielder Yazeem Ryan and forward Messiah Bright. The Frogs are coming off of a season that saw them reach the NCAA Tournament for a fourth consecutive year.