EUGENE, Ore. -- The NCAA Championships and visits from Texas A&M and Arkansas highlight an exciting 2013 track and field schedule, as announced by head coach Robert Johnson on Wednesday.
One of the most attractive home slates of recent years includes not only the 2013 NCAA meet, but also a dual meet with the Arkansas men as well as Texas A&M, Washington and Washington State at the Pepsi Team Invitational.
"We are very excited to not only host the NCAA Championships, but also entertaining meets with Texas A&M and Arkansas during the regular season," said Johnson. "We are really looking forward to some memorable meets at Historic Hayward Field this year."
Oregon opens the outdoor season by hosting the Oregon Preview on March 16.
Then the Ducks hit the road for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays March 27-30 in Austin, Texas, and the Stanford Invitational March 29-30.
The home slate then picks up with the Pepsi Team Invitational on April 6, with the Aggies returning to TrackTown for the second straight year along with Pac-12 rivals Washington and WSU. It will be the Cougars' first appearance in the Pepsi meet since 1997.
A small number of Ducks will go to the John Knight Twilight on April 12 in Monmouth, Ore., and the Mt. SAC Relays April 18-20 in Walnut, Calif.
Hayward Field will then host another exciting dual meet when Arkansas comes calling. The Men of Oregon and the Razorbacks will meet during the middle of the Oregon Relays, which will be held April 19-20.
Oregon concludes up April with a pair of big invitationals, the Penn Relays April 25-27 in Philadelphia and the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational April 28.
The annual Oregon Twilight wraps up the regular season on May 3.
The post season gets underway with the Pac-12 combined events May 4-5 at USC, with the main portion of the meet a week later, May 11-12.
Texas will again host the NCAA West Regional Preliminary Rounds May 23-25 in Austin.
The NCAA Championships come to Hayward Field June 5-8 for the 11th time in its storied history. Only Chicago, which hosted 13 times in the first half of the last century, has hosted more NCAA Championship meets than TrackTown.
Season tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale in December.
For the indoor season, the men and the three-time defending NCAA champion women will open the 2013 schedule at the Blue & Orange Opener Jan. 12 in Nampa, Idaho.
The Ducks then go to Seattle for the Jan. 25-26 UW Invitational and the Feb. 8-9 Husky Classic. Oregon will also venture to Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 8-9 for the Tyson Invitational.
Then it's the MPSF Championships Feb. 22-23 at Washington, with a couple of last chance meets a week later.
Arkansas will host the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.
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