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Missouri, Nebraska at Kearney Headline UMKC Fall Classic Field
The University of Missouri, regional runner-up to eventual 1999 Women's College World Series Champion UCLA, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney, which finished second at the 1999 NCAA Division II Nationals, headline the 15-team field for this year's University of Missouri, Kansas City Fall Classic at Adair Park in Independence, Missouri.
Pool play will be Friday and Saturday, October 1-2, with bracket play scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 3. The championship game will be played at 3 p.m.
Missouri, ranked No. 15 in last year's final USA Today/NFCA Top 25, is one of three Big 12 teams in the field. The University of Kansas and Oklahoma State University will also carry the Big 12 banner.
The Missouri Valley Conference will be represented by Creighton, Wichita State and Southwewst Missouri State.
Other NCAA Division I schools in the field are Jacksonville State of the Trans America Conference and the host team, UMKC, representing the Mid-Continent Conference.
Nebraska at Kearney, champions of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and of the South Central Regional Tournament, is one of seven NCAA Division II teams in the field. The other six (Northwest Missouri State, University of Missouri-Rolla, Truman State, Central Missouri State, Missouri Southern and Missouri Western) are all from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Pool A: Creighton, Kansas, Jacksonville State, Northwest Missouri State and University of Missouri, Rolla.
Pool B: Missouri, Wichita State, Nebraska at Kearney, Truman State and Central Missouri State.
Pool C: Oklahoma State, Southwest Missouri State, Missouri Southern, Missouri Western, and University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Pool Play ScheduleFriday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.:
Saturday, October 2, 11 a.m.:
Sunday, October 3, 11 a.m.