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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 Schedule Friday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.:
Creighton vs. Jacksonville State, Missouri vs. Nebraska-Kearney, Oklahoma State vs. UMKC.

8 p.m.:
Kansas vs. Northwest Missouri, Wichita State vs. Truman, Southwest Missouri vs. Missouri Southern.

Saturday, October 2 , 11 a.m.:
Kansas vs. Missouri-Rolla, Missouri vs. Central Missouri, Missouri-Kansas City vs. Missouri Western, Nebraska-Kearney vs. Truman.

12:30 p.m.:
Creighton vs. Northwest Missouri, Wichita State vs. Nebraska-Kearney, UMKC vs. Missouri Southern, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri Western.

2 p.m.:
Missouri-Rolla vs. Jacksonville State, Central Missouri vs. Truman, Southwest Missouri vs. Missouri Western, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri Southern.

3:30 p.m.:
Creighton vs. Kansas, Missouri vs. Wichita State, UMKC vs. Southwest Missouri, Jacksonville State vs. Northwest.

5 p.m.:
Missouri-Rolla vs. Northwest, Central Missouri vs. Nebraska-Kearney, Missouri Western vs. Missouri Southern, Missouri vs. Truman State.

6:30 p.m.
Jacksonville State vs. Kansas, Central Missouri vs. Wichita State, Southwest Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, Creighton vs. Missouri-Rolla.

Sunday, October 3, 11 a.m. 
Bracket Play begins
3 p.m. - Championship (time approximate)