SMS Athletic Director and former baseball coach, Bill Rowe, will have his number retired. He was the school’s first baseball coach and held that position for 19 years. He’s given 41 years of service to the university. The Bears will open up their baseball season this morning as they face Arkansas-Little Rock in Arlington, Texas. They’ll face Texas-Arlington tomorrow and Oregon State Sunday. The Bears are coming off their first trip ever to the College World Series.