Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Diamond Hogs will have 18 games televised
Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn watches his team during a scrimmage Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas will have 11 baseball games shown on regional cable network Cox Sports, bringing the total number of regular season games televised to 18.
Cox will televise nine of the Razorbacks' Southeastern Conference games in addition to the seven televised as part of the SEC Network's package. Arkansas' entire home series against Texas A&M will be televised with Cox picking up the Sunday game in addition to a pair of ESPN telecasts, and it will also show two games in home series against LSU and Mississippi State.
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In all, the Razorbacks will have 16 of 30 SEC games shown on TV.
Arkansas' annual game in North Little Rock - against Mississippi Valley State - in March will be shown on Cox, as will a home game against Oklahoma in April.
The Razorbacks had 20 regular season games televised last season, including eight by Cox.
Arkansas, a consensus No. 1 nationally in the preseason, will open the season Friday with the first of a three-game series against Western Illinois.
Arkansas 2013 Baseball TV Schedule
March 17 vs. Ole Miss, Cox, 1:05 p.m.
March 22 at South Carolina, CSS, 6:30 p.m.
March 23 at South Carolina, FSN, 2:15 p.m.
March 27 vs. Mississippi Valley State (NLR), Cox, 7:05 p.m.
March 29 vs. Mississippi State, Cox, 6:35 p.m.
March 31 vs. Mississippi State, Cox, 1:05 p.m.
April 4 at Alabama, ESPNU, 7 p.m.
April 13 vs. LSU, Cox, 6:05 p.m.
April 14 vs. LSU, Cox, 1:05 p.m.
April 19 vs. Texas A&M, Cox, 6:35 p.m.
April 20 vs. Texas A&M, ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.
April 21 vs. Texas A&M, ESPN2, 1 p.m.
April 23 vs. Oklahoma, Cox, 6:35 p.m.
April 26 at Georgia, CSS, 6:30 p.m.
April 27 at Georgia, FSN, 11 a.m.
May 5 at Kentucky, Cox, Noon
May 12 vs. Tennessee, Cox, 1:05 p.m.
May 18 at Auburn, Cox, 1 p.m.