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.
Arkansas announces 2014 baseball schedule
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn talks to his players after a game against LSU.
FAYETTEVILLE Home conference games against Vanderbilt and South Carolina, and road trips to LSU and a tournament in California highlight Arkansas' 2014 baseball schedule, released Monday.
The Razorbacks will play 35 home games as part of the schedule and an additional game against Mississippi Valley State at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Arkansas opens the season Feb. 14 with the first of a three-game series against Appalachian State at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Arkansas will also host Eastern Illinois, South Alabama and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne before a trip to a tournament at the University of California. That four-game trip will include two games against Cal, and single games against Tulane and San Francisco.
The Razorbacks will open the conference season at Florida on March 14. During a three-week span in April, Arkansas will play against South Carolina, at LSU and host Vanderbilt.
Other home conference series for the Razorbacks include Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M. Arkansas will also take trips to Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Missouri.
Midweek breaks during the conference season will include two home games against Nebraska and UNLV at Baum Stadium, and a single game against Missouri State. Other nonconference matchups include …and a rare Monday home game against IPFW.
Game times will be released early next year once the SEC TV schedule is finalized.
The Razorbacks finished last season with a 38-22 record and advanced to the NCAA regionals for the 12th consecutive year. Arkansas lost in the regional finals at Kansas State.
2014 Arkansas baseball schedule
Feb. 14-16 vs. Appalachian State
Feb. 21-23 vs. Eastern Illinois
Feb. 28-March 2 vs. South Alabama
March 3 vs. IP-Fort Wayne
March 7 at California
March 8 vs. San Francisco (Berkeley, Calif.)
March 9 vs. Tulane (Berkeley, Calif.)
March 10 at California
March 14-16 at Florida
March 18-19 vs. Grambling State
March 21-23 vs. Alabama
March 25 vs. Mississippi Valley State
March 26 vs. Mississippi Valley State (North Little Rock)
March 28-30 at Mississippi State
April 1-2 vs. Nebraska
April 4-6 vs. South Carolina
April 8-9 vs. UNLV
April 11-13 at LSU
April 15 vs. Stephen F. Austin
April 18-20 vs. Vanderbilt
April 22-23 vs. Northwestern State
April 25-27 vs. Auburn
April 29 vs. Missouri State
May 2-4 at Ole Miss
May 9-11 vs. Texas A&M
May 15-17 at Missouri