Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time 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.
Van Horn searching for make-up game
Dave Van Horn, University of Arkansas head baseball coach, talks with the media Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the University of Arkansas baseball media day at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas baseball is looking to replace the game it lost Monday because of winter weather.
The Razorbacks' game scheduled against IPFW was canceled Monday and the two teams won't play a make-up game. That leaves Arkansas with an open date to fill before the end of the season.
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said Tuesday he is exploring different scenarios in which to make up the game.
"I've looked at other teams in the area to see whether or not they've lost games," Van Horn said. "The ones that have I've looked at their schedules to see if they're open, but it hasn't been matching up too well. We're working on that but we'd like to get a game in somehow, someway."
Van Horn said he would open to playing Grambling State or Mississippi Valley State in a doubleheader when the teams meet for midweek series later this season. Any make-up game is likely to be played at Baum Stadium to offset the home game lost Monday.
The Razorbacks (7-2) currently have 46 regular season games remaining on their schedule. Arkansas played only 54 games last regular season - two shy of the NCAA allowance - because of weather-related cancellations.