Hogs, 'Horns looking at extending baseball series

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Texas' Morgan Cooper pitches the ball in the championship game in the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
Texas' Morgan Cooper pitches the ball in the championship game in the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

— Arkansas and Texas are scheduled to play in baseball the next two seasons, but the series could be extended, Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn said Thursday.

During a speech to the Swatter's Club luncheon, Van Horn said he has been in discussions with Texas coach David Pierce about extending the home-and-away series through the 2021 season. The Razorbacks are scheduled to host Texas for two games this season, March 13-14, and to travel to Austin for two games next March.

"We're trying to figure that out," Van Horn said of extending the series for two years.

This year's games will mark Texas' first in Fayetteville since 1991 - the Razorbacks' final season in the Southwest Conference.

The Longhorns lead the all-time series 54-28, but the teams have played just five games since the Razorbacks left the SWC.

They last met at the Houston College Classic in 2012, a 7-3 Arkansas win. Texas beat the Razorbacks once at the 2004 College World Series and took two of three against Arkansas the following year during an NCAA regional in Austin.

Both teams are ranked in this season's preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll - Arkansas No. 6 and Texas No. 20. Both teams were runner-up at their conference tournaments last season.

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