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 Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas will open 2017 baseball season with Miami (OH)
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn watches from the dugout against Mississippi Valley State Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, during the first inning at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will open its 2017 baseball season on Feb. 17 with a three-game home series against Miami (Ohio).
The games were announced as part of the Redhawks' season schedule that was released Monday. Miami was 27-29 last season and 14-10 in the Mid-American Conference.
Arkansas last played Miami during the 2005 regional and leads the all-time series 3-0.
Other known nonconference opponents for the Razorbacks next year include Oklahoma State, Arizona and Nebraska at the Frisco College Baseball Classic from March 3-5 in Frisco, Texas. Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said earlier this year the team is also scheduled to play Grand Canyon twice during a midweek series, but dates have yet to be announced.
The Razorbacks are expected to release their schedule in the fall. Arkansas is scheduled to begin fall baseball practice Sept. 9 at Baum Stadium.
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