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 to host 2 baseball games vs. UALR
Arkansas-Little Rock coach Chris Curry (left), home plate umpire Jason Blackburn (center) and Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn are shown prior to a game Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas will host Arkansas-Little Rock for two baseball games in April.
The Razorbacks and Trojans are scheduled to play April 6-7 at Baum-Walker Stadium, according to UALR's schedule that was released Wednesday. The Trojans are coached by Chris Curry, who was a volunteer assistant coach at Arkansas in 2009-10.
Arkansas and UALR have played once previously — a 17-7 win by the Trojans in Fayetteville in 2019. The teams also played an exhibition during the fall of 2019 in Little Rock and were scheduled to play last year in a game that was canceled due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Last summer Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said the Razorbacks plan to host all four of the other Division I programs from the state during the 2021 season. Arkansas is scheduled to host Central Arkansas on March 30, but dates for games against Arkansas State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are not known.
Arkansas' schedule is expected to be released sometime this month. The Razorbacks are under contract to open the season with three games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 19-21 as part of an event that also includes Texas, Texas Tech and TCU.
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