Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was voted Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2018.
Arkansas softball rounds out schedule
The University of Arkansas softball team announced Monday the remainder of its nonconference schedule, including the field for two home tournaments.
The Razorbacks, ranked No. 16 in the D1Softball preseason top 25, will host the Razorback Invitational (Feb. 25-28) and the Wooo Pig Classic (March 4-6) in Bogle Park.
North Dakota State, Texas Tech, Southeast Missouri and Arkansas make up the Razorback Invitational field. The Razorbacks face North Dakota State in a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Feb. 25 in their home opener.
Arkansas also opens the Woo Pig Classic with a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Drake on March 4. Kansas and Northwestern (La.) State round out the tournament field.
Arkansas finished the pandemic-shortened 2020 season with a 19-6 record and ranked 19th in the NFCA Coaches’ Poll.
The Razorbacks begin the season at the Best in the Bayou Classic (Feb. 12-14) at Louisiana-Monroe. They take on Lipscomb and Jacksonville State on Day 1 then face Lipscomb and the host Warhawks on Saturday. Arkansas closes the weekend by facing Oklahoma State, which is ranked 10th in the preseason poll.
The Razorbacks will play five games in the Texas-Arlington Maverick Classic from Feb. 19-21. Arkansas faces Wichita State and UTA on Feb. 19 then Abilene Christian and the Mavericks again on Feb. 20. The Razorbacks cap the weekend against Texas State on Feb. 21.
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