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.
Some dates change on Arkansas' 2023 baseball schedule
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn walks back to the dugout Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, before the start of play against the Texas Rangers Instructional League team at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — There have been some modifications to Arkansas’ 2023 baseball schedule this month.
The Razorbacks’ series against Georgia and Texas A&M in back-to-back weeks in April have been changed to Thursday-Friday-Saturday series to accommodate TV, according to team spokesman Oliver Grigg. The Georgia series is scheduled to begin April 20 at Foley Field in Athens, Ga., and the Texas A&M series is scheduled to begin April 27 at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
TV plans for the 2023 season have yet to be announced.
Arkansas now has four SEC series that are scheduled to begin on Thursday in 2023. The April 6-8 series at Ole Miss will not have a Sunday game due to the Easter holiday, and the May 18-20 series at Vanderbilt is on the final weekend of the regular season when all SEC teams begin their series on Thursday in preparation for the following week’s SEC Tournament.
In addition to the change in SEC dates, the Razorbacks will play only one game against Army at Baum-Walker Stadium on March 7. The teams were originally scheduled to play two games from March 7-8.
With the reduction of the second Army game, Arkansas has 55 dates scheduled for 2023. The NCAA allows teams to schedule up to 56 games.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to open the season with a game against Texas on Feb. 17 at the College Baseball Showdown in Arlington, Texas.
Arkansas 2023 Baseball Schedule
Feb. 17: vs. Texas (in Arlington, Texas)
Feb. 18: vs. TCU (in Arlington, Texas)
Feb. 19: vs. Oklahoma State (in Arlington, Texas)
Feb. 21: Grambling State
Feb. 24-26: Eastern Illinois
March 1: Illinois State
March 3-5: Wright State
March 7: Army
March 10-12: Louisiana Tech
March 14-15: UNLV
March 17-19: Auburn
March 21: Southeast Missouri State
March 24-26: at LSU
March 28: Nebraska-Omaha
March 31-April 2: Alabama
April 4: Arkansas State
April 6-8: at Ole Miss
April 11-12: Arkansas-Little Rock
April 14-16: Tennessee
April 18: Central Arkansas
April 20-22: at Georgia
April 25: at Missouri State
April 27-29: Texas A&M
May 2: Lipscomb (in North Little Rock)
May 5-7: at Mississippi State
May 12-14: South Carolina
May 18-20: at Vanderbilt
May 23-28: SEC Tournament (in Hoover, Ala.)
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