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.
SEC recalls '23 schedule due to error
An SEC logo is shown on the field during the SEC Tournament on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Hoover, Ala. (SEC pool photo)
FAYETTEVILLE — The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced it is recalling the 2023 baseball schedule it released two days earlier.
In a press release, the league said it scheduled two matchups for the 2023 season that were not meant to be played until 2024. As a result, the SEC said it will release a new schedule in the near future.
On the 2023 Arkansas schedule that was announced earlier this week, Tennessee was not listed as an opponent, which was inconsistent with the league's scheduling rotation. The Volunteers are expected to play in Fayetteville in 2023 after the revision, a source said.
Tennessee will potentially replace Missouri on Arkansas' schedule. The Tigers hosted the Razorbacks last season and were not expected to return to the Arkansas' schedule until 2024.
Some SEC series dates are likely to change as the league replaces the errant series with the correct ones. The league did not say which games were listed in error and did not give an exact timeline on when a revised schedule would be announced.
No changes are anticipated for Arkansas' 26-game non-conference schedule at this time.
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