No TV or online stream for Arkansas-Lipscomb game; how to listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Monday, May 1, 2023
Arkansas reliever Parker Coil pitches Friday, March 3, 2023, during the Razorbacks’ 12-2 run-rule-shortened win over Wright State at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas reliever Parker Coil pitches Friday, March 3, 2023, during the Razorbacks’ 12-2 run-rule-shortened win over Wright State at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.

Consistent with past games played in North Little Rock, the baseball game between Arkansas and Lipscomb will not be televised or streamed Tuesday. 

Arkansas officials have previously cited the lack of infrastructure in place and the costs associated with independently broadcasting those games when they are not chosen for network TV. Third-party broadcasts are not allowed because the SEC owns the TV rights to the Razorbacks' home games. 

Arkansas spent $7 million before the SEC Network’s launch in August 2014 to provide TV and streaming capabilities at all of its on-campus sports venues. Broadcasting from an off-campus location would likely cost in excess of $50,000, according to market estimates.

Before the Arkansas basketball team played Bradley at nearby Simmons Bank Arena last December, Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek called televising games in North Little Rock "an unavoidable challenge right now as long as we continue to play there.”


WHERE Dickey-Stephens Park (7,300) in North Little Rock

RECORDS Arkansas 33-11; Lipscomb 23-21

LAST 10 Arkansas 6-4; Lipscomb 5-5

STREAK Arkansas won 3; Lipscomb lost 1

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 829-434 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,149-593 in 29th season overall in Division I; Lipscomb: Jeff Forehand — 444-464 in 17th season at Lipscomb and overall in Division I.

SERIES First meeting

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app, via the Varsity Network app or on Blackouts may apply.

RADIO ANNOUNCER Phil Elson (play-by-play)

TELEVISION The game will not be televised or streamed. 

PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Parker Coil (0-0, 6.23 ERA, 1.85 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings) vs. Lipscomb LHP Michael Dunkelberger (2-6, 6.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 34 innings)

FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday will be sunny and clear with a high of 75 degrees and a low of 49 degrees in North Little Rock. Northwest winds could gust to 15 mph.


ERA: Arkansas 5.05; Lipscomb 5.31

Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.95; Lipscomb 6.27

Batting Average: Arkansas .286; Lipscomb .253

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .268; Lipscomb .236

Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .492; Lipscomb .462

On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .402; Lipscomb .373

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .979; Lipscomb .967

NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Lipscomb is 0-8 against SEC teams this season. The Bison were swept in three-game series at Auburn on March 3-5 and Mississippi State on March 10-11, and lost mid-week games at Tennessee on March 14 and Vanderbilt on March 28....Arkansas will play at Dickey-Stephens Park for the 12th time since its first game there in 2010. The Razorbacks have a 10-1 record at the ballpark. Arkansas defeated Central Arkansas 2-1 in 10 innings there last season in the Razorbacks' first game in North Little Rock since 2019....Lipscomb catcher Austin Kelly has not played since April 19. Kelly, who began his career as a redshirt freshman at Mississippi State in 2020, leads the Bison with a .326 batting average and 15 home runs....Lipscomb is tied for second in the ASUN Conference with a 15-6 record. The Bison tied for their league championship last season....Arkansas second baseman Peyton Stovall (shoulder) will not play Tuesday, but is expected to play at Mississippi State this weekend.


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