Razorback Brew 2/16: Play Ball!

Today, the 102nd season of Razorback baseball begins.

Good Morning. It’s Opening Day for the Diamond Hogs, and we’ve got everything you need before Hagen Smith steps onto the mound this afternoon. There’s no time to waste.

Now, what else is in store for today’s Brew?

🎥 Jordan Anthony’s instant impact
⚾️ Season No. 102 begins
🐗 And so much more! 


🎧 Get ready for the first pitch with Hogs+ senior contributor, Clay Henry, and Razorback pitching coach, Matt Hobbs. The two discuss this year's pitching staff and what to expect from the Hogs this season.

📰 Check out Clay’s full detailed breakdown of his interview with Coach Hobbs in his recent article.

🏋️‍♂️ Dive into Hagen Smith’s offseason journey to live up to the hype as Arkansas’ ace on the mound. Take a behind the scenes look as he trains with his coaches leading up to the season.


Dual-sport speedster Jordan Anthony has arrived in Fayetteville. The former Texas A&M Aggie is set to play football for the Razorbacks this fall, but not before he reminds the country why he was the fastest track star coming out of high school.

Go behind the scenes with Jordan at practice and the barber shop to find out what motivates the star sprinter and receiver to be great in two sports.


Dean Weber spoke every player’s language. Hogs+ senior contributor, Clay Henry, and voice of the Razorbacks, Chuck Barrett, both agree that Dean Weber knew more about the Hogs than anyone other than Frank Broyles. No one else comes close, actually.

Read Clay’s latest article on the late and great Dean Weber, featuring anecdotes from Houston Nutt, Darren McFadden, Grant Garrett, and many more who knew the long-time Arkansas athletic trainer the best.


🔺 The two greatest words in the game: PLAY BALL!

The third-ranked Arkansas baseball team begins its 2024 campaign this afternoon by opening up a four-game home series against James Madison.

Arkansas enters the year on the heels of a historic 2023 season after SEC Coach of the Year Dave Van Horn and the Hogs posted a 43-18 overall record, claiming their fourth overall SEC championship and their second in the last three seasons. The Razorbacks are the only SEC program, and one of just two teams in the country, with 40-plus wins in each of the last six full seasons.

First pitch has been moved to 2pm this afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium, but it will still have a broadcast on SEC Network Plus, as will all four games of the series.

🔺 Out the Blocks. Arkansas’ top-ranked women’s track team and fourth-ranked men’s track team are hosting the Arkansas Qualifier today inside Randal Tyson Track Center. Fellow SEC schools Alabama and Ole Miss are joining the Razorbacks for one final event leading up to the SEC Championships. Competition begins at 12:30 p.m. with field events followed by running events starting at 2pm inside the Randal Tyson Track Center. A live stream through SEC Network Plus begins at 2pm.

🔺 Work From Home. The Arkansas women’s tennis team will look to get back over .500 today with a doubleheader against Tulsa and Missouri State on at Billingsley Tennis Center. The two matches begin what will be a six-match homestead for the Hogs. Click here for a rundown of the Razorbacks’ next opponents.

🔺 Bearing Down. The 13th-ranked Razorback softball team is out west for the Bear Down Fiesta this weekend in Tucson, AZ. Playing a five-game slate, Arkansas will take on Long Beach State, host Arizona (twice) and Omaha (twice). Here’s what you need to know from last weekend’s action:

  • The Hogs are coming off of a 4-1 opening weekend at the Paradise Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Sophomore center fielder Reagan Johnson posted a batting average of .500 (10-for-20) with five runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI at leadoff.

  • Sophomore LHP Robyn Herron led the Hogs in the circle, hurling to a 2-1 record and a 1.02 ERA across 13.2 IP. She struck out 20 batters and allowed just two earned runs on seven hits, including one extra-base hit.

First pitch of game one today against Long Beach State is slated for 12pm. The game will be available to stream on FloSoftball.


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Dukes & Dogs. Arkansas pitcher, Mason Molina, is on the show to get everyone ready for the Diamond Hogs opening weekend. Plus, we’ll preview the hog’s basketball game against Mississippi State.


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Friday, February 16:

🏃  Track & Field in Arkansas Qualifier
🥎 Softball vs. Long Beach State in Bear Down Fiesta @ 12:00 p.m. on FloSoftball
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Tulsa @ 1:00 p.m.
⚾️ Baseball vs. James Madison @ 2:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus
🥎 Softball vs. Arizona in Bear Down Fiesta @ 5:00 p.m.
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Missouri State @ 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 17:

🏀 Men’s Basketball at Mississippi State @ 1:00 p.m. on ESPNU
🥎 Softball vs. Omaha in Bear Down Fiesta @ 1:30 p.m. on FloSoftball
⚾️ Baseball vs. James Madison @ 2:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Washington @ 3:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. Arizona in Bear Down Fiesta @ 5:00 p.m.
🤸 Gymnastics in Metroplex Challenge @ 7:00 p.m.
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Seattle @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 18:

🏌️‍♀️ Women’s Golf in Moon Golf Invitational
🥎 Softball vs. Omaha in Bear Down Fiesta @ 10:00 a.m.
⚾️ Baseball vs. James Madison @ 1:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus
🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri @ 3:00 p.m. on SEC Network

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