Razorback Brew 2/19: Duking it out

Today, we're recapping all sorts of action from the diamond.

Good Morning. Baum-Walker Stadium was poppin’ for opening weekend of Razorback baseball, and the action continues this afternoon. Let’s get you caught up before then.

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

🎥 Face-to-Face with DJ Gasso
🏀 12 straight vs. Mizzou
🐗 And so much more! 


Greatness runs in DJ Gasso’s blood. The new hitting coach for Arkansas softball grew up the son of seven-time Women's College World Series champion, Patty Gasso. He’s always been immersed in the sport of softball, and after building a reputation as one of the premier hitting coaches in the college ranks, he finds himself on Courtney Deifel's staff in his first season at Arkansas.

Bo Mattingly of Hogs+ sat down with the Razorbacks' new assistant to talk about his life growing up with a softball legend for a mom and how it helped shape him into the coach he is today.


Head Coach Eric Musselman and host Chuck Barrett breakdown the Razorbacks’ tough and busy week at home and on the road.


🔺 Duking It Out. The third-ranked Arkansas baseball team opened the 2024 season with back-to-back wins over James Madison on Friday and Saturday.

With Will McEntire on the mound for nearly six innings, the Diamond Hogs came from behind to win 6-4 on Friday, which improves their record to 21-1 on Opening Day under skipper Dave Van Horn. On Saturday, Ty Wilmsmeyer had the game of his life with a career-high five RBI and a spectacular home run robbery to help Arkansas post a 15-5 run-rule victory over the Dukes.

The Razorbacks will close the four-game series out today at Noon on SEC Network Plus.

🔺 Sweeter By The Dozen. Arkansas women’s basketball now has 12 straight wins over Missouri. Five Hogs scored in double digits, including a career-high 18 points from Maryam Dauda in the Razorbacks’ 75-68 victory over the Tigers. 13 of Maryam’s 18 points came in the third quarter, and she was 8-of-12 from the field while adding five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 36 minutes. Makayla Daniels posted 14 points off 4-of-5 shooting from the field, which puts her fifth in career points at Arkansas with 1,791.

🔺 Marvelous Medley. The Arkansas Qualifier featured the Razorbacks breaking the distance medley relay school record by two seconds with a time of 9:20.09m, which makes Arkansas the fifth fastest school with the eighth best performance. Former Razorback Shafiqua Maloney also added another national title to her résumé with a 4:33.68 performance in her debut in running the mile at the event. Moving from fourth to first over the last lap of the race, Maloney won by less than a second, and fellow Razorback Mia Cochran finished third in a career best of 4:34.70 and led a crew of PRs by Arkansas runners.

🔺 Lunar Links. Three-time SEC Freshman Golfer of the week Maria José Marin is leading the Arkansas women’s golf team at the Moon Golf Invitational. Maria’s 2-under 70 from Saturday’s opening round was her 10th 18-hole score at par/under in 12 rounds this season, and has her in a tie for sixth out of 90 golfers. Arkansas as a team is also in sixth place entering second round action this morning.

🔺 Down With It. Arkansas softball’s second straight five-game weekend series resulted in another four wins for the Razorbacks at the Bear Down Fiesta. A 7-0 victory over Long Beach State was followed by two wins over Omaha and handing host Arizona its first loss of the young season.

The Hogs’ second win over Omaha on Sunday morning featured RHP Morgan Leinstock tossing a one-hitter in her fourth win of the year in as many decisions.

The 8-2 Razorbacks will finally return to Bogle Park for their home opener this Thursday against Illinois State.


Whatever the occasion, happy nights are filled with happy hours. Having a fun-filled and delicious dining experience isn't complicated.

Keep it simple with a few friends after work with our friends at Theo's Fayetteville with dishes like Loaded Cheese Fries complete with house cheese, hand cut fries, pickled Anaheim peppers, bacon, scallions, and garlic aioli.

Don't make it too hard on yourself. We'll see you at the table - you’ll be sure to leave jolly.


The Diamond Hogs are back in action! We’re recapping their opening weekend at Baum Walker. Plus, we’re talking Hog hoops, softball and gymnastics.


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Monday, February 19:

🏌️‍♀️ Women’s Golf in Moon Golf Invitational
⚾️ Baseball vs. James Madison @ 12:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus
🤸 Gymnastics in Quad Meet @ 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20:

🏌️‍♀️ Women’s Golf in Moon Golf Invitational
🏊 Swimming & Diving in SEC Championships
🏀 Men’s Basketball at Texas A&M @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21:

🏊 Swimming & Diving in SEC Championships
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Oral Roberts @ 10:00 a.m.
🎾 Men’s Tennis at Tulsa @ 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 22:

🏊 Swimming & Diving in SEC Championships
🥎 Softball vs. Illinois State @ 4:00 p.m.
⚽️ Soccer vs. John Brown @ 6:30 p.m.
🏀 Women’s Basketball at Texas A&M @ 7:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus

Friday, February 23:

🏊 Swimming & Diving in SEC Championships
🏃  Track & Field in SEC Indoor Championships @ 12:00 p.m.
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Kansas @ 3:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. UT-Arlington @ 3:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. Wichita State @ 5:30 p.m.
🤸  Gymnastics vs. Kentucky @ 7:15 p.m. on SEC Network

Saturday, February 24:

🏊 Swimming & Diving in SEC Championships
🏀 Men’s Basketball at Missouri @ 11:00 a.m. on ESPN2
🏃  Track & Field in SEC Indoor Championships @ 12:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. Illinois State @ 3:00 p.m.
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Lamar @ 4:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. Wichita State @ 5:30 p.m.
⚾️ Baseball vs. Oklahoma State in Kubota College Baseball Series @ 7:00 p.m. on FloBaseball

Sunday, February 25:

🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Northwestern @ 12:00 p.m.
🥎 Softball vs. UT-Arlington @ 12:15 p.m.
⚾️ Baseball vs. Michigan in Kubota College Baseball Series @ 1:00 p.m. on FloBaseball
🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Vanderbilt @ 2:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus

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