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Hunter Yurachek Q & A: Future of Spring Football & Hog Sports
Practically the entire sports world has been put on hold, thanks to a damn virus. Since all winter and spring college sports have been cancelled, we have seen the last of Jimmy Whitt* and Adrio Bailey in Razorback uniforms— and likely Casey Martin and Heston Kjerstad as well. This is... Read more
Arkansas Pitchers: “More Depth Than We’ve Ever Had” – Dave Van Horn
Arkansas baseball, which entered the 2020 season ranked as highly as No. 4 in the nation (by Perfect Nation), is widely considered as a strong contender for a third straight trip to the College World Series. The Hogs looked every bit the part to open the season in a... Read more
Casey Martin & Heston Kjerstad: Both Top 10 Picks in 2020 MLB Draft?
The Razorbacks baseball team, ranked as high as No. 4 in preseason polls, is set to begin on February 14. Already, MLB Draft analysts have fallen in love with a major reason the Hogs are so widely respected: superstar juniors Casey Martin and Heston Kjerstad. Both Martin and Kjerstad... Read more
D1Baseball Ranks Arkansas As Nation’s No. 3 Program
Thanks to the historic badness of the football program, and schizophrenic performance of the basketball program, many Hog fans have gnashed their teeth in frustration these last two years. Things would be a lot worse without the baseball program. Fortunately, Dave Van Horn’s Hogs have picked up some of... Read more
Finally, Andrew Benintendi’s Bringing The Heat Again
In late July, Andrew Benintendi finally broke out of a prolonged slump, homering in three straight contests and hitting .514 (18-for-35) along with 12 RBI in an eight-game stretch. In the last few nights, he hit a career-high three doubles and blasted a 436-foot angel dazer off the New... Read more
Heston Kjerstad Bats Nearly .400, Leads Team USA In Hitting
The USA Baseball College National Team didn’t exactly end its summer in storybook fashion. Up 2-1 against Team Japan on the road in a best-of-five series, it dropped its last two games by a combined score of 15-2. It was the 16th straight time that Team USA has lost... Read more
Dave Van Horn’s Pay Raise Propels Him Over Most MLB Manager Contracts
Heading into his 18th season as the Razorbacks’ head baseball coach, Dave Van Horn has taken the program to a new level of sustained excellence. Van Horn was recently rewarded for consecutive College World Series appearances with a salary increase. In 2019, Van Horn has due to him $1.1... Read more
A History of Arkansas Razorbacks in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
How former Razorbacks have performed in the MLB’s Midsummer Classic. One of the most storied programs in college baseball, the Arkansas Razorbacks have been to 10 College World Series and produced 23 All-Americans, including five players who have earned the honor twice. With 55 alumni who have gone on... Read more