Kopps is just the third Razorback to be named a Golden Spikes Award finalist and the first since Andrew Benintendi took home the award in 2015. Arkansas’ Phil Stidham also earned finalist honors in 1991.
Along with full capacity inside the stadium, tailgating and HogTown return to pregame festivities for Razorback fans. Featuring live music, food trucks and family activities, HogTown returns as the go-to spot for fans prior to games at the corner of Razorback Road and Maple Street.
On Day 1 of U.S. Olympic Trials, he heaved the massive medal sphere 76 feet, 8 1/4 inches (23.37 meters) to put his name in the record book and punch his ticket Tokyo, where he’ll have a chance to defend his Olympic title next month.
He becomes the first reliever to win the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s player of the year award. The NCBWA also presented Kopps with its 16th Stopper of the Year Award as college baseball’s top relief pitcher.
In his 36-year hall of fame coaching career at the University of Arkansas, McDonnell established a legacy of success unrivaled in the history of NCAA athletics producing 40 NCAA championships, including six national triple crowns and 12 consecutive NCAA Indoor titles from 1984-95.
Burnside and Haff became the first student-athletes in program history to garner first team All-American honors, while Gibson earned second team recognition. Before this season, Miranda Dixon (2010, Third Team) and Autumn Storms (2019, Second Team) were the only All-Americans in program history.
Tailgating was halted last fall around the University of Arkansas campus due to health department guidelines. Parking lots for the postseason will open four hours prior to first pitch of the first game. For this weekend, parking lots will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Razorbacks will welcome Nebraska, Northeastern, and New Jersey Institute of Technology to town for the Fayetteville Regional. Arkansas faces NJIT in the opening game, first pitch is Friday at 2:00pm CT on ESPN3.
Kevin Kopps struck out five in three scoreless innings of relief to lock down No. 1 Arkansas’ 6-4 win against No. 3 Vanderbilt in the third round of the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala.
The left-hander dazzled in Arkansas’ 11-2 win against Georgia on Wednesday night at the SEC Tournament, striking out a career-high 11 in seven innings of two-hit, two-run ball. Lockhart’s perfect game bid was broken up with one out to go in the top of the seventh inning.
Kevin Kopps was named the SEC Pitcher of the Year, and Dave Van Horn took home SEC Coach of the Year, the conference announced Monday. Arkansas covered the ballot from top to bottom, with six others earning awards.
The Razorbacks need only one win against Florida or one Mississippi State loss at Alabama to clinch at least a share of the division title. With two wins, Arkansas can control its only destiny and clinch its first outright division title since 2011.
The NCAA announcement allowing host schools to determine capacity based on local and state guidelines. Following NCAA policies, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks at outdoor championships, including NCAA Regionals.
The Paragould, Ark. product finished SEC play as the league’s leader in homers (10) and was second in slugging percentage (.825) and walks (23), third in total bases (52), fourth in on base percentage (.494) and sixth in RBI (19).