Jim Harris with the Buzz – Razorback Spring Game Expectations; OmaHogs?


Each week Jim Harris appears on 103.7 The Buzz FM at 11 a.m. during the The Zone with Justin Acri and Pat Bradley. This week Jim and the guys talk about the OmaHogs(?) surging at the right time; Jim shares what he expects to see during the Razorback spring game Saturday, and Razorback football recruiting.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – As Arkansas football’s spring season winds down, the Razorbacks hit the outdoor fields for practice No. 13 on Tuesday afternoon.

Venue: Outdoor Practice Fields

Format: Half pack


  • Senior quarterback Brandon Allen continued to shine on the 13th day of practice. The Fayetteville native saw plenty of action in red zone pass skeleton drills, tossing multiple scores.
  • Junior tight end Hunter Henry also continued to stand out for the Razorbacks, as he was the target for Allen on multiple plays in the end zone. On one play, Henry used his impressive height to beat a defender in the air and haul in a touchdown.
  • In red zone work, sophomore Jared Cornelius stunned a defensive back with a leaping catch in the end zone while draped in coverage.

News and Notes:

  • Arkansas will close its 2015 spring practice schedule with its annual Red-White Game on April 25 at 1 p.m. in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Attendance to the scrimmage is free and open to the public.
  • Season ticket orders are now being accepted for the 2015 season at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2015 home schedule includes six games in Fayetteville, four against opponents that played in bowl games last season – UTEP, Auburn, Mississippi State and Missouri. Arkansas will also take on Toledo at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Up Next: The Razorbacks will return for practice No. 14 on Thursday.

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And Hog baseball surging at the right time…

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A day after earning SEC Player of the Week honors, sophomore Andrew Benintendi was named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) as announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from every Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.  Benintendi is joined by Maryland pitcher Mike Shawaryn as the two National Players of the Week.

Benintendi hit .444 in five games last week, leading Arkansas to a 4-1 mark and a No. 25 national ranking by D1Baseball and Collegiate Baseball as it handed consensus No. 1 Texas A&M its first series loss of the year. He Reached base in each of his final nine plate appearances against the Aggies and scored 10 runs in five games.

Currently the nation’s leader in home runs, Benintendi took to the long ball in midweek action, recording his 14th homer of the year last Wednesday against Stephen F. Austin to take over sole possession of the home run race. He has hit seven of his 14 home runs in the last 13 games.

After a perfect 7-for-7 week in stolen bases, including four against Texas A&M, Benintendi now ranks third in the SEC with 19 stolen bases on the year in just 22 attempts.

Over the last 14 games, the Cincinnati, Ohio native has raised his batting average 61 points and now ranks seventh in the league at .370, including a .382 average in SEC-only games.

Benintendi leads the SEC in home runs (14), slugging percentage (.733) and total bases (107) and ranks second in runs scored (43) and third in on base percentage (.475).

Arkansas will go for its fifth consecutive SEC series win this weekend, hosting Mississippi State in a three game set at Baum Stadium. The two teams will play Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

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