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Arkansas Baseball Hosts Creighton Bluejays Tom

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Arkansas Baseball Hosts Creighton Bluejays Tom

Game: Arkansas (0-0) vs. Creighton (0-0)
When: Tueday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Baum Stadium
Series: Arkansas leads 6-5
Last Meeting: Arkansas defeated the Bluejays 8-0 on March 13, 1977, in Fayetteville
Rankings: Neither team is ranked
Coaches: Dave Van Horn (Arkansas, 1988) is in his first season as head coach of the Razorbacks after spending the past five seasons as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Van Horn played for the Razorbacks in 1982 and served as a graduate assistant coach 1985-88.   Creighton head coach Jack Dahm is in his 10th season with the Bluejays and has a 263-239-2 (.524) career record.
 

Noting the Razorbacks

 Today’s game marks the first time the Razorbacks and Bluejays have met in the last 26 years . . .The teams played 11 times between 1971 and 1977 but did not meet during the 1980s or ’90s. . . .Arkansas has won eight straight season openers and nine of the last 10. . . .The lone loss in that stretch was a 7-3 decision at TCU to open the 1994 season. . . .Since 1967 the Razorbacks are 29-6 in season opening games. . . .Arkansas also lost season openers in 1968, 1971, 1975, 1981 and 1985. . . .The last time the Razorbacks lost a home season opener was in 1975 to Kansas State. . . .In its 36 season opening games, the Razorbacks have outscored their opponents 307-110 and have scored 10 runs or more 13 times, including six of the last seven years. . . .Since 1967 the Razorbacks have played 228 games in the month of February and have a record of 167-60-1 (.734) in those games. . . .Arkansas has had only one losing record in February, that coming in 1994 when the Hogs went 4-6. . . .The Razorbacks have broke even twice, going 6-6 in 2000 and 5-5 in 1986. . . .The Hogs have posted five undefeated records in February. . . .Arkansas went 14-0 in 1996, 6-0 in 1989, 4-0 in 1982, 4-0 in 1979 and 2-0 in 1976. . . .Dave Van Horn is 2-3 in his last five season openers. . . .Van Horn lost season openers at Nebraska in 1998 (Minnesota), 2000 (Northwestern State) and 2001 (Rice). . . .His two wins came in 1999 (New Mexico State) and 2002 (New Mexico). . . .Van Horn has a 9-3 mark against Creighton in the last five years and has won four of the last six meetings against the Bluejays.



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