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Tom Murphy

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Razorbacks Beat Reporter

Tom Murphy has covered the Razorbacks for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He has more than 25 years experience covering college athletics in Louisiana, Alabama and Arkansas.

Recent Stories by Tom Murphy

NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT STILLWATER (OKLA.) REGIONAL: Big year gets Hog big honor

posted: 05/29/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi won his first national award of the postseason Thursday when Collegiate Baseball named him its national player of the year.

NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT STILLWATER (OKLA.) REGIONAL: Hogs call for arms

posted: 05/29/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

A major turnaround by Arkansas' pitching staff played an integral role in a 24-10 finish that catapulted the Razorbacks to a No. 2 seed at the NCAA Stillwater Regional.

NCAA Stillwater Regional report: Seasoned ORU up to the test

posted: 05/29/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn said the veteran leadership for Oral Roberts makes the Golden Eagles a difficult first-round opponent for the No. 20 Razorbacks today at the NCAA Stillwater Regional.

The right fit

posted: 05/28/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

After much tinkering with his middle infield rotation and designated hitter spot, Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn seems to have landed on a productive combination heading into the Razorbacks' NCAA regional game against Oral Roberts on Friday in Stillwater, Okla.

NCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT STILLWATER (OKLA.) REGIONAL: Razorbacks want 'same old Benny'

posted: 05/27/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas sophomore Andrew Benintendi tore through SEC pitching like he was Ted Williams, posting a .443 batting average in league games that was 50 points higher than the next-best average.

McKinney intends to start Saturday

posted: 05/27/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

While Arkansas was scratching out three runs in the top of the second inning in its 7-6 victory over No. 6 Florida last week at the SEC Tournament, starting pitcher Keaton McKinney was sitting on the bench feeling his right hip tighten up.

Razorbacks baseball report: Van Horn likes going to Stillwater

posted: 05/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas received what appears to be a favorable draw for the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday.

'An amazing run' ends for Hogs

posted: 05/24/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Dave Van Horn wasn't exactly pleased with No. 20 Arkansas' 10-run loss to Florida on Friday at the SEC Tournament.

SEC TOURNAMENT: UA out of arms, on its way home

posted: 05/23/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

No. 6 Florida dished out payback against No. 20 Arkansas and sent the Razorbacks home from the SEC Tournament on Friday with budding concerns about their starting pitching.

SEC Tournament Report: Outfielder in mix for top award

posted: 05/23/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi was named Friday as one of 21 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, which is given annually to the nation's top amateur baseball player.

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