FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas junior Barrett Astin has held a variety of duties during his collegiate pitching career.
The Forrest City native worked as the Razorbacks’ closer, recording the program’s second-highest single-season save total in 2012 (11). He has been the first pitcher called out of the bullpen, helping the Hogs in long relief. Astin has even been a spot starter with six in his 59 appearances heading into the 2013 season.
FAYETTEVILLE – The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network, which will launch in August 2014, it was announced today by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and ESPN President John Skipper. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of Arkansas and the entire Southeastern Conference,” Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said. “The network will provide unprecedented exposure for our program and our University while providing more opportunities for passionate Razorback fans all over the country to watch our student-athletes compete. By partnering with ESPN, the SEC has ensured the nation’s most competitive athletic conference will be able to effectively engage our fans for many years to come."