Play-by-play for Football and Men’s Basketball
Barrett is entering his 14th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Razorbacks and he’s no stranger to Arkansas fans or the Razorback Sports Network broadcast team. This is his 26th year on the broadcast crew, including spending 14 years as the executive producer. Prior to taking over play-by-play responsibilities in the 2007 season, his duties included hosting the pre-game show, halftime and scoreboard shows, and the football version of the Razorback Report. He has also worked as the play-by-play man for baseball from 1992 to 2014 and added men’s basketball play-by-play to his duties prior to the 2010-11 season. Barrett was recognized by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame as the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year.
Football, Color Analyst
Grovey will be entering his 23rd overall season on the network, including his third as the color analyst. The former Hog quarterback previously served as co-host of the pre-game and post-game shows and the network’s sideline reporter. A three-year starter for the Razorbacks, Grovey led Arkansas to Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989, and was named to the program’s 1980s All-Century team.
Football, Pre-Game Co-Host & Sideline Reporter
Bell is entering his fourth season on the broadcast team as a sideline reporter, taking over the role from Grovey. Bell was a four-year letter winner on the defensive line for the Razorbacks from 1993 -95. He totaled 185 tackles, including 28 for loss, 11 sacks, four pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Following his collegiate career, Bell played in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns. He returned to Arkansas after his playing career and is Vice President, Supply Chain at the worldwide headquarters of Walmart in Bentonville.
Football, Pre-Game/Post-Game Shows
Schaeffer is in his 27th year with Razorback football. He was the color analyst for 10 seasons and is now a co-host for the pregame, halftime and post-game shows. Schaeffer worked in the Arkansas Sports Information Department for 24 years, 21 of those years serving as director. He is the communications director for the Springdale School District and the co-host of Drive Time Sports on 103.7 The Buzz.
Men’s Basketball, Color Commentator
Zimmerman is in his second season as an analyst for the men’s basketball team in 2017-18. A 20-year coaching veteran and mainstay with the Razorbacks, Zimmerman is in his seventh year with the program and his second as the director of operations, overseeing the day-to-day happenings within the program, including on-campus recruiting, student-athlete visits, team travel, summer camps and the budget.
Play-by-play for Women’s Basketball and Baseball
Phil Elson has been calling Razorback baseball and women’s basketball games since the 2014-2015 seasons. A two-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year winner (2009, 2017), Elson is a 20-year veteran of sports radio play-by-play including 17 years in professional baseball, most recently with the Arkansas Travelers where he worked from 2001-2014. Elson also broadcast Little Rock Trojans basketball for eight years and Henderson State football for seven seasons plus had stops in professional baseball in California, Utah and Montana. In 2018 Phil started hosting “Halftime” a daily sports talk show from noon-2:00 that airs in Northern and Western Arkansas as well as the River Valley. A native of Pittsburgh, Elson has lived in Little Rock since 2001.
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