Four Hogs Drafted – Despite finishing with a less than mediocre 3-9 record last season, Arkansas still fared well in the 204 NFL Draft, having four players selected in the seven-round draft. Arkansas also had three players sign free agent contracts in Javontee Herndon, Robert Thomas and David Hurd. But in the meantime, the University of Texas was busy having a historical 2014 draft. So if you were keeping score of draft picks this year between UA and UT, Arkansas won 4-0. Ilinois, Northwestern, Kansas and Texas. Elite company.
SEC In the Draft – Once again, the SEC produced the most draft pick in the NFL Draft, which isn't really much of a surprise to anyone. Every team in the league had at least one player drafted, and Arkansas finished tied for the third most players taken, behind only LSU and Alabama. The numbers for each conference is in here, too, and if Texas had had a typical year in the draft, maybe they could have gotten the Big 12 over the 20 pick mark.
Kikko Haydar – The most beloved of all Razorback basketball players in recent memory is headed back to his home country of Lebanon to continue his basketball career. Matt Jones of Whole Hog Sports wrote a terrific article on the hard-working Haydar. It's a long read, but well worth your time.
Baseball Notebook – Arkansas baseball at Baum Stadium is over for the 2014 season, but the Razorbacks ended their home schedule on somewhat of a good note, taking two of three games fro No. 20 Texas A&M. Arkansas also set a new home attendance record this season. The Hogs made their way back into the top 25 (again at No. 24 by Perfect Game) after a series win over the Aggies. Here is the complete weekly baseball notebook.
The baseball program has also released the list of walk-up songs for each hitter and pitcher this season, if you're into that type of thing.
Tweet of the Week
So proud of Kiko,Coty,Mardracus,Rickey,Fred & Alandise!All 6 are graduating today! It's a great day to be a Hog! pic.twitter.com/2vQzZ6QwK4— Coach Mike Anderson (@MikeAndersonUA) May 10, 2014