You get a win, you get a win, everybody gets a win. Razorback athletics was on their best Charlie Sheen game this weekend because everyone was #winning.
The weekend started early Friday morning. Yes, I'm counting Friday as the weekend because I know y'all don't do any real work on Fridays.
Jimmy Dykes won his first basketball game as a head coach, with a 62-52 win over a pesky Nicholls State squad. The women's basketball team looked in much better form on Sunday as they defeated Savannah State 75-46. It is always nice to start your season, and head coaching career, undefeated.
That same morning, both the men's and women's cross country teams won the NCAA South Central Regional meet at Agri Park in Fayetteville. I know we are use to winning in that sport, but that doesn't mean we need to take it for granted. I know most of the major sports have a hard time finding and maintaining a rival, but men's cross country's rival is still Texas and they beat them. When the scoreboard reads "1. Arkansas 2. Texas" I don't care if it's checkers, I'm always going to celebrate a win over Texas.
Cross Country wasn't the only sport that is now in post-season play. The women's soccer team defeated Oklahoma 3-2 Friday night in extra time during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It wasn't at your typical neutral site NCAA Tournament game. It was in Norman, so basically a road game. The Razorbacks were down 2-0 going into halftime and scored three unanswered goals in the second half to move on to the round of 32 for the second season in a row.
Razorback volleyball is also in the quest for a post-season berth as they defeated South Carolina in five sets Friday night, as well.
Saturday night was a night that few Razorback fans will forget in their lifetime. Of course, who forgets that time they got to rush the field? It was a thing of beauty watching those swamp creatures from the bayou file out of DWRRS with shame and despair on their face.
For once, the ball finally bounced in favor of the Razorbacks a couple of times. For one night, I knew what Gus Malzahn had felt like over the last two seasons (until the Texas A&M game). When two LSU defenders booted a Jonathan Williams fumble out of bounds and when Brandon Allen threw it directly to a LSU defender and he dropped it, I knew it was the Hogs' night.
The party flooded all the way into Sunday as the women's basketball team picked up another win, as I stated earlier, and the men's team got their season started off with a win over Alabama State. Believe it or not, the Hogs may have already defeated a NCAA Tournament team this season by beating the Hornets. Bobby Portis showed out, per usual, and after a close first 30 minutes the Hogs cruised to a 97-79 victory.
So to count it all up, the Arkansas Razorbacks were 9-0 on the weekend including two NCAA Regional Titles. After all Hog fans have been through, you just can't beat a weekend of success like that.