Spring game – You wouldn't know it now because of the hoopla over the new uniforms and new secondary logo (which I'm not trying to downplay. It was a big deal.), but the Arkansas spring football game is Saturday. We finally get to watch some football, and get a sense for how the team is progressing. Here are three questions to keep in mind as you watch the action this weekend, or keep up with it with us.
Hogville boards – There is literally nothing that will drive Arkansas fans to the message boards and Twitter faster than the unveiling of new uniforms and a new secondary logo. One poster proclaimed "I just want the 52-0 loses to stop.. I don't care what they wear as long as it has a razorback on it somewhere." I feel like most people would agree with that. You win, and all of this crap goes to the wayside. There is already a new name for the secondary logo, and it's some of Hogville's best work (go to page 4, but take the time to skim through the whole thread).
Diamond Hogs – After a hellacious stretch of schedule that pitted Arkansas against a ranked opponent in 14 of its last 17 games, the Razorbacks are back in the top 25 in the Baseball America poll, released Monday. Arkansas has struggled a bit during midweek competition, splitting two-game sets with Nebraska and UNLV at Baum, but have responded with impressive series wins over South Carolina and Vanderbilt. And as long as Arkansas' pitchers keep going ham and the bats get going, the Hogs could on a nice run and make its 12th straight Regional appearance.
Mid-week baseball – No. 24 Arkansas (man, that's always nice to see) is hosting Northwestern State for more exciting mid-week, nonconference action. Going in game two for the Purple Demons is a freshman with an ERA over 16, so that's nice. This series will also be somewhat special for Dave Van Horn, who coached at Northwestern State in the mid 1990s. Here is more on what should be a truly fascinating series.