It is a huge weekend in the SEC, Alabama/LSU is the big national draw but there are some pretty big implications in the Arkansas/Florida game. The Gators can put some huge distance between them and the pack in the SEC East, or a Razorback upset could swing the door wide open. More on that and every other SEC matchup here.
The Gators haven’t looked unbeatable this season, but are very stout on defense and have climbed into the top 10 about as quietly as a team can. Bret Bielema and the two coordinators shared their thoughts about Florida and what individual players have been improving with the bye week.
For the past couple of seasons the Hogs have had actual hogs on their helmets in the form of the helmet stickers. The stickers have been a growing part of college football and Bielema went into a little more detail about them. They’re not just athletic achievements but also academic, they only get added after wins, and the bigger the challenge the bigger the reward for stickers.
With the World Series going on, the games in Wrigley are the talk of the sports world and even Bielema is getting asked questions about them. Bielema shared his memory of getting to sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, during the seventh inning at Wrigley back in 2007. After some digging, video of it was even found.
Tomorrow Razorback soccer kicks off their SEC Tournament run, after being picked 12th in the conference preseason polls, Arkansas is the 3-seed, ranked 23rd in the nation, and will face Vanderbilt. The Hogs won their regular season matchup 4-0.
The University and the athletic department have kicked off a big campaign with the very important It’s On Us campaign that has been championed by Vice President Joe Biden, SB Nation and many others. It’s On Us was created to raise awareness and prevent sexual assault on college campuses and the University put together a nice video and organized events on campus to help education on the issue for anyone who can be there.