Most of the drama surrounding Arkansas' spring football game had been resolved by the time the culminating spring game had rolled around. Here is a recap of all the things of note that happened on the field. Focusing on the play of the quarterback and offensive line are the focus as it was all spring. With the injury to Kody Walker, Damon Mitchell and Denzel Evans got the opportunity to earn some playing time in the fall, and Evans looked good scoring two touchdowns.
Maybe the best news for Hog fans from the game? Adam McFain's 51-yard field goal. The percentages weren't the best, and Bielema admitted to lighting into the kickers a little too. But the headline might be a little misleading as Bielema did follow up with saying he liked how they responded. The next big step for both McFain and Hedlund will be to improve their consistency. Arkansas will probably rely on them to get some big points and will need to be counted on in tight spots.
The Diamond Hogs won an SEC game again! They actually won the whole series! And they won it on the road! It was easy to think the baseball team was done after that 4-11 start to conference play, but the Razorbacks went up to Lexington and came an out away from sweeping the Wildcats. The highlight was Dominic Taccolini's gem on Friday night. He went 10 innings and kept Kentucky scoreless as the Hogs claimed a 1-0 victory to end the conference losing streak. He earned an SEC Pitcher of the Week award for his effort.
The annual APR reports came in late last week, and unsurprisingly, it was a good one for Arkansas. All 19 Arkansas sports programs exceeded the benchmarks again, so the entire athletic department is in good academic standing. Football posted a score of 952, the program's highest mark ever, and men's basketball continues it's upward trajectory with a 954 score, the second-highest in program history.