We talked about the growing opposition to the Razorback Stadium Expansion recently, and that opposition has lost out as the University announced they have approved expansion plans. The opposition was loud enough though that the school very clearly stated that the expansion will not be funded by the university, state, or by student fees. Reportedly, the proposal was approved by an 8-2 vote. The announcement from the athletic department details all of the things that are being added to Razorback Stadium. There will be two more football seasons before the expansion is completed. The announcement says it will be completed before the 2018 season, but there is no word on the groundbreaking in the announcement.
For all the talk of satellite camps that has gone on, some of the potential benefits have already appeared. After Arkansas' participation in a South Florida camp, receiver Jeshaun Jones got an offer from the Hogs. Current Razorback Ryan Pulley is a good friend of his so that played a part in his interest. This is what the satellite camps are supposed to be about regardless of any coach's opinions of them. They are getting coaches out to other areas of the country to recruit and giving players the chance to catch the eye of some that might not have otherwise seen them.
It is still very early to be thinking about 2017 recruiting for basketball; there is still an entire season before they hit campus, but the Razorback class debuted at No. 6 in the initial top 10. While that is nice to see, these rankings are going to undoubtedly change 100 times and the normal teams – Duke and Kentucky – will come shooting up the board as more top prospects commit. But with a four- and three-star already committed, the class is looking positive for Mike Anderson.
We already have a lot of clarity as far as the baseball players drafted for the Hogs. Six current players have been drafted, and after Clark Eagan signed with the Pirates and Dominic Taccolini announced his return, Arkansas' 2017 team appears to be more clear. The article here talks about James Teague's decision to go pro, and also has a good recap on the commits that could be coming to Fayetteville.