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Arkansas Razorbacks Internet Chatter - Basketball's Eurotrip

Plus a couple former Hogs are participating in All-Star Weekend

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College Basketball teams taking preseason trips is becoming more and more common and Arkansas will be jumping on the trend. This August the team will be going to Spain to play some exhibition games, and more importantly, get some more practices together. Bob Holt had a piece on how those European trips can benefit teams in a lot of different ways. Arkansas isn't the only SEC taking part either, many of the teams in the conference will be taking their own trips to various European countries. With the high number of benefits these trips can bring, it makes sense to see more and more schools follow suit.

A growing part of MLB All-Star weekend is the Futures game, which is a showcase for some of the top minor league players in a USA vs. The World format. Two players from the USA team will be former Diamond Hogs Andrew Benintendi and Ryne Stanek. Benintendi has been tearing through the minor leagues and is currently with the Portland Sea Dogs. Stanek has been in both the starting rotation and the bullpen for the tastiest name in baseball, the Montgomery Biscuits. They weren't teammates at Arkansas, but Hog fans can check them out together on MLB Network on July 10th.

ESPN has had no shortage of offseason content, now they have a schedule breakdown for teams in the SEC. If it was possible to have an incredibly tough schedule and a favorable one at the same time, Arkansas has it. The analysis of the schedule is pretty spot on, especially including the Auburn game as the one with the biggest trap game potentially. Arkansas has a murderers row stretch like they seem to every year, but with some of the biggest games at home, the potential to compete in a lot of games is there.

When the San Diego Chargers called Hunter Henry's name, the pick seemed like a really smart fit, and this article agrees with that sentiment. There are plenty of reasons why the former Hog can thrive in California, and could be a major weapon for the Chargers. The team has brought in plenty of offensive weapons that can open up the middle of the field for Henry, and allow for some big games right off the bat.