The season may be over for Moses Kingsley, but he is getting plenty of recognition for his season. The big man is getting placed on regional teams for his senior season. Kinglsey has been placed on the NABC All-District second team. Michael Qualls and Bobby Portis were the last two Hogs to be named to this team.
You may have heard about a new state law that will allow bringing weapons to certain public places. Among the list of those places in Razorback Stadium. More on that from the main SB Nation site here. On the same day is was announced guns will be allowed into Razorback stadium but diaper bags apparently cross the line. It wont be in place next season but is planned to be in effect in 2018. So there is a long time between now and then to see if anything changes. Arkansas isn’t the first state to discuss allowing weapons into stadiums but this has made it further than a lot of legislation in other places. [UPDATE FROM DOC:] The Assembly has since passed an amendment that would prohibit guns at collegiate sporting events. It awaits signature from Governor Hutchinson, and the NRA is fighting it, but I’d bet it passes. The national media has wasted no time pointing out the absurdity of Arkansas’ new law, and even if it is reversed, there will still be an impression among many that Arkansas wants to allow guns at Razorback games. It’s a pretty bad look.
Razorback baseball wrapped up their longest homestand of the season with their sixth straight win. Arkansas got another home run from Grant Koch and the Hogs are now 18-4 on the season. Next up is a tough series at Missouri who have won 20 straight. On Friday they’ll start Tanner Houck who is one of the best pitchers in the SEC.
With spring practice about to start, we start looking at the different positions and how they breakdown for 2017. The group with the most turnover this season is the receiving corps. With several seniors graduating, look at who to look for as the spring progresses.
You may have seen the United States won the World Baseball Classic, their roster included former Hog Drew Smyly, who was part of some dominant starting pitching from them. Smyly threw 4 2⁄3 innings and allowed one run while striking out eight. The new Seattle Mariner was only given the opportunity in one game but made the most of it.
Andrew Benintendi continues to be the talk of the town in Boston. Benintendi will start his first full season in the big leagues with plenty of fanfare. This article talks about how Benny Baseball could be hitting second for the Red Sox. Sports Illustrated’s MLB preview also includes Benintendi right in the middle of the cover.