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Arkansas Razorbacks News: New Football Games and Basketball Awards

Plus some Razorbacks participated at the NFL Draft combine last week.

NCAA Football: Belk Bowl-Arkansas vs Virginia Tech Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas football added some games to their 2018 and 2021 schedules. Not huge marquee games, but games nonetheless. For 2018, Arkansas added Eastern Illinois, and Tulsa meaning that there is one spot in 2018 left open due to Michigan backing out of an earlier deal. They also added Georgia Southern for 2021 giving them three non conference opponents for that year in addition to Missouri State and Texas.

It’s conference championship week and Arkansas is heading to Nashville with about as much momentum as one can have. After the conclusion of #WednesdayNightSadness, there will be plenty of afternoon hoops before the Hogs play. If you would rather watch basketball than work this week use this handy list of game times and matchups, complete with predictions.

Arkansas will play in the nightcap of Friday’s quarterfinal games. If you’re planning on watching the Hogs it will be a late one, the game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. put will be 30 minutes after Vanderbilt plays Texas A&M, and the first games of SEC Tournament doubleheaders almost always goes long. The Hogs play whoever emerges between Missouri, Auburn, and Ole Miss. Mike Anderson has said he likes his team’s chances against any of those teams.

The SEC announced their season awards as well, after being named the Preseason Player of the Year, Moses Kingsley was named second team All-SEC and All-Defensive team. Moses didn’t have a stellar season, but he did have a good senior year so second team sounds about right. The SEC puts seven players on each team and it’s hard to make a case that Kingsley is head and shoulders above any of the seven ahead of him.

A handful of Hogs also ran a bunch of drills in tight clothes at the NFL combine last week, and it wasn’t a particularly good week for them. Keon Hatcher and Jeremiah Ledbetter had good bench press numbers but a lot of 40 times were on the low end of their position groups. The one that stood out the most was Drew Morgan who had the slowest 40 time of 4.74 seconds.