This weekend the Razorbacks held their first scrimmage of spring practice. Two big men that had a good day were nose guards Bijhon Jackson and Austin Kapps. The highlight of the scrimmage was Jackson high stepping his way to the endzone after an interception. If that happens in an actual game then hello Piesman! That and plenty of other news and notes in this recap.
This recap talks more about the run game, which had a big day racking up over 200 yards. The battle for the backup quarterback spot still appears to be even between Ty Storey and Cole Kelley. The starting cornerbacks also had a good day dealing with the new receivers. Ryan Pulley and Henre Tolliver both made their share of plays on Saturday.
Sports Illustrated has come out with their SEC Rankings now that a good portion of spring ball has wrapped up. The Razorbacks are squarely in the middle of the pack as expected. They’re also right in the middle of the SEC West, coming in 4th in the division.
Arkansas looked like they were set for another fantastic weekend at Baum. Then the wheels fell of Saturday for a bad 10-8 loss, and dropped the rubber match on Sunday. The good news is that the series loss didn’t hurt the Razorbacks in the polls. Arkansas still ranks between No. 11 and No. 19 depending on which poll you look at. They remained No. 15 in most.
The NBA regular season wraps up tomorrow and two former Razorbacks are looking for a playoff push. Joe Johnson and the Utah Jazz wrapped up a playoff spot a while ago but Johnson recently got 20,000 career points. This article from SB Nation is a good look back at his career and the many moments he had for various teams.
Bobby Portis and the Bulls are going to have to get a win on the final day to make the play offs. The intensity is always high this time of year and it appears Bobby’s high-fiving is already in playoff form. Jimmy Butler might not appreciate it as much though.