Heading into this weekend, Arkansas can finish anywhere between the two seed and the seven seed for the SEC Tournament. Dave Van Horn’s team will take on Texas A&M and would need a sweep and some help to win the SEC West, which seems unlikely. They would also need to be swept and see some other results to fall to seventh, which also seems unlikely. The Hogs’ most likely results fall somewhere between the 4 and 5 seed. The 4 seed is important because, like the basketball tournament, there is a double bye to the quarterfinals and the double elimination portion of the tournament.
As in most sports, Arkansas has a healthy amount of players from the Lone Star State on the baseball roster. That homecoming is special for a lot of players. The players talk about the difficulties of playing in College Station as well. Guys like Dominic Taccolini have had experience there as a player. Jax Biggers has been part of that crowd and is interested to see it from the other side.
Arkansas’ depth at running back just got a little thinner. Juan Day announced his intent to transfer from the program. In his three years Day didn’t get much time on the field but was able to earn his degree and will go to graduate school while using his final years of eligibility.
It’s still way to early to really judge the 2018 recruiting classes, but ESPN has a primer of where the classes stand. As is usually the case this early in classes, the schools in the SEC West are all over the map. Arkansas doesn’t have a large number of commits just yet but already have equaled the number of ESPN 300 commits they had in last year’s class.
Tubby Smith talked about renewing a series between Arkansas and Memphis recently. Now Mike Anderson has talked about bringing the series back. It sounds like a deal might not be done in time for next season, but Anderson is hopeful to have it in place for the 2018-2019 season.