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2018 In Review: The Top Moments In Arkansas Athletics Part 1

We’re counting down the top 10.

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Florida vs Arkansas Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

10. Football Gets Big Class on Early Signing Day

2018 wasn’t a fun year in football. The best part is getting to look forward to the recruiting class that has been put together so far by Chad Morris and his staff. Arkansas had 21 players sign during the Early Signing Period for one of the most successful recruiting classes ever. Arkansas got six blue chip recuits signed and is expected to bring in at least two more in this class.

9. WBB Beats Vandy at SEC Tournament

Mike Neighbors is in the middle of a huge rebuild with the program. In his first year he didn’t have a ton of huge wins, but getting a win at the SEC Tournament was a big step in the right direction. For them it was the first postseason win of any kind in a very long time, and this season they’ve taken that momentum to a 10-3 start.

8. Soccer Hosts NCAA Tournament Game

The Razorback Soccer team has made a habit of getting to the NCAA Tournament, but in 2018 they had their biggest margin of victory, and did it hosting a game for just the second time in school history. They Hogs got a notable opponent too, in in-state foe Little Rock. Arkansas topped the Trojans 5-1 and got goals from five different goal scorers in the game.

7. MBB Tops Florida at SEC Tournament

Did we just put this up to show one of Daniel Gafford’s windmills? Yup.

This game was also advanced the Hogs to the SEC Tournament semifinals and was the last win for Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford, two Hogs with excellent careers here. Macon had 13 points in the game but it was Barford who went off with a 27 point, 10 rebound double double to get the Hogs past the Gators.

6. Baseball Wins Super Regional

Arkansas cruised through their regional, and split the first two games with South Carolina in the Super Regionals. With a trip to the College World Series on the line, Arkansas made some noise early. Arkansas put five runs up in the first inning, the loudest came from the bat of Senior Carson Shaddy.

Arkansas had a huge lead the entire night and it ended with the best ending possible, a dog pile in front of a sold out crowd at Baum.

Check in tomorrow for No. 5-1.