With top players coming through the state over the next few years, and schools like Alabama already offering some of them, Bret Bielema knows securing the in-state talent in Arkansas will be a challenge. And succeeding in that challenge will be vital to his success at Arkansas.
Our friends at Sporting Life Arkansas are rounding up all the talk and analysis, including video from Mallett and quotes from Bill Belichick, regarding Tebow's move to New England.
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After struggling below the NCAA academic benchmarks for what seems like forever, even losing a scholarship as the Pelphrey disaster reached the classroom, Hog basketball is back in the black. The latest APR numbers were released Tuesday and now that basketball is back in good graces, that makes all 19 sports on the good side of book learnin'. Also of note, Bret Bielema's Wisconsin numbers are among the best in the country.
Winston and Philon went to the same high school in Mobile, Ala, and now both are on the two-deep as redshirt freshman on the Hogs' defensive line. Mark Inabinett of al.com wrote a nice feature on the pair as they discuss developing in the Arkansas program, dealing with the coaching change, and enjoying spring practice.
SEC coaches and administrators are in Destin this week and are scheduled to find time to work in between normal Destin activities. Here's what is expected to be discussed and how the conversations could affect the future of the conference.
See y'all at the stadium in 98 days! Robert Thomas is a senior defensive tackle. In 24 games over the last two years, he's made 41 tackles, 7.5 for loss, and 3.5 sacks. He's expected to be a major contributor this season. Originally committed to Arkansas out of high school in Muskogee, Oklahoma, but had to go the juco route. He's the rare juco player that committed out of high school and kept his pledge through juco. Happy Memorial Day Weekend everybody!
We pretty much expected this to happen, but now it's official. Arkansas will face LSU in the traditional Friday at 1:30 slot. CBS also announced a few selections that were also expected, as well as the dates of their two 2013 doubleheaders.
Auburn is promoting this weekend's series against Arkansas as one of their most important of the season, what with NCAA hopes possibly on the line. As a result, they're offering incentives to get students to show up and create "the electric atmosphere Plainsman Park is known for". Whatever that is. So the first 500 students to tonights game get free hot dogs and drinks on the Tiger Terrace. That's pretty cool. First 500 students on Friday get an Aubbie wobblehead. Nice. But on Saturday? First 100 students get a "Max Credit Union Auburn Baseball" autographed by "volunteer assistant coach" Gabe Gross. Feel that Plainsman electricity!
His lack of concern for your run-of-the-mill Twitter troll is becoming well known throughout our great country. Dustin Hockensmith of Pennlive.com has amassed some of Bret Bielema's greatest comebacks over the last five months.