Razorback athletics will be in full swing this weekend with several teams in action. Here is a rundown of what will take place in Fayetteville this weekend, beginning Friday:
After the Razorback tennis team kicked off its 2015 spring season last week at the Texas Invitational in Austin the Mercer Bears come to Fayetteville to take on the Razorbacks starting Friday at 1 p.m. at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
Texas follows to challenge the Razorbacks Sunday at 1 p.m. The women’s team also takes on the Mercer Saturday at 5 p.m. But before those matches begin, Arkansas will compete against Wichita State early in the morning, beginning at 11 a.m.
Both Razorback teams look to start of their home schedules unblemished.
Two other Longhorn teams will be in the Ozarks this weekend as both the men and women’s teams compete in the Arkansas-Texas Dual at the Randal Tyson Track Center for this indoor battle.
Both teams from each schools begin in the preseason top 10 and some of the best athletes in the country can be seen at this dual, including Arkansas pole vaulter Andrew Irwin.
The events start at 6 p.m. and set to conclude around 9:30 p.m. The rivalry between these schools transcends through all sports, so expect fierce competition throughout.
The women’s gymnastics team looks to rebound at home after a tough loss to Oklahoma last Friday. This will be Arkansas’ home opener and Barnhill Arena will be rocking as the No. 12 Razorbacks take on the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Fan appreciation night should draw in quite a crowd, as fans can win a slew of prizes and collect posters and other cool amenities. Head coach Mark Cook has his team in the top 25 once again.
After a heartbreaking loss at Tennessee, the men’s basketball team looks to continue its winning streak at home as no team has beaten the Razorbacks in Bud Walton Arena since January 28, 2014.
The Razorbacks played in front of their largest crowd of the season of over 16,000 in their first SEC home game against Vanderbilt. Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy brings in the Ole Miss Rebels talented roster with an upset on its mind.
The Rebels almost pulled the upset of No. 1 Kentucky on the road, but fell at home to LSU Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
The Arkansas women’s basketball team will cap off the weekend when it hosts Missouri Sunday at 2 p.m. The Razorbacks will aim for their first SEC win of the season after starting 0-4 with three losses to top 15 opponents.