So there's this tournament that mainly consists of guys whose names you remember from their college days. Most are playing professionally overseas. Well, Arkansas has a team this year. At this stage, the teams in the tournament are decided by fan vote. Team Arkansas is in first so there's no urgent call to go register and vote for them. But hey, why not. And there's some way to win money, but I didn't really dig in. It's more about the games.
Roster: 1. Jabril Durham 2. Rashad Madden 3. Dusty Hannahs 4. Michael Qualls 5. Ronnie Brewer 6. Marshawn Powell 7. Alandise Harris 8. Jacorey Williams 9. Moses Kingsley
The first game will most likely be July 21st in Brooklyn, NY and will be televised on WatchESPN and ESPN3. The first two rounds are on ESPN3, next two rounds are on ESPN2, and the last two rounds are on ESPN. This is a 72-team, single elimination event that is only getting bigger and bigger each year. ... See MoreSee Less
He's shown some fire with fist pumps, shouts and the ultimate sign of swagger: the downward hook 'em sign after he closed out a win over Texas earlier this year. He looked into the Texas dugout before giving them the reverse of their signature hand signal.
“I'd thought about doing it before I got in the game,” he said. “No one else told me to do that. It was all me. It just felt right.”
Shaddy didn't find out about it until this week.
“He did that? That's awesome,” Shaddy said.
Van Horn wasn't as pleased. He knows another Arkansas team might have to pay the price for Cronin's taunts.
“I can appreciate Matt's competitive nature,” Van Horn said. “I wish he hadn't done that.
“Texas has a lot of rivals and a lot of teams probably do that, so they've seen it before and all it does is fuel their fire. They think, 'I'll get you next time.' So it's better off left alone.”
Cronin doesn't care. He knows the Hogs are going to Austin next year.
Hogs vs South Carolina starts tonight. We're on a six game win streak.
IMPORTANT LINKS (ALL TIMES CENTRAL) Thu, April 12 – Arkansas vs. South Carolina – 6 p.m. – LIVE STATS | WATCH (SEC Network) Fri, April 13 – Arkansas vs. South Carolina – 6:30 p.m. – LIVE STATS | WATCH (SECN+) Sat, April 14 – Arkansas vs. South Carolina – 2 p.m. – LIVE STATS | WATCH (SECN+)