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  • #1 by King Kong on 27 Apr 2017
  • #2 by FineAsSwine on 27 Apr 2017
  • This would be huge, if it happens, but don't we get Texas again next year?
  • #3 by Hawg Red on 27 Apr 2017
  • This would be huge, if it happens, but don't we get Texas again next year?

    Don't think so. That was part of a neutral-site showcase.
  • #4 by Atlhogfan1 on 27 Apr 2017
  • Great news for our scheduling.  Not surprising given Tubby's friendship with Nolan and Mike for him to be in favor of this.  Now we'll see how this goes over with the Memphis folks.  Won't be too popular with some. 
  • #5 by forrest city joe on 28 Apr 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!
  • #6 by Atlhogfan1 on 28 Apr 2017
  • It would annoy Easterwood.  That is a good reason IMO. 

  • #7 by Hawg Red on 28 Apr 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!

    I think you just told us why we do need to have a series with Memphis.
  • #8 by King Kong on 28 Apr 2017
  • I think you just told us why we do need to have a series with Memphis.

    Yes he did
  • #9 by 247Hog on 28 Apr 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!

    So basically you're saying we have nothing to lose and only gain by playing Memphis. Thanks Joe, you helped me support the move!
  • #10 by HogFaninMemphis on 29 Apr 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!
    Did you get robbed in Memphis or something?
    We've gotten almost no one out of Memphis in 2 decades. Let's change that by playing them!
  • #11 by hogmolar on 30 Apr 2017
  • Did you get robbed in Memphis or something?
    We've gotten almost no one out of Memphis in 2 decades. Let's change that by playing them!
    I believe joe might meaning that we have better talent in Arkansas and it would only open up our recruits to them. Just guessing though because other than that I see no reason not to do it.
  • #12 by MissippHog on 30 Apr 2017
  • Plenty of talent in Memphis.....plenty of talent leaving Memphis.  Absolutely nothing to lose playing them.
  • #13 by 12247 on 01 May 2017
  • Memphis is a good local team with a good basketball rep.  Beating them means something usually.  And the local roundballers get to see us front and center.  Its all good.
  • #14 by biglewhog77 on 03 May 2017
  • I would love to see that again
  • #15 by Hogginintheville on 03 May 2017
  • I see nothing but good coming from this.
  • #16 by The_Bionic_Pig on 03 May 2017
  • Heck they played South Carolina & Ole Miss this past season...why not.
  • #17 by NWAHog479 on 04 May 2017
  • We just signed on to play Houston, thinking that throws this out the window...
  • #18 by Hawg Red on 04 May 2017
  • We just signed on to play Houston, thinking that throws this out the window...

    Did you forget that we played Houston this past season? That series was signed long ago.
  • #19 by NWAHog479 on 04 May 2017
  • Did you forget that we played Houston this past season? That series was signed long ago.

    I was actually at that game... It's a new deal for a multi-year contract, first game is going to be played at the Toyota Center, so no it's not a deal that was signed long ago.
  • #20 by Hawg Red on 04 May 2017
  • I was actually at that game... It's a new deal for a multi-year contract, first game is going to be played at the Toyota Center, so no it's not a deal that was signed long ago.

    http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=633354.0

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    * Houston at Toyota Center on Dec. 2, and per Jon Rothstein, this will be the 2nd game in a multi-year series. I like this. Old SWC rivals. Kelvin Sampson is a proven coach. Houston won 21 games last year to finish 3rd in the AAC, which is a respectable mid-major league.
  • #21 by Dwight_K_Shrute on 04 May 2017
  • What's not to like about it?  It's good for recruiting, it's good for fans in Eastern Arkansas.  It's good for building the brand regionally.  Hell if it's a multi year home and home type game let that be the NLR game when we are the home team.  Tubby is going nowhere fast in Memphis but if we can use whatever olive branch, relationship etc to ink a multi year deal with them, then do it.
  • #22 by Boss Hog in the Arkansas on 04 May 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!
    That's why  ::)
  • #23 by hobhog on 09 May 2017
  • love to see it in Verizon in LR around the holidays.....
  • #24 by MemphisBossHog on 17 May 2017
  • Great news for our scheduling.  Not surprising given Tubby's friendship with Nolan and Mike for him to be in favor of this.  Now we'll see how this goes over with the Memphis folks.  Won't be too popular with some.
    Calipari killed the Ark/MEM series.  It was a heck of a rivalry.  It was getting heated and the stakes were high as far as recruiting goes and the Memphis kids.  But Cal didnt want to play local teams.  He would play Tennessee cause Tennessee forced him to or they wouldnt play MEM in football and MEM desperately needed football games that would put fannies in the seats at the Liberty Bowl. Same thing with Ole Miss.  They would play Ole Miss some so Ole Miss would play them in football. 

    Now that Tubby is in charge, maybe he can convince the MEM folks to restart the Ark/MEM series.  I think it would be great and it could help in recruiting.  Make no mistake, MEM kids can play.  They may not have all big name kids that they did in the past, but these kids can play and its always good to have a relationship with the Memphis high school coaches.
  • #25 by MemphisBossHog on 17 May 2017
  • It would annoy Easterwood.  That is a good reason IMO.
    that guy is such a POS.  He is all Tiger High and spins everything from a Memphis perspective.  He is just a bigtime wanna be in the world of high school/AAU.  I hate to even listen to him when he comes on Memphis radio. He doesnt seem to care too much for Arkansas.  Irritating him would be a nice by product of playing MEM again.
  • #26 by SONofHAM on 17 May 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!
    Not surprised I completely disagree with FCJ. 
  • #27 by Hollywood_HOGan45 on 18 May 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!

    Im with you. I would rather play more local teams like ORU, Tulsa, OU, or OSU. Im a biased Oklahoma Hogfan though.

    But what I am a fan of is the history of this basketball rivalry and I would much rather restart a series with these guys than play North Dakota State or Austin Peay.    We had some real battles with them in the 90s.  Id much rather make the 2 hour trip to Fayetteville from Tulsa to see Memphis than these other non league home games that our home schedule is littered with every year.
  • #28 by The_Iceman on 18 May 2017
  • Teams we should play every year:

    Memphis
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Tulsa
    Missouri State
    Baylor
    Texas

    Maybe even Kansas or Kansas State

    Load up for the RPI. Get better in the non conference. Overall wins doesn't matter as much in basketball like it does football.
  • #29 by Cinco de Hogo on 18 May 2017
  • Good RPI/SOS game, other than that the only game I attended in Memphis was a total disaster for our fans, totally disgusting behavior and I said I would never attend another game in Memphis.

    As for recruiting that city, it would take a LOT of work to get the best of the best and if we can't get them there are better players elsewhere including in Arkansas.
  • #30 by Porky McGee on 18 May 2017
  • Didn't Cal say something like "We don't want to play regional teams, we want to play national competition" Or something along those lines?

    Would love to play Memphis. Also hoping we get ahold of Duke in the PK80 since I wasn't even 2 in 1994. Would like to play Kansas every once in awhile.
  • #31 by ShadowHawg on 18 May 2017
  • Marlon Townes was the last significant player we got out of there and we played them after that.

    Playing Memphis won't do anymore for recruiting Memphis than it did then.
  • #32 by theFlyingHog on 19 May 2017
  • Teams we should play every year:

    Memphis
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Tulsa
    Missouri State
    Baylor
    Texas

    Maybe even Kansas or Kansas State

    Load up for the RPI. Get better in the non conference. Overall wins doesn't matter as much in basketball like it does football.
    That kinda looks like you are trying to set up a new conference  :P
  • #33 by BigBlueHell on 20 May 2017
  • Nolan didn't have to play Memphis to get Ron Heury and Todd Day to sign with the Hogs.  He had to go to Memphis and recruit them.  As a matter of fact before Ron Heury signed Arkansas hadn't played Memphis since the late 70's.  It is a myth that to recruit Memphis you have to play Memphis.  Yes, it is nice to beat Memphis and show them who the better program is, but it is a regional game that doesn't spark any national attention.  At this point after Tubby run off the best recruiter on the Memphis staff, this helps Memphis more than it helps Arkansas.  I hope we don't play them.
  • #34 by Inhogswetrust on 23 May 2017
  • Nolan didn't have to play Memphis to get Ron Heury and Todd Day to sign with the Hogs.  He had to go to Memphis and recruit them.  As a matter of fact before Ron Heury signed Arkansas hadn't played Memphis since the late 70's.  It is a myth that to recruit Memphis you have to play Memphis.  Yes, it is nice to beat Memphis and show them who the better program is, but it is a regional game that doesn't spark any national attention.  At this point after Tubby run off the best recruiter on the Memphis staff, this helps Memphis more than it helps Arkansas.  I hope we don't play them.

    That best recruiter he ran off only had to walk down to his son's bedroom to recruit him. The only hired him to get his son's. He needed to be ran off. Pastner was not going to getter son without hiring him. Then he wasn't as great overall as the press here made him out to be. Great on offense but had other issues. I do agree it's a myth to have to play a team in a town to recruit that town.
  • #35 by UofMemphis on 24 May 2017
  • Heck they played South Carolina & Ole Miss this past season...why not.

    we play Alabama and LSU this season.
  • #36 by Pork Twain on 24 May 2017
  • Why the hell would we do it? we have not gotten any players out of there in years.(A.Bell)and he was not even offered by Tiger High.and neither was M.Wade. and that was 5 years ago.it's anybody but Arkansas over in that garbage city. i hope Jeff Long and Mike say hell no!
    FCJ trolling himself...  Brilliant!
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