2021-2022 cbhsports Big East Basketball Preview

Projected Standings:
3.St. John’s
5.Seton Hall

Best Five Games:
1.UConn at. Villanova (2/5); Villanova at. UConn (2/22)
2.St. John’s at. UConn (1/12); UConn at. St. John’s (2/13)
3.St. John’s at. Villanova (1/29); Villanova at. St. John’s (2/8)
4.Villanova at. Creighton (2/17); Creighton at. Villanova (1/5)
5.Villanova at. Seton Hall (2/1); Seton Hall at. Villanova (2/12)

Player of the Year: Collin Gillespie, Villanova (Senior)
Coach of the Year: Mike Anderson, St. John’s
Freshman of the Year: Aminu Mohammed, Georgetown


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 10/9 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 5-0 (2-0) Next Game: at.Texas A&M
2.Georgia 5-0 (3-0) Next Game: at.Auburn
3.Iowa 5-0 (2-0) Next Game: 4.Penn State
4.Penn State 5-0 (2-0) Next Game: at.3.Iowa
5.Cincinnati 5-0 (2-0) Next Game: Temple
6.Oklahoma 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: vs.21.Texas (Dallas)

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
6.Oklahoma vs. 21.Texas (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ABC)
ESPN’s College GameDay heads to the Cotton Bowl and the Texas State Fair yet again for Oklahoma-Texas. With both schools not being as good as they hoped for up to this point in the year, and the fact that they will both head to the SEC at the latest in 2025, this will be a great measuring stick game for both programs. Projected Score: Texas 28, Oklahoma 24

13.Arkansas at. 17.Ole Miss (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ESPN)
Following highly anticipated games that turned out to be blow outs of both Arkansas and Ole Miss, both teams will have a lot of will to get back out on the field and move into the number two spot in the SEC West. Arkansas struggled mightily against easily the best defense we have seen in a long time in Georgia, and the same things happened for Ole Miss’ high-powered offense against Alabama. Nothing. Two of the most talented QBs battle in this game as KJ Jefferson (Arkansas) and Matt Corral (Ole Miss) duel. But, if the Arkansas defense can rattle Corral and do anything close to what they did a year ago (forcing seven Rebel turnovers including six Corral interceptions), Arkansas should win the game. But, Corral and the Rebels will definitely have it on their minds. Projected Score: Ole Miss 35, Arkansas 24

2.Georgia at. 18.Auburn (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Georgia is dominant and it will be tough for Auburn to stick around. Projected Score: Georgia 45, Auburn 10

4.Penn State at. 3.Iowa (Saturday, 4 PM ET, FOX)
The biggest showdown in the Big Ten that does not include Ohio State in the College Football Playoff era, pits Big Ten leading teams Penn State against Iowa. Both teams use their stingy defenses to give their offenses good field position. Look out for Penn State receiver Jahan Dotson to have a huge game. Projected Score: Penn State 34, Iowa 27

1.Alabama at. Texas A&M (Saturday, 8 PM ET, CBS)
Unsurprisingly, Alabama is in CBS’ annual “moved from 3:30 to 8 game”. But, with how Texas A&M has struggled without starting QB Haynes King, it is hard to understand why Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson are calling this one. The only way I can see Texas A&M having any success is with the ground game, running star back Isaiah Spiller. But, maybe former Nick Saban assistant Texas A&M head coach Jimbo can pull something together and surprise the college football world. Projected Score: Alabama 42, Texas A&M 17


2021-2022 cbhsports Big 12 Basketball Preview

Projected Standings:
4.Texas Tech
5.West Virginia
7.Oklahoma State
9.Kansas State
10.Iowa State

Best Five Games:
1.Kansas at. Texas (2/7); Texas at. Kansas (3/5)
2.Baylor at. Kansas (2/5); Kansas at. Baylor (2/26)
3.Texas at. Baylor (2/12); Baylor at. Texas (2/28)
4.Texas at. Texas Tech (2/1); Texas Tech at. Texas (2/19)
5.Baylor at. Kansas (2/5); Kansas at. Baylor (2/26)

Player of the Year: Marcus Carr, Texas (Senior)
Coach of the Year: Chris Beard, Texas
Freshman of the Year: Kendall Brown, Baylor


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 10/2 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: 12.Ole Miss
2.Georgia 4-0 (2-0) Next Game: 8.Arkansas
3.Oregon 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: at.Stanford
4.Penn State 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: Indiana
5.Iowa 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: at.Maryland
6.Oklahoma 4-0 (1-0) Next Game: at.Kansas State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
5.Iowa at. Maryland (Friday, 8 PM ET, FS1)
Iowa needs to continue winning games to prove that they are a for real team and can make the College Football Playoff. Maryland, also undefeated could use a win over the Hawkeyes to propel themselves into the top 25 conversation. Projected Score: Maryland 24, Iowa 21

14.Michigan at. Wisconsin (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Wisconsin fell out of the top 25 following a loss to Notre Dame 41-13. Michigan, however, remains steady at 4-0, following a win over Rutgers. This should be a tough test for both squads as they continue through their Big Ten slates. Projected Score: Wisconsin 27, Michigan 23

8.Arkansas at. 2.Georgia (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ESPN)
ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to Athens for a top ten duel between the Kirby Smart’s tenacious Georgia Bulldogs and Sam Pittman’s upstart Arkansas Razorbacks. Georgia has beaten Clemson and three other teams that they easily destroyed like UAB, South Carolina, andVanderbilt. Arkansas swept the state of Texas, beating Rice, then 15th ranked Texas, and then seventh ranked Texas A&M as well as a dominant win over Georgia Southern. This will easily be Arkansas’ toughest game to date, facing off against an offense, led by QB JT Daniels that can score in a hurry and a defense better than any other in the country, thus not many will give Arkansas a shot to win this game. But, on the flip side, Georgia’s offense has not seen many like the Arkansas defense. Barry Odom’s bunch flies to the football, and only allows about one huge run per game. It will be interesting to see what happens as Arkansas faces its true first test. Projected Score: Georgia 30, Arkansas 20

7.Cincinnati at. 9.Notre Dame (Saturday, 2:30 PM ET, NBC)
Notre Dame clobbered Wisconsin 41-13 and will have to face a hard-nosed Cincinnati team this week. Marcus Freeman, the defensive coordinator for Notre Dame, was the defensive coordinator the last several years for Cincinnati, so things will be interesting. Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder continues to impress at QB and will have to continue it as they head to South Bend. Projected Score: Notre Dame 31, Cincinnati 24

12.Ole Miss at. 1.Alabama (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Alabama, following a tough win over Florida, destroyed Southern Miss 63-14 last Saturday night. One might say that when Ole Miss QB Matt Corrall and the Rebels (48 points versus the Tide a year ago) come into Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon that it will be the Tide’s toughest test to date. The Ole Miss defense looks improved from last year, especially considering they gave up 63 points to the Tide offense last year, and have been more multiple on that side of the ball. The key to the game, as this will be a shootout, will be which defense can force a turnover or multiple turnovers. Projected Score: Alabama 59, Ole Miss 49

10.Florida at. Kentucky (Saturday, 6 PM ET, ESPN)
Florida heads to Lexington at 4-0. Kentucky, despite boasting an undefeated record as well, has not looked as successful with single digit wins against both Chattanooga and South Carolina. Florida should control this game and come out with a win. Projected Score: Florida 28, Kentucky 10

Indiana at. 4.Penn State (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
Tom Allen’s team has not had the best follow-up, at least up to last season’s success. The Hoosiers head to Happy Valley for another test against a top four Penn State team with that is talented on all three sides of the ball. Penn State should get another quality win when Indiana comes in on Saturday night. Projected Score: Penn State 35, Indiana 24


2021-2022 cbhsports ACC Basketball Preview

Projected Standings:
2.North Carolina
3.Florida State
5.Virginia Tech
9.Notre Dame
10.Georgia Tech
11.NC State
12.Wake Forest
15.Boston College

Best Five Games:
1.Duke at. North Carolina (2/5); North Carolina at. Duke (3/5)
2.Duke at. Florida State (1/17); Florida State at. Duke (2/19)
3.Virginia at. Duke (2/7); Duke at. Virginia (2/23)
4.Virginia at. North Carolina (1/8)
5.Virginia Tech at. Virginia (1/12); Virginia at. Virginia Tech (2/14)

Player of the Year: Paolo Banchero, Forward, Duke (Freshman)
Coach of the Year: Hubert Davis, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year: Paolo Banchero, Forward, Duke (Freshman)


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 9/25 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 3-0 (1-0) Next Game: Southern Miss
2.Georgia 3-0 (1-0) Next Game: at.Vanderbilt
3.Oregon 3-0 (0-0) Next Game: Arizona
4.Oklahoma 3-0 (0-0) Next Game: West Virginia
5.Iowa 3-0 (0-0) Next Game: Colorado State
6.Penn State 3-0 (0-0) Next Game: Villanova

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
12.Notre Dame vs. 18.Wisconsin (Chicago) (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to Chicago for Notre Dame-Wisconsin at Soldier Field. This game will be interesting as both need a win to prove that they are worthy of being considered for the College Football Playoff. Wisconsin has to avoid a loss as it would be their second, following a tough blow to Penn State in week one. Notre Dame has struggled to a 3-0 start with close calls against Florida State and Toledo before somewhat of an easy win against instate foe Purdue. Projected Score: Wisconsin 27, Notre Dame 23

9.Clemson at. NC State (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Let’s be honest, Clemson is far removed from their championship in 2019. Without now Jacksonville Jaguar QB Trevor Lawrence and his weapons such as now Jacksonville Jaguar RB Travis Etienne as well as now Cincinnati Bengal WR Tee Higgins, Clemson’s offense is sputtering with new starter DJ Uiagalelei under center. NC State will be a test, the toughest for the Tiger’s since their opening season loss to Georgia. This could be the Tiger’s best win to give itself a chance to get back into the College Football Playoff conversation. Projected Score: Clemson 24, NC State 20

7.Texas A&M vs. 16.Arkansas (Arlington) (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
Texas A&M will again be without starting QB Haynes King for this one. Zach Calzada will make his second consecutive start at the position and of course will be in the backfield with one of college football’s top running backs, Isaiah Spiller. Quality quarterback play is going to be needed so the ground attack by Spiller as well as potential first round pick DeMarvin Leal and the Aggie defensive line getting to Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson and putting the pressure on Arkansas. The Hogs have not been in a position like this in five years, not being ranked until last week since 2016 following a win over top-15 TCU. The Hogs beat Texas in week 2 and used that momentum to beat Georgia Southern on Saturday. KJ Jefferson’s passing game improved in game 3 for the hogs but much more will be needed out of his throws to beat the Aggies. Getting the ball to potential first round pick at wide receiver Treylon Burks is and will be more than necessary as he only as a single touchdown in 2021. Arkansas’ impressive run game includes that of the 240 pound KJ Jefferson as well as starting running back Trelon Smith, the team’s two leading rushers. Dominique Johnson, Raheim “Rocket” Sanders, and AJ Green make up the rest of Arkansas’ talented room. Arkansas’ defense has looked impressive and will need key contributions from the talented Grant Morgan, Bumper Pool, and Hayden Henry at linebacker as well as safety Jalen Catalon as well as the rest of the defense if the hogs are to go into Jerry’s World and get another program defining win two weeks after a huge win over Texas. Projected Score: Arkansas 31, Texas A&M 24

West Virginia at. 4.Oklahoma (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
Despite being ranked number one in many pre-season polls, Oklahoma has not looked the part. QB Spencer Rattler has not looked like the Heisman favorite everyone thought he was going to be. Running the ball against a talented West Virginia team is going to be what is needed for Lincoln Riley’s Sooners to beat the Mountaineers. West Virginia’s only loss came to Maryland to open things up and has since gone 2-0, including a win over top-15 ranked Virginia Tech. Thus, West Virginia should very well be a player in this year’s Big 12 and Oklahoma cannot overlook anyone as they head into Big 12 play, aiming for their seventh consecutive Big 12 title. Projected Score: Oklahoma 38, West Virginia 34


2022 Arkansas football schedule released

The SEC released Arkansas’ 2022 football slate on Tuesday night:

9/3 Cincinnati
9/10 South Carolina
9/17 Missouri State
9/24 Texas A&M (Arlington)
10/1 Alabama
10/8 at.Misssissippi State
10/15 at.BYU
10/22 OPEN
10/29 at.Auburn
11/5 Liberty
11/12 LSU
11/19 Ole Miss
11/25 at.Missouri

Arkansas put together its toughest non-conference slate in recent memory, opening the season with a Cincinnati team that is ranked in the top 10. Arkansas heads to Provo to face a tough BYU team and hosts one of the top non-Power 5 teams in Liberty in Fayetteville. Arkansas opens conference play with former annual cross-division foe South Carolina before heading to Arlington to face Texas A&M. Then Arkansas returns home to face Nick Saban and Alabama before trips to Mississippi State and Auburn. Then the hogs return home to face off against LSU and Ole Miss before finishing their regular season in Columbia against Missouri.


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 9/18 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 2-0 (0-0) Next Game: at.13.Florida
2.Georgia 2-0 (0-0) Next Game: South Carolina
3.Oklahoma 2-0 (0-0) Next Game: Nebraska
4.Oregon 2-0 (0-0) Next Game: Stony Brook
5.Iowa 2-0 (0-0) Next Game: Kent State
6.Clemson 1-1 (0-0) Next Game: Georgia Tech

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
8.Cincinnati at. Indiana (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ESPN)
Despite a struggling start, Indiana will challenge Cincinnati and QB Desmond Ridder. Cincinnati’s path to the College Football Playoff has to include wins over Indiana and one over Notre Dame next month. Indiana, led by QB Michael Penix, has to get their offense going if they want to win this game. Projected Score: Cincinnati 38, Indiana 27

Nebraska at. 3.Oklahoma (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Oklahoma has been upset, at least the last few years, about the number of noon eastern kick off games they have had to play, it being the major reason why the Sooners are headed to the SEC soon. In a rematch of another “game of the century”, Oklahoma should have no problems scoring versus their old rivals. But, at least a solid performance will be needed for the Sooners to defeat Scott Frost’s Corn Huskers. Projected Score: Oklahoma 45, Nebraska 21

1.Alabama at. 11.Florida (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, CBS)
In the top match up of the SEC to date this season, Alabama and Florida meet in a rematch of last season’s SEC Championship. The Crimson Tide, despite massive turnover entering last season, look as good as ever. Florida’s QB situation seems to be up in the air with backup QB Anthony Brown outplaying starting QB Emory Jones. Florida coach Dan Mullen has to make the right decision on who starts for the Gators and who can beat Alabama. Projected Score: Alabama 42, Florida 31

Georgia Tech at. 6.Clemson (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, TBD)
With no ranked games left on the schedule, Clemson has to blow out every ACC team they play. So, that is what I think Dabo Swinney and his guys will do against the Yellow Jackets. Projected Score: Clemson 45, Georgia Tech 14

22.Auburn at. 10.Penn State (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
College GameDay heads to Happy Valley for a big “whiteout” game for Penn State as they take on an improved Auburn team. Auburn’s Bo Nix has played efficiently and can be a guy to lead the tigers over the Nittany Lions. Despite slow starts from Penn State’s offense, their defense has been fantastic and should lead them to a win. Projected Score: Penn State 24, Auburn 17


Diamond Hogs release 2022 schedule

Following one of the best regular seasons in recent college baseball memory, the Arkansas baseball program released its 2022 54-game slate on Monday:

2/18-20 Illinois State
2/25 Indiana (Round Rock Classic)
2/26 Stanford (Round Rock Classic)
2/27 Louisiana (Round Rock Classic)
3/4-6 Southeast Louisiana
3/10-13 UIC
3/15-16 Grambling
3/18-20 Kentucky
3/25-27 at.Missouri
3/29-30 Little Rock
4/1-3 Mississippi State
4/5 UCA
4/8-10 at.Florida
4/12-13 UAPB
4/14-16 LSU
4/19-20 Arkansas State
4/22-24 at.Texas A&M
4/26 UAPB (North Little Rock)
4/29-5/1 Ole Miss
5/3 Missouri State
5/6-8 at.Auburn
5/13-15 Vanderbilt
5/19-21 at.Alabama
5/24-29 SEC Tournament (Hoover)

Arkansas opens the season February 18-20 against Illinois State before taking a trip to Texas for the Round Classic to face Indiana, Stanford, and Louisiana. While the competition won’t be nearly as hard as a season ago when they opened the season with wins over Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech (all nationally seeded teams last June) in the State Farm College Baseball Classic. The Diamond Hogs open March with Southeast Louisiana and continues a homestead through March 20 with series against UIC and Grambling before taking on Kentucky in Baum-Walker Stadium to open SEC play. Arkansas travels to Columbia to face Missouri. The toughest road trip in SEC play comes in early April when the Hogs travel to face Florida. The Diamond Hogs host rivals Mississippi State, LSU, Ole Miss as well as Vanderbilt, which will be four of the biggest series in the SEC and the country. Arkansas will play UAPB first on April 5 as well as April 26 when they play the Golden Lions in Little Rock at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.


Big 12 presidents give green light to BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston

Big 12 presidents and chancellors voted on Friday to accept BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, and Houston into the conference. In a statement, the Big 12 said the four schools were “approved unanimously by the eight continuing members.”

The move comes less than two months after Big 12 co-founders Oklahoma and Texas announced they would join the SEC by July 1, 2025, putting the rest of the conference in a tough position. League officials moved quickly, picking top American Athletic Conference members Cincinnati, UCF, and Houston as well as independent BYU. The Big 12 was waiting until this week when those schools formally indicated they wanted to join the conference.

BYU will join the conference for the 2023-2024 season and the three AAC schools will join the conference no later than the 2024-2025 academic year according to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

An ESPN article stated that “AAC bylaws require schools to give a 27-month notice before they leave and pay a $10 million buyout fee. In that scenario, joining by the 2023 season would be a long shot, but some sources have said it is realistic. An earlier exit — with a higher buyout — is always a possibility. AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told ESPN on Friday that the conference will be willing to negotiate a higher exit fee to accommodate earlier departures for the three schools.” Assuming everything goes to plan, the AAC will likely be looking for new members soon.


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 9/11 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 1-0 (0-0) Next Game: Mercer
2.Georgia 1-0 (0-0) Next Game: UAB
3.Ohio State 1-0 (1-0) Next Game: 12.Oregon
4.Oklahoma 1-0 (0-0) Next Game: Western Carolina
5.Texas A&M 1-0 (0-0) Next Game: at.Colorado
6.Clemson 0-1 (0-0) Next Game: South Carolina State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)
12.Oregon at. 3.Ohio State (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
Behind Georgia-Clemson, this game is probably second in anticipation for the average fan in college football. Oregon struggled with talented Mountain West team Fresno State, having to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter. The Ducks also lost potential number one pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Kayvon Thibodeaux, to a sprained ankle. It is unclear if he will be able to play in Columbus, despite Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal saying, “We’re optimistic its nothing serious” per espn. Ohio State, who has been the class of the Big Ten for it seems like a decade, struggled with a gritty Minnesota team before coming back and winning. Despite the loss of Thibodeaux, the battle between Ohio State’s offense and Oregon’s talented defense is going to be the treat of 9/11 for all college football fans.

UAB at. 2.Georgia (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ESPN2)
Despite never seeing the end zone, Georgia’s offense put themselves in a position to win against Clemson and their defense did the rest. The Dawg’s defense pummeled new Clemson starting QB DJ Uiagalelei and got a tough, hard-nosed victory over the tigers. I expect the dawgs to do the same thing against UAB. Projected Score: Georgia 38, UAB 10

5.Texas A&M at. Colorado (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, FOX)
Texas A&M easily beat Kent State in week one, but a trip to Boulder against a former Big 12 foe won’t be as easy. However, I see Texas A&M handling Colorado, despite getting a slower start than a week ago. Projected Score: Texas A&M 45, Colorado 24

Mercer at. 1.Alabama (Saturday, 4 PM ET, SECN)
Alabama crushed Miami and I expect them to do the same thing to Mercer. Projected Score: Alabama 56, Mercer 6

10.Iowa at. 9.Iowa State (Saturday, 4:30 PM ET, ABC)
GameDay announced Saturday night it was headed to Ames for the battle between instate rivals, Iowa and Iowa State. With Iowa State’s pis poor showing in week 1 against Northern Iowa, Iowa’s win over Indiana gives them the momentum to potentially come into Ames and get a win. This game will be close. Projected Score: Iowa 28, Iowa State 24

South Carolina State at. 6.Clemson (Saturday, 5 PM ET, ACCN)
Clemson should use a gut-wrenching loss to Georgia and destroy South Carolina State. Projected Score: Clemson 52, South Carolina State 6

Western Carolina at. 3.Oklahoma (Saturday, 7 PM ET, PPV)
Oklahoma, who almost lost to Tulane a week ago, will have less trouble versus Western Carolina. Projected Score: Oklahoma 63, Western Carolina 12

15.Texas at. Arkansas (Saturday, 7 PM ET, ESPN)
A rematch of one of the many, “games of the century”, comes to you Saturday night in Fayetteville. In 1969, with the hogs and horns ranked number one and two respectively, and President Richard Nixon in the crowd, Texas defeated Arkansas and went on to win the national championship that season. Even so, these two battled for football glory in the Southwest Conference all the way up until the hogs left the SWC following the 1991 season for the SEC and the conference disbanded. Now, with Texas on the verge of a move to the SEC, as soon as next season, Arkansas wants to show the longhorns there is no easy ride in the SEC. Arkansas had a lackluster first half against Rice, their week one opponent, getting down 17-7 in the second half, before rattling off 31 unanswered points to win, 38-17. Texas handled Louisiana easily 38-18, setting up an interesting match up in northwest Arkansas. It will be the first time the two rivals have met since 2014, where Arkansas defeated Texas in the Texas Bowl, 31-7. Projected Score: Texas 35, Arkansas 27

Washington at. Michigan (Saturday, 8 PM ET, ABC)
Michigan and Washington’s week ones were a tale of two different stories. Washington was upset by Montana, 13-7, and Michigan destroyed Western Michigan 47-14. The way that Michigan’s offense played was the way it needed to play against an opponent of the caliber of Western Michigan. Their defense played elite as well. But, Washington’s offense, by their one touchdown output against Montana, needs to be prepared to fix those issues. Projected Score: Michigan 27, Washington 20


Arkansas releases entirety of 2021-2022 men’s basketball schedule

Arkansas released its full 2021-2022 slate for the men’s college basketball season.

Here it is:
11/9 Mercer
11/13 Gardner-Webb
11/17 Northern Iowa
11/22 Kansas State (Kansas City) (Hall of Fame Classic)
11/23 Cincinnati/Illinois (Kansas City) (Hall of Fame Classic)
11/28 Penn
12/1 Central Arkansas
12/4 Little Rock
12/7 Charlotte
12/11 Oklahoma (Tulsa)
12/18 Hofstra (North Little Rock)
12/21 Elon
12/29 at.Mississippi State
1/4 Vanderbilt
1/8 at.Texas A&M
1/12 Missouri
1/15 at.LSU
1/18 South Carolina
1/22 Texas A&M
1/26 at.Ole Miss
1/29 West Virginia (Big 12/SEC Challenge)
2/2 at.Georgia
2/5 Mississippi State
2/8 Auburn
2/12 at.Alabama
2/15 at.Missouri
2/19 Tennessee
2/22 Florida
2/26 Kentucky
3/2 LSU
3/5 at.Tennessee
3/9-3/13 2022 SEC Tournament

I will preview and make all of my predictions for the Razorback men’s basketball 2021-2022 season, which will come out November 8, the day before their season tips off.


Big 12 reportedly poaching BYU, three AAC schools

According to multiple reports, the Big 12 could be officially expanding as soon as next week. According to the Athletic, the conference is moving toward finalizing expansion plans to invite BYU, Central Florida (UCF), Cincinnati, and Houston. The four schools are planning to individually submit formal applications to the Big 12 early this upcoming week. Once the Big 12 receives those applications, the conference’s board of directors is expected to meet and extend formal invitations to each of those schools. All are expected to accept invitations.

According to Big 12 bylaws, “the super majority vote of 80% of the league’s board of directors is required to admit the new members.” The four schools are expected to get the majority vote required for admission to the conference. According to sources, the athletic said that this could all go through as soon as September 10. Sources confirm that the four could join the league and be ready to participate as Big 12 members as members in the fall of 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year. The American Athletic Conference (AAC) requires a 27-month notification and $10 million dollar exit fee upon leaving the conference.

Boise State, BYU, Central Florida (UCF), Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, SMU, and South Florida were the only eight schools considered for Big 12 expansion, sources say.


2021-2022 cbhsports College Football 9/2-9/6 Preview

AP Top 6
1.Alabama 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: 14.Miami (Atlanta)
2.Oklahoma 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: at.Tulane
3.Clemson 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: 5.Georgia (Charlotte)
4.Ohio State 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: at.Minnesota
5.Georgia 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: 3.Clemson (Charlotte)
6.Texas A&M 0-0 (0-0) Next Game: Kent State

Key games this weekend (Rankings based off of AP Poll)

4.Ohio State at. Minnesota (Thursday, 8 PM ET, FOX)
Ohio State has been on top of the Big Ten for years now. Historically, beating Ohio State requires good quarterback play and tremendous defense. Hard to see the Golden Gophers knocking off the Buckeyes. Projected Score: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 24

10.North Carolina at. Virginia Tech (Friday, 6 PM ET, ESPN)
Mack Brown has UNC back where he once had them during his first tenure in Chapel Hill, having the Tar Heels winning football games. It will be a tough test to open the season on the road versus Virginia Tech. Tar Heel QB Sam Howell returns and should lead the Tar Heels to many victories including this one. Projected Score: North Carolina 31, Virginia Tech 20

2.Oklahoma at. Tulsa (Saturday, 12 PM ET, ABC)
Oklahoma’s high-powered offense should dominate Tulsa. Projected Score: Oklahoma 56, Tulane 6

19.Wisconsin at. 12.Penn State (Saturday, 12 PM ET, FOX)
One of multiple Big Ten match ups to open the year, Wisconsin and Penn State look to have rebound seasons in 2021. Quarterback play will be the determining factor in this one. Projected Score: Penn State 21, Wisconsin 17

17.Indiana at. 18.Iowa (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, BTN)
Iowa has two tough tests to open the year, first versus Indiana then a trip to Ames to take on Iowa State. Indiana returns QB Michael Penix Jr. and should have a great defense under Tom Allen yet again. This will be a close one. Projected Score: Iowa 28, Indiana 24

1.Alabama at. 14.Miami (Saturday, 3:30 PM ET, ABC)
Alabama should dominate Miami, despite a young offense and new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Projected Score: Alabama 49, Miami 21

23.Louisiana at. 21.Texas (Saturday, 4:30 PM ET, FOX)
Texas and Louisiana meet in Austin, in a match up of two top-25 teams. Bill Napier is not going to let new Texas coach Steve Sarkisian kill his Ragin Cajun’s, just a year after defeating Big 12 runner-up Iowa State to open the 2020 season. Projected Score: Louisiana 35, Texas 31

5.Georgia vs. 3.Clemson (Saturday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
Easily the most hyped up game of the season, Georgia and Clemson will meet in a potential College Football Playoff Preview. This game will be decided by quarterback play. Georgia’s JT Daniels and Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei will battle and try to get their team’s back to the CFP. This game is hard for me to pick just because of how talented both teams are. But until Georgia wins a big game, I am going with the tigers. Projected Score: Clemson 38, Georgia 34

9.Notre Dame at. Florida State (Sunday, 7:30 PM ET, ABC)
Notre Dame, despite losing a lot to the NFL in 2020, should handle an improving Florida State. But as Lee Corso would say, this game is going to be “closer than the experts think”. Projected Score: Notre Dame 42, Florida State 31

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta) (Monday, 8 PM ET, ESPN)
This game is interesting. Ole Miss’ offense is elite but its defense is awful. Louisville has average offensive and defensive units. Ole Miss should win but it won’t be as easy as many optimist’s think. Projected Score: Ole Miss 49, Louisville 28


Arkansas releases full 2021-2022 non-conference slate

Arkansas released its full 2021-2022 non-conference slate on Monday. Here is everything we know about their slate so far:

11/9 Mercer
11/13 Gardner-Webb
11/17 Northern Iowa
11/22 Kansas State (Kansas City,MO) (Hall of Fame Classic)
11/23 Cincinnati/Illinois (Kansas City,MO) (Hall of Fame Classic)
11/28 Penn
12/1 Central Arkansas
12/4 Little Rock
12/7 Charlotte
12/11 Oklahoma (Tulsa)
12/18 Hofstra (North Little Rock)
12/21 Elon
TBA All conference games
1/29 West Virginia (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

Arkansas will not play a true road game in their 2021-2022 non conference slate but will still be tasked with some difficult games. Arkansas will play both Central Arkansas and Little Rock, the first time ever that Arkansas will play two instate non conference games ever in men’s basketball. The next step should be seeing one of those two facing the Razorbacks in North Little Rock in Simmons Bank Arena. However, the Razorbacks will face Hofstra in North Little Rock the Saturday before Christmas. Playing Kansas State before a potential match up with Cincinnati or Illinois will make or break Arkansas’ November slate. Just two weeks later, the Muss Bus will head to Tulsa to face Oklahoma, led by new head coach Porter Moser. With how talented Arkansas is, fans should expect Arkansas to win all of their non-conference games outside of all of their “Power 6” opponents.

When the full Razorback schedule comes out with conference games, I will make an update post. I will preview and make all of my predictions for the Razorback men’s basketball 2021-2022 season, which will come out November 8, the day before their season tips off.