Jim Harris with The Buzz: Talking Razorbacks in the NFL Draft & More


Each Tuesday Jim Harris appears on 103.7 The Buzz FM at 11 a.m. during the The Zone with Justin Acri and Pat Bradley. This week the crew discusses Arkansas Razorbacks in the NFL Draft, more insight on the 2014 season for the Hogs gleaned from spring ball, early start kickoff times in the heat. Full audio is below.

The Arkansas Razorbacks’ first two games of the 2014 season will be nationally televised on the SEC Network with 3 p.m. kickoffs, it was announced last week. The network also announced the Arkansas State Red Wolves game at Knoxville, Tenn., against the Volunteers will be televised Sept. 6, with an 11 a.m. kickoff.

The Razorbacks’ second season under head coach Bret Bielema begins Aug. 30 at Auburn, where Arkansas has won three of its last four games. In addition, the first Saturday broadcast ofSEC Nation, the traveling pre-game show on the SEC Network, will originate from the game.

Arkansas opens its home schedule the next week when it hosts Nicholls State inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

The SEC Network launches Aug. 14 and will televise approximately 45 SEC football games in 2014. AT&T U-Verse, DISH and National Rural Telecommunications cooperative (NRTC) have agreed to carry the SEC Network as of this date. If your carrier is not listed, fans can go to www.getsecnetwork.com.

The Red Wolves’ second game of the season and second all-time meeting with Tennessee is set for an 11 a.m. (CT) kickoff at Neyland Stadium.  A-State and Tennessee first played in 2007 in Knoxville with the Volunteers claiming a 48-27 victory in front of a crowd of 102,368, the largest ever to watch a Red Wolves’ game.

Entering the 2014 season, 43 of Arkansas State’s last 52 games have been televised.  The 2013 season saw every Arkansas State football game televised for the first time in school history.  The Red Wolves previous school record for televised games in a season was 10 in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

In addition to their game at Tennessee, the Red Wolves have televised contests in 2014 scheduled for Oct. 21 at Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN2) and Nov. 20 at Texas State (ESPNU).  Arkansas State will have additional television opportunities that will be announced as they are finalized.

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