Will deeper pockets in Northeast Arkansas loosen their purse strings and save us from the hardball purgatory? Sell the naming rights to the bull pen to U.S. Steel and call it The Crucible. Have those $10 beers delivered via a Hytrol conveyor belt. Get creative.

The Red Wolves are right as projected – in the middle of the pack. What’s unfortunate is that aside from an away game with Texas Tech (we just missed you, Chris Beard), Arkansas State has little opportunity to see their NET standings improve before conference play begins on December 30.