These are the twitter questions for this week’s Q&A. Tweet @Shane_M_Schock to see your questions about our Harding Bisons answered.
@KeenanKellett4: What do you think the Bisons chances are of making the playoffs this year?
The football team is on the verge of getting over that Henderson State bug that kept them from the playoffs the last two years. I believe what has been holding the Bisons from the playoffs has been the offense. If you look at the stats, the defense has consistently proven they have what it takes to make that leap to the playoffs
This year, I have a feeling the offense is at its full strength when it comes to experience and knowledge of the triple option offense. This year’s seniors were freshmen when the Bisons picked up this offense in 2010, which gives them five years of experience in this system, which is a huge positivefortheoffense.Withthe defense firing on all cylinders, I expect it to be difficult for any team in the conference to run the ball and control the clock better than the Bisons.
@Derek_LePore: Do you think the women’s basketball team will continue their regular season dominance?
Yes. I believe the Lady Bisons will have another impressive year. They have a tremendous coaching staff that has given the players the attitude and confidencetowin.Takelast year for example; did anyone think that the Lady Bisons would go on that insane win- ning streak? I didn’t. Now that winning streak could mean higher expectations, which could cause trouble if the team buckles under the pressure, but I don’t think that will happen.
I believe what will really drive this team in continuing their dominant play is their experience from last year’s season.The skilled roster that lost seniors from a year ago still retains a lot of young talent like the Haney sisters and also will bring back veterans like senior Arielle Saunders.
@TarynEubank: How do you feel the volleyball team will wrap up this current season?
This is tough. I think the big question going into the season is how the volleyball team would play after losing their skilled seniors following the 2013 season. At first glance it looks like the team has had a slight drop in record losing an early conference matchup against Arkansas Tech University, but it still has a good opening record of 7-4.
I think with experienced leadership of seniors Taryn Eubank and Marindia Turner, the Lady Bisons may not have the best conference record, but they will be a team no one will want to face come season’s end, and they will be right there competing for a postseason tournament spot.