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It is going to be one busy sports weekend for those so inclined.

It all starts on Friday when Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman is the guest speaker at the Downtown Tip-Off Club's weekly luncheon.

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It starts at 11:45 a.m. and will be held at the Wyndham Riverfront in downtown North Little Rock and for more information, click here.

That night, the junior college national championship football game will be held at War Memorial Stadium.

The game between Iowa Western and New Mexico Military will kickoff at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased by clicking here.

On Saturday, there will be a Razorback basketball doubleheader of sorts at the women's team from Arkansas will face the University of Central Arkansas in an in-state matchup at Simmons Bank Arena in downtown North Little Rock.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. They can be purchased by clicking here.

That night, the Razorbacks will face Hofstra in a game that will tip-off at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Neither game will be broadcast.

As for the game, Arkansas enters the matchup against the Sugar Bears at 9-2 and are coming off a 73-39 win against UALR. Arkansas features six in-state players with Sasha Goforth and Jersey Wolfenbarger the best of the bunch. Goforth starred at Fayetteville, while Wolfenbarger, a freshman, was a McDonald’s All-American as a high school senior at Fort Smith Northside. 

The game is also a bit of a homecoming for Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors, who previously coached at Cabot High School.

UCA is 3-5 on the year, but have a likely win today against Central Baptist College, and have no in-state players on the roster this season.

In the nightcap, Arkansas is 8-1, and lost for the first time in its previous game against Oklahoma. 

Devo Davis starred at Jacksonville and is among Arkansas’s best guards, while 7-foot-3 Conner Vanover grew up in Sherwood. 

Hofstra, the pride of Long Island, is 6-5 on the season and unsurprisingly, have no players on the roster from Arkansas but there’s a connection. There’s always a connection.

Forward Abayomi Iyiola plays for Hofstra and started his college career at Arkansas. His freshman season he played two minutes on one game and had one rebound with no career points. He’s doing much better at Hofstra and is averaging 7.3 rebounds a game.