Marcus Monk, Felix Jones, and Darren McFadden Have been named to the 71st Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. Brady Quinn of the University of Notre Dame was the recipient of the 70th Maxwell Award for his outstanding performance during the 2006 season.
Here is a more indepth profile of this years inductees from the Benton County Daily Record
2007 Hall of Honor (NWAnews.com)
John Pelphrey needs all the time he can to teach his new system to his team and in the article linked below he explains about the Cancun Trip the Hogs will take this August.
Whole Hog Sports
If the last 2 posts has you all worked up Rob Keys provides 68 ways, for the 68 days till football season starts, for you to calm down and release your Razorback related stress.
Rob Keys (Whole Hog Sports)
Terry Wood has written a piece on how the unity of Arkansas’ Fanbase will need to be a high priority for the incoming AD.
Terry Wood (Whole Hog Sports)
Wally Hall tends to think that the Barrett hire, and the statement by Broyles about Inman not being NWA-centric, will further split the Razorback Nation.
Harry King on the other hand likes the hire and this this is a much ado about nothing.
Both viewpoints are provided below for you choosing…
Wally Hall (Whole Hog Sports)
Harry King (Arkansas News Bureau)
From the Arkansas Business Website…
Each year, Arkansas Business presents our 40 Under 40 list to recognize intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.
2007 Arkansas Business 40 Under 40
John Pelphrey Profile (Arkansas Business.com)
Eric Sullivan, Former KTHV sportscaster, posts on Hogville.net about the Barrett decision with some insightful commentary. Also the full story that ran in Friday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is linked below.
Eric Sullivan Post (Hogville.net)
Via ArkansasBusiness.com’s Jim Harris
Ar Dem-Gaz Story (WholeHogSports.com)
Head Basketball Hog John Pelphrey, got an oral commitment form Los Angeles, CA point guard Terrance Joyner Thursday. Pelphrey also held a press conference to announce that the game with Texas scheduled for Fayetteville this coming season has been pushed back a year. Also announced was that Arkansas will spend Labor Day weekend in Cancun, Mexico, for an exhibition trip. The Razorbacks expect to play two exhibition games, but more importantly they will have 10 allowed practices in late August and September. Pelphry is installing a new offense, and the team needs all the practice time it can get.
Terrance Joyner (WholeHogSports.com)
Basketball Roundup (WholeHogSports.com)
Stewart Mandel opens his mailbag and gives his 5 random college football predictions for next year. #3 on that list starts…
3. The Arkansas/Houston Nutt saga will not end well.
and Olin Buchanan, of Rivals.com, ranks Arkansas’ schedule strength dead last in the SEC for the coming year.
Mandel Mailbag (SI.com)
SEC Schedule Rankings (SI.com)
Bracketology was updated today with Joe Lunardi placing the Hogs as a 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Also Mark Schlabach has a SEC basketball preview up.
SEC quick look (ESPN.com)
Much applause was thrown around when Arkansas men’s basketball coach, John Pelphrey, announced that he had hired Former Ole Miss Head Coach Rob Evans as an assistant. Now, behind ESPN’s insider wall, Andy Katz is reporting that Evans is in talks to become New Mexico State’s new Head Coach. That position became vacant when Reggie Theus took a head coaching job with the Sacramento Kings.
Andy Katz Blog (ESPN Insiders only)
Several outlets are reporting tonight that the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (ARSN), a KATV subsidiary, has agreed that Northwest Arkansas Radio Host Chuck Barrett will be named the “Voice of the Razorbacks” in the coming days. Barrett was selected over KATV’s Scott Inman, who works for the Little Rock TV station as a news anchor. The university and the station have yet to confirm these reports.
Arkansas Times Blog
The Morning News
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The bill would soften TV market assignments set by the Nielsen Media Research Company. He sites that people in parts of his Southern Arkansas district don’t care to watch the LSU Tigers. They’re Razorback Fans. This is a Bipartisan Bill that is co-sponsored by Representatives Barbara Cubin, a Wyoming Republican, Dan Boren, a Democrat from Oklahoma, and Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican.