The Trough

ARSN starting Hispanic Arm
They’ll carry the six Fayettevill home games this season

USA 4×100 relay team advances to Finals

Former Hog and Fayetteville native Wallace Spearmon ran the second leg for Team USA.

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It hasn’t as of this writing but it’s scheduled for 5pm CDT

Razorback FB Schedule Named Worst of BCS Teams
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About 1, 500 tickets, 1, 000 of them bench seating, were available as of Thursday afternoon for Saturday’s season opener.
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Pain in the Neck identified for Cleveland

Ben Cleveland has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus stretch, a stretched nerve which causes numbness in an area that runs from the neck to the hand on Cleveland’s left side.

Assistant trainer Eric Linson has accompanied Cleveland to Little Rock and Houston for testing. Linson said that Dr. Glen Pait at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences diagnosed the problem, that experts in Houston and trainers from the UA had suspected, earlier this week.

Linson also stated that it could be several weeks to several months before Cleveland could return.

Before Cleveland can return, Linson said the tight end must get back his strength and range of motion in his arm, as well as show no symptoms. At the moment, Cleveland has lost strength in his left arm.

“Basically, his weakness is from the elbow up,” Linson said.

No decision has been made in regards to redshirting Cleveland for the season.

The Morning News
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Football News & Notes

*Brandon Barnett, who was recruited as a running back, will be moving back to his original position after a preseason experiment at cornerback.

*ARSN has signed a deal with Dallas radio station KFCD-AM 990, The Sports Fan Network, to broadcast all Razorback football games in the Dallas Market.

*The University has posted some game day fan reminders at (see link below)

*In an interview with The Morning News, WR London Crawford says that WR Marcus Monk is in good spirits. Houston Nutt said doctors are encourage with the cartilage regrowth they saw during the second surgery.

WHS (Razorbacks Report)
The Morning News (Monk in good spirits) (Fan Reminders)

Former Hog Tyson Gay Wins 2nd Gold at World Championships


Tyson Gay completed a successful sprint double (100 meters and 200 meters) at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Former Hog and Fayetteville native Wallace Spearmon also earned a medal in the 200-meter finals.

Gay took the 200-meter title in 19.76, a new World Championships meet record. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt was second with a 19.91. Spearmon clocked a 20.05 for the third-place finish. Maurice Green (1999) and Justin Gatlin (2005) are the only previous male athletes to have won sprint doubles at the championships.

Basketball News & Notes

*Sonny Weems won’t require surgery. He’ll be in a cast for 4 weeks but will be healed in time for the start of practice on October.

*Stefan Welsh’s is at about 60% coming back from a hamstring injury. He’ll probably try to play this weekend.

From Pelphry’s Press Conference:

“I want to remove any anxiety and understand what it means to play hard in this style. Fundamentally, I want us to do things right. I want us to catch the ball with two hands, to spread out and to run their lanes. A lot of things are not necessarily due to talent, it comes down to repetition. You have to get a mindset. I’m hoping over these last three days and heading into the fall we can get that foundation and understanding.

“My concerns are can we get consistent point guard play and our lack of guard depth.” (Press Conference)
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