Basketball News & Notes

*Sophomore guard Stefan Welsh pulled his left hamstring in Tuesday’s practice and hasn’t been able to go full speed since then, but is doing some light conditioning.

*Senior point guard Gary Ervin is back in Fayetteville and practiced with the Razorbacks on Friday and Saturday after attending his grandmother’s funeral in New York.

*The intensity of the practices have been taking a toll. So many players were cramping up that assistant coach Isaac Brown and manager Will Landreth, a senior from Newport, took part in some drills.

Whole Hog Sports

The Trough

Former Hog Gay and Current Hog Samuels Advances at IAAF World Championships
Hogwired.com

Damon Jones is Arkansas’ new director of basketball operations
He was the NBA’s community and player programs manager.
Sporting News.com

Arkansas releases 2008 Baseball Schedule
Whole Hog Sports

Broyles Vision Key in Leadership of UA Program
Whole Hog Sports

Lady’Back soccer team picked fourth in SEC West by coaches
Whole Hog Sports

Football Injury Roundup
Whole Hog Sports

News & Notes

*One thing I didn’t notice till later in regards to the depth chart was that Antwain Robinson, who started 13 games last year, was listed as a second teamer behind sophomore Adrian Davis at the RE spot.

*Corner Greg Gatson, a freshman from Germantown (Tenn. ) High School, will join the team Monday. Gatson, who had been awaiting word on eligibility, was enrolled in school Friday.

*Corner Brandon Barnett did not practice in order to rest a strained calf muscle.

*ESPN Classic will replay the 2003, seven-overtime Arkansas-Kentucky game from 11 p. m.-2 a. m. Wednesday.

*Corner Jarrell Norton missed practice time Friday to rest a high ankle sprain.

*Nathan Dick was held out of practice Friday as a precautionary measure to rest a hip-flexor.

Via Whole Hog Sports 1 and 2

Marcus Harrison Arrested

From ESPN.com:

Arkansas defensive end Marcus Harrison was suspended indefinitely after being arrested late Friday night on a felony drug charge and several misdemeanors.

A Fayetteville police report says an officer stopped Harrison, 23, just after 11 p.m. Friday night near his apartment. The officer reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from Harrison’s car when he rolled his window down.

The officer asked Harrison to step out of the car. The police report says Harrison consented to a search and told the officer he had “just a pill” in a pocket of his cargo shorts. The officer reported finding a small plastic bag containing one blue Ecstasy pill.

The officer reported finding one partially smoked marijuana cigar under the front seat of the car and another unsmoked cigar. The police report shows both cigars tested positive for marijuana.

Via Razorback Expats

Terry Don Phillips Won’t Be New AD

Thurdsay Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips released a statement thru the Clemson Tigers web site stating…

“After considerable personal reflection, I wish to end the speculation about the athletic director’s position at the University of Arkansas,”

“To be very clear, it is important to note that the University of Arkansas has not contacted me. I am, however, humbled and grateful for the Razorback fans and friends who have called and written.”

The former defensive lineman for the Razorbacks, who lettered in 1966, 1968 and 1969, was president of the Razorback Foundation, an associate AD, and earned undergraduate and law degrees from Arkansas.

Phillips left Arkansas to become Oklahoma State’s athletic director in 1994 and was hired at Clemson on July 1, 2002.

Whole Hog Sports

The Trough

Matterral Richardson Accepting Role As Leader
The Morning News

Former Hog Tony Ugoh Feeling the Pressure
After three-time Pro Bowler Tarik Glenn retired, the plan to have Ugoh be his understudy went out the window. Ugoh faces his biggest football challenge yet, protecting the blindside of Indy’s Peyton Manning.
The Morning News

Wedding Bells and Whistles
Three Football Hogs are Married Men
The Morning News

LadyBacks Lose Volleyball Season Opener To Georgia Tech 3-1
CSTV.com

RazorStuff: Big Red Celebriduck

I’m going to be introducing a new series focusing on the more weird, cool, outrageous, and stupid stuff that the UA has licensed. This series actually began with the Air Conditioning unit I profiled a couple of weeks back. I’ll probably run out of stuff to show with out your help. So, click the submit links tab on our front page and send me suggestions with “Razorstuff” in the subject. On to our first (second) find…

Big Red Celebriduck

The Big Red Celebriduck

It’s a Half Duck/Half Hog. It’s also $11.99 plus shipping.
Weird yet appealing. You can’t really tell from the thumbnail but if you look at the full size image you’ll notice that it does have the indentions for a snout on the end of it’s “bill”.

If you want one of these click the link below…
Celebriducks

P.S. I don’t get any commission from the sale of these.