Becks Condition Upgraded to Fair

Corey Beck’s condition was upgraded to fair Wednesday after being shot in the face and hand during a robbery attempt Sunday. Beck and a friend, Timothy Wilkins, were in a car when they were approached and shot. Beck, who was driving, managed to direct the car to a local fire station. Wilkins was treated and released from the hospital on Sunday.

The Trough part 2

Hogs Make Defensive Position Changes

McFadden sat out Tuesday’s Practice citing Soreness.
He should be at practice today and The Hogblogger

The Razorback Expats are excited about the coming Hoops Season and Patrick Beverley is a big reason.
Razorback Expats

UA officials are looking at renaming the field at Razorback Stadium to honor Broyles.

The Expats have also found a funny Corliss Video

Razorback Expats

FTB:Nutt Era won’t survive Kentucky loss

From Robert Shields…

Houston Nutt will not survive this loss to Kentucky unless the Razorbacks go on another winning streak that includes Tennessee at Knoxville and LSU at Baton Rouge. That is the only way he returns as coach next season after what may have been his jump-the-shark game. Frank Broyles, with his last good firing already out of the way, will leave the duty to the new athletic director, who has no understanding of the nuances of Razorback football, and Chancellor John White. The politics of the firing will be entertaining and great for several columns with the result being an executive search firm recommending Alabama offensive coordinator and former Texas Longhorn, which ironically may be just what the doctor ordered to re-establish a recruiting stronghold in Texas, now absent since the fans ran off Ken Hatfield and Broyles moved UA athletics to the grand SEC.

Fan Unrest Getting Blogosphere Play

Many around the blogosphere are picking up on a couple of stories about Arkansas fan unrest over Houston Nutt. There appears to be a campaign to encourage people who want Nutt fired to wear black to Saturday’s North Texas game. Also, money is being collected to fly Anti-Nutt banners over the stadium for the rest of the season. They’ve collected enough to fly the first plane, also during the N.Texas game. Hog Blogger, Every Day Should Be Saturday,, and Losers with Socks have made note of the situation. With the way Arkansas fans have been “showcased” by ESPN this past year with the FOIA request, the lawsuit, and the reaction to the whole Springdale mess, I have little doubt the national sports media will eat this up next weekend.

UPDATE:The Hogblogger interviews the man behind the banner….LINK

The Trough

Former Hog Corliss Williamson is retiring and becoming an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.
Corliss was part of the ’94 Championship squad and won an NBA title with Detroit in 2004. The Hogblogger has a nice tribute up.

AOL Fanhouse Rips on Nutt…Repeatedly.

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AOL Fanhouse

Danny Nutt Banned From Coaching Booth
I didn’t realize that the NCAA had restrictions on who could be in the “Bench Area” or the coaches booth. D. Nutt, who was seen Saturday in the coaches booth, has been notified that he is no longer allowed in either area. The UA won’t be punished for the previous transgressions.
Whole Hog Sports
UPDATE: The Hogblogger links to a picture from which shows DN in the booth.

Arkansas Golf Finishes Fourth at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

Former Hog Corey Beck Shot

Corey Beck, a member of Arkansas’ 1994 National Championship Basketball Team, was shot in the hand and face during an attempted robbery this past Sunday morning. This is being reported by The Commercial Appeal out of Memphis. Beck is in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Memphis Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

Arkansas Sports 360

RB Michael Smith Suspended After Arrest

Arkansas Running Back Michael Smith was suspended Sunday after being arrested for allegedly using a stolen credit card to make a purchase of over $100. Smith was booked into the Washington County Jail after he was arrested at 2 p.m. Sunday on two felony charges of forgery and theft by receiving.

An officer with the Fayetteville Police Department told the Morning News that Smith, 20, would spend Sunday night in jail and could be released pending a bond hearing Monday morning.

The Morning News