The Thursday Trough

Pelphrey Challenges his big men. RPI will help determine Hogs’ Fate. Golfer Stacy Lewis wins Lady Puerto Rico Classic. College Football News Names Arkansas V. Texas the 11th best Non-Conference game Next Season. Yesterday’s Baseball game V. Southeast Missouri St. was Canceled due to bad weather. Ernie Biggs, the piano bar where D-Mac was admitted entrance and the brawl occurred a couple of months ago, has been fined $500 for the incident. I wanted to remind everyone to Vote For Big Red and for Bud Walton (see below for details).

Catchup Trough

The Hoop Hogs Went 1-1 since the last Trought…UA-87 LSU-61, UA-58 UK-63. The Diamond Hogs Swept Witchia St. over the weekend…Fri 9-4, Sat 5-4, Sun 7-3. Darren McFadden is fast apparently…watch the video. Hillis was the fastest FB at the combine with an unofficial time of 4.58 in the 40. Marcus Monk also tried to prove himself. Hog Football Tickets are going up to $45 this season. Arkansas has asked Texas to allow the football team to reschedule the Longhorns from 2009 to 2014 but nothing has been finalized. Tom Collen is building a winner in the Lady Hogs Hoops squad. Finally, some people were upset with CBS cutting away from the UA/UK game Saturday.

Update: I wanted to mention again to Vote For Big Red. Also, EA is allowing people vote to add an arena to NCAA March Madness 08. EA visited Bud Walton and has a post about it on the MM08 blog Vote For Bud Walton!

The “Vote Big Red” Trough

The Diamond Hogs start up play this Friday with a series against Wichita St. and the local media are starting to do their season forecasts/previews…Razorbloggers, The Morning News, and the Slophouse. Junior third baseman Logan Forsythe was named to USA Baseball’s pre-season Golden Spikes Award Watch List on Tuesday. Here’s the Diamond Hog Promotion Schedule. The Hoop Hogs Lose to Division Leader Mississippi St. 80-74…But their RPI is still high. Assistant Coach Rob Evans talked with the LR Tip-Off Club. AD Jeff Long is in talks with Nolan Richardson to Honor the ’94 National Championship Team next year on the 15th Anniversary. ESPN’s Mel Kiper is against the Dallas Cowboys trading up to get Darren McFadden. Mitch Mustain is trying to work his way off of USC’s Scout Team.

And Finally, As far as Video Games go I own only a Nintendo Wii. No XBox360 or PS3. The game that I’ve been waiting for has finally been announced for Wii…NCAA FOOTBALL 2009! To commemorate the event EA is allowing the public to vote (once per day) on a college mascot to place on the cover of NCAA Football for Wii. Voting will be thru March 14th. Vote for Big Red!

FTB: Mandatory Goals for Bobby Petrino

This Week From The Bench…

New coach, new rules. I was not crazy about the last Razorback football coach, but you must admit he had a few accomplishments. To many, though, he and the team were mostly mired in mediocrity. The new guy has been hired so there is a new bar set, which is always to outperform you predecessor. So here goes my standards for Bobby Petrino ? anything less and he will be judged a failure by the fans. I would ask that someone in the UA athletic department print this and anonymously tape it to Petrino’s door so that we can all be on the same page.

Love Filled Trough

The Vols give The Hogs a big, crushing, bear hug…Arkansas-71 Tennessee-93. The Spring Game is set-now with and Actual Game! The Hogs Backed up the Brinks Truck to bring in Tulsa. SEC Coaches pick the Diamond Hogs 3rd in the west. It was 24 years and 2 days ago today. And Finally the Expats asked their readers to help them find Eugene “The Dunking Machine” Nash. They did and there corresponding interview is here…(Part 1) and (Part 2). Great Stuff!

Signing Day Trough

Here’s Arkansas’ Final List of Football Signees, which include Central Arkansas Christian WR Joe Adams. ranks the class 23rd in the country. AS360’s Jim Harris looks at Signing Days past. Willy Robinson was also named the Hog’s new Defensive Coordinator. Petrino is also trying to get Ryan Mallett on the field this fall. Sonny Weems was named SEC player of the week. the Razorbloggers think the hoops squad has IT. Here’s a look at the many faces of John Pelphrey. Former Hog QB/Assistant Coach Joe Ferguson is in an ICU in Houston,TX battling Pneumonia. Click Here for a site run by a friend of the family to keep up to date.

Arkansas-80 #20 Florida-61

Wow. The Hogs broke the game open in the first half with a 20-4 run, taking a 25 point lead into the half. Sonny Weems lead the team with 17 points. Gary Ervin added 15 points and six assists for the Hogs. This is John Pelphrey’s first win over Billy Donovan who he coached under at Marshall and Florida. Bobby Petrino was in the crowd of over 19,000, leading a hog call during a time out in the first half.
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