SEC Media Days were last week…The Hogs were picked dead last…Jonathan Luigs was voted ALL-SEC first team…WR Marques Wade was arrested for DUI…1994 Championship Hoops Team member Elmer Martin has been sentenced to 15 years on drug charges…Matt Jones talks to the media about his Arrest…Arkansasrazorbacks.com Launched…The Football Media Guide is out…Razorbloggers got a new design too…The Expats are singing the Memphis Blues…Hog Helmets are nice to look at…The Razorbloggers have their predictions up…a funny anecdote about Felix Jones’ game winning 2 point conversion against LSU.
Arkansas Track and Field Coach John McDonnell announced his retirement today. He will continue to coach thru the rest of this season. He currently has 42 national titles and 83 conference titles. We’ll miss him!
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!
The Hogs get a big road win, ending a 6 game losing streak at LSU in the process…Arkansas-68 LSU-52. Here’s a profile on Paul Petrino, Hog Offensive Coordinator and Bobby’s Brother. He’ll be busy this weekend with all of the recruits on campus. The Razorback Track team is appealing the punishment handed down in regards to the rules violations committed by former Razorbacks assistant coach Lance Brauman and his dealings with former Arkansas sprinter Tyson Gay in 2003 before he enrolled at the university. Pom Red squad member Laura Cole was voted the SPiN College Cheerleader of the Year by fans at CBS Sportsline.
Here’s the Whole Hog Sports story on the Track and Field Team losing 2 National Titles and the NCAA’s statement. The Messages aren’t flying for the Hogs (story I mentioned in the FYI post). The red-white basketball game is tonight. Patrick Beverley has been Named to the Naismith Trophy Pre-Season Watch List. Clay Henry has a Basketball season preview. the AP has a FIU preview up. The Expats have a basketball hodge-podge up and a book review as well. AS360 mentions that the South Carolina game will be televised. Matt Jones is having a weird year in Jacksonville.
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.