The Razorbloggers have their Texas Preview up. Hurricane Ike might make an appearance at Saturday’s Game. Here’s Audio from Bobby Petrino’s Monday Press Conference. Luigs thinks we can hang with the Horns. Here’s a look at Hog QB Casey Dick and Texas QB Colt McCoy. What are your favorite wins over UT? The Expats have the Hogs last in their SEC Power Poll Ballot.
Speaking of the Expats they have a Q&A up with former Hog RB James Rouse..Part 1 & Part 2. The Diamond Hogs are starting Fall Practice. Razorback Catherine White, of the Cross Country Team, was named SEC Athlete of the Week.
Finally, Felix Jones had a nice debut Sunday…D-Mac had a neck stinger end his debut prematurely Monday night. Peyton Hillis and Marcus Harrison also were in on big plays for their respective teams.
ESPN has bought the TV rights to almost the entire SEC for $2.25 BILLION. This doubles the income for each school from last years deals with their TV partners. The deal kills the idea of an SEC channel and also kills the SEC’s relationship with Raycom/Lincoln Financial/Jefferson Pilot Sports. You can also look forward to subscribing to ESPNU since a lot of SEC programming will end up there. Bobby Petrino has a photographic memory. Marcus Monk was waived from the Bears. Freshman WR Jarius Wright is shining. ESPN looks at TE D.J. Williams. War Memorial Stadium plans for it’s 60th Anniversary. Razorback Women’s Soccer opens it’s season with a 1-0 win over Missouri St.
Two-a-Days are over. Point Guard Courtney Fortson was cleared to play by the NCAA. Former Hog & New Orleans Hornets guard Jannero Pargo has signed a 1 year $4 Million deal to play with Moscow Dynamo. Former Hog Shawn Andrews has finally showed up at Philadelphia Eagles Camp. Former Track Hog Wallace Spearmon was disqualified after finishing 3rd for running out of his lane. Tyson Gay failed to make the 100m Final in Beijing. In other Olympic news Veronica Campbell-Brown & Alistair Cragg qualified for the finals in their respective events. Is Mustain a bust for the Trojans? The Expats sum up Patrick Beverly’s situation nicely. They’ve also been chosen to participate in the SEC Power Poll (congrats) and have their preseason Coaches Poll up. Arkansas is still 6th as the Fulmer Cup gets close to naming it’s champion. The boys at the Morning News’ Hog Blog have unleashed a redesign. ESPN’s Chris Low is in Fayetteville to cover the Hogs during his tour of the conference.
Former Hog Freddie Fairchild was arrested again for marajuna possession and fleeing. Players reported for fall camp yesterday…practice begins today. College Football News has alot of SEC coverage up. Here’s their SEC game by game predictions (Ark 6-6), All-SEC team, Unit Rankings, SEC team capsules, and overall season preview. ESPN says the Hogs are hated by Louisville and Clemson.
John Pelphrey got a raise and an extension. Matt Jones continues to shine since his arrest. The razorbloggers put up some razorbits. The official UA podcast launched. FSN has a UA football preview special airing in August (Check Local Listings). Arkansasrazorbacks.com continues their Olympic Spotlights of current and former hogs with track and field’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, Amy Yoder Begley, Tyson Gay, and swimmer Yi Ting Siow.
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.
I’ve been slightly lazy in updating recently so there is some stuff to catch up on…
Backup Linebacker Freddy Burton was arrested for DUI this morning. Former Hog Tyson Gay qualified for the US Olympic squad in the 100m. Arkansas Hired Northern Iowa’s Chris Bucknam as the new Track and Field and Cross Country coach replacing legend John McDonnell. Sonny Weems was drafted by Chicago then traded to Denver. Steven Hill has signed a contract to play with Portland’s summer league team.
John Pelphrey auctioned off a round of golf with himself, Bobby Petrino, and LPGAer and former ladyback Stacy Lewis. It went for $5,100. Speaking of Stacy Lewis, she finished tied for 3rd at her first LPGA event as a pro…the US Women’s Open. Petrino’s not a big talker. But The Hog Blogger knows what he’s getting into with Bobby. The Razorbloggers have been counting down the best football games of ’07 (with video)…my fav’s South Carolina and LSU. AOL fanhouse has a story up about if College Football teams were comedians…Arkansas would be Larry the Cable Guy. Which lead me to two other such lists…Rappers-Kool Keith…and Simpsons Characters-Groundskeeper Willie.
Finally two stories unrelated to the Hogs…So Long to Deadspin’s Will Leitch, I echo what the Expats wrote…and RIP to UGA VI.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that today is the last day on Nolan Richardson’s Contract with the UA and it’s also Chancellor John White’s last day on the job.
I’ve been really busy with “real life” and since most major sports are in their dead period I didn’t make updating a priority. So, I looked up today and realized “There is alot that I’ve missed that I need to cover”, so here I am. I haven’t went and pulled up all the stories that I’ll be putting in the trough yet but don’t be surprised when you see a couple of seprate troughs. Thanks for hanging around!
Hog LB Freddie Fairchild was arrested today on suspicion of third-degree battery and false imprisonment. The incident was with his girlfriend. Head Coach Bobby Petrino has suspended him indefinitely until it has been determined if he has violated team rules.
Fairchild “attacked (the woman) causing injuries to her head, face, extremities and pelvis,” according to a preliminary probable cause statement from a Fayetteville police detective. The complaint said she reported that he would not allow her to leave for several hours.
Fairchild has been in a “domestic relationship” with the women intermittently for over a year, the statement said.
AP via AOL
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).
Another Depressing Arkansas Hoops Performance….Georgia 82 Arkansas 69. The Razorbloggers are getting irritated. Will Muschamp was “This Close” to being head hog according to ESPN. Darian Townes was arrested Sunday. Looks like DMac will be a Nike man. Here’s the Full 2008 Football Schedule. Hog Scout Teamer declares for draft. The Arkansas Tennis Hogs won 14 of 15 singles matches and five of six in doubles action at the Shocker Invitational. The Ladybacks (16-3 (1-3 SEC)) hoop squad fell to Florida 92-74.
FYI-I’ve Moved and Updates have been and will continue to be spotty for a little while. Thanks for your understanding.
The #25 Lady Razorback Hoopsters stayed perfect (15-0) Saturday with a win over Texas Tech 80-57. Bobby Petrino has finished his coaching staff. The Petrino Era will open with Western Illinois-AS360 has an early schedule. Reggie Herring is headed to Texas A&M and Louis Campbell is headed to Mississippi State. John McDonnell Field has been named the outdoor track facility of the year by the American Sports Builders Association. The Expats relive the glory days of Hog Hoops in Big D looking ahead to tonight’s matchup against Baylor. I won’t be around to update again after the Baylor game so here is a link where a recap will be posted after the game….ESPN.com Baylor Recap. UPDATE:Big win for the Hogs over Baylor 85-78.
Have a great weekend!
I’ve got a lot happening in my personal life over the next few days and I’ll be unable to post till probably some time late next week. Maybe Earlier. Until then check out the links on the side bar and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Go Hogs!
This Week From The Bench, Robert Shields covers Chuck Neinas and the Heisman Debacle…
To help this search, the UA has apparently hired a consultant named Chuck Neinas. You may remember the name of this hired goon from the last time he was in Arkansas when he angered and insulted many Razorback fans when comparing the Razorback Program to Rutgers as one of the arguments for moving all games to Fayetteville in the Great Stadium Debate. This Neinas guy is bad news, and a sure sign the hiring process is headed in the wrong direction.
Tebow and McFadden split the Media and Coaches SEC offensive player of the year honors. Their both in Orlando for the Home Depot College Football Awards tonight. Jonathan Luigs and Felix Jones are nominated for awards also and accompanied McFadden to Orlando. More Ranking of the Bowls…this time the Cotton ranks 5th and 3rd respectively. 3 Ole Miss assistants on the hog staff have returned from Oxford with Ole Miss cell phones. Current Auburn Defensive Coordinator, and Broyles Award Finalist, Will Muschamp was DC for LSU during the Saban years of 2001-2004. I’ll let Whole Hog Sports finish the tale…
That means he was in charge in 2002, when Matt Jones hit Decori Birmingham for a 31-yard touchdown pass as time expired in Little Rock, vaulting Arkansas to the SEC Championship Game.
“I was responsible for the Miracle on Markham,” Muschamp said. “Nick fired me three times over the headset.”
I’ve had my home pc crash and am in the process of buying a house along with the normal work schedule. So, Needless to say I’ve been busy. I’m on my work laptop and I’m trying to get up to speed. It’s like all hell broke loose in the hog nation and I’ll be updating when possible. Thanks for your patience.