Texas Week Trough

Welcome To Texas Week!

The Hogs-Tide game has been picked up by Raycom. Joe Adams is the SEC freshman of the week. Casey Dick is the SEC Big Man on Campus. Razorback Central’s Report Card for the ULM game is out. The Razorbloggers have the good, bad and ugly from Saturday.

In non football news…
The coach who inspired Nolan Richardson’s “40 Minutes of Hell” philosophy, Don Haskins, has died. UA freshman Ethan Tracy made his Razorback debut memorable leading the men’s golf team to victory while earning medalist honors at the Maryland Intercollegiate in Cambridge, Md., Sunday. The Women’s Soccer team improved to 4-1 on the season after defeating Samford 1-0 in double overtime Sunday.

ULM Gameday Trough

The Morning News previews the ULM game. AS360 makes a prediction. The Expats do Research. Want to pay $35 to watch the game? Here’s ordering info. The Morning News sits down with Freshman FS Elton Ford. Arkansas has self-reported 2 minor violations in the football program, beyond the Michael Smith’s Textbook violation, to the NCAA since March. Former Member of the Springdale Five, Andrew Norman is transferring back to Arkansas from Tulsa and will join the team as a walk-on. He’ll sit a year and have two years of eligibility remaining. I usually don’t do a lot of recruiting news, but, the hogs have commitments from 2 of ESPN’s top 10 Cornerbacks for this recruiting class.

Former Hog Jason Peters has ended his holdout and has reported to the Buffalo Bills. Darren McFadden says “It’s strictly Raiders and Razorbacks for me!“. One of the Expats will be in attendance for Monday Nights Raiders (D-Mac) Vs. Broncos (Hillis) matchup. He promises a full report.

Away from Football…
The Women’s Basketball Schedule has been Released. A pair of Tennis Hogs grab preseason rankings. Arkansas Volleyball loses a tight one at Georgia Tech. Arkansas Women’s Soccer improves to 3-1 on the season after shutting out Jacksonville St. 4-0. Finally, for the second time in as many seasons, Arkansas Razorback sophomore Catherine White won the 4K race at the Arkansas Dual.

Monday Trough

Arkansas Pitcher Stephen Richards was arrested for public intoxication. Here’s notes and audio from Bobby Petrino’s Sunday Teleconference and Monday’s Press Conference.

One of the Expats almost “died” when he first heard the score mid-way thru the WIU game. Here’s a report card on the game. The Razorbloggers have the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Whole Hog Sports looks back at the Off. and Def. line play. Another FYI to the local media: Houston Nutt is no longer coach…Let it go. The hogs are ranked 54th in CFN’s Rankings.

Looking forward…Petrino hopes the old cliche about the most improvement comes between weeks 1 and 2 is true. Also, the last time Louisiana-Monroe opened the season with trips to Auburn and Arkansas (2004) the Warhawks lost in a shutout to Auburn and was blown out the next week by the Hogs. Auburn shut them out again this week…Will history repeat itself?

The Women’s Soccer team defeated Oral Roberts to improve to 2-1 on the season. Finally, Former Hog Brett Goode has made the Packers as a long snapper.

Goodbye Raycom/JP/LF Trough

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.

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

WHS Trough


Whatever It Takes (Brandon Barnett)

Thursday’s Razorback Report (Wednesday’s Practice Roundup)
I just wanted to pick this great quote from Reggie about being happy with the defense’s effort this week…

“I don’t know about being happy,” Herring said. “We ain’t happy until we go undefeated and date the prom queen. Right now we’re just taking it day to day.”

Football Hogs set for Saturday scrimmage

Lady’Back soccer begins preseason rehearsals

Nathan Dick getting more reps under center for Hogs

Like it is : Mum is only word on Arkansas’ AD search (Wally on White’s CIA type secrecy)

UA FOOTBALL PRACTICE : Hewitt looking to make impact at safety

All Links Via Whole Hog Sports

The Trough Lady’Back Edition

I’ve got alot of stories to cover today since my two day absence. So, I decided to break the trough into two parts.

Lady’Backs Basketball Announce Non-Conference Schedule
Texas Tech, Missouri Highlight 2007-08 Schedule
The Morning News

Lady’Back soccer’s O’Connor makes ODP Regional Team
ODP-(Olympic Development Program)
Whole Hog Sports

Lady’Back volleyball duo to play in Europe this week
Whole Hog Sports

UA volleyball team healing for start of fall practice
Whole Hog Sports

Lady’Backs ’ Collen named to WBCA Board of Directors
WBCA-(Womens Basketball Coaches Association)
Whole Hog Sports