The End of June Trough

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.

Pre-NCAA Trough

Sonny Weems was named To AP All-SEC Team; Charles Thomas and Darrien Townes Earn SEC All-Tournament nods. The Hogs will face Indiana around 8:30pm on Friday in Raleigh, NC. Here’s the highlights from John Pelphrey’s Press Conference on the game. Billy Gillispie is High on the Hogs chances as are the rest of the SEC Coaches. Billy Packer and Jim Nantz will be doing the Arkansas/Indiana game Friday…Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel will be in Little Rock for CBS. Speaking of Little Rock, if your in the area, and don’t have the cash to pony up for some NCAA tickets, they will be having two practice sessions at Alltel Arena this Thursday that will be open to the public. In other Basketball news Former LSU Head Coach John Brady is in talks with Arkansas St. about their HC opening.

In Non basketball news Sparty the Michigan St. Spartan won the NCAA Football 09 vote and will appear on the Wii version of the game. As I’ve mentioned before Darren McFadden will appear on the cover of the XBOX 360 version. They have a nice wallpaper of DMac on their site under the downloads link. Former Hog and UAPB Golden Lion Dedrick Poole has been assigned to the Arkansas Twisters of the AF2. The #6 lady’back golfers were fourth at the end of first round play, Monday, at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic. And the Arkansas Men’s Tennis Squad won their 10th of the season beating Hawaii 4-3.

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!

Sunday Trough

With an interception return for a touchdown, LSU clinched the SEC title and (apparently) punched Arkansas’ ticket to the Cotton Bowl. Les Miles also announced he was staying at LSU and has already worked out a contract extension. (Thanks Les) This leaves Tommy Tuberville open to accept the Arkansas Head Coaching Job (We’ll See). Also, there is reaction coming in about the 4 Rebels on the hog coaching staff recruiting for Ole Miss while still employed by Arkansas. Wally sounds upset.

Tub Update Trough

The only new report from the Tuberville story is that a source close to him told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that, although Auburn has offered the previously mentioned contract extension, He’s still a candidate. Also there was a weird google quirk that is talked about regarding the Oregon Head Coach. ESPN Is reporting that LSU head man Les Miles is taking the Michigan job. He’ll be introduced next week. How does this directly affect Arkansas’ Search? Tuberville might have been waiting to sign his Auburn extension so he could pounce on that job, not Arkansas’. Matterral Richardson’s interception to win the LSU game has been named last weeks Pontiac Game Changing Performance. He garnered 38% of the vote. Houston is taking 5 coaches of his to Ole Miss. I know I’m shocked too. The Hogs Baseball groundskeeper is leaving to take the same job with the NW Ark. Naturals (Kansas City AA affiliate out of Springdale)-fyi this article was improperly formatted, start the article at FAYETTEVILLE- then when you reach the bottom, start back at the top.

LSU Upset Trough

We apparently are the talk of college football. Regardless of how you feel about Nutt, he coached a great game today. Here are some of the many links from around the nation…

College Football News Instant Analysis. SI.com’s Stewart Mandel’s Blog. Every Day Should Be Saturday: Giggity-Giggity and D-Mac Got That Wood. ARSN’s Notes . Hogwired Recap. Razorbloggers Roundup. ESPN’s Ivan Maisel. CBS’s Dennis Dodd. The Expats Got their Ears Shredded. And the Hog Blogger has another version of D-Mac’s Wood Video. UPDATE: The Hog Blogger also admires Nutt but still thinks he should leave.

And Finally a link to our friends at “And The Valley Shook“. They Haven’t updated since the game (and who could blame them). But their team played extremely well and they deserve some recognition. Thanks for the Great Game and we’ll be looking forward to next Thanksgiving.