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Latest on the Hogs

Hogs can’t get shots at end, fall to Western Kentucky, 78-77

Arkansas had two chances within the final 19 seconds to win the game but came up short as Western Kentucky held on for a 78-77 victory Saturday afternoon.
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Anderson on team not making key plays in loss Saturday

Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson talked after the 78-77 loss to Western Kentucky about the Hilltoppers making the big plays while his team couldn't make enough plays to win.
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Bailey, Sills say loss can’t linger past midnight for Hogs

Arkansas players Adrio Bailey and Desi Sills talked after the 78-77 loss to the Hilltoppers this game can't linger as they now face a full week before playing again.
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Stansbury says Hogs better team this year despite loss

Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury, who is no stranger to Bud Walton after coaching Mississippi State for years, said after his team won 78-77 the Hogs are a good team this year.

Balanced offense leads Razorbacks to road win over Abilene Christian

A dominating fourth quarter capped off a balanced offensive attack as Arkansas played to an 80-68 win at Abilene Christian on Saturday.

Razorbacks carry winning streak into game with Hilltoppers

Arkansas, winners of six straight, will host Western Kentucky on Saturday at 2:30 pm in Bud Walton Arena.
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Anderson liked performance in Colorado State win Wednesday

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson talked with the media Thursday about the win over the Rams and knows playing Western Kentucky will be a tough matchup Saturday afternoon.
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Embery-Simpson, Gafford on matchup with Western Kentucky

Razorback players Keyshawn Embery-Simpson and Daniel Gafford talked about the team's big win over Colorado State on Wednesday and Saturday's matchup with the Hilltoppers.
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Neighbors previews road game against Abilene Christian

Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors talked about going on road for difficult matchup with mid-major Wildcats in an arena that is a tough environment.
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Arkansas goes to Fort Collins, crushes Rams, 98-74

Arkansas goes to Ft. Collins for the first time ever and crushes the Rams 98-74.

Harris paces Arkansas to 98-74 win on road over Colorado State

Jalen Harris had 12 assists, with just two turnovers, and five Razorbacks scored in double figures to lead Arkansas to a 98-74 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night.

Dungee sets tone for Razorbacks in 65-42 thumping of Tennessee Tech

A 13-0 run in the final three minutes of the opening frame fueled by a 10-point quarter from Chelsea Dungee set the tone for a 65-42 Arkansas win over Tennessee Tech.
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Neighbors liked team’s energy to start win over Golden Eagles

Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors took it easy on his team to keep their legs fresh after Sunday's loss at Iowa State, but warned them they better start fast ... and they did in a 65-42 win.
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Williams, Dungee talking about big nights in win

Kiara Williams (nine rebounds, five blocks) and Chelsea Dungee (28 points) talked about their high-producing efforts in Arkansas' 65-42 win over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday night.
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Rosamond talking about Hogs’ inside dominance in loss

Tennessee Tech coach Kim Rosamond met with the media after the Golden Eagles' 65-42 loss to the Razorbacks where her plan to attack inside didn't exactly work out.

Other Hog Sports

Razorbacks at No. 12 in national gymnastics’ preseason rankings

Arkansas earned a preseason No. 12 ranking from the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Associate (WCGA) after its 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships last spring.

VanFossen, Cannata, Doyle, McKeon earn all-region honors

Haley VanFossen, Tori Cannata, Stefani Doyle and Kayla McKeon earned all-region honors as the United Soccer Coaches released their All-Southeast Region Teams.

Morning Rush Bud Light Podcasts

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Wednesday

John & Tommy discuss Myron Cunningham's commitment, recruits turning the program around, What's Your Beef Wednesday and more!

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Tuesday

John & Tommy discuss Shane Buechele possibly transferring to Arkansas, bowl game gifts, more!

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Monday

John & Tommy discuss their weekend, Kyler Murray winning the Heisman, interview Tom Murphy and more!

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Friday

John, Tommy & Tyler Wilson discuss Connor Noland choosing to play baseball, interview Brad Stephens, and more!

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Thursday

John, Tommy, & Nick Mason hit on the Hogs win over CSU, interview Richard Davenport, plus Is It Ever Okay Thursday!

Bud Light Morning Rush Podcast: Wednesday

John, Tommy & Tyler Wilson discuss Kelly Bryant's decision, Urban Meyer retiring, What's Your Beef Wednesday, and more!

Halftime Podcasts

🕛 Tuesday Halftime Pod — featuring Nikki Chavanelle

Phil & Tye talk about players sitting out bowl games, intimidating coaches, interview Nikki Chavanelle, and more!

🕛 Monday Halftime Pod — featuring Pat Bradley (12-10-2018)

Phil & Tye discuss the Arkansas loss, interview Pat Bradley, 3 up 3 down and more!

🕛 Friday Halftime Pod — featuring Nate Olson

Phil Elson & Tye Richardson discuss getting too excited about the basketball team, FOMO Friday, and interview Nate Olson!

🕛 Wednesday Halftime Pod — featuring Mike Bernal & Luke Bonfield

Phil and Tye discuss Kelly Bryant choosing Missouri, plus former OmaHogs Mike Bernal and Luke Bonfield join the guys in studio!

🕛 Tuesday Halftime Pod — featuring Nikki Chavanelle

Phil & Tye hit on Kelly Bryant's decision at 6 pm, interview Nikki Chavanelle, Get Off My Lawn, & more!

🕛 Monday Halftime Pod — featuring Jimmy Dykes

Phil & Tye discuss CFB rankings, 3 up 3 down, and interview Jimmy Dykes!

Blogs/Columns

Hill reaches rarified air with MVP performance in 5A title game

On a cool, Sunday late fall Sunday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium, Justice Hill turned in a performance for the ages and...

Keeping Harris good start to Razorbacks’ recruiting season

Even though Chad Morris and his staff are putting together one of the best recruiting classes in program history — or at the least the last 40 years — it got better Tuesday.

Bryant decision Tuesday; Kelley won’t be last to leave Razorbacks

Kelly Bryant is expected to announce where he's transferring to on Tuesday, but that's not anywhere near the biggest need for the Hogs and Cole Kelley's transferring won't be the last time we hear that.

Committee reinforces notion league title games part of playoff

Sunday's decision by the College Football Playoff committee to leave two-loss Georgia out of the final four really shouldn't be that surprising if you carefully remember back when it all started.

The beginning of the end of the Gus Malzahn Era at Auburn

If Gus Malzahn used his flirtation or perceived flirtation with Arkansas last year to cash in at Auburn, that plan has backfired and his future at the school is iffy at best.

2018 HOGS MEN'S BASKETBALL

TexasL73-71
Cal-DavisW81-58
IndianaW73-72
Montana StateW90-68
Texas-ArlingtonW78-60
Florida InternationalW121-89
@ Colorado StateW98-74
Western KentuckyL78-77
Texas-San Antonio@ NLR12/15
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Georgia TechSECN12/19
8:00 PM
Texas StateSECN12/22
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Appalachian State12/28
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@ Texas A&MSECN1/5
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FloridaSECN1/9
7:30 PM
LSUSECN1/12
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@ 7 Tennessee1/15
6:00 PM
@ Ole MissSECN1/19
12:00 PM
MissouriSECN1/23
8:00 PM
@ Texas Tech1/26
5:00 PM
GeorgiaESPNU1/29
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@ LSUSECN2/2
5:00 PM
VanderbiltSECN2/5
8:00 PM
South CarolinaSECN2/9
2:30 PM
@ Missouri2/12
8:00 PM
22 Mississippi StateSECN2/16
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@ 8 AuburnSECN2/20
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Texas A&MSECN2/23
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@ 9 Kentucky2/26
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Ole MissSECN3/2
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@ VanderbiltSECN3/6
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AlabamaSECN3/9
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MEDIA HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS
Following is the Overall top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of sports media in Arkansas. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings:
OVERALLRecordPtsPrv
1.Bryant (24)11-22492
2.Greenwood (1)12-12054
3.North Little Rock12-11991
4.Little Rock Christian13-1143
5.Bentonville West7-51148
6.Benton10-210910
7.Fort Smith Northside8-596
8.Fayetteville9-3695
9.Pulaski Academy12-2497
10.Arkadelphia10-542
Others receiving votes: Conway 34, West Memphis 25, Booneville 19, Bentonville 18, Junction City 10, Joe T. Robinson 4, Harrison 3, Sylvan Hills 1, Hazen 1.
CLASS 6A
1.Greenwood (25)12-11251
2.Benton10-31003
3.West Memphis11-1752
4.Jonesboro7-527
5.Sylvan Hills6-825
Others receiving votes: Marion 12, Searcy 9, Russellville 1.
CLASS 5A
1.Little Rock Christian (25)13-11253
2.Pulaski Academy12-21001
3.Harrison12-1742
4.Morrilton8-538
5.Texarkana10-2314
Others receiving votes: Little Rock McClellan 5, Blytheville 2.
CLASS 4A
1.Arkadelphia (25)10-5125
2.Joe T. Robinson12-31031
3.Shiloh Christian12-2634
4.Dumas12-253
5.Warren9-2112
Others receiving votes: Nashville 10, Stuttgart 6, Rivercrest 4, Ozark 4.
CLASS 3A
1.Booneville (25)15-01251
2.Prescott12-2864
3.Osceola12-384
4.Rison12-1535
5.Smackover10-2183
Others receiving votes: Clinton 5, McGehee 2, Camden Harmony Grove 1.
CLASS 2A
1.Junction City (25)12-21253
2.Hazen13-11001
3.Foreman10-2732
4.Mount Ida11-348
5.Conway Christian10-3145
Others receiving votes: Hampton 9, Earle 7, Gurdon 3, Des Arc 1, Salem 1.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS
Following is the overall Top 10 boys high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the week ending December 1. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings:
OVERALLRecordPtsPrv
1.North Little Rock (5)3-192
2.West Memphis (1)6-165
3.Marion4-161
4.Jonesboro (2)2-156
5.Little Rock Parkview2-155
6.Fort Smith Northside (1)3-146
7.Little Rock Central (2)4-032
8.Little Rock Hall3-130
9.Fayetteville2-127
10.Rogers4-115
Cabot4-115
Others receiving votes: Little Rock Catholic 13, Baptist Prep 10, Conway 8, Little Rock Mills 7, Jonesboro Westside 7, Jacksonville 6, Bryant 6, Springdale 6, Greene County Tech 6, Valley Springs 6, Sylvan Hills 5, Sheridan 5, Little Rock Christian 5, New School 4, Pea Ridge 4, Elkins 3, Forrest City 2, Hog Springs 1, Nettleton 1, Little Rock McClellan 1.
CLASS 6A
1.North Little Rock (7)3-146
2.Fort Smith Northside (2)3-136
3.Fayetteville2-120
4.Little Rock Central (2)4-015
5.Rogers4-110
Others receiving votes: Little Rock Catholic 9, Cabot 6, Conway 7, Bryant 6, Springdale 3, Springdale Har-Ber 2, Bentonville 2.
CLASS 5A
1.West Memphis (2)6-135
2.Marion (3)4-132
Jonesboro (3)2-132
4.Little Rock Parkview (2)2-126
5.Little Rock Hall3-115
Others receiving votes: Greene County Tech 9, Sylvan Hills 7, Sheridan (1) 5, Little Rock Christian 2, Jacksonville 1, Alma 1.
CLASS 4A
1.Joe T. Robinson (11)8-21032
2.Warren (10)8-11001
3.Stuttgart (2)8-1413
4.Shiloh Christian (1)9-140
5.Rivercrest (1)9-1375
Others receiving votes: Nashville 18, Arkadelphia 18, Dumas 7, Bauxite 4, Ozark 4, West Helena 4.
CLASS 3A
1.Booneville (22)10-01221
2.Clinton (3)10-0902
3.Smackover9-1703
4.Prescott9-1285
5.Rison9-0264
Others receiving votes: Osceola 12, Glen Rose 8.
CLASS 2A
1.Hazen (12)9-01021
2.Foreman (7)8-1933
3.Junction City (6)7-2872
4.Salem9-135
5.Conway Christian8-2295
Others receiving votes: Gurdon 19, Mount Ida 6, Hampton 5, Hector 1.
CLASS 1A
1.Izard County (9)13-250
2.Calico Rock (1)12-035
3.New School (1)14-027
4.Timbo15-222
5.Kirby9-410
Others receiving votes: Wonderview 8, Augusta 5, Western Grove 2, Jasper 2, Bradley 1, County Line 1.