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Yurachek, Pittman weigh into #WeWantToPlay movement gaining momentum

Few have a vested interest in safety for football more than Hunter Yurachek and he said Monday he's comfortable with plan moving ahead as planned.

Steele thinks Hogs schedule ‘probably’ toughest in college football with additions

RUSCIN & ZACH: Adding Georgia and Florida makes for tough road, Phil Steele told Derek Ruscin and Zach Arkansas on ESPN Arkansas on Monday.

O’Gara on fast-moving developments in world of college football

ON HALFTIME: Connor O'Gara of Saturday Down South talked with Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis on ESPN Arkansas after crazy 24 hours.

How Arkansas media’s numbers guy put together more balanced SEC schedule

Andrew Hutchinson of HawgBeat.com tells Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft on The Morning Rush how his more balanced schedule was done quickly.

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Is no one interested in hearing from ones most affected by decisions?

This is a chance for colleges and universities to let the players know they actually have a voice, but no one seems particularly interested.

SEC shows it wants teams at top to stay there regardless of league balance

Whether there is a football season or not, the SEC shows in schedule juggling they have zero interest in fairness ... at least with the Hogs.

SEC shows complete lack of respect for Hogs in schedule, but big guys happy

Hogs' officials can't say publicly how they really feel about the SEC sticking it to them with new opponents, but top teams should be happy.

New SEC football schedule could equal zero wins for Razorbacks

Nate Olson takes a look at Arkansas' new opponents and really can't find many opportunities for Sam Pittman's first team to pick up a win.

ESPN reporting emergency meeting of Power 5 commissioners on football

ESPN reporting commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting Sunday about cancelling the entire 2020 fall sports seasons.

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Musselman manages to land recruit from Georgia to jump-start recruiting

Musselman's strong recruiting continues, getting Top 50 commit from Georgia who visited with his father — on their own dime — over weekend.

Does Ohio State football players’ statement start wave of similar moves?

While many panic media predicted doom-and-gloom Saturday for football, Ohio State's players weighed in ready to play ... does it start trend?

SEC makes Holt’s joke Thursday on Halftime become reality on Friday

ON HALFTIME: Democrat-Gazette's Bob Holt made a joke the SEC would do what's best to put best teams in the playoff ... which is what they did.

ESPN’s Biancardi: ‘Class of 2021 will be most under-evaluated class I’ve ever seen’

ON HALFTIME: ESPN's Paul Biancardi tells Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis how evaluations may be off in college basketball this year.

League releases testing, safety, guidelines but no schedule … yet

No schedule released, but SEC has released testing protocols, guidelines and standards for teams to deal with coronavirus going forward.

When new technical challenges at times hit us in mid-comment from coach

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman was answering a question with complete sincerity and when Nate Allen's audio dropped we discovered he wasn't muted.

Pittman’s complete press conference Thursday after change of fall camp start

Friday was originally the date for fall football camps to open across the SEC, but that changed to Aug. 17 and Sam Pittman is dealing with it.

Murphy says moving football fall camp start back by SEC was ‘understandable’

After moving the start to Sept. 26, adjusting the start of fall was understandable, says Tom Murphy on The Morning Rush on Thursday morning..

RECRUITING THURSDAY: Dawson says staff appears to have better recruiting plan

Dudley Dawson of WholeHogSports.com said on The Morning Rush this football staff appears to have better plan in place for recruiting.

King on UConn cancelling football (nobody will notice), sports handling virus

Bill King of Nashville Sports Radio on the world of sports with Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis (Halftime) on ESPN Arkansas Wednesday.

McPherson on how well Musselman has structured Hogs’ roster this year

Pig Trail Nation's Kevin McPherson told Tye Richardson on The Morning Rushmhow he was surprised Joe came back plus is high on how team looks on paper.

Golic on Notre Dame home atmosphere Hogs fans were hoping to see

ESPN's Mike Golic, Jr., talked with Tye Richardson on The Morning Rush) about the gameday experience in South Bend, college football, new show.

Dawson on Razorbacks’ basketball with Joe returning plus a little football

WholeHogSports' Dudley Dawson covered a wide range of Razorback-related items Thursday with Blair Cartwright and Zach Arns (Ruscin & Zach) on ESPN Arkansas.

SEC pushes back start of fall practices after delaying start of season

The official start of football practices has been pushed back 10 more days to Aug. 17 by the SEC after moving the first games back three weeks.

ON HALFTIME: Chavanelle on latest Razorback commitment in Stephens

Nikki Chavanelle from HawgBeat.com talked Tuesday afternoon about the Hogs' weekend commitment from speedy Oklahoma City receiver Bryce Stephens.

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GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Following is the overall Top 10 girls high school basketball 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 January 5. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings:
OVERALLRecordPtsPrv
1.Bentonville (14)27-11492
2.Fayetteville (1)23-5136-33
3.Fort Smith Northside26-41101
4.Greenwood25-5995
5.Nettleton27-571
6.Farmington32-3689
7.Conway22-86610
8.Star City32-0378
9.Batesville30-3347
10.Melbourne34-227
Others receiving votes: Cabot 10, Little Rock Christian 5, Mountain View 5, Valley Springs 5, Mountain Home 2, Springdale Har-Ber 1.
CLASS 6A
1.Bentonville (14)27-1742
2.Fayetteville (1)23-5613
3.Fort Smith Northside (7)26-4451
4.Conway22-8305
5.Cabot23-6124
Others receiving votes: Springdale Har-Ber 2, North Little Rock 1.
CLASS 5A
1.Greenwood (9)25-5692
2.Nettleton (6)27-5663
3.Mountain Home23-737
Little Rock Christian23-6374
5.Vilonia25-3101
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville 2, West Memphis 2, Sylvan Hills 1, Watson Chapel 1.
CLASS 4A
1.Farmington (10)32-3703
2.Star City (5)32-0652
3.Batesville30-3431
4.Southside Batesville25-7164
Pulaski Academy28-416
Others receiving votes: Harrison 15.
CLASS 3A
1.Valley Springs (9)36-7692
2.Mountain View (6)27-5663
3.Charleston29-4375
4.Hoxie28-4231
5.Mayflower24-1020
Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas Christian 5, Lamar 5.
CLASS 2A
1.Melbourne (15)34-2751
2.Quitman30-4602
3.Marmaduke30-11314
4.Bigelow28-4243
5.Earle30-721
Others receiving votes: Des Arc 10, Riverside 4.
CLASS 1A
1.Kirby (15)39-5752
2.Viola40-3601
3.Westside Greers Ferry32-10443
4.Alpena30-8185
5.Norfork25-1213
Others receiving votes: Concord 8, Emerson 4, Mount Vernon-Enola 2, Rural Special 1.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Following is the overall Top 10 boys high school basketball 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 January 5. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings:
OVERALLRecordPtsPrv
1.Magnolia (7)26-01392
2.West Memphis (7)26-41384
3.Jacksonville20-51119
4.Conway (1)21-8110
5.Little Rock Central18-1283
6.Little Rock Mills28-38110
7.Fort Smith Northside20-10488
8.Fayetteville20-927
9.North Little Rock22-5251
Hot Springs25-6157
Others receiving votes: Maumelle 11, Springdale Har-Ber 10, Marion 9, Blytheville 6, Jonesboro 4, Rivercrest 4, Osceola 3, Rogers 1.
CLASS 6A
1.Conway (12)21-8725
2.Little Rock Central (3)18-1261
3.Fort Smith Northside20-10344
4.Fayetteville20-926
5.North Little Rock22-5191
Others receiving votes: Springdale Har-Ber 13.
CLASS 5A
1.West Memphis (13)26-4731
3.Jacksonville (2)20-5624
2.Maumelle22-834
4.Hot Springs25-6233
5.Marion16-1421
Others receiving votes: Sylvan Hills 6, Jonesboro 5, Greene County Tech 1.
CLASS 4A
1.Magnolia (15)26-0751
2.Little Rock Mills28-3602
3.Blytheville26-7335
4.Brookland20-1427
5.eStem25-1413
Others receiving votes: Pulaski Academy 10, Jonesboro Westside 4, Monticello 2, Morrilton 1.
CLASS 3A
1.Rivercrest (9)24-969
2.Osceola (6)19-765
3.Dumas26-4403
4.Valley Springs36-4261
Mayflower23-1014
Others receiving votes: Elkins 5, Manila 5, Baptist Prep 1.
CLASS 2A
1.England (15)30-5755
2.Earle21-1060
3.Marianna29-5461
4.Lavaca34-5322
5.Bay29-9164
Rector22-94
Others receiving votes: Clarendon 3, White County Central 1.
CLASS 1A
1.Nevada (15)34-675
2.Izard County39-6601
3.Kirby37-4452
4.Bradley34-7194
5.Concord28-611
Others receiving votes: Mount Vernon-Enola 10, Wonderview 5.