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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hutchinson’s plea for wearing masks to have football is being ignored

Many appear to be more concerned about not wearing masks than seeing football played this fall after governor's plea last week.

SDS’ O’Gara: College football season hangs in balance over next few weeks

It's a critical time for the start of college football over the next few weeks, according to Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara on Halftime on Monday.

Davenport updates Rogers de-committing, picking up linebacker pledge

Recruiting generated some headlines over the holiday weekend with one player opening up his recruiting while they picked up a big linebacker commitment.

Pittman proving to be calming influence for Arkansas during interesting times

During the strangest of interesting times, Sam Pittman's calmness and just being "straight up" could carry over with this team to the playing field.

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Pittman’s offensive linemen getting bigger, Boyd thinks may be best group

Tackle Myron Cunningham has gotten a LOT bigger from last year and running back Rakeem Boyd thinks the offensive line may be the best group on the team.

Pittman not wasting time with speculation, just trying to win games

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is preparing for a full season starting Sept. 5 and he said Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom conference he doesn't know any other way to get a team ready.

Burks due for breakout season and Briles could be guy to break him out

Treylon Burks showed enough flashes last year to show he has the talent and new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles may be the one to really let it shine.

Razorbacks CAN turn things around quickly but it’s going to be done by players

How hard the players are willing to work is going to play a role in Hogs' success this year, Clint Stoerner believes, but they've got to stay focused.

Rogers’ de-commitment from Razorbacks part of shuffling we’ll see this year

In a season that offers no handbook on how to handle, three-star quarterback Landon Rogers re-opened his recruiting after committing to Arkansas in April.

Latest on the Hogs

Norvell on Wolfpack’s experience being a positive through ‘virtual’ offseason

Nevada's Jay Norvell will bring an experienced team to Fayetteville on Sept. 5 and that's made life a little easier during virtual offseason this year.

Hogs flip Georgia linebacker from Nebraska as 13th commitment for 2021

Arkansas picked up a commitment Thursday evening from Georgia three-star linebacker Christopher Paul who had pledged to Nebraska until a few weeks ago.

Musselman on new assistant coach, roster, schedule, even haircuts (no, seriously)

Eric Musselman announced a new assistant Wednesday and talked about that late in the afternoon in a wide-ranging press conference that included his haircut.

Musselman hires Riverside head coach as Hogs’ associate head coach

Patrick brings strong coaching resume to Razorbacks as associate head coach, according to announcement Wednesday from Eric Musselman.

Kjerstad with Orioles’ general manager and area scout that followed him

Baltimore general manager Mike Elias along with former Razorback Heston Kjerstad and area scout Ken Guthrie press conference Wednesday morning.

Hogs’ Brown, Boyd on starting back workouts, dealing with various changes

Arkansas defensive back Montaric Brown and running back Rakeem Boyd met with the media Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom conference on voluntary drills and offseason.

Former Razorback Cook on ‘food challenge’ during health crisis

Food challenge something former Razorback Grant Cook came up with during crisis to give something back and it really became popular as he said on Morning Rush.

Stoerner: ‘Team much more talented that what they’ve shown last couple of years’

Former Hogs' quarterback Clint Stoerner thinks this team more talented than record last couple of years and has watched Kendal Briles for several years.

Crawford will be another talented recruit to already-crowded position

Jaquaylin Crawford had Arkansas in his list of schools before going to Oklahoma for a couple of years, but when he hit that market again the Hogs landed the speedy receiver.

Davenport on Morrilton’s Pinion, looking back at Hogs’ football recruiting

Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft (The Morning Rush) on Thursday morning with Whole Hog Sports' Richard Davenport talking about basketball, football recruiting.

Meadors: With Ford ‘if you were dressed out you got hit’ during practices

Former Razorbacks wide receiver on The Morning Rush about how practices were full contact under former coach Danny Ford all the way to Thursday.

Four non-conference opponents scheduled by Hogs top day’s news

You know it's a slow day when four non-conference games for Arkansas' men's basketball tops the news in the summer, but that's where we find ourselves these days.

Meoli on how Orioles were looking for power with second pick on Kjerstad

Baltimore Sun reporter on ESPN Arkansas about how the Orioles were looking for power in this year's draft and that's why they chose Heston Kjerstad No. 2.

Hart on strange SEC tournament, future of sports world during pandemic

ESPN SEC Network announcer Tom Hart talked Tuesday on ESPN Arkansas about calling the Razorbacks' game in the SEC Tournament just before the shutdown of sports.

Ford on hard work, dad’s coaching, not getting to play title game

Four-star shooting guard Derrian Ford from Magnolia covers wide range of issue with Tye Richardson, Tommy Craft on The Morning Rush on Tuesday morning.

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2020 Hogs Football

NevadaSept. 5TBA
@ Notre DameSept. 121:30 p.m. • NBC
@ Mississippi StateSept. 19TBA
Texas A&M (Arl)Sept. 26TBA
Charleston So.Oct. 3TBA
AlabamaOct. 10TBA
LSUOct. 17TBA
TennesseeOct. 31TBA
@ AuburnNov. 7TBA
Ole MissNov. 14TBA
La.-MonroeNov. 21TBA
@ Missouri (KC)Nov. 28TBA
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.