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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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.

Murphy on Joe deciding to return to Hogs, key lines for football starting

Last week Tom Murphy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette felt the trends were turning towards Isaiah Joe staying in the NBA Draft and talked about the flip on The Morning Rush.

One of Holtz’ trademark phrases still plays well … so have high expectations

Kendal Briles will likely bring some consistency to the quarterback spot and the players can live up to high expectations, like Lou Holtz said in 1977.

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This year, next week’s games not promised putting schedule together

In a year where everything is different, the television networks will likely try to maximize matchups when they finally kick off Sept. 26.

Pittman will finally get something like spring practice but it will be in August

Sam Pittman may get what could help a first-year coach who didn't even get a spring practice with his team, which is probably what August practices will be.

Emmert may shut down fall sports NCAA can control, but that’s not football

Mark Emmert may be the ringmaster for the kangaroo court that supervises most of college athletics, but he doesn't have a say in big time college football.

ACC including Notre Dame for 2020, getting cut of NBC television deal

While rumors of an SEC decision for a 10-game conference-only schedule were hot and heavy Wednesday afternoon, the ACC might have just blow that sky high.

Muck on how high school football practices very different in current pandemic

Jeremy Muck of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette talked Monday afternoon on Halftime about the different look with high school football practices tis year.

Latest on the Hogs

Joe on decision to put off NBA Draft to return to Hogs, hoping for big season

Isaiah Joe told Eric Musselman a week before he made the decision last Saturday to forego the NBA Draft and return to play his junior season for the Hogs.

Musselman doesn’t count Joe as recruit, but is certain team better as result

Arkansas coach Eric Musselman helped Isaiah Joe with contacts, but his return combined with solid recruiting gives fans increased expectations for season.

Barstool’s Reagan figures talented Hogs will probably be Top 25 to start season

Bobby Reagan of Barstool Sports expects Arkansas to likely be ranked he told Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft on The Morning Rush on Monday morning.

HALFTIME: Eibner signs with Marlins; O’Gara on MLB, college football

Former Razorback Brett Eibner has signed with Florida, plus Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis on ESPN Arkansas with SDS's Connor O'Gara.

Joe gets Hogs off to hot August start with announcement he’s coming back

No sightings of Eric Musselman doing cartwheels in front of Bud Walton have been reported ... but it wouldn't exactly be surprising with Isaiah Joe's return.

Billy Ray: ‘Once you’re a Hog, you’re a Hog, dawg … c’mon,’ on Morning Rush

Billy Ray Smith, Jr., may be living in California these days but the lifelong Razorback has no problem keeping up with what's going on back in Fayetteville.

Thurman on transition from Hogs to coaching high school players at Parkview

After his first season at Parkview, former Razorback Scotty Thurman on ESPN Arkansas Friday about differences between coaching college and high school.

Torres says on Halftime that Saban may be last of dying breed for coaches

Aaron Torres told Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis on Halftime Friday afternoon Alabama's Nick Saban may be last of hardcore brand of coaches.

Complete Yurachek press conference on 10-game, conference-only schedule

Hunter Yurachek is now about 90% certain there's going to be college football season starting Sept. 26, he said in press conference Thursday afternoon.

Yurachek’s comments on SEC’s plan for delayed 10-game football season

Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek's statement after SEC announcement of a 10-game, conference-only, schedule for football this year.

SEC officially makes announcement football season pushed back to Sept. 26

Citing health and safety concerns, Greg Sankey has announced the SEC will push the start back three weeks and only play league teams in 10-gaem season.

Pair of Hogs out of basketball, but it’s injuries, not coronavirus

J.D. Notae and Abayomi Iyiola haven't been taking part in practices or training sessions after suffering injuries before the training camp started.

Murphy says Hogs’ bubble seems to be working with no positive tests

After no positive test results, Tom Murphy of the Democrat-Gazette said on ESPN Arkansas what the Hogs are doing is working as state number still rising.

RECRUITING THURSDAY: Davenport on flip-flop with Parkview quarterback

ADG's Richard Davenport on quarterback Landon Rogers' flip-flop to the Hogs with Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft (The Morning Rush) on ESPN Arkansas.

Trainor on creating ‘Razorback Road’ series covering biggest events for Hogs

Kevin Trainor on his series online detailing the biggest moments in Razorback history Tuesday with Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis on Halftime.

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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.