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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Do players have voice in determining if they are willing to accept risk playing?

"The science" numbers show healthy young people almost zero risk on covid-19 and you wonder if players have vote on playing at Arkansas and other colleges.

No decision from AD’s in day-long meeting at SEC offices in Birmingham

No announcement after SEC athletics directors meet Monday other than to say they are looking at everything to make playing football safe for players.

Longtime media veteran on Halftime about ongoing pandemic, football

Longtime sports editor Wally Hall advised taking experts' advice about football's return Monday with Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis on Halftime.

Hogs’ offensive line keeping offense from moving higher in position rankings

Connor O'Gara from Saturday Down South said Monday afternoon on Halftime on ESPN Arkansas that the offensive line issues with the Hogs keeps down star-studded position groups.

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Columns / Blogs

No, SEC does not have to follow lead of Big 10, Pac 10 with 10-game seasons

Just because other leagues cut games, the SEC doesn't have to be guided by that, but Bret Norsworthy from Sports56 in Memphis thinks it's headed there.

Bulldogs continue workouts, getting creative with social distancing

Fayetteville coach Casey Dick on The Morning Rush about preparing for high school football season while getting creative on socially distance football.

Sankey’s dire warning sets off panic mode among many fans

When Greg Sankey said on ESPN's Marty & McGee Saturday morning his level of concern about football this year was "high to very high," panic has followed..

Well, the mountains ASU willing to move to play Hogs may be smaller now

Now there is at least a sliver of the possibility of discussion for most attractive matchup many fans of both teams really want to see with Big 10 decision.

Hooten’s hitting stores once again signals start of countdown to football

Chad Hooten talked with Derek Ruscin and Zach Arns (Ruscin & Zach) last week about high school teams working out during summer in advance of magazine going on sale.

Latest on the Hogs

Neighbors talks about nearly everything except college sports on Halftime

Mike Neighbors talked on(Halftime on ESPN Arkansas Friday afternoon and covered fatherhood, "Hamilton," music and making lists ... but no sports talk.

All league games in SEC might provide better games, says SN’s Bender

Playing all-SEC games might produce some better quality games in a shortened season, Sports News' Bill Bender said on Halftime on Friday afternoon.

Patrick on reasons for leaving head coaching job for Hogs, Australian hoops

New Hogs assistant Patrick talked about leaving head coaching spot, plus basketball in his native Australia with The Morning Rush on on Friday.

Frisco cornerback announces Thursday his plans to join Hogs’ 2020 class

Cornerbacks coach Sam Carter landed a cornerback Thursday afternoon when Chase Lowery from Frisco, Texas, delivered his pledge via Twitter.

Looking at Arkansas’ roster with Bob Holt of Democrat-Gazette on Halftime

Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis (Halftime) looked at Hogs' basketball roster, other issues with Bob Holt of the Democrat-Gazette on ESPN Arkansas.

Burks’ return skills could start to emerge this season for Hogs, says Davenport

On Recruiting Thursday, Richard Davenport talked with Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft about commits, Treylon Burks' emerging skills in Hogs' return game.

Replacing defensive line playmakers critical area for Razorbacks for this season

With key players like De'Jon Harris and McTelvin Agim gone, Tom Murphy of the Democrat-Gazette said on The Morning Rush filling those holes will be big.

Jackson gets text from Stepp while on phone doing interview with Chavanelle

Arkansas wide receivers coach Justin Stepp keeping in close touch with four-star wideout in Texas, says HawgBeat.com's Nikki Chavanelle with Ruscin & Zach.

Rivals writer on Musselman’s hiring of Patrick, goal of getting guys to NBA

Rivals.com' Corey Evans on Eric Musselman hiring David Patrick and how it fits into recruiting where the focus has changed to getting players to the NBA.

Chavanelle on quarterback recruits, position needs, status of defensive end

Nikki Chavanelle talked with Phil Elson, Matt Jenkins and Matt Travis (Halftime) on ESPN Arkansas on a variety of topics, including Patrick Mahomes' new contract.

Former Razorback Bua still living life after football going all out … even on skateboard

Ex-Hog defensive standout Tony Bua is in a sling after his well-devised plan on an out of control skateboard over the holiday went horribly wrong.

Franks’ mobility could provide what Hogs need after inconsistent QB play

Tom Murphy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on The Morning Rush how QB being able to convert key third downs with his legs could help boost Hogs' offense.

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.

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.

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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.