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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hogs, ’Huskers to Big 12 makes sense to Nebraska writer … and he’s right

Nebraska, Arkansas get little respect in their current conferences but they probably won't be making changes despite the noise these days.

Nutt not sure what Pac 12, Big Ten seeing in date other leagues don’t

Former coach Houston Nutt is curious what conferences cancelling seasons see others don't, he said on The Morning Rush Wednesday morning..

King on wild last few days with who’s playing, who’s not … and why

ON HALFTIME: Bill King of Nashville Sports Radio on events of last few days in college football and how it's an all-or-nothing type gamble.

Franks named to watch list for national top quarterback award

Feleipe Franks was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list, given every year to the top senior and upperclass quarterback.

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UPDATED: Big Ten, Pac 12 officially pull plug on fall sports … what’s next?

The Big Ten has football along with other sports in the fall and plans to play in the spring but now we wait for others to decide on things.

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.

Sankey says SEC staying course towards Sept. 26 start for season

SEC commissioner says league not ready to pull the plug on fall sports after announcements from Big Ten and Pac 12 on Tuesday afternoon.

Latest on the Hogs

Transfer walk-on Jones given scholarship by Hogs on Tuesday

A week after Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said he was impressed with him, offensive lineman Luke Jones,was awarded a scholarship Tuesday.

BuckNuts’ writer on OSU fans’ reaction after cancellation: ‘Complete anarchy’

Steve Helwagen with BuckNut covering Ohio State said on Ruscin & Zach on ESPN Arkansas Tuesday the reaction from fans was "complete anarchy."

HawgBeat’s Chavanelle with update on Pittman landing more players

Nikki Chavanelle of HawgBeat talked about the latest round of high school players committing to Sam Pittman's recruiting efforts on Halftime.

Kincade on some in media wanting to BE right more than GET it right

John Kincade (CBS Sports Radio, The Fan in Atlanta) on how many in media want to BE right, not GET right info on healthy, safety in sports.

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.

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.

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.

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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.