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    Photo of Hunter Yurachek Lunch And Learn

    Hunter Yurachek Lunch And Learn

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – The Ivy League’s decision to cancel all men’s and women’s fall semester athletics  for 2020 won’t either way affect whether the University of Arkansas, and the Southeastern Conference play sports this fall, Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek predicted. Yurachek and 1980 UA graduate and former Lady Razorback track sprinter Linda Bedford-Jackson were on the UA Alumni’s Lunch and Learn session Thursday on Zoom. Yurachek was asked about the Ivy League already…

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    JAW-DROPPING TOUGHNESS

    Nate Allen As a sophomore when freshmen weren’t eligible, Olan Burns was among the youngest starters as an end on the Razorbacks’ fabled “25 Little Pigs” 1954 Bowden Wyatt coached surprise Southwest Conference championship team. Throughout his Razorbacks career as a 1955 and ’56 starter for Coach Jack Mitchell, Burns would prove as tough as the legendary seniors on that 1954 team. Of her recently deceased father, DeAnn  Stokes of Greenwood wrote, “The last game…

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    Photo of Walkthroughs Set to Begin July 24, 2020

    Walkthroughs Set to Begin July 24, 2020

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – With college sports  coronavirus cancelled since mid March including the entirety of the Razorbacks’ scheduled 15 spring football practices, expect much to be read into the University of Arkansas’ football walkthroughs set to start July 24. Not by the coaches, though. Hired since December as Arkansas’ head football coach, nobody is more ready to see the Razorbacks practice with a ball than Sam Pittman. But Pittman knows no-contact, slow speed walkthroughs…

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    Photo of Rakeem Boyd NFL Draft Worthy, Stays With Razorbacks

    Rakeem Boyd NFL Draft Worthy, Stays With Razorbacks

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE –  After leading the Razorbacks rushers two years running for 2-10 teams, Rakeem Boyd envisions himself among national rushing leaders on a better Arkansas team with a bigger offensive line. Boyd knows during Sam Pittman’s Arkansas 2013-2015 offensive line coaching time for Bret Bielema that Pittman coached the nation’s biggest offensive line. And Boyd knows from 2016-2019 that Pittman coached some of the best offensive lines in the country for Coach Kirby Smart’s Georgia…

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    Eric Musselman on Isaiah Joe

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – If a college basketball coach had to pick just one player working out with his team through the summer yet pondering turning pro in the fall, an Isaiah Joe would be it. Because the coronavirus pandemic postponed the NBA June draft, Joe, the acclaimed Razorbacks 6-5 junior shooting guard from Fort Smith Northside, now has until Oct. 16 to decide whether to turn pro or continue playing for the University of…

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    Photo of Three Razorbacks Gain Exemption to 2020 US Amateur

    Three Razorbacks Gain Exemption to 2020 US Amateur

    razorbacks ONLINE VERSION: https://bit.ly/3gp4POU 2020 U.S. Amateur Field Exemptions List: https://bit.ly/31HfL6D FAYETTEVILLE – Three members of the Arkansas men’s golf team – William Buhl, Julian Perico and Segundo Oliva Pinto – have gained an exemption to play in the 2020 United States Amateur Championship, set for August 10-16 at Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort. Due to COVID-19, the normal qualifying tournaments were not held and the field of 264 has been determined based on criteria for an exemption…

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    Photo of Three Razorbacks Gain Exemption to 2020 US Amateur

    Three Razorbacks Gain Exemption to 2020 US Amateur

    ONLINE VERSION: https://bit.ly/3gp4POU 2020 U.S. Amateur Field Exemptions List: https://bit.ly/31HfL6D FAYETTEVILLE – Three members of the Arkansas men’s golf team – William Buhl, Julian Perico and Segundo Oliva Pinto – have gained an exemption to play in the 2020 United States Amateur Championship, set for August 10-16 at Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort. Due to COVID-19, the normal qualifying tournaments were not held and the field of 264 has been determined based on criteria for an exemption into…

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    Richardson Named Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus by NCSA

    razorbacks Online Version: https://bit.ly/2Daauu9 FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas basketball strength and conditioning coach Dave Richardson has obtained Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) designation by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA’s Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) is the NSCA’s highest designation and signifies that a certified coach has demonstrated experience and knowledge in their field. RSCC coaches apply foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of…

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    Photo of Heston Kjerstad Now In Baltimore Orioles Uniform

    Heston Kjerstad Now In Baltimore Orioles Uniform

    Razorback sophomore right-fielder Heston Kjerstad (#18) from Amarillo, TX climbs the wall to try to bring back a 3 run home run by LSU Saturday afternoon at Baum Walker Stadium in Fayetteville, AR. Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE –  In his Baltimore Orioles uniform, now former Arkansas Razorbacks All-American outfielder Heston Kjerstad was reintroduced Wednesday on an Orioles Zoom press conference as an officially signed first-round draft choice selected second in the entire draft. Kjerstad of Amarillo,…

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    Photo of Razorbacks Scheduled to Commence Season September 5, 2020

    Razorbacks Scheduled to Commence Season September 5, 2020

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE –  Questions on the resumption of college athletics abounded when the impending repercussions from the coronavirus Covid-19 first cancelled sports in mid-March just days before new Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman was supposed to commence spring football practice. They still abound for this in coronavirus jeopardy season even as Pittman’s Razorbacks have lifted weights and conditioned since June 8 in Fayetteville and are scheduled to begin non-contact football practice walkthroughs beginning July 24 leading into the…

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    Photo of ORIOLES SIGN FIRST ROUND DRAFT SELECTION HESTON KJERSTAD

    ORIOLES SIGN FIRST ROUND DRAFT SELECTION HESTON KJERSTAD

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have signed their first selection, second overall, of the 2020 FirstYear Player Draft, OF HESTON KJERSTAD (KERR-stad), from the University of Arkansas. Kjerstad, 21, hit .448/.513/.791 (30-for-67) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 runs, and 20 RBI in 16 games during his junior season, which was shortened due to COVID-19. He led the Razorbacks in batting average, hits, home runs, RBI,…

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    Photo of Taylor Ewert Selected Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year

    Taylor Ewert Selected Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year

    razorbacks Online Version: – https://bit.ly/3eO8UvM Incoming Arkansas freshman Taylor Ewert has been selected as the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, announced Tuesday by The Gatorade Company in its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes. Ewert, of Beavercreek High School in Ohio, previously claimed Gatorade State Athlete of the Year honors in Ohio for cross country, twice in 2018 and 2019, as well as track and field in 2020.…

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