Thursday, March 10, 2011

Speed Kills

Arkansas players returning for the 2011 season were able to recently test their skills at the Pro Day in Fayetteville earlier this week, and we learned the team has deadly speed.

Below is a summary:
40-Yard Dash

1. Jarius Wright 4.27

1. Ronnie Wingo Jr. 4.27

3. Knile Davis 4.29

4. Joe Adams 4.30

5. Darius Winston 4.32

6. De’Anthony Curtis 4.36

6. Isaac Madison 4.36

8. Javontee Herndon 4.37

8. Maudrecus Humphrey 4.37

10. Greg Gatson 4.40

Other Notable Performances:

Dennis Johnson 4.43

Chris Smith 4.49

Jake Bequette 4.56

Bench Press

1. Blake Gunderson 470

2. Alvin Bailey 455

2. Alfred Davis 455

4. Lavunce Askew 415

4. Knile Davis 415

6. Byran Jones 410

7. Jake Bequette 405

7. Jared Green 405

7. Grant Cook 405

7. Jeremiah Jackson 405

ESPN to Cover Spring Game

Arkansas spring game to air nationally on ESPN
Zack Higbee, Athletic Media Relations

FAYETTEVILLE - For the first time in school history, the University of Arkansas football spring game will air live nationally on ESPN. The telecast will showcase the school's final spring football intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, April 16, which is set to begin at 2 p.m. CT.

"We are excited that the University of Arkansas and Razorback Football will be featured on ESPN this spring with the broadcast of the Red-White football game," Arkansas vice chancellor and director of athletics Jeff Long said. "With the success of our football program under Coach Bobby Petrino we wanted to keep our momentum building. The SEC's unprecedented partnership with ESPN provided us the opportunity to work with ESPN to make televising our spring Red and White game a reality. The result is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program and University".

In addition to the spring game, multiple Razorback athletic events will take place on the Fayetteville campus from April 15-17. Razorback baseball, softball and women's tennis will all be in action at home during the weekend. To avoid a conflict with the spring game, the Arkansas-Mississippi State baseball game on Saturday, April 16, will be moved to 6 p.m. Abbott Nutrition Razorfest, a free family event, will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a pep rally in the parking lot in front of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. Additional details regarding the full weekend of events will be released soon.

"This is a great opportunity for fans to once again show the pride and passion they have for the Razorbacks," said UA football head coach Bobby Petrino. "The atmosphere our fans created at our games last year was electric, and recruits responded in a positive way to our coaches about the environment they saw. I believe the time of the game gives fans statewide a chance to be a part of sharing our program with a national audience."

Arkansas is set to open spring practices on March 15 and the 2011 season begins against Missouri State on Sept. 3 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

For season ticket information for the 2011 Razorback Football season contact the UA Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

National Signing Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is National Signing Day for College Football. On Thursday, Coach Petrino will hold a public event in Little Rock to announce the class. Below are the details:

Presented by Bank of the Ozarks

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Statehouse Convention Center

5:00 p.m. - Razorback Fan Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Introduction of Future Hogs
Tickets: $45 per person
Reserved Tables of 10 are also available

Purchase tickets online at (Last day of online sales is January 31st)
Tickets are also available at Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Bryant & Cabot area Bank of the Ozarks locations (Last day of bank sales is January 27th)

Petrino Adds Small

Last night Petrino added a fullback to the 2011 recruiting class with the commitment of Kiero Small from a Hartnell Community College in California. He was all state in High School 3 years ago when he played in Maryland. Small is short in height, but brings bowling ball blocking skills. He's 5'9" and 255 lbs. He runs a 4.7 40 and has played both linebacker and fullback in high school. He could be counted on to play early for the Razorbacks with the graduation of Van Stumon from the University. He committed after his visit to Arkansas the weekend of January 21-23. His commitment brings the total number to 31 just a day prior to National Signing Day.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Tribute to DJ Williams

DJ Williams is heading to the NFL. To remind you of how much we will miss him next year, I'm sharing a video of his Senior season. Thank you DJ!