Razorback News for January 23rd

Shiloh Christian defensive end Wes Murphy (6-foot-4, 240 pounds, 4.7 second, 40-yard dash) verbally committed to Arkansas' coaches so early in the recruiting process that he hasn't received much media attention. He doesn't care. But Murphy probably deserves a lot more credit.

While on his official visit to Arkansas this weekend, Murphy -- nicknamed "Rooster" for his early morning workouts and cornrow hairstyle -- turned from recruit to recruiter in an effort to make the Class of 2002 the best it...
Morning News
 
The offseason started badly for the Hogs. Quarterback Zak Clark, who started 10 games last season, announced he would transfer, deciding to attend Central Arkansas, where he can play immediately. Matt Jones...
CBS SportsLine
 
Jermaine Brooks, Arkansas' top tackler on the defensive line, was scheduled to have shoulder surgery today. Brooks dislocated his shoulder in the Nov. 23 game at LSU, trainer Dean Weber said. That limited...
Democrat-Gazette
 
The buzz from practice on Tuesday surrounded an injury to Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney that may keep him out of Saturday's Senior Bowl (ESPN, 5 p.m. ET). Aside from the medical implications, a player's...
ESPN

Arkansas senior guard Brandon Dean not only practiced Tuesday but practiced like you would have never thought he would miss the next month of the season. Doctors thought Dean might be out a month when he...
NW Arkansas Times
 
We'll give you a quick description of the problems. Name this basketball team. It's struggling. It's too perimeter oriented. It would like to play a full-court, up-tempo style, but teams have discovered Team X can be taken...
Log Cabin Democrat
 
Fate is a temptress, fickle and unfair. She smiles here, frowns there. Just ask Brandon Dean and Ron Slay. On Sunday, both feared their college basketball seasons were over. Their hopes, their dreams, appeared ended...
Morning News
 
Pat Summerall and John Madden are parting ways after 21 years in which they became the standard by which NFL announcing teams are judged. Summerall, 71, announced Tuesday that he will leave his longtime NFL...
Democrat-Gazette
 
Arkansas starting senior-to-be defensive tackle Jermaine Brooks will undergo shoulder surgery today, and sophomore-to-be middle linebacker Shane Collins will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery soon, Razorback...
NW Arkansas Times
 
The Razorbacks forward wanted the ball during Arkansas' 70-64 home loss to Ole Miss, but Arkansas' guard-oriented offense repeatedly ignored the interior, settling for off-balance jumpers and untimely 3s. Lane's...
Morning News
 
Plano (Texas) West free safety/wide receiver Vickiel Vaughn flirted with attending Oklahoma, but his ties to Arkansas won out. Vaughn, rated one of the nation's top 25 players by one recruiting service, told the Oklahoma...
Democrat-Gazette
 
In the span of three days, Brandon Dean has gone from likely to miss a month of action to likely log minutes tonight against No. 15 Georgia. Arkansas' senior guard was diagnosed with a sprained right knee and a...
Morning News
 
Give Nolan Richardson credit, he's trying to do something about rebounding. After years of saying he doesn't worry about rebounds, he's apparently concerned enough to get away from his guard-oriented lineup...
Democrat-Gazette

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