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    Photo of Opitz Named to SEC Community Service Team

    Opitz Named to SEC Community Service Team

    razorbacks Online Version: https://bit.ly/OpitzSECCST FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas catcher Casey Opitz was recognized on the 2020 Southeastern Conference Baseball Community Service Team, as part of the league’s continuing effort to shine on the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition. It is the first time Opitz has been honored with the award. The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back…

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    Photo of Hall of Fame Coach Eddie Sutton Passes Away

    Hall of Fame Coach Eddie Sutton Passes Away

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE –  Of all who played or coached under Eddie Sutton during his 11 Razorbacks years only one did both. Jimmy Counce when he played for Sutton in those first four Arkansas seasons from 1973-74 through 1977-78, Jim Counce when he assisted Sutton in 1980-81 and ’81-82, and then Dr. Counce thoracic surgeon as he remains today in Northwest Arkansas, Counce saw the Hall of Fame coach  from many sides. Sutton, 84, passed…

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    Photo of Razorbacks to Resume on Campus Strength & Conditioning June 1, 2020

    Razorbacks to Resume on Campus Strength & Conditioning June 1, 2020

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – By vote of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools, guided by each’s member on the  Conference’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force,  SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Friday in Birmingham, Ala. that voluntary strength and conditioining for football and basketball players on their campuses can begin June 8. Because of the  COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic ultimately closing all SEC campuses since mid March,  all SEC spring sports and spring practices  on…

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    Photo of Anacona, Dean Earn SEC Postseason Honors

    Anacona, Dean Earn SEC Postseason Honors

    Online Version: https://arkansasrazorbacks.com/anacona-dean-earn-sec-postseason-honors/ FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas freshman women’s golfer   Ela Anacona earned a pair of SEC Postseason honors Thursday, as she was named to both the Southeastern Conference’s Second Team as well as being named to the All-Freshman Team. Julia Dean, meanwhile, was named to the Community Service Team. Anacona came out firing in her freshman campaign, playing in five out of six events for the Razorbacks in her inaugural collegiate season. On several occasions,…

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    Photo of Overstreet Picks Up Another Academic Honor

    Overstreet Picks Up Another Academic Honor

    razorbacks Online Version: https://bit.ly/3g4GLl4 FAYETTEVILLE – For the second straight year, Razorback senior golfer Mason Overstreet was voted 2020 Academic All-District® 6 Men’s At-Large Team. Selected by CoSIDA, the honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The At-Large team may be the most exclusive in the CoSIDA realm as it features student-athletes from 12 sports including fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball,…

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    Photo of Pittman Provides Leadership for Arkansas Razorbacks

    Pittman Provides Leadership for Arkansas Razorbacks

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – The defensive coordinator he hired has vastly more head coaching experience than Arkansas’ head coach. But Sam Pittman thoroughly has charge of the Razorbacks program just like he had thorough charge of the offensive lines he’s coached since 1994  including 2013-2015 at Arkansas. Pittman’s impact on the Arkansas linemen he coached caused several of those now ex-Hogs who played for him during the Bret Bielema era to lobby Arkansas Athletic Director…

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    Photo of Overstreet Repeats as SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete

    Overstreet Repeats as SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete

    razorbacks Online Version: https://bit.ly/3cNVtep FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback senior Mason Overstreet was named the SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season, the conference office announced today. Overstreet graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business finance, posting a 3.88 GPA. The Kingfisher, Okla., native is also a nominee for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship. He has earned SEC Academic Honor Roll four times, has posted a perfect…

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    Photo of Razorback Offensive Line in Good Shape

    Razorback Offensive Line in Good Shape

    Nate Allen FAYETTEVILLE – With all the offseason emphasis on Arkansas’ offensive linemen getting bigger comes a big  question. Will they report too big? Sam Pittman’s huge  Razorbacks offensive lines he coached at Arkansas from 2013-2015 were built for former Coach Bret Bielema’s Pro-Style offense and not the uptempo offense that new head coach Pittman and new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles plan to operate this 2020 autumn. That elephant sized conditioning trap seems looming all…

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    Photo of Razorbacks Shine on Latest APR Report Card

    Razorbacks Shine on Latest APR Report Card

    razorbacks FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Arkansas exceeds the benchmark Academic Progress Rate (APR) multiyear rate of 930 in all 19 of its intercollegiate sport programs. All programs eclipsed the benchmark by at least 28 points with 14 programs besting the 930 benchmark by 35 points or more. Arkansas’ sport programs averaged a rate of 983.5, marking the ninth straight year the program average has exceeded 970. The average is based on…

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    Photo of Werner Named SEC Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    Werner Named SEC Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    razorbacks Online Version: – bit.ly/3cNB0pT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas’ Taylor Werner has been named SEC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches. This marks the fifth conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor attained by Werner and her second award for an SEC Outdoor season. The only other to claim a pair of women’s SEC Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors was Tennessee’s Sarah Bowman in 2008 and 2009.…

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    Photo of Caratan Commits to Transfer to Arkansas as Punter

    Caratan Commits to Transfer to Arkansas as Punter

    FAYETTEVILLE – George Caratan, a punter at the University of Michigan, posted on Twitter Sunday that he has committed to transfer to the University of Arkansas. Caraton will walk on with the Razorbacks after being on the Michigan roster the past two seasons, but not punting in a game for the Wolverines. At St. Thomas More High School in Connecticut, Caraton averaged 46 yards per punt and kicked 4 of 5 field goals. New Coach…

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    Photo of Boyd Prepares for Senior Year With Razorbacks

    Boyd Prepares for Senior Year With Razorbacks

    Razorback junior running back Rakeem Boyd (#5) from Houston, TX runs up the middle for a first down against Texas A&M in September at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. FAYETTEVILLE – New Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman’s best recruit for 2020 played for predecessor Chad Morris’ Razorbacks in 2018 and 2019. Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas’ leading rusher in 2018 and 2019 as a sophomore and a junior including surpassing 1,000 yards rushing last season despite the Hogs’ 2-10 record,…

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