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McGee on return of live sports this weekend with NASCAR

ESPN’s Ryan McGee, who covers NASCAR and college football, talked Friday afternoon with Derek Ruscin and Zach Arns (Ruscin & Zach) on ESPN Arkansas about the drastic changes for Sunday’s race in Darlington.

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Nutt’s almost perfect impression of Lou Holtz on Matt Jones’ finally graduating

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt was on Ruscin & Zach on Wednesday afternoon and talked about Lou Holtz meeting him at midfield and asking when quarterback Matt Jones as finally going to graduate.

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ESPN’s insider on Kjerstad being high on draft boards, including Phil’s Pirates

Heston Kjerstad is high on Phil Elson’s beloved Pittsburgh Pirates’ draft spot at No. 7 and ESPN insider Kiley McDaniel said on Halftime Wednesday afternoon they have him on their radar.

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After little playing time over two seasons, Washington enters transfer portal

Arkansas outfielder Curtis Washington, Jr., is in the transfer portal after just six games in the shortened 2020 season and little playing time over his two seasons in Fayetteville.

He had one start in 2020.

Washington was a speedster with skills, but he’s been battling for time in an outfield group loaded with talent the last couple of years.

He played both right field and left field and was used as a pinch hitter in some situations. This past season, he went 1-for-5 from the plate for an average of .200.

Washington is the second player to go into the portal after pitcher Collin Taylor entered it last week.

Taylor didn’t appear in any games for Arkansas in 2020 as a sophomore. The Hogs got off to an 11-5 start to the 2020 season.

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Hogs Men's Basketball

The Athletic’s Vecenie on why Jones wasn’t his pick for SEC’s top player

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic said Monday morning he didn’t think Arkansas’ Mason Jones should have been the SEC’s Player of the Year. He was with Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft (The Morning Rush) on ESPN Arkansas.

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Tessitore, McFarland out on MNF; vote now on your pick to replace them

ESPN’s Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will not return to the Monday Night Football booth, according to a story in The Athletic by Richard Deitsch.

Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese are leading candidates for the Monday Night Football job in a Tweet from Andrew Marchand of The New York Post.

Despite their Monday Night Football exit, Tessitore and McFarland will reportedly both remain in “prominent roles” at ESPN. The duo received their share of backlash on social media during their time on the Monday Night Football crew. After McFarland spent prior years in his famed “Booger Mobile,” the two shared the booth for the 2019 season.

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ICYMI: Yurachek on telling board of plans to be ready July 15 on KNWA

VIDEO COURTESY OF KNWA

Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek talked with Pig Trail Nation’s Alyssa Radler on Friday about his meeting earlier in the week with the UA Board of Trustees, virtual meetings and talking with others in the SEC.

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Arkansas native, actor, writer Duke on debut of his ‘Arkansas’ movie

The movie ‘Arkansas’ is out and producer Clark Duke (a Greenwood native) talked about Friday morning with Tye Richardson and Tommy Craft on The Morning Rush on ESPN Arkansas.

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Hogs Men's Basketball

Hoops Hype writer on NBA’s status, plus Jones, Joe going professional

USA Today’s Bryan Kalbrosky was really impressed with Razorback Mason Jones after talking with him as he told Derek Ruscin and Zach Arns on Thursday (Ruscin & Zach) on ESPN Arkansas.

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Hogs Men's Basketball

Musselman on Zoom after announcement of two-game series with OU

It was announced Wednesday morning that Arkansas and Oklahoma would be playing for at least two years in Tulsa and Eric Musselman talked about it in Zoom conference.