We've talked about Arkansas track star Jarrion Lawson's record performance at the NCAA Championships already, now he's been nominated for an ESPY award. Which you can vote on here. Winning the Jesse Owens triple got enough attention to be put up for the Best Male College Athlete award, and he's going to need some votes from Hog fans because the category is stacked. Derrick Henry and Buddy Hield are names that just about everyone who follows sports knows. Soccer fans will also know Jordan Morris' name. He has played for the United States National Team in recent months. Lawson needs the full force of the Razorback vote to have a shot, so go vote.
Bret Bielema has always said he wants to build a team around the offensive line, protecting the quarterback and opening lanes for running backs is essential. The numbers presented in this Saturday Down South piece show how good Arkansas has been at it. Arkansas has allowed the least amount of sacks in the SEC since Bielema has been the coach and it isn't even close. Even when including the disaster year of 2012, Arkansas still has averaged just over 1 sack allowed per game.
It was originally scheduled for a January release, but the Brandon Burlsworth movie was put on hold. Now it's scheduled for release this fall with even more movie theaters on board. In an interesting piece talking with Brian Reindl, you can get reacquainted with the movie and what it's all about. If the name Reindl sounds familiar, his son Jake just finished his freshman year pitching for the Razorbacks. The movie was produced and filmed locally and will be in a theater nearby soon.
ESPN is prepping all the SEC teams for their marquee non conference matchup, and the feature on TCU, the second team Arkansas will face this season is out. It is worth taking a look at because the Horned Frogs will look drastically different that what fans are used too, but still very dangerous. Josh Doctson and Trevone Boykin will be gone, along with a ton of other difference makers. There could be a familiar face at quarterback though, former Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill is battling for the starting job there. The preview could make Hog fans more Optimistic about the game, which could be a springboard to big things in 2016.