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Razorback Roundup

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Roundup

Aug. 23, 2010MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Head coach Chris Bucknam and the 2010 Razorbacks open the season Sept. 3 with a home meet at Agri Park. Bucknam returns 10 lettermen, including All-American senior Dorian Ulrey and 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year Solomon Haile. Along with Ulrey, Bucknam will also rely on leadership from seniors Lane Boyer, Michael Chinchar and Patrick Russell.WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Head coach Lance Harter and the 2010 Razorbacks open the season Sept. 3 with a home meet at Agri Park. Harter returns six letterwinners, including All-SEC and all-region performers senior Miranda Walker and junior Jillian Rosen. The Hogs also welcome five true freshmen and three redshirt freshmen to the mix in 2010.FOOTBALL: The football team scrimmaged under the lights of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium last Thursday with standout quarterback Ryan Mallett throwing for 475 yards and five touchdowns. Wide out Greg Childs was on the receiving end of three of those passing scores. Arkansas continues practice Tuesday at 4 p.m. All sessions are now closed to the public. The Razorbacks kick off the 2010 season in Fayetteville vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.SOCCER: Arkansas won its opener against Florida International on Sunday, 1-0. Sophomore Allie Chandler scored the only goal at the 30:52 mark. The Razorbacks have won four straight season-openers and are now 13-11-1 all-time in openers. Senior keeper Britni Williams extended her school record for shutouts to 23. She now has 27 career wins, just one short of Carrie Dillsaver’s school record. Arkansas plays at Stephen F. Austin on Friday.SWIMMING AND DIVING: The team begins practice today (Monday). The season begins Oct. 8 at the North Texas Relays in Denton, Texas, followed by a double-dual against UNT and Tulane the following day.MEN’S TENNIS: Former Razorback All-American Blake Strode, who enrolled at Arkansas on a Bodenhamer Fellowship and maintained the fellowship while graduating with honors, plays in this week’s U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament in Flushing, N.Y. His first-round match is Tuesday. He won nine matches and two tournaments to claim the spot. He won the U.S. Open National Playoff Southwest Section in Surprise, Ariz., in June and the U.S. Open National Playoffs in Atlanta in July. He was an All-American in 2009 for head coach Robert Cox.VOLLEYBALL: In preparation for the season, the Southeastern Conference released its annual preseason All-SEC accolades and coaches’ poll. Sophomore Jasmine Norton was named to the preseason All-SEC team while Arkansas was picked to finish third in the Western Division behind defending conference champion LSU and Auburn. After wrapping up their second full week of practices with an inter-squad scrimmage Saturday, the Razorbacks open their season Friday against UMKC on day one of the Arkansas Invitational. First serve of the season opener is at 7 p.m. in Barnhill Arena. Arkansas returns to the court Saturday for matches against Grambling State and Samford with start times of 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.



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