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Razorback Roundup — Aug. 9

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Roundup — Aug. 9

RAZORBACK ROUNDUPAug. 9, 2010MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:Head coach Chris Bucknam and the 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 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:Arkansas continues practices this week with the squad donning full pads for the first time. The newcomers and veterans are also joining together for the first time. Arkansas opens the season against Tennessee Tech in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. SOCCER: Head coach Erin Aubry begins her second season on Saturday with a 7 p.m. exhibition at Saint Louis. The Razorbacks were 8-7-4 last year and are coming off consecutive winning seasons for the first time in program history. Top returnees include senior goalkeeper Britni Williams, Arkansas’ career shutouts leader with 22, and sophomore forward Allie Chandler, an SEC All-Freshman selection a year ago.SOFTBALL: Head coach Mike Larabee wrapped up his run as an assistant coach with the USA Futures National Team over the summer at the 2010 KFC World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, Okla. Larabee helped the team place third at the World Cup and now begins his second year as head coach of Arkansas’ softball program.SWIMMING AND DIVING: The team reports on Aug. 23 for the 2010 season. The season is set to begin with the North Texas Relays on Oct. 8 in Denton, Texas. 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, earned a spot in the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament in Flushing, N.Y. Strode 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. The qualifying tournament begins Aug. 24.VOLLEYBALL:The Razorback volleyball team officially reported to campus Sunday for the beginning of the season. Under the direction of third-year head coach Robert Pulliza, Arkansas began its practice schedule Monday morning. The Razorbacks host a meet-and-greet with season-ticket holders Saturday in Barnhill Arena. After three weeks of preseason training, the Razorbacks begin their season Aug. 27-28 with the Arkansas Invitational, facing teams from UMKC, Grambling State and Samford.



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