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Razorback Roundup — Dec. 14

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Roundup — Dec. 14

RAZORBACK ROUNDUPDec. 14, 2009BASEBALL: Arkansas begins its 2010 season with a three-game series against Ball State at Baum Stadium Feb. 19-21. The Razorbacks play their first seven games at home.MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-5): The Razorbacks entered the finals break on a two-game winning streak by defeating Delaware State last Monday, 71-53. Marshawn Powell had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds while Rotnei Clarke contributed 14 points. The Razorbacks are back in action on Wednesday when they take on Alabama State at Bud Walton Arena beginning at 7 p.m. It is the first of three games for the Razorbacks heading into the holiday break. The Hogs also play on Saturday and next Tuesday, Dec. 22, against Stephen F. Austin and Missouri State, respectively.WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-2): The Razorbacks return to competition this week, traveling to Northwestern on Thursday as non-conference action continues. The Razorbacks then travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Duel in the Desert Saturday through Monday before the Christmas break. FOOTBALL (7-5, 3-5): Bowl practices are underway as the Razorbacks prepare for the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The team will arrive in Memphis on Dec. 27 and play East Carolina on Jan. 2 at 4:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN. This is Arkansas’ ninth bowl appearance in 12 years and the 37th overall.MEN’S GOLF: The Razorbacks are off until Feb. 14-16 when they compete at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Beach, Calif.WOMEN’S GOLF: The Razorbacks are idle until the Central district Invitational Feb. 22-23, in Parrish, Fla. GYMNASTICS: Arkansas opens the season Jan. 9 at home against No. 20 Arizona. The Razorbacks, ranked No. 8 in the preseason, finished fifth in the nation last year.SWIMMING AND DIVING (4-1, 2-1): Arkansas returns to action Jan. 3-5 at the Georgia Diving Invitational while the entire squad returns to the pool with a dual meet against North Texas on Jan. 9 at Arkansas Natatorium. WOMEN’S TENNIS: Arkansas competes again on Jan. 23 against Oklahoma State and St. Louis at George M. Billingsley Tennis Center and Dills Indoor Stadium.MEN’S TENNIS: The Razorbacks return to action Jan. 17 to start the spring season against the Washington Huskies in Fayetteville.INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: The men’s and women’s track and field seasons begin Friday, Jan. 8, with the hosting of the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center.VOLLEYBALL:Jasmine Norton continued to collect postseason honors when she was named the 2009 AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Region Honorable Mention Team. She is the second player in program history (Libby Windell, 1999) to earn Freshman of the Year accolades at the regional level. Norton garnered the first regional recognition for the Razorback volleyball program since Denitza Koleva earned All-Region honors in 2006. She is now eligible for selection to an AVCA All-America team. Those honors will be announced on Wednesday.



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