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Red-White Scrimmage, Sunday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Red-White Scrimmage, Sunday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team returns to the court on Sunday afternoon for a Red-White Scrimmage at 3 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. While admission to the event is free, all fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to area food banks. The Razorbacks have been working out for two weeks under new head coach Mike Anderson and have adapted well to the fast-paced style that Anderson first learned as a player and assistant coach. Sunday’s scrimmage gives fans a chance to see where the Razorbacks are in their learning curve as they prepare for the first exhibition game of the 2011-12 season against Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday, Nov. 4. The Razorbacks will also participate in a 45-minute autograph session beginning at 1:45 p.m. on the Bud Walton Arena concourse. Earlier in the week, Arkansas invited several members of the media to serve as celebrity coaches for the scrimmage. The scribes, area writers Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Nate Allen and Chris Bahn of ArkansasSports360, will coach the White team. The vibes, TV personalities Aaron Peters of KNWA, Mike Jacques of KHOG and Mike Irwin of KFSM have a young Red team. The coaches chose their teams on Tuesday with the assistance of the Arkansas coaching staff. The Red team on Sunday will consist of guards Rickey Scott, BJ Young, Davion Spivey and Kikko Haydar; and forwards Devonta Abron and Hunter Mickelson. The White team has guards Rashad Madden, Mardracus Wade, Julysses Nobles, and forwards Charlie Henderson, Marvell Waithe and Marshawn Powell. Guard Matt Thompson is scheduled to play for both squads and forward Michael Sanchez will not participate as he recovers from a procedure. The Razorbacks are coming off a season in which they went 18-13 overall and 7-9 in Southeastern Conference play. Seven players return from that squad and a highly touted recruiting class joins the bunch as the Razorbacks look to improve on last year’s record and make a post-season run. Season tickets for Razorback basketball games are on sale at the Razorback Ticket Center by calling 1-800-982-HOGS or by going on-line at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Ticket packages are $500 and include admission to all 20 regular season games at Bud Walton Arena as well as both exhibition contests.



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