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The Daily Call – Aug. 10, 2013

The Daily Call – Aug. 10, 2013

Football nears the end of its first week of fall camp, women’s basketball continues its journey through Italy and we send thoughts and condolences to family and friends of an Arkansas great. Lets get your Saturday started right and call those hogs.

Italy UpdateThe Arkansas Razorback women’s basketball team continues it’s 10-day trip through Italy. The team has yet to play its first of three exhibition games, but has already begun to see the sights and take in the culture.

Be sure to check back in on the Italy Central page, as well as follow @RazorbackWBB for real-time updates on the team’s trip.

More touring is on tap for @RazorbackWBB today in Roma.

– Razorback WBB (@RazorbackWBB) August 10, 2013

.@RazorbackWBB saw Trevi Fountain on Roma. #NeverYield

– Razorback WBB (@RazorbackWBB) August 10, 2013

Are you ready for some football? Feeling that itch for some Razorback football? Good news. Head Coach @BretBielema announced Friday that today’s first scrimmage of preseason camp is open to the public.

With the growth & development we have shown with our practices, we will open the scrimmage tomorrow to the media and public. #NeverYield

– Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) August 9, 2013

Practice is set to get underway Saturday at 3:50 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Fans can access the stadium via Gate 1, which will be the only entry into the stadium and will open at 3:30 p.m. Parking will be available in all lots west of Razorback Road, as well as Lot 44 on the north side of the stadium.

Fans will not be permitted to take photos or video of practice, including with cell phones. The Fred W. Smith Football Center remains closed to the public at this time.

Friday Football Practice Report Arkansas finally threw on full pads yesterday and held its fifth session of preseason football camp. In apition to the practice report, RazorVision also had an exclusive interview with senior defensive end Chris Smith (@42arkansas).&

Having been named to four preseason watch lists this summer (Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Hendricks Award, Rotary Lombardi Award), perhaps nobody is more excited to begin the 2013-14 campaign than Smith.

RazorVision also spoke with Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Line Coach Charlie Partridge (@CoachPartridge) after practice.

Bricenco Joins Men’s Tennis StaffArkansas men’s tennis head coach Andy Jackson announced the hiring of assistant coach Nestor Bricenco on Friday. Bricenco most recently worked as associate head coach with George Washington University.&

Moment of RemembranceThe Razorback Family lost one of its own late Thursday night. Former Razorback football player Harold “Sonney” Henson passed away at his home in Van Buren.&

Henson was a three-year letterman for the Hogs (1945, 1946-48) and scored four touchdowns on interceptions during his time with the Razorbacks. Following his football career, Henson served on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame for 30 years and was president from 1984-1986. He served as chairman on the Board of Directors of the UA Hall of Honor and was the past president of the Arkansas Letterman’s Club and the Arkansas Bankers Association. Henson was also the mayor of Little Rock in 1965-66.

Henson will be remembered in memorial services in Fort Smith next Tuesday. Thoughts and condolences go out to his family and his many friends throughout the state.

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