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The Daily Call – Aug. 30, 2013

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – Aug. 30, 2013

It’s Friday. "Don’t Worry, Be Happy."Just when you thought you had heard everything there was to know about new Arkansas head football coach @BretBielema, USA Today released a fun piece thatreveals a side of Coach Bielema many may not know.

"On Fridays, you can find first-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema sitting in his office. That’s not abnormal for a big-time college football coach. But Bielema grooves to a different beat than many coaches. He wears flip-flops and can often be heard jamming to Bob Marley & The Wailers as he breaks down game film or meets with players or coaches."

Learn more and read the entire piece on Coach Bielemaby USA Todayhere.

George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) of USA Today also wrote a piece on Coach Bielema and Arkansas forming a "perfect fit."

#WooPigWeekend PreviewThere will be plenty of action to check out this weekend in Fayetteville, as volleyballgets its season underway, soccerlooks to build on2-0 andfootball aims to go "1-0."

> @RazorbackVB: Thingsget started Friday with a double header, as the Razorbacksface Northwestern State at 11 a.m., thencap the day with a primetime matchup against New Mexico at 7 p.m. Can’t be there? Both games can be seen on RazorVision.> @RazorbackSoccer:A pair of games highlightthe weekened for soccer, as the Razorbacks willhost St. Louis at 7 p.m. Friday and then travel to face Missouri State on Sunday at 7 p.m.> @RazorbackFB: The Bret Bielema era officially begins Saturday with the Razorbacks hosting Louisiana inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 3 p.m. The game will be televised by FSN. In addition, the game can be seen online here in areas the game is not available on FSN.

In case you’re more of a visual person…FRIDAY:11 a.m. / VOLLEYBALL vs. Northwestern St. / Barnhill Arena7 p.m. / VOLLEYBALL vs. New Mexico / Barnhill Arena7 p.m. / SOCCER vs. St. Louis / Razorback Field

SATURDAY:1 p.m. / VOLLEYBALL vs. UMKC / Barnhill Arena3 p.m. / FOOTBALL vs. Louisiana / Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

SUNDAY:7 p.m. / SOCCER vs. Missouri State / Springfield, Mo.

National Media "Call the Hogs" to Watch ListsThe preseason accolades continue to come in for both the men’s and women’s Razorback golf programs. With both teams already ranked in the 2013 Golfweek.com Top 10, individuals from both clubhouses saw themselves named to national preseason watch lists.

> @RazorbackWGOLF: Both Emily Tubert and Gabriela Lopez were selected as Top 50 Players to Watch by GolfDigest.com. > @RazorbackMGOLF: Reigning SEC individual champion and three-time All-American Sebastian Cappelen was named one of Golf World’s Top 50 Players to Watch in 2013-14.

The Boys of Fall Are BackAs the Razorbacks await their turn (just one day left now), the 2013 college football season officially kicked off Thursday night with a number of games taking place. Three teams from the SEC were in action:

No. 6 South Carolina 27, North Carolina 10 Ole Miss 39, Vanderbilt 35

Meanwhile in Fayetteville, the Razorbacks have been hard at work continuing game week preparation and battling through the heat of August, includingpractice Thursday afternoon.

RazorVision caught up with team captain Kiero Small and running backs coach Joel Thomas following practiceto check in on the team less than two days from kickoff:

#NFLHogsA pair of former Razorbacks had notable nights in NFL preseason week 4 action.

Dennis Johnson, HOU: 132 all-purpose yards, 79 rush yards, rush TD, 1 catch (8 yards) and 4 punt returns (45 yards), as the Houston Texans defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-6. Ryan Mallett, NE: 10-for-16, 117 yards and a TD, as the New England Patriots topped the New York Giants 28-20

Get Involved On Game DayFor Razorback fans attending the football season opener against Louisiana on Saturday, there are a variety of new ways to get involved. New fan interaction includes helping welcome Coach Bielema and the team to the field, a special kickoff video, third-down mayhem and more.

Be sure you’re following Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Twitter (@JeffLongUA). On Friday at Noon, Long will tweet out a teaser of the team’s video that will be used on game day.

HINT: It’s also never a bad idea to check and be sure that you’re following@ArkRazorbackson Twitter. Yesterday, one lucky follower scored free tickets to Saturday’s football game.

I want to watch the @RazorbackFB opener from the 2nd row! Retweet for a chance to win 2 tickets! #WPS pic.twitter.com/2fyYiR0zbJ

– Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) August 29, 2013

Too ambiguous? Know exactly what coverage we’re missing? Have a general question for the athletic department? Tell us. Shout at arkmr@uark.edu with suggestions of what you would like to see covered and what the column is missing. Interaction is good. Think of this as your portal to all things Arkansas.



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