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The Daily Call – Aug. 6, 2013

The Daily Call – Aug. 6, 2013

Football and soccer are officially back on the hill, women’s basketball prepares for a big trip and tennis earns academic honors. Lots going on this morning, so let’s call those hogs…

Guess who’s backJust 25 days now from kickoff, @RazorbackFB held its first practice yesterdayunder new head coach @BretBielema and continues its first week of camp today. Following practice, Coach Bielema met with the media and gave his overall impressions of the first day.

RazorVision takes you on the practice field and inside yesterday’s first football practice:

Chuck Barrett and RazorVision also spoke to Coach Bielema to get his thoughts immediately following practice:

Practices for at least the first week of fall camp are closed, but fans can find daily coverage by following @RazorbackFB on Twitter, checking in right here each morning on The Daily Call and, as always, by visiting

Kicking things offFootball isn’t the only team back and preparing to get a new season underway. @Razorbacksoccer begins its 2013-14 campaign this week, with the team officially reporting for camp today. Tomorrow, the Razorbacks will hold initial team meetings, get headshot photos taken andhold the first organized team practice of the season.

ICYMI: Coach @ColbyHaleUA tweeted out the team’s 2013 poster last week. Look for them at home soccer matches this fall and be sure to pick up your own copy!

Check out the 2013 poster! Pick yours up at home soccer matches this fall or at First Thursday on the Square tmrw

– Colby Hale (@ColbyHaleUA) August 1, 2013

Fare un viaggio!@RazorbackWBB departs for Italy this week, where they will be getting an early start to their 2013-14 season by taking part in a 10-day, three-game trip, Aug. 8-18.

The Razorbacks will depart from Northwest Arkansas on Aug. 8 and make their first stopin Rome on Aug. 9.Here are complete details and schedulingfor the team’s trip, including sights and stops.

Continue to check back on The Daily Call each morning for updates on the women’s basketball team as they journey through a landof rich history, plenty of pasta and that leaning tower.

Note: In case you were wondering, the title for this section means, "Taking a trip!" in Italian. Three semesters of Italian in college coming in handy.

Holding serve in the classroomCongratulations are in order for @RazorbackMTEN, as the team was named a 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic for the second straight year.

In addition, seniors Hall Fess, Manfred Jeske, Pete Thomason and sophomore Santiago Munoz were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Malvern into semisThe Malvern Allstars out of Malvern, Ark., have advanced to the semifinal round of the Little League Southwest Regional in Waco, Texas, and are two wins away from reaching the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The Allstars face Texas West today at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. You can also follow along on Twitter @MalvernAllstars for updates.

Hog days of summerLooking for a way to beat this summer heat? Tusk may have found the best method.

And after a late summer sprint series there is nothing better than a mud bath …. #TuskIV #NeverYield

– Mike Waddell (@mikewaddellUA) August 5, 2013

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