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The Daily Call – Dec. 16, 2013

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – Dec. 16, 2013

Welcome to the Monday morning edition of the Daily Call! Start your morning by meeting the new @RazorbackSwim signing class!

Schimmel Announces Eight In @RazorbackSwim 2014-15 Signing ClassUniversity of Arkansas head swimming and diving coach Sean Schimmel announced his 2014-15 signing class this morning. The eight new student-athletes include seven swimmers and one diver who have each signed a National Letter of Intent with the Razorbacks.

"I am really excited about each and every one of our new apitions to the Arkansas swimming and diving team," Coach Schimmel said. "As Razorbacks, we have a ‘Team First’ mentality, and each and every one of these new team members has the opportunity to impact the future of Arkansas swimming and diving in a significant way. We are always looking for more, but we have certainly strengthened our squad in multiple events with this early signing class. Our flyers, breaststrokers, backstrokers, sprinters, miple distance, individual medley and diving core groups will become better because of these incoming freshmen."

Click here to read about each of the signees and see photos from their signing days!

Third Edition Of @RazorbackMBB’s Mike’d Up Slated For MondayMike’d Up, the weekly radio show dedicated to University of Arkansas basketball, continues tonight at 7 p.m. at Sassy’s Red House in Fayetteville. With the Razorbacks holding a 7-2 record and off to their best start since the 2010-11 season, tonight’s show will feature head coach Mike Anderson and sophomores Anthlon Bell and Michael Qualls, who are part of a sophomore class that is averaging over 28 points per game, the most by any of the classes.

For more information about the event, click here.

Don’t forget to meet us at @SassysRedHouse Monday nite at 7p for #MikedUp! We’ll give away a set of tickets to Thursday’s game! #Fastest40

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) December 15, 2013 @RazorbackMBB would also like to wish a belated birthday to senior Rickey Scott Jr.

Everyone wish senior guard @RickeyScottJr a Happy Birthday! #WeHogs

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) December 15, 2013

#NFLHogsBelow is a recap of former @RazorbackFB student-athletes in action during NFL’s week 15 yesterday.

Knile Davis led Kansas City in rushing, carrying the ball nine times for 34 yards and one touchdown, and aped eight yards on two receptions and a 25-yard kickoff return to the Chiefs’ 56-31 win at Oakland. The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Chiefs and moved them into a tie for the AFC West lead.

Click here to watch Davis’ 17-yard touchdown run that capped the scoring.

Jarius Wright caught four passes for 95 yards and returned one kickoff nine yards in Minnesota’s 48-30 win over Philadelphia. Wright’s longest catch of the day was a 42 yarder down the sideline that led to a touchdown and a 24-9 Vikings lead in the 3rd quarter.

Click here to see Wright’s 42-yard catch.&Brett Goode and the Packers came back from a 23-point halftime deficit to win 37-36 at Dallas and remain in the NFC playoff race.

Chris Gragg caught one 28-yard pass for Buffalo in the Bills’ 27-20 win at Jacksonville. Jerry Franklin and the Chicago Bears earned a 38-31 win at Cleveland to stay on top of the NFC North. The Bears entered the week tied for the division lead with Detroit, which plays tonight. Nate Garner and the Miami offensive line blocked as the offense piled up 401 total yards in a 24-20 defeat of New England. The Dolphins currently hold the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs with two games remaining. Alvin Bailey and the Seahawks won 23-0 at the New York Giants and boast the NFL’s best record at 12-2. Peyton Hillis earned eight yards on three rushes for the Giants before leaving the game due to injury. Dennis Johnson gained 123 all-purpose yards, including 108 on four kickoff returns, for Houston at Indianapolis.

Felix Jones gained 22 yards on five rushes and returned a kickoff 20 yards in Pittsburgh’s 30-20 home victory over division-leading Cincinnati.

Week 15 wraps up with Monday Night Football featuring another former Razorback.

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions (Chris Houston), 7:40 p.m. ESPN

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.Welcome to the Monday edition of the Daily Call!

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