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The Daily Call – March 6, 2014

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – March 6, 2014

Plenty to get to in this morning’s Daily Call, including a big @RazorbackMBB win, @RazorbackFB Pro Day update, a visit from Dr. Condoleezza Rice and more.

@RAZORBACKMBB WINS BIG OVER OLE MISS ON SENIOR NIGHT

WHAT A SENIOR NIGHT! Hogs beat Ole Miss 110-80 #ThanksHOGS @CTC_4 @WadeNoDwyane @akaKikko @RickeyScottJr @FG_3_ #WeHOGS

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

#Razorgraph from 2nite’s 110-80 win over Ole Miss in which Arkansas tied a program SEC record with 17 threes. pic.twitter.com/HEWXBQWicV

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

UPDATED > #RazorResume after Arkansas 110-80 win over Ole Miss! 6 wins in a row! #Fastest40 @marchmadness #WeHOGS pic.twitter.com/ekHitUXkPI

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

What a great way to send off the seniors in their final game at Bud Walton Arena! #Fastest40 pic.twitter.com/X7RNBOoVog

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

Retweet to show your support for our seniors! @CTC_4 @WadeNoDwyane @akaKikko @RickeyScottJr @FG_3_ #WeHOGS pic.twitter.com/Zm1YPYaQPx

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

We might have you beat @TheEllenShow @TheAcademy #seniordayselfie with @UATrough @FG_3_ @CTC_4 @RickeyScottJr pic.twitter.com/mHadzEUfja

– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) March 6, 2014

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Make sure to check out the #Fastest140Characters as well as the full recap from last night’s record-breaking win.

DR. CONDOLEEZZA RICE VISITS UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CAMPUS

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush, spoke on the University of Arkansas campus yesterday in Barnhill Arena as part of a student-funded Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public, the event was open to any and all visitors.

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long spoke with The Daily Call about Dr. Rice and her visit to campus.

Q: How would you introduce Dr. Condoleezza Rice to the Arkansas community?

JL: She is a woman who has never set boundaries for herself. Whether it was her desire to be an accomplished concert pianist, to become the Provost at Stanford University or serve her country as Secretary of State, she has never limited her determination and drive to pursue her goals.

Q: Dr. Rice will be joining you as part of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. What are some of her unique qualities and qualifications that Razorbacks fans will be able to see this week?

JL: Dr. Rice is an extremely intelligent and thoughtful person. She has the ability to critically analyze information and make tough decisions in the face of tremendous scrutiny. That is exactly what the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will be asked to do and why she was a great choice for the committee.

Q: The Distinguished Lecture Series provides an excellent opportunity to expose students and student-athletes to many distinguished professionals. What do you think students will gain from exposure to Dr. Rice this week?

JL: I think we all benefit from hearing from those individuals who have set goals and have worked to accomplish them whatever the field may be. In this case, Dr. Rice has done so in many different areas including education, politics and world diplomacy. She has served her country and continues to do so by sharing her story to young people around the nation. I am grateful she accepted an invitation to share the valuable lessons she has learned with the students at the University of Arkansas.

Q: If you could give Condoleezza Rice one piece of advice about speaking to the Arkansas contingency, what would it be?

JL: When she calls the Hogs make sure you “get em up” not “stick em up” when raising her arms for the Hog Call.

Q: What have you been most impressed with in having the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Rice as a member of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee?

JL: Dr. Rice has the ability to assess complex issues, analyze them and communicate her views and opinions is a clear, understandable and concise manner.

Condoleezza Rice was brilliant. She knows more about EVERYTHING going on in our world than anyone I’ve ever met. pic.twitter.com/qkpB9YYb9r

– Adrien Wohlschlaeger (@adriennicole) March 6, 2014

I’m so impressed and inspired by Dr. Rice. I could have sat and listened to her for days. Great advice and ideas. Such a great experience.

– Adrien Wohlschlaeger (@adriennicole) March 6, 2014

@RAZORBACKWBB FALLS IN TIGHT SEC TOURNAMENT GAME

The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team came up just short against Ole Miss in the first round of the 2014 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night, as a last-second jumper from Jessica Jackson was too strong and off back rim.

Find a complete recap of the game here.

Before the game, The Daily Call caught up with one of the team’s most boisterous fans on road trips:Keira Peak’s mother, Carol Jacobs.

Q: Have you been to any other SEC Tournaments?

A: Yes, I was here last year and this year.

Q: Do you feel like you need to be at these events to support?

A: Yes, I have to be here. We’re such a close-knit family and we’re so close (to this SEC Tournament) only being three hours away. So, regardless of having to go to the work the next morning, I’ve got to be here.

Q: Can you put Keira’s career at Arkansas in perspective from what you know about her?

A: It has meant a lot to her. She had always said that she didn’t want to stay in our little town and play ball, so when she got the opportunity to play at Arkansas she just took it and ran with it. She’s been running with it ever since.

Q: I know you probably didn’t want to let her leave, but what has it been like to watch her grow at Arkansas?

A: I didn’t (want to let her go. I cried like a baby. But, to see her grow has been awesome. I think about her as my little baby and then now how she’s all grown up and doing things on her own is awesome.

@RAZORBACKFB PRO DAY

The Arkansas football program conducted its annual Pro Day yesterday. With representatives of all 32 teams in attendance, 14 members of the Razorbacks’ 2013 senior class performed drills including the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, shuttle run and bench press, and also went through position-specific workouts run by NFL scouts. For the complete listing of performances and a photo gallery from the event, click here.

Scouts sharing times after 3-cone and shuttle. Bench press up next #NFLHOGS pic.twitter.com/fSawVuUocc

– Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) March 5, 2014

Eric Bennett (@savagelife10) broad jumping at Pro Day #NFLHOGS pic.twitter.com/QENKaCP7mY

– Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) March 5, 2014

Scouts timing the 40-yard dash at Pro Day #NFLHOGS pic.twitter.com/6DozbuAvFN

– Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) March 5, 2014

@RAZORBACKWGOLF AT THE DARIUS RUCKER INTERCOLLEGIATE

The University of Arkansas women’s golf team continues to shoot up the rankings and play well — a trend they hope to continue this weekend at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Learn more here.

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