Player News

Date:

Arkansas senior LB Khalia Hackett will transfer.

This was an easy enough one to spot if you were reading the tea leaves. Hackett was removed from the travel roster just three games into the 2016 campaign due to what HC Bret Bielema referred to as accountability issues. A former three-star recruit, the 6-foot-2, 223-pound Hackett ended up making just one start during his Razorbacks career.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:55 AM

Arkansas senior DE Tevin Beanum has retired.

Beanum missed time early in the 2016 season due to a personal issue, ultimately appearing in 10 games and recording 21 tackles along the way. He won't be returning next season. This is not a transfer situation, though, as HC Bret Bielema indicated that there is a chance that the 6-foot-4, 251-pound Beanum receives a medical hardship waiver which will allow him to remain on scholarship at Arkansas as he continues his education.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:49 AM

Arkansas OC Dan Enos received a raise and a two-year contract extension.

Enos has received a bump up to $800,000 for 2017 and will see his salary rise in each of the next two years on his extension. He is slated to make $850,000 in 2018 and $900,000 in 2019. The Razorbacks averaged 30.31 points last season even as they broke in a new starting quarterback (Austin Allen) and a new starting running back (Rawleigh Williams III).
Jan 20 - 7:41 PM

Arkansas received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 S Kamren Curl.

Curl announced his commitment to the Razorbacks in a press conference at Muskogee High School (Oklahoma) on Thursday, saying, "They play in the SEC and the best college football is played there. I want to go play against the best so that I can be the best." The 6-foot-2, 176-pounder (formerly a Texas Tech pledge) opted for Arkansas over fellow finalists Ole Miss, TCU and Oklahoma. As for what he brings to the table on the field, ESPN notes that Curl is "a versatile, quick-twitched athlete with a high upside." They tag him as a potential "late bloomer." A redshirt figures to be in the conversation for 2017.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 19 - 6:23 PM

Arkansas promoted DB coach Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator.

Rhoads takes over for Robb Smith, who accepted the defensive-coordinating position at Minnesota earlier this month. The 49-year-old Rhoads initially joined the Arkansas staff as DB coach last winter. Prior to that gig, he had worked as head coach at Iowa State from 2009-2015. He also has coordinating experience with Auburn and Pittsburgh. With Rhoads now guiding the Razorback defense in total, it is likely that Arkansas will shift from a 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 scheme for the 2017 campaign.
Jan 17 - 12:08 PM

Arkansas WR Drew Morgan was added to the East-West Shrine roster.

Morgan's final game against Virginia Tech was not a highlight to end on. He failed to top 100 yards at any point this season, but Morgan caught over 60 passes in each of his last two seasons, including 10 touchdowns in 2015.
Jan 16 - 8:54 AM

Arkansas T Dan Skipper accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Skipper is a monstrous, brawling right tackle. The 6-foot-10, 315-pounder is projected to be a fourth-rounder by CBS Sports.
Jan 12 - 12:21 PM

Arkansas freshman TE Grayson Gunter underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday.

Per Gunter's father, the 6-foot-6, 232-pounder's procedure was required to "mend an anterior and posterior tear in the labrum in his left shoulder." A three-star recruit in the 2016 cycle, Gunter caught one pass for 29 yards. His availability for spring practice should become more clear as he moves further along in his rehab.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 7 - 2:05 PM

Arkansas redshirt junior QB Austin Allen completed 18-of-31 passes for 278 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Thursday's 35-24 loss to Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl.

Hide the children. Just hide all of the children. Because this one turned into an R-rated horror movie in the second half. Arkansas jumped out to a 24-0 halftime advantage, with Allen firing off a pair of scoring passes. That seemed a comfortable enough margin, at least until the second half actually got underway. The Razorbacks would not score a touchdown in the second half and Allen threw multiple ill-advised picks to give the Hokies short fields and cut out a bit of the work from their comeback effort. They ultimately outscored HC Bret Bielema's boys 35-0 after the break. Thursday's loss was a fitting cap to a strange season for the Razorbacks, who finished out with a 7-6 record after opening the campaign at 4-1. Allen, himself, had his share of statistical moments in this lost season, throwing for 3,430 yards with a 25/15 TD/INT ratio over the course of 13 games played.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:39:00 PM

Arkansas junior WR Jared Cornelius (knee) is not playing in Thursday's Belk Bowl.

No real surprise, as during the practice week, HC Bret Bielema indicated that Cornelius had yet to recover fully from a recent knee injury. The Razorbacks hold a 24-0 lead on Virginia Tech at the start of the second half. In addition to the loss of Cornelius, they are playing without TE Jeremy Sprinkle. Sprinkle was suspended for the Belk Bowl after he was accused of shoplifting from a Belk department store while the team was at the mall to spend a $450 Belk gift card.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle has been suspended for Thursday's Belk Bowl showdown with Virginia Tech.

File this one under "boys will be boys at the worst possible times." SEC Country's Jason Kersey is reporting that Sprinkle's suspension stems from an accusation of shoplifting at the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte on Tuesday. He was at the mall with his teammates as part of a Belk Bowl promotion which gave each player a $450 gift card to the department store. Sprinkle was accused of taking items totaling more than that amount. In a statement, HC Bret Bielema said, "We have standards within our family that must be upheld on a daily basis and unfortunately he failed to do that in the last week." Thus, Sprinkle will miss the Belk Bowl and thus, his career at Arkansas has ended. He will participate in the Senior Bowl next month as he begins his preparation for NFL life. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline noted in mid-October that Sprinkle "could eventually develop into a Sunday starter."
Source: SEC Country
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema indicated that junior WR Jared Cornelius (knee) is not at full-health in advance of Thursday's Belk Bowl showdown with Virginia Tech.

As beat writer Thomas Murphy phrases it, Cornelius is "[not] quite there yet." The 5-foot-11, 212-pound junior could potentially chip in on special teams even if he isn't fully useable as a receiver. He has caught 32 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games during the 2016 campaign. Having already announced that he will return to the Razorbacks for his senior season, we haven't seen the last of Cornelius even if he is held out of Thursday's Belk Bowl date.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Arkansas junior OL Frank Ragnow will return for his final season of collegiate eligibility in 2017.

In announcing his planned return, Ragnow penned a heartfelt letter explaining his love for his Arkansas family. He understandably needed their report this autumn after his father passed away in October. "I know the NFL is in my future, but I want to be the best center in college football as a Razorback. I want to lead and motivate my teammates who have helped me grow as a Razorback," wrote the 6-foot-5, 319-pounder. "I want to walk across the graduation stage as a Razorback. And I want to start helping others who have lost their father at a young age as a Razorback."
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior P Toby Baker accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Baker landed on the Ray Guy Award Watch List over the summer. While he failed to ultimately win that honor -- the award went to Utah's Mitch Wishnowsky instead -- the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder got the job done this season nonetheless, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That was a fair step up from the 41.2 YPP average that he posted in 2015.
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Arkansas junior WR Jared Cornelius will return for his final season of collegiate eligibility in 2017.

In a post published on the team website, Cornelius wrote, "One of [my] goals is to be successful at the next level. However, I want to lead my teammates to achieve something that has never been done here before." In 11 games this season, the 5-foot-11, 212-pound wideout has worked to a 32-515-4 receiving line. All three numbers on that line were career bests for Cornelius.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:39:00 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waivers

    Stroup: NBA Waivers
  •  
    Stroup: Can You Trust Rondo?

    Stroup: Can You Trust Rondo?
  •  
    FanDuel NBA 6-Pack: Friday

    FanDuel NBA 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    NBA: Waiver Worthy

    NBA: Waiver Worthy
  •  
    Dose: Martin

    Dose: Martin's suspension
  •  
    Dose: Resting Steelers?

    Dose: Resting Steelers?
  •  
    Dose: NFC North Clash

    Dose: NFC North Clash
  •  
    RotoPat: Wk 16 Rankings

    RotoPat: Wk 16 Rankings