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Kentucky Lands Basketball Prospect Cauley

Center Willie Cauley from Olathe (Kan.) Northwest High School has committed to Kentucky, according to

Cauley have his commitment to Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari on Sunday night, according to Eric Bossi of Rivals.

Cauley, who’s ranked the No. 6 center in the nation by Rivals, is the second player to commit to Kentucky for the class of 2012. Cauley joins Little Rock, Ark., guard Archie Goodwin, who’s considered the nation’s No. 2 shooting guard by Rivals.

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‘AAU Insider’ Says Poythress Will Attend Kentucky

At least one person believes highly-touted basketball prospect Alex Poythress will attend Kentucky.

The forward from Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn., is considering Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt and Memphis.

And Keith Easterwood, who John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes is a “noted AAU insider,” believes Poythress will choose the Wildcats. That’s what Easterwood told Gary Parrish on his radio show in Memphis.

He’s going to Kentucky,” Easterwood told Parrish.

Poythress would be a big get for Kentucky. ranks him the nation’s eighth-best power forward and No. 19 prospect overall for the class of 2012.

He’s expected to attend Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14, according to the Herald-Leader.

“Kentucky is a good school,” Poythress told this week. “Coach Cal (John Calipari) is a good coach. He’s a pretty good guy. He knows what he’s talking about. He’s been around basketball a long time.”

Kentucky has one commitment for 2012 – guard Archie Goodwin, who’s a five-star prospect from Little Rock, Ark.

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Eligibility Of Hogs’ Hoops Signee Ross In Doubt

John Pelphrey put it together.  New coach Mike Anderson held it together.  But now Arkansas’ top 10 signing class might take a hit due to academics. 

It seems signee Aaron Ross — a top 100 prospect from Little Rock – was not able to take a specialized ACT last weekend.  Ross has a learning disability and was hoping to take an untimed, verbal exam, according to Matt Jones of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  But paperwork which would allow him to take that test was not turned in on time.

As a result, Ross will probably have to head to the juco or prep school route if he eventually wants to suit up for the Razorbacks.

Ah, but there’s another side to this story.  Ross says that taking the untimed test “wasn’t the plan.”  Even so, according to The Arkansas News Bureau, “Ross did confirm he took another timed ACT last Saturday and was waiting for results.”

“I’m not worried about that,” Ross stated.  “I will be there as soon as I get all of this situated.”

Uh, yeah.

If Ross isn’t cleared, UA will have only 11 scholarship players on its roster next season.  If that’s the case, expect Arkansas to take its recently handed-down APR penalty next season, as well.

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Ahmad Black, Chas Henry, Janoris Jenkins earn more honors

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The postseason honors keep coming for a few Gators. Already, SS Ahmad Black and P Chas Henry were first-team All-SEC picks by the AP and Phil Steele. CB Janoris Jenkins was a first teamer by the AP and second team by Phil Steele.

All three picked up All-SEC honors from the coaches on Tuesday. Black and Henry were named to the first time, and Jenkins was named to the second team.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players. Here’s a look at the entire team:


Pos.       Name    School   Ht.          Wt.         Class      Hometown
TE           D.J. Williams       Arkansas              6-2          251         Sr.           Little Rock, Ark.
OL           Derek Sherrod  Mississippi State (T)        6-6          305         Sr.           Columbus, Miss.
OL           Lee Ziemba         Auburn                 6-8          319         Sr.           Rogers, Ark.
OL           DeMarcus Love Arkansas (T)       6-5          315         Sr.           Lancaster, Texas
*OL        James Carpenter              Alabama (T)        6-5          300         Sr.           Augusta, Ga.
*OL        Clint Boling          Georgia (T)         6-5          315         Sr.           Alpharetta, Ga.
C             Ryan Pugh           Auburn (C)          6-4          297         Sr.           Hoover, Ala.
WR         Alshon Jeffery   South Carolina   6-4          233         So.          St. Matthews, S.C.
WR         Julio Jones          Alabama              6-4          220         Jr.           Foley, Ala.
QB          Cam Newton     Auburn                 6-6          250         Jr.           College Park, Ga.
RB           Marcus Lattimore            South Carolina   6-0          218         Fr.           Duncan, S.C.
RB           Stevan Ridley     LSU        6-0          226         Jr.           Natchez, Miss.
AP          Randall Cobb      Kentucky             5-11       186         Jr.           Alcoa, Tenn.

Pos.       Name    School   Ht.          Wt.         Class      Hometown
TE           Orson Charles    Georgia                6-3          240         So.          Tampa, Fla.
OL           Larry Warford    Kentucky (G)     6-3          329         So.          Richmond, Ky.
OL           Barrett Jones     Alabama (G)       6-4          301         So.          Memphis, Tenn.
OL           Garrett Chisolm                South Carolina (G)           6-6          303         Sr.           Charleston, S.C.
OL           Joseph Barksdale             LSU (T) 6-6          318         Sr.           Detroit, Mich.
C             William Vlachos Alabama (C)       6-1          289         Jr.           Birmingham, Ala.
WR         A.J. Green           Georgia                6-4          212         Jr.           Summerville, S.C.
WR         Randall Cobb      Kentucky             5-11       186         Jr.           Alcoa, Tenn.
QB          Ryan Mallett      Arkansas              6-6          238         Jr.           Texarkana, Ark.
RB           Knile Davis          Arkansas              6-0          220         So.          Missouri City, Texas
RB           Mark Ingram      Alabama              5-10       215         Jr.           Flint, Mich.
AP          Trent Richardson              Alabama              5-11       220         So.          Pensacola, Fla.

Pos.       Name    School   Ht.          Wt.         Class      Hometown
DL           Drake Nevis        LSU        6-2          285         Sr.           Marrero, La.
DL           Marcell Dareus  Alabama              6-4          306         Jr.           Birmingham, Ala.
DL           Nick Fairley         Auburn                 6-5          298         Jr.           Mobile, Ala.
DL           Pernell McPhee                Mississippi State               6-4          285         Sr.           Pahokee, Fla.
LB           Danny Trevathan             Kentucky             6-1          223         Jr.           Leesburg, Fla.
LB           Kelvin Sheppard               LSU        6-3          240         Sr.           Stone Mountain, Ga.
LB           Justin Houston  Georgia                6-3          258         Jr.           Statesboro, Ga.
DB          Patrick Peterson               LSU (CB)               6-1          222         Jr.           Pompano Beach, Fla.
DB          Mark Barron       Alabama (S)        6-2          210         Jr.           Mobile, Ala.
DB          Ahmad Black      Florida (S)            5-9          190         Sr.           Lakeland, Fla.
DB          Stephon Gilmore             South Carolina (CB)         6-1          189         So.          Rock Hill, S.C.

Pos.       Name    School   Ht.          Wt.         Class                      Hometown
DL           Jake Bequette   Arkansas              6-5          271         Jr.           Little Rock, Ark.
DL           Cliff Matthews  South Carolina   6-4          268         Sr.           Cheraw, S.C.
DL           Devin Taylor       South Carolina   6-7          249         So.          Beaufort, S.C.
DL           Jerrell Powe       Ole Miss               6-2          320         Sr.           Waynesboro, Miss.
LB           Dont’a Hightower            Alabama              6-4          260         So.          Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB           Chris White         Mississippi State               6-4          245         Sr.           Vancleave, Miss.
*LB         Chris Marve        Vanderbilt           6-0          235         Jr.           Memphis, Tenn.
*LB         Jerry Franklin     Arkansas              6-1          241         Jr.           Marion, Ark.
DB          Robert Lester    Alabama (S)        6-2          206         So.          Foley, Ala.
DB          Janoris Jenkins  Florida (CB)         5-11       184         Jr.           Pahokee, Fla.
DB          Casey Hayward Vanderbilt           5-11       188         Jr.           Perry, Ga.
*DB        Janzen Jackson Tennessee          6-0          187         So.          Lake Charles, La.
*DB        Dre Kirkpatrick  Alabama (CB)     6-3          190         So.          Gadsden, Ala.
*DB        Morris Claiborne              LSU (CB)               6-0          177         So.          Shreveport, La.

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Mallett, No. 12 Arkansas Pass by No. 6 LSU

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Touchdown passes of 85, 80 and 39 yards by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett were too much for the sixth-ranked LSU football team to overcome, as Tigers fell to the 12th-ranked Razorbacks on Saturday in Little Rock, 31-23.

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Mallett, No. 12 Arkansas Pass by No. 5 LSU

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Touchdown passes of 85, 80 and 39 yards by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett were too much for the sixth-ranked LSU football team to overcome, as Tigers fell to the 12th-ranked Razorbacks on Saturday in Little Rock, 31-23.

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Boot Battle Memories #2: Just Another Miracle

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The last time LSU visited Little Rock, they were victimized for the second time by miraculous doings on Markham St. Casey Dick ended his tumultuous career as the Arkansas QB by tossing a game-winning bomb to London Crawford on 4th down with seconds to play. Incredible stuff.

Relive that fantastic finish with this clip:

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Petrino Likes LSU on Friday

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FAYETTEVILLE - You can count Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino as one who would like to see Arkansas’ annual game with LSU moved back to the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The third-year Razorbacks coach said earlier this week he liked the game on Friday, where it was held each year and televised nationally by CBS from 1995 to 2008. It was removed from that time slot prior to last season by the network, who picked up the Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn instead.

“I liked it on Friday; I really did,” Petrino said. “I liked the difference, mixing up the week, shorter preparation. Sometimes you don’t do as much and you play better. I like the fact that everybody was home on Friday and watched it.”

Petrino coached on Friday just once as the Razorbacks head coach – a 31-30 come-from-behind win over the Tigers two years ago in Little Rock.

“Everyone that first year, when we out on the road recruiting after the game in Little Rock, it seemed every school we went into, every home we went into, they watched that game on TV,” Petrino said. “So I thought it was a good deal.”

CBS isn’t expected to renew its deal with Alabama and Auburn next season, meaning the Arkansas-LSU game could return to its traditional day and time.

“I don’t do a lot of lobbying,” Petrino said when asked if he would lobby to have the game moved back. “Maybe the guys upstairs (at the Broyles Center) can do that.”

But not all of the Razorbacks shared their coach’s views on when the game should be played. Most said it didn’t matter, such as Little Rock native Jake Bequette.

“It’s going to be a big game whether it’s played on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday,” Bequette said. “It’s always featuring two very good teams that are really competitive and on national TV every year. We’ll take any day of the week.”

D.J. Williams played in two Friday games against the Tigers – both Arkansas wins. The senior from Little Rock said the Saturday game not only gives the Razorbacks extra time to prepare, but also gives them a better chance to enjoy today’s holiday.

“That day lets me eat an extra slice of pecan pie,” Williams said, “so I don’t mind playing on Saturday at all.”

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Fan Commercial a Hit

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FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas fans have often been known for their creativity. Chalk another one up to that.

Some fans unveiled a parody to this Geico commercial earlier this week on YouTube, which is a spinoff of the “This Little Piggy” saying our parents told us all when we were younger.

As of this afternoon the commercial already had 43,000 hits and appears to be on its way to “viral” status at that rate. It can’t be any coincidence the fan in the passenger seat is from LSU. The No. 12 Razorbacks host the No. 5 Tigers this weekend in Little Rock’ War Memorial Stadium.

Give the video a play and let us know what you think. We think you’ll enjoy.

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Football Regular-Season Finale Set for 2:30 p.m.

BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-finale against 13th-ranked Arkansas in Little Rock will be televised by CBS, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

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