Arkansas freshmen earn postseason honors

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema counted on his freshmen class this season, getting production from young players at a variety of positions.

The group is being recognized this month despite Arkansas’ 3-9 season.

Two freshmen — running back Alex Collins, tight end Hunter Henry — were named to College Football News’ Freshmen All-American team on Thursday. Both Collins and Henry earned first-team honors, while offensive lineman Dan Skipper and defensive tackle Darius Philon earned honorable mention honors by the publication.

In addition, Collins, Henry, Philon and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland were named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman team after a vote by the league’s coaches. The three offensive selections were the most for one school, while four total equaled a conference best and the Razorbacks’ highest total since 2010.

Collins was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press earlier this week. Henry was named a second-team All-SEC performer as well by AP.

No Rimington For Swanson

FAYETTEVILLE — Florida State’s Bryan Stork was named the winner of the 2013 Rimington Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top center.

Arkansas center Travis Swanson was among the six finalists for the award.


UAFS holiday basketball clinic set

FORT SMITH — UAFS men’s basketball coach Josh Newman and his staff will conduct their annual UAFS Holiday Basketball Clinic on Dec. 23-24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center.

The clinic is for boys and girls ages 5-15. Cost is $80 per person and includes a camp T-shirt and certificate. Clinic applications are available at the UAFS athletics department office inside the Stubblefield Center or online at under the "camps" heading on the men’s basketball home page.

For more information, contact assistant men’s basketball coach Justin Bailey at or at 479-788-7593.

Tech baseball to host winter camps

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Tech baseball program will host two winter camp sessions on Dec. 30 and 31, assistant coach Derrick Wynn announced today. Camp information and registration is available at

On Dec. 30, the camp will be for high school players ages 13-18. The camp will be broken into two separate sessions; the hitting session will be from 9-12 a.m. at a cost of $60 and the pitching/catching session from 1-3 p.m. at a cost of $50 or both sessions for $100.

The Little Wonders All Skills Camp for ages 6 to 12 will be on December 31 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at a cost of $100 with lunch provided. The camp will focus on teaching fundamentals and increasing the campers overall baseball knowledge using film analysis breakdowns and playing games.

For more information, contact Derrick Wynn at 479-968-0211 or