The Frogs will have their hands full tonight in Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks are in the midst of a record-setting season behind the All-American-like performances of sophomore Chelsea Dungee. Dungee holds the Razorback single season records for points, free throws and free throw attempts. In addition, she set four program records for a Razorback in a WNIT game.
Arkansas has set seven single-season team records and moved into the top-10 single-season performances in eight additional categories.
And it hasn’t been all Dungee. Senior Malica Monk and junior Alexis Tolefree average double digits this season while starters Kiara Williams and Jailyn Mason continue to provide opponents challenges as they try to handle their solid play.
Low attendance numbers *rolls eyes*.
A final positive? Dixon is cheap. He actually ranked one spot behind former UCLA coach Steve Alford in this year’s earnings list. For an athletic department that is typically cheap, Dixon’s $2.64 million contract won’t have to go up much.
As Bolch said, even though Dixon said he’s not interested, NIT bids and low attendance numbers may change his mind. What’s clear is that UCLA is waiting until its eventual candidate is no longer coaching.
Whether that’s Dixon, Texas Tech’s Chris Beard or the Lakers’ Luke Walton, expect the rumors to keep rumbling until the offseason.
The Frogs have plenty of guys who should be on NFL rosters come training camp.
TCU will have 15 former players take part in its Pro Day on Friday, including likely NFL Draft picks L.J. Collier, Ben Banogu and Ty Summers. Representatives from all 32 NFL teams, including at least one head coach, are expected to be on hand, a TCU spokesman said.
A representative for the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football is also scheduled to be attendance.
Collier, Banogu and Summers all took part in the NFL Combine, so it remains to be seen what drills they’ll take part in at Pro Day. It’s unlikely any of them run the 40-yard dash as all posted solid times at the Combine.
Other intriguing pro prospects include former linebacker Jawuan Johnson and wide receiver Jaelan Austin. Johnson took part in the College Gridiron Showcase in January, but must convince scouts his height won’t limit him at the next level.