Razorback Brew 12/11: Trio of greats

Today, three of Arkansas' all-time greats get an all-time honor.

Good morning. It’s exam week on The Hill, and we’ve got weekend action to break down for ya. We’ll also get to know one of Arkansas’ brightest young athletes with a name you may recognize.

Now, what has all been mixed into today’s Brew?

🎥 Face-to-Face with John Daly II
🏆 Trio of greatness
🐗 And so much more!


John Daly II was destined for the tee box. His name says it all, and the son of the legendary John Daly is making his own legacy as a key member of the Razorback men’s golf team.

In this episode of the Hog Pod, we sit down with John Daly II to hear what it's like to be the son of Big John, his thoughts on Charlie & Tiger Woods, and how his career as a Razorback is taking off.


🔺 Greats Of The State. Razorback football greats Peyton Hillis, Jason Peters and the late Ryan Mallett were announced Sunday as part of the 2024 class of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. The trio of Razorbacks will join seven other selected honorees at a ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the organization’s 65th annual induction banquet.

The 2024 Hall of Fame Class consists of 10 inductees, including five from the modern era category and five inductees from the senior category. Additional 2024 inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame include Carla Crowder (women’s basketball), Glen Day (golf) Jeff Glassbrenner (adaptive sports), Al Flanigan (men’s basketball), Butch Gardner (men’s basketball), Ed Harris (golf) and Eric Jackson (horse racing). The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1959.

🔺 Take A Bow. Arkansas volleyball played in its first-ever regional final Saturday afternoon and stole a set from top-seeded Nebraska on the Cornhuskers’ own court before falling 3-1. The match concluded the best season in program history as the Hogs closed 2023 with a record of 28-6, the most wins since 1999, and the third straight season with 20+ wins. Arkansas also saw its highest-ever ranking at No. 8, best record in SEC play since 2003 at 15-3, and best 20-match start to the season ever at 18-2.

🔺 Fan’s Choice. British magazine Athletics Weekly announced Razorback freshman Shawnti Jackson has been selected as the International U20 Female Athlete of the Year through thousands voting in this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Jackson earned USATF’s Youth Award Athlete of the Year honor and finished as runner-up to Moll in Track & Field News Girls High School Athlete of the Year. Arkansas triple jumper Jaydon Hibbert finished third in voting for the men’s International U20 Athlete of the Year behind American sprinter Erriyon Knighton and Netherlands distance runner Niels Laros.

🔺 Back On The Mat. For the fourth consecutive season and fourth under head coach Jordyn Wieber, the Arkansas Razorback gymnastics team has landed in the top 15 of the Women’s College Gymnastics Association preseason poll. The Gymbacks closed out their 2023 slate at their 19th straight regional, where they finished with a new regional team score record of 197.275, and a new regional floor record of 49.500. The team just missed the regional final and came in at 17th in the country, maintaining the program’s 18-year streak in the top 20.

The Gymbacks have a star lineup of returners this year including Frankie Price, Jensen Scalzo, Leah Smith, Cami Weaver and Lauren Williams. Arkansas also added beam All-American Sirena Linton from Arizona as a graduate transfer, and four freshmen in Chandler Buntin, Dakota Essenpries, Hailey Klein and Priscilla Park.

Fans can get their first look at the 2024 squad at the team’s annual Gymback Preview on Sunday, December 17 at Barnhill Arena at 2pm. The event is free and open to the public.


Whatever the occasion, happy nights are filled with happy hours. Having a fun-filled and delicious dining experience isn't complicated.

Keep it simple with a few friends after work with our friends at Theo's Fayetteville with dishes like Loaded Cheese Fries complete with house cheese, hand cut fries, pickled Anaheim peppers, bacon, scallions, and garlic aioli.

Plus, with the holidays right around the corner, we all need to get some holiday cheer!

Don't make it too hard on yourself. We'll see you at the table - you’ll be sure to leave jolly.


Weekend warriors. We’re breaking down the Crimson/Cardinal Classic. Plus, we’re recapping the volleyball teams historic season.


Did someone forward you the Razorback Brew? Well, the first thing you should do is thank them. The next thing you should do is subscribe below and get it in your inbox every weekday morning just in time for your first cup of coffee.


Monday, December 11:

🎤 Eric Musselman Live @ 7:00 p.m. on HogsPlus.com 

Tuesday, December 12:

No events scheduled

Wednesday, December 13:

No events scheduled

Thursday, December 14:

No events scheduled

Friday, December 15:

No events scheduled

Saturday, December 16:

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Samford @ 12:30 p.m. on SEC Network Plus
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Lipscomb @ 5:00 p.m. on SEC Network Plus

Sunday, December 17:

🤸 Gymnastics in Gymback Preview @ 2:00 p.m.

Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here!

And feel free to read our Privacy Polic