Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Arkansas' gym meet at LSU postponed
Arkansas coach Jordyn Wieber is shown prior to a gymnastics meet in Barnhill Arena.
Due to covid-19 protocols within the University of Arkansas gymnastics program, the No. 11 Razorbacks' meet at No. 5 LSU on Friday has been postponed, the SEC announced Thursday. No makeup date was posted.
Third-year Arkansas Coach Jordyn Wieber said Wednesday both the Razorbacks and Tigers, whose own covid issues caused a postponement of their Jan. 14 meet at Missouri, had enough athletes to hold the competition at the Maravich Assembly Center.
However, Wieber mentioned the Razorbacks did have more members of their roster impacted by the protocols for the third consecutive week.
“It’s been an interesting three weeks,” Wieber said Wednesday. “I will say that. It’s like covid is … we’re not one of those teams where we all got hit at once. It’s slowly making its way through the team, which has posed some challenges.”
The Razorbacks are scheduled to resume their SEC schedule on Jan. 28 at No. 3 Florida.
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