Digest for 07-11-12


COMMUNITY

Arkansas State football tickets on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for each of Arkansas State’s home games are scheduled to go on sale Monday.

The Red Wolves will play six home games: against Memphis on Sept. 8, Alcorn State on Sept. 22, Western Kentucky on Sept. 29, South Alabama on Oct. 13, Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 8 and Middle Tennessee on Dec. 1. Individual game tickets are $20 for reserved bench seats and $17 for general admission. Season ticket packages are also available for $75 for general admission and $115 for reserved bench seats.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the ASU box office at 870-972-2781 or 888-ASU-FANS, or visit AStateRedWolves.com.

STATE

Gragg placed on Mackey Award watch list

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Warren standout and Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg was named to the Mackey Award Watch List on Tuesday.

The award is annually awarded to the top collegiate tight end in the nation. Arkansas’ D.J. Williams won it in 2010.

Gragg is the leading returning receiver from last season for the Razorbacks, having caught 518 yards. His 39.8 receiving yards per game ranked 14th in the Southeastern Conference, and he had five games with at least four receptions last season.

Gragg’s brother, Will, was offered a scholarship to Arkansas and will play at Pine Bluff High this fall as a sophomore.

Also, Arkansas junior Travis Swanson made the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented each year to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate center.

Adams reaches final of ESPY voting

FAYETTEVILLE — Joe Adams’ 60-yard punt return for a touchdown against Tennessee on Nov. 12 made the final round of voting for the ESPY Award for Best Play.

Adams’ play for Arkansas was seeded second in the bracket-style vote and is the highest-seeded among the four still in the running for the ESPY. Other finalists are Indiana’s three-point basket to beat Kentucky, an over-the-wall catch in a junior college baseball tournament and Edson Barboza’s wheel kick in UFC 142.

Voting for the winner will remain open through the ESPYS Countdown Show tonight at ESPN.com/ESPYS/BestPlayVote.

NATIONAL

Mets’ Gee hospitalized with clot in shoulder artery

KANSAS CITY — New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was hospitalized with numbness in the fingers of his right hand.

An angiogram revealed a clot in a right shoulder artery. A catheter was used to clear the clot.

Gee is expected to be placed on the disabled list before the Mets resume play Friday. He is 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts. Chris Young will start in Gee’s place Friday in Atlanta.

— Commercial Press Services