The Lions selected their potential center of the future Friday night when they took Arkansas center Travis Swanson in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Travis Swanson doesn't know much about Lions besides Raiola, who he says "has been in the NFL for years upon years."
— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) May 10, 2014
Swanson, a former two-time captain for the Razorbacks started...
ALLEN PARK, MICH. -- It probably won't happen this season, but the Detroit Lions might have their future center in the fold.
With their third-round pick, 76th overall, the Lions took Arkansas center Travis Swanson.
Dominic Raiola, 35, has been the Lions center since 2001 and is playing on a one-year contract, so the Lions will soon need his replacement.
"He's big enough...
The Arkansas football has recently wrapped up spring practice in preparation for the 2014 season and Bret Bielema is looking for some newcomers to make an impact this season.
After going 3-9 a year ago, there will be plenty of chances for some young, new guys to come in and get significant playing time early.
Here are the top three newcomers that I think will make the biggest impact...
If the Arkansas football team wants to have better than a 3-9 record again this year, then some key players on both sides of the ball are going to have to step up.
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With team leaders like Travis Swanson, Chris Smith, and Kiero Small departing for the NFL, this team is in desperate need for guys to fill the void that these guys left on, and off the...
Arkansas Football: Former Hogs have pro dayFormer players on the Arkansas football team participated in this year’s pro day on Wednesday inside Walker Pavilion here on campus at Fayetteville. While some players have already been tested at the combine, this is a great chance for other players to get noticed by NFL scouts and teams in hopes of making a roster in the future.
Travis Swanson has seen just about everything during his time in college, from a BCS bowl game to the depths of the Southeastern Conference.
The Arkansas center's career will come to an end on Friday when the struggling Razorbacks (3-8, 0-7 SEC) close out their season at No. 15 LSU.
Swanson will make his 50th straight start, a streak that encompasses the entirety of his playing...
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November 27, 2013
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Travis Swanson's ascent to captain at Arkansas began well before last year's scandal-ridden spring and subsequent fall collapse.
How the center handled the turmoil off the field, however, may just prove to be the defining moment of a playing career that is among the school's best.
A core group...
The Arkansas Razorbacks have been waiting to see their new football locker room all summer — today, they finally got to check it out. Here is a video of the players entering the locker room for the first time, courtesy of lineman Travis Swanson:
Panoramic of the new razorback locker room pic.twitter.com/M28gcPkwdR
— Bijhon Jackson (@BijhonJ) July 20, 2013
Hoping to get a...
Travis Swanson didn't even have a head coach this time a year ago.
Like the rest of his teammates, the Arkansas center was caught up in the turmoil following former coach Bobby Petrino's firing as he approached the spring game.
The fallout from the Petrino debacle - and subsequent hiring of John L. Smith as interim coach - resulted in a disastrous 2012 season for the Razorbacks...
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April 20, 2013
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Travis Swanson wasn't sure what to expect from John L. Smith.
The Arkansas center sat in the Broyles Center meeting room on April 23 with the rest of his teammates, already aware that Smith had been hired to replace Bobby Petrino as head coach.
Swanson had seen Smith, who had served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons before leaving four months earlier to become...
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August 10, 2012