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Arkansas calls news conference on men's track and field

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas has called a news conference to make a "major announcement" regarding Razorback men's track and field coach John McDonnell and the future of the program.

The news conference is set for 4 p.m. Monday.

The 69-year-old McDonnell has won 42 national championships, including 19 in indoor track, 12 in outdoor track and 11 in cross country. He has won 80 conference championships, spread among the Southeastern Conference and the Southwest Conference.

His most recent national championship was in 2006 in indoor track; he won the SEC indoor title in 2007 for his most recent league championship.

The Razorback track and field program was sanctioned by the NCAA last year, though the university has appealed that judgment.

 

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