On news that the University of Aransas football coaching staff now has a payroll of almost $8 million, a question: What are the staff salaries by department of academic arms of the University of Arkansas?
Kind of a funny story from Deadspin today about Chris Barnicle — once an All-American in track for the University of Arkansas — coming in dead last during the recent trails for the U.S. Olympic marathon team in L.A., with a time of 3:45:34, which was apparently the slowest time any runner of either gender has ever clocked in the Olympic trials since 2000.
The University of Arkansas athletic department has approved another in a series of contract enhancements for assistant coaches on Bret Bielema's football staff, this one for running back coach Joel Thomas.
Here's a little pre-game reading. Over at ESPN's Grantland, Matt Hinton took a look at Bret Bielema's Razorbacks and their old-fashioned grit-and-grind offense, an outlier in the increasingly spread-happy Southeastern Conference.
The Arkansas Travelers announced today that Dickey-Stephens Park in Little Rock will host a benefit baseball game on Tuesday, May 6 between the varsity baseball teams of Vilonia High and Mayflower High.
Quite an evening at Bud Walton Arena last night with a University of Arkansas basketball win over LSU and a halftime gathering of former coaches, players and former president of the Unted States, Bill Clinton. It was a 20th anniversary remembrance of the Hog's national championship, which President Clinton attended.
The Arkansas Activities Association issued a release yesterday can Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Re: High School Football Games
Winter Warning Halts All Football Play
Because of a winter storm warning that was issued on Wednesday for Thursday and into Friday for most counties in northwest and north central Arkansas, the Arkansas Activities Association has postponed all scheduled games for December 6th and 7th, which will extend the 2013 football season one week.
Joe Nocera, writing in the New York Times about the sex abuse case rocking Penn State, is unstinting in his criticism of the school and Paterno for its failures, particularly in an area that had already been rocked by Catholic church sex abuse.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.
KARK reports that police shot a man in an alley behind Ernie Biggs on Clinton Avenue in the River Market district about 2 a.m. today. His condition was not known, but initial reports said he was in surgery.