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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:25:09

Bielema mentioned as Nebraska coach candidate; jockosphere runs wild — briefly

A provocateur insists that I mention that Razorback coach Bret Bielema's name has emerged as being a target of the search for a new coach at Nebraska.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 08:40:00

Old-fashioned Razorbacks in the brave new SEC world

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.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:34:00

Is Bret Bielema worth $3.2 million a year?

The New York Times says a Vanderbilt study concludes that football coaches, including the Hogs' Bret Bielema, are worth their big paychecks because of the value they bring to universities.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 07:07:00

UA creates 'Razorback Rooftop" for students at Fayetteville games

The Razorback Athletic Department announced yesterday a new premium seating area for students — the Razorback Rooftop on top of the deck of the south end zone.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 22:40:00

Mayflower, Vilonia High to play benefit baseball game at Dickey-Stephens

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.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 07:35:00

Bill Clinton, Nolan Richardson and Eddie Sutton call the Hogs

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.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:46:25

An early open line: Outlet mall, Razorback basketball, more

Still cold. Still not much else to report.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 13:46:00

UPDATE: The story of a young man from Hope makes NFL Super Bowl film, wins trip to game

Part of today's Super Bowl extravaganza will the result of a season-long contest for people to submit the best stories on why they love football.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:18:00

Ark. Activities Assoc. calls off public school football games this weekend due to weather concerns.

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.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 09:14:00

Charlie Cook on JFK assassination and the Arkansas Razorbacks game

Don't miss yesterday's fascinating look at Arkansas connections to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath, which took place 50 years ago today.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:55:00

Georgia bans free football tickets for legislators; giveaways continue at University of Arkansas

News report says Georgia will ban free football tickets for state legislators. Arkansas ended giveaway legislative tickets some years ago, but mass corruption continues.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 15:49:00

North Little Rock to open new fishing pier in Burns Park

North Little Rock will have a formal opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday of a new fishing pier extending into the Arkansas River from Burns Park.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:17:47

Little Rock a possible site for annual college football bowl game

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Little Rock is on the shortlist of cities being considered to begin hosting bowl games for the smaller college football conferences in 2014.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 06:37:00

Penn State's penalty won't change football

I've been surprised to find many sports writers saying that the NCAA penalty of Penn State didn't go far enough — that football should have been suspended there for a period.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 15:45:00

Petrino had rider in motorcycle crash

The State Police this afternoon reported that Razorback football coach Bobby Petrino was not alone when he crashed his motorcycle Sunday.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 07:06:38

The cost of big-time football

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.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 13:01:35

Legislator questions football weekend committee meetings

Rep. James McLean of Batesville is going to lose his club membership card if he continues this kind of behavior.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 13:43:10

UA unveils $300 million sports facilities plan

The University of Arkansas is rolling out its $300 million athletic facilities master plan today.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 10:31:21

UA throws secrecy over Coke deal

The University of Central Arkansas' attempt to wring some presidential home renovation money out of Aramark, its food service vendor, has earned deserved attention.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:07:51

Hog football trailblazer Darrell Brown

Thanks to TAP for a link to a whale of a story. It's about the first black to play on the University of Arkansas football team.

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