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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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:56:14

Dan Hampton snubs White House invitation

Dan Hampton, the former Razorback and Chicago Bear star, has declined an invitation from President Obama to a White House reception for the 1985 Super Bowl champions.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 12:59:28

Houston Nutt: Double-secret probation?

Somehow, I don't think it's a good sign when Ole Miss Athletic Director Pete Boone schedules a news conference BEFORE football coach Houston Nutt's weekly press conference.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 00:02:59

The shame of college sports

Here's your good free reading for the day. Civil rights historian (and Bill Clinton friend and diarist) Taylor Branch has written an important article for The Atlantic on college sports.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 07:37:13

Hog tribute at War Memorial Stadium

Matt Turner, anchor at KNWA, posted this photo last night on Twitter. It shows the success of the Razorback's football game patriotic observance.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:53:48

Hogs coach Petrino makes gift to Children's Hospital

From the Stephens Media Arkansas News Bureau: Bobby Petrino and wife Becky announced a $250,000 donation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Friday and the Arkansas football coach said he will lend his name to a golf tournament to benefit the hospital.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 17:12:23

Thursday night line

Final thoughts on University of Arkansas football fund-raising, a Republican congressional candidate, charges in a Fort Smith city hall fight.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 13:32:56

High school player's death due to heart condition

Initial autopsy reports indicate Montel Williams died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

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Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:49:12

Knile Davis out for season

And all the Hog fans say: Noooooooooooooooooo! Knile Davis, last year's leading rusher in the SEC, is expected to miss the season with an ankle injury, according to the AP.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:21:12

High school player collapses, dies during practice

Montel Williams, a 15 year old Gurdon High School football player, collapsed and died yesterday during practice.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 13:48:20

Hog seating plan raises $6.5 million

The University of Arkansas Athletic Department announced today that its new R.S.V.P. plan — in which everyone pays a new higher premium for choice seats to football home games in Little Rock and Fayetteville — had raised an additional $6.5 million for athletics.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 06:42:51

Hendrix football — no match for real thing

John Brummett reviews Hendrix College president Tim Cloyd's case for adding non-scholarship football as an enrollment builder.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 15:34:00

Hendrix ready to play some football

Hendrix College is readying to play football in the fall of 2012. Football had been in the works for some time.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 08:42:36

Bryant v. Conway goes viral

A trick play which led to a goal in a contest between Conway and Bryant High Schools has gone viral.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 11:41:45

Hog news: drugs and guns

Why does sports news often seem to sound more like the police blotter? DRUGS: Sports talk shows were buzzing this morning with news that former Hog quarterback Ryan Mallett, hoping for an NFL draft bonanza, has been telling NFL teams that he has "used drugs" in the past.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 08:52:46

Frontline on football

I'm sorry to say I had a conflict and couldn't watch the Frontline Tuesday night on high school football that prominently featured a couple of private school football powerhouses in Arkansas, Shiloh Christian and Pulaski Academy.

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