Six members of the Razorback women's basketball team kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem before an exhibition game in Fayetteville Thursday night and the angry response includes threats of university funding cuts by Republican legislators. /more/
Approval of up to $120 million in bonds for a $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium is on the agenda for the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Little Rock. /more/
The Razorback basketball team did more than get in some early work on basketball skills with a trip to Spain, they broadened their cultural horizons, writes Athletic Director Jeff Long in a report on the trip. /more/
The expansion project at Razorback Stadium at the University of Arkansas has been repeatedly described as a $160 million project, with $120 million to be provided by a University of Arkansas general obligation bond issue. But finance charges could add $66 million. /more/
UPDATE: The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted 8-2 this morning to approve a $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium, despite a plea from Trustee David Pryor to opt out of the big college athletics "nuclear arms race." /more/
Holt Condren is an explorer and entrepreneur based in Maumelle, the founder of Ink Custom Tees and the author of "Surf the Woods: The Ordinary Man's Trail Map to the Extraordinary Life." He's also featured in a new documentary, "Finding Noah," which follows a team of archeologists and theologians to Mount Ararat, in Turkey, on a search for Noah's Ark. The film will premiere with a multicity one-night-only screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 8.
Arkansas Times contributor Jacob Rosenberg is at the Cummins Unit in Grady filing dispatches tonight in advance of the expected execution of Ledell Lee, who was sentenced to death for the Feb. 9, 1993, murder of Debra Reese, 26, who was beaten to death in the bedroom of her home in Jacksonville.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.