It seems to be a foregone conclusion that the SEC will get just three men’s basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament.
It is the time of year when every sports media person in the country starts talking and writing about RPI.
Unrelenting and unselfish was the difference in Saturday’s game between Kentucky and Arkansas.
Not long after John Calipari became the head basketball coach at Memphis, he insulted the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball program and its fans.
When it was written in Wednesday’s column that the NCAA and ESPN might like to pit the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State against each other in the NIT, there was no hidden motive on my part.
There is really no disputing who is the most powerful entity in the world of perspiring arts.
If you had known that Arkansas’ leading scorer, BJ Young, was going to be held to no field goals by Florida, you probably would have taken the Gators and given up 17 points.
In just two weeks, the Arkansas Razorbacks will start spring football, and to say the days between Bret Bielema’s hiring as the head coach until now have been chaotic would be a gross understatement.
There are several notable story lines with more than 300 football players assembled at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
It was a bad week for California Coach Mike Montgomery and Missouri Coach Frank Haith, and it was a terrible week for the Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius.
It seems the experts at picking the NCAA Tournament men’s bracket give the Arkansas Razorbacks little chance at March Madness even if they win their final six games.
It wasn’t so much like watching a train wreck as it was watching a great basketball program with a coach who is mostly adored only by his team’s fans come unhinged at its own hands.
It was never quite as big a game in Arkansas as it was north of the state border.
Sean Rochelle seems like a natural to take over the reins as executive director of the Razorback Foundation.
There may have been tearing of clothes and gnashing of teeth.
Arkansas has four Division I men’s basketball teams that are eligible to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, and as of today, three seem to have a decent shot at making March Madness.
Trying to pick a Final Four right now is like playing one finger catch with cooked spaghetti.
Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn., is a tough place to get a victory for visiting teams.
It was believed the Arkansas Razorbacks would move up from their No. 53-ranked national football recruiting class, but the jump to No. 31 was because of a great team effort by Bret Bielema and his staff.
It was obvious the students wanted to storm the court Tuesday night after their Arkansas Razorbacks knocked off No. 2 Florida, 80-69, on national television.
John Pelphrey got a light but warm welcome back to Walton Arena on Tuesday night, and then the always nice guy must have asked himself where all that noise came from.
Like most of America, yours truly watched the Super Bowl with a large group of great friends.
Short of a miracle sprint to the finish line Wednesday, this football recruiting class for the University of Arkansas will not be indicative of Bret Bielema’s future classes.
Paul Petrino was exposed as an offensive coordinator last season, and now he’s exposed himself as part of last season’s problems.
Forget the commercials, which are averaging $4 million for a 30-second spot, and forget all the hype.
Perhaps the only way it will be forgotten is when Ray Lewis has long since retired from professional football, and then only if he continues to live a life above reproach.
It was a monumental collapse, a little like watching a 100-car train derail in real time.
Saying Arkansas’ basketball game Wednesday night was like the old Hawgball days would be an understatement.
It seems the initial reaction to Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema’s staff, and the final salaries were just announced Tuesday, has been very favorable.
Peyton Manning is coming to the Rock.
While the crusty Bill Belichick was skipping his mandatory post game interview with CBS, the labels for Super Bowl XLVII (47) were starting to flow.
It was a night to celebrate.
It is so bizarre it is almost mesmerizing.
Tonight a handful of close friends, admirers and family will gather at Pappas Brothers Steakhouse in Dallas for an unofficial toast, and probably a little of a good-natured roast, for Little Rock native Keith Jackson.
Nolan Richardson was always more crafty as a coach than he let on.
It was a game with two obvious story lines.
There are few chances to get quality victories once conference play begins in the SEC.
This afternoon in Tulsa, one of the great first ladies of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball will be laid to rest.
Outside it was cold with a blustery wind whipping through the trees, but inside the North Little Rock convention offices, on the second floor, 38 men and women gathered with a single goal in mind.
Like him or not, and from the outside looking in he makes it difficult to like him, Alabama’s Nick Saban is the best college football coach in America.
As soon as the black jersey with No. 48 came on the screen, it was almost for sure Qushaun Lee was going to stop Spencer Keith.
Almost from the time Bret Bielema was hired as Arkansas’ football coach, the most asked question heard or sent by text or e-mail was, “What about Tim Horton?” Horton, a native Arkansan who played for the Razorbacks and coached the Hogs for six years, is an immensely popular guy with the Razorbacks Nation.
Spencer Keith has been the starting quarterback at Kent State for so long it seems like he should have tenure.
A few comments while waiting to see if Florida can beat Louisville and all but assure the SEC of not having a losing record in postseason bowls.
A new year, a new beginning and a day when people make resolutions, most of which will be forgotten in short notice.
It seems like the perfect day to say goodbye to an imperfect year.
Wally Hall’s column does not appear today.
Where did the time go? My intentions were good, but here it is Christmas Day and my list is still long for those who deserve something on this special day.
Some people may call them red flags, but in this case, they were more like clues as to what was going on in Madison, Wis.
It was a lunch at Ashley’s in the Capital Hotel — where an elementary school class was singing Christmas carols — with people who know things, people who ask questions and get things done.