Comparing Razorback Recruiting Class Expenses, Results With The SEC ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 145307/03/2012 Traditionally, Arkansas has finished near the bottom half of the SEC in recruiting rankings each February. Classes are usually strong enough to rank in the Top 30 nationally, but aren’t as highly regarded as the Razorbacks’ league peers.
Razorbacks' Sam Bates Signs With KC Royals ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports.com♦♦ Viewed: 150807/03/2012 Former Arkansas outfielder Sam Bates will begin his professional baseball career with the Idaho Chukars, rookie league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
3 Razorbacks Plead Not Guilty to Felony Charges ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 149107/03/2012 FAYETTEVILLE - Three Arkansas football players who are charged with felonies for allegedly burglarizing their fellow students' room have entered not guilty pleas in Washington County Circuit Court.
Jeff Long Says Razorbacks Can Expect 'Something Different' From Football Uniforms ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 66006/03/2012 Is Arkansas getting new football uniforms for 2012?
It’s certainly looking that way.
A review of the evidence below:
•Athletic Director Jeff Long told Bo Mattingly, host of Sports Talk, on Wednesday: “I think you can expect to see something a little different this year"
SEC Notebook: Hogs May Be Giving Way To Aggies As LSU's Football Finale ♦♦ By: Jim Harris ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 54106/03/2012 Texas A&M wants to replace its annual Thanksgiving weekend game against Texas with new Southeastern Conference rival LSU. The SEC appears to want that marquee Thanksgiving weekend matchup as well. All that was lacking was LSU's OK, and it was believed among Tiger insiders that LSU preferred to keep Arkansas as its regular season finale. Now, however, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has spoken out and seems to prefer that the Tigers now play A&M in the date where LSU and Arkansas have met for 2
Otis Kirk: Major Leagues Have Arkansas' Jacksonville Recruit McClure On Radar ♦♦ By: Otis Kirk ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 75406/03/2012 It's not enough that Arkansas' Dave Van Horn has to worry about finding a way to win a regional in Houston (Texas) this weekend, but he also has the Rule 4 Draft coming in June.
It's common for baseball coaches to work hard each year and then watch many of their top recruits sign with a major league baseball team. Van Horn and Arkansas have put a nice class together, but the professional teams have also taken notice.
Jacksonville outfielder D'Vone McClure, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, is rated
Baxendale, Razorbacks Ready For NCAA Tournament Opener ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 46006/03/2012 Dave Van Horn’s decision wasn’t a difficult one.
Van Horn could have adjusted the pitching rotation for Arkansas, saving the Razorbacks’ best arms for later in the NCAA Houston Regional. Instead of pitching DJ Baxendale from the start, he could have held the ace for later
Jeff Long Knows Of 'No Plans' For Arkansas To Be Replaced As LSU's Final Opponent ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 62806/03/2012 If LSU is replacing Arkansas as its opponent to end the regular season, Jeff Long says he isn’t aware of it.
Long used Twitter to respond to reports that “The Battle For The Boot” might eventually move form its traditional post-Thanksgiving timeslot.
“Hog Fans, I do not know where LSU is getting this information. Have had repeated conversation with SEC Officials and there are no plans as of 6/1/12 to change LSU from our season ending Football game.”
Razorbacks-Syracuse Orange Paired For SEC/Big East Challenge ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 42306/03/2012 Arkansas will host Syracuse as part of the 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge on Nov. 30.
"Hosting Syracuse at Bud Walton Arena gives us a chance to showcase our basketball team and fans to the nation,” Coach Mike Anderson said. “Syracuse has great tradition and will be a highly-ranked team next season. We look forward to the challenge that this team presents.”
Assistants Agree To Contracts Aimed At Keeping Razorback Staff Intact For 2012 ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 55606/03/2012 Arkansas has put its commitment to the current football staff and 2012 season in writing.
All nine assistant coaches and key football support staff were offered — and have signed — employment agreements securing their positions through the end of the 2012 season, including postseason games.
Jim's Notebook: Florida' s Top Seed a Farce for NCAA's Baseball Committee ♦♦ By: Jim Harris ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 58605/30/2012 Imagine we're talking college basketball, and it's NCAA Selection Sunday after all the conference tournaments have wrapped. Let's say vastly talented but underperforming Kentucky (or Duke; take your pick for argument's sake) didn't win its conference regular season championship, didn't win the post-season league tournament, and didn't even have the best overall record among its conference teams. Yet, on Selection Sunday, the NCAA basketball committee named Kentucky the overall No. 1 seed in the
SEC wants best teams in playoff ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Whole Hog Sports♦♦ Viewed: 50105/30/2012 Football coaches from the powerhouse and recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday that they want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country — and not be tied to conference champions.
University of Arkansas Shows Its True Colors Hiring John L. Smith ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 69004/26/2012 Exactly two weeks after dismissing former head football coach Bobby Petrino for conduct “contrary to the character and responsibilities” expected of university employees, Arkansas vice chancellor and athletic director Jeff Long introduced John L. Smith to rave reviews on Tuesday.
Players Welcome Smith’s Return, Eager For Change ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Arkansas News Bureau♦♦ Viewed: 61904/26/2012 FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas linebacker Alonzo Highsmith admitted he didn’t know what athletic director Jeff Long was planning after Bobby Petrino was fired on April 10.
Petrino: Smith’s Hire Will ‘Help Arkansas Transition’ ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Arkansas News Bureau♦♦ Viewed: 69804/26/2012 Arkansas announced Monday it has hired John L. Smith to lead the Razorbacks through the 2012 season.
The 63-year-old left Weber State, his alma mater, after just a few months on the job to replace Bobby Petrino with the Razorbacks. Smith worked as an assistant on Petrino’s staff from 2009-11 as special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach. He was Petrino’s boss earlier in his career, which included stops as a head coach at Idaho, Utah State, Louisville and Michigan State.
Tracking Arkansas Football Players in the 2012 NFL Draft ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 63204/26/2012 There is no question the SEC will have more players selected in the 2012 NFL draft than any other conference, and one of the teams contributing to those selections will be the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Arkansas Football: BCS Title Is Still Within Reach Under John L. Smith ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 77704/24/2012 For the last few weeks, we've heard every name in the book associated with Arkansas' search for its next head coach. Names like Jon Gruden, Sean Payton, Pete Carroll and even Phil Fulmer have been on the forefront, so you'd have to assume that Arkansas was swinging for the fences—or at least a double.
John L. Smith: Lack of Loyalty? Don't Blame Coaches, Blame the System ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 47904/24/2012 Arkansas got their man, for now. John L. Smith is returning to the Razorbacks for one year to lead the Hogs into the 2012 season. Jeff Long did a great job finding someone who knows the program and can handle the day-to-day rigors of being a head coach. All is as well as one could hope in Fayetteville, Ark given the massive scope of the situation.
Arkansas Makes Best of Bad Situation with John L. Smith Hire ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 45804/24/2012 Let's face it, the University of Arkansas had to hire somebody to replace fired head football coach Bobby Petrino. And at this time of the year, the fact of the matter is that there aren't any obvious coaching candidates on the market.
Arkansas hires Smith as interim head coach ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Whole Hog Sports♦♦ Viewed: 60504/23/2012 FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has hired John L. Smith as its new interim head football coach, the school announced Monday.
Smith agreed to a 10-month deal worth $850,000. He will be introduced at a 2 p.m. press conference on Tuesday.
Arkansas Football: Recapping the Razorbacks' Spring Game ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Blanche Lincoln, Senator from Arkansas♦♦ Viewed: 27904/23/2012 Arkansas closed out a tumultuous spring with its Red-White Game on Saturday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 45,250 fans at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Long's 'leadership' prompts $1.25 million gift to UA center ♦♦ By: David Helman ♦♦ Whole Hog Sports♦♦ Viewed: 42704/18/2012 Tuesday, April 17, 2012
University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long's decision to fire head football coach Bobby Petrino in the wake of a scandal prompted a gift of $1.25 million to the college's Student-Athlete Success Center.
Arkansas linebacker Gilbert arrested ♦♦ By: Matt Jones ♦♦ Whole Hog Sports♦♦ Viewed: 53904/18/2012 Originally published April 17, 2012 at 2:43 p.m., updated April 17, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.
FAYETTEVILLE — Tyler Gilbert, a linebacker for Arkansas' football team, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with aggravated residential burglary and felony theft of
Steve Mariucci Reportedly Interested in Arkansas Head Coaching Job ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 44604/17/2012 Steve Mariucci is reportedly interested in taking his coaching talents back to the college sidelines. There are rumblings that the former NFL and college head coach is interested in the recently available job at the University of Arkansas.
The Arkansas Democrat Post-Gazette's Wally Hall broke the news via Twitter.
Bobby Petrino: Jessica Dorrell Incident Will Ensure Petrino Never Coaches Again ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 33904/17/2012 Bobby Petrino's firing and his relationship with Arkansas employee Jessica Dorrell will ensure that he never becomes a head coach at a BCS football program again.
Arkansas released some of the details of Petrino's relationship with Dorrell, which included the following, via USA Today:
Bahn: Razorbacks Rally Around Current Staff, Trying To Process Petrino Firing ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 35104/17/2012 Knile Davis is still trying to wrap his head around the past week.
Bobby Petrino is no longer the Arkansas football coach. Very private details of Petrino’s life have been made public and a series of missteps and lies led to the coach being terminated.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football: Amid the Turmoil, Hogs Display True Leadership ♦♦ By: James Boyce and Paul Abrams ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 44004/15/2012 With the college football season just months away, the Arkansas Razorbacks are reeling. Although the Razorbacks have fired Bobby Petrino, disgusting details are still trickling out to the public bringing further disgrace to a program that is in disarray. It would be extremely easy to fold under the pressure and sleepwalk through the upcoming season, but not this team.
Harris Plans Transfer to Hogs ♦♦ By: Jimmy Carter ♦♦ Arkansas Traveler♦♦ Viewed: 91004/15/2012 The basketball spring signing period didn’t start until Wednesday, but Arkansas landed a big addition Tuesday.
Hogs Blank Bulldogs ♦♦ By: Martha Swearingen ♦♦ Arkansas Traveler♦♦ Viewed: 96504/14/2012 Arkansas first baseman Dominic Ficociello had six hits and three RBIs in the Razorbacks 2-1 Southeastern Conference series win over Georgia, including a homerun in the Hogs 8-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon against the Bulldogs. Photo by Logan Webster.
Baxendale’s New Start ♦♦ By: Martha Swearingen ♦♦ Arkansas Traveler♦♦ Viewed: 81804/14/2012 Arkansas junior right-handed starter DJ Baxendale and Razorbacks pitching coach Dave Jorn worked on mechanics after Baxendale allowed 17 hits and 12 runs in back-to-back starts.
Hogs Look to Bounce Back ♦♦ By: Martha Swearingen ♦♦ Arkansas Traveler♦♦ Viewed: 80404/14/2012 Arkansas first basemen Dominic Ficociello and the Razorbacks are looking to bounce back against No. 3 Kentucky this weekend after a midweek loss to Oklahoma. Photo by Logan Webster.
What Now? ♦♦ By: Jimmy Carter ♦♦ Arkansas Traveler♦♦ Viewed: 73704/14/2012 Bobby Petrino’s Arkansas career began and ended with a letter.
In December 2007, Petrino left a letter in the lockers of Atlanta Falcons players to tell them he was leaving to take the Arkansas coaching job.
Arkansas Baseball ♦♦ By: Matt Jones ♦♦ AAA Staff♦♦ Viewed: 34604/14/2012 Much like it was on the hardwood, Kentucky is the talk of college baseball this season.
The Wildcats enter their weekend series at Arkansas with a 30-4 record, a No. 3 national ranking and one of the top offenses in the country. Kentucky currently has the SEC’s best league record of 9-3.
Paul Petrino ♦♦ By: Matt Jones ♦♦ AAA Staff♦♦ Viewed: 40004/14/2012 Paul Petrino could never have imagined the situation in which he now finds himself.
Citing stability for his children to attend the same high school throughout, Petrino returned to Arkansas in December as offensive coordinator after two years in the same capacity at Illinois.
Now, following the firing of his older brother Bobby, the younger Petrino is unsure of his future with the school. What he is sure about is he wants to stay as long as possible.
Spring Practice After Petrino ♦♦ By: Matt Jones ♦♦ AAA Staff♦♦ Viewed: 35004/14/2012 If spring practice is any indication, Tyler Wilson is in for another record-setting year at Arkansas.
Working with the first-team offensive and against the first-team defense, Wilson completed 39 of 49 passes for 448 yards and 3 touchdowns during the Razorbacks’ third spring scrimmage Friday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. During one stretch, Wilson completed 20 consecutive passes.
Jim Harris: Sports Author Dohrmann Appears at Weekend Lit Festival Here ♦♦ By: Jim Harris ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 25604/13/2012 George Dohrmann, a Pulitzer Prize winner and senior editor for Sports Illustrated, will discuss his latest book, "Play Their Hearts Out," Saturday as part of the annual Arkansas Literary Festival. My good fortune is that I've been tapped to be the moderator of the event, which begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Darragh Center of the Main Library in the River Market District.
Saturday Roulette: Vegas Still Likes Razorbacks' Odds At BCS Without Petrino ♦♦ By: Doc Harper ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 25904/13/2012 The offices of Saturday Roulette were expected to be closed throughout most of the off-season as the staff went to work earning and saving fantasy dollars for the fall fantasy gambling days. But, there are a couple of things that have caught our eye as we watch the fallout of Bobby Petrino’s ill-fated joyride down Highway Sin-Teen that we felt deserved to be shared with everyone.
Long Says 'All Scenarios' On The Table In Coaching Search, Performing Own Evaluations ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 24304/13/2012 Jeff Long is just beginning his search for an Arkansas football coach and he is evaluating all possible options.
Already he has heard endorsements for candidates to fill the job on an interim basis if he goes that route. Long said late Thursday on Twitter that he would be sticking to his own evaluation of candidates. He asked that no one lobby for current staff members.
Jim Harris: Arkansas Joins Bobby Petrino's List of Shattered Hearts and Hopes ♦♦ By: Jim Harris ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 22504/12/2012 Clint Stoerner, the worldly- and football-wise former Arkansas Razorback quarterback and a guy I’ve always thought should be a color analyst on Hog games, summed it all up nicely Wednesday morning while we were between segments of KATV, Channel 7’s “Daybreak.”
Razorbacks' Anderson Lands Louisiana's Best Prep Basketball Player ♦♦ By: Jim Harris ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 29304/12/2012 Point guard DeQuavious "Dee" Wagner from Alexandria (La.) Peabody Magnet School signed his national letter of intent with Arkansas on Wednesday. He's the first of two likely signees this spring period.
Petrino’s phone logs over 300 Dorrell calls ♦♦ By: Chad Bray ♦♦ Whole Hog Sports♦♦ Viewed: 32204/12/2012 Thursday, April 12, 2012
Records for the cell phone issued to fired University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino show calls made between him and Jessica Dorrell less than an hour before the Arkansas State Police released a report on their motorcycle crash.
BJ Young Anounces Return, Long Makes Brief Appearance At Razorback Basketball Banquet ♦♦ By: Zach Turner ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 23804/11/2012 Arkansas guard BJ Young announced his return to the Razorbacks for his sophomore season Monday night at the team’s postseason awards banquet.
Young, a 6-foot-3 freshman said he was “coming back for another year too” after receiving the team’s Most Outstanding Player award and being recognized for his All-Southeastern Conference freshman first team and All-SEC second team accolades
Jeff Long Fires Bobby Petrino As Arkansas Razorback Football Coach ♦♦ By: Chris Bahn ♦♦ ArkansasSports360.com♦♦ Viewed: 21704/11/2012 Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino on Tuesday for actions Athletic Director Jeff Long deemed jeopardized the football program and university.
Petrino was released following a review of the coach's relationship with a staff employee and his efforts to mislead the university about her hiring and involvement in Petrino's recent motorcycle accident. Petrino was informed of the decision at 5:45 p.m. — via letter — by Athletic Director Jeff Long. Petrino, who was fired with cause, had been on paid admi
Arkansas Football: The Players Are the Real Losers in This Bobby Petrino Mess ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 26804/11/2012 Bobby Petrino lost his job. Jeff Long lost his head coach. Arkansas Razorbacks fans lost the guy they thought could lead them to the promised land. There's is a lot lost in this Arkansas ordeal, yet their is one clear loser in all of this. Outside of Petrino's family, there is one group of people with more tied to this on a personal level than anyone.
Bobby Petrino: Ex-Arkansas Football Coach Issues Statement Regarding Firing ♦♦ By: RALPH D. RUSSO ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 33204/11/2012 The simplest response I have is: I’m sorry. These two words seem very inadequate. But that is my heart. All I have been able to think about is the number of people I’ve let down by making selfish decisions. I’ve taken a lot of criticism in the past. Some deserved, some not deserved. This time, I have no one to blame but myself.
Arkansas A.D. Jeff Long Proves There Are Still Good Men in This Game ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 23704/11/2012 Arkansas AD Jeff Long served as both as he announced to the world that the school had “terminated” Bobby Petrino’s contract as head football coach. As he delivered the news, it became apparent that the only thing scripted about his press conference was the words on the paper in front of him.
Arkansas Razorback Football: Fans Rally Around Coach Bobby Petrino ♦♦ By: Angelique Christina ♦♦ Bleacher Report♦♦ Viewed: 27204/11/2012 Monday night, over 200 fans gathered in on the University of Arkansas campus in support of head football coach Bobby Petrino.
Last week, Petrino made headlines after he was placed on administrative leave for withholding information about who was involved in the motorcycle crash that he was injured in earlier in the week. This crash has proven to be Pandora’s Box for Petrino and the university, with the revelation of an alleged “inappropriate relationship” with a newly-hired 25-year-old, Jes
Facebook group 'Team Save Coach Petrino' shows support for Bobby Petrino ♦♦ By: AAA Staff ♦♦ KHTV Channel 11 Little Rock♦♦ Viewed: 34304/10/2012 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Facebook group that is showing their support for Razorback football head coach Bobby Petrino rallied Monday night to show solidarity for him.
Members from the group "Team Save Coach Petrino" met Monday night in the gardens on the University of Arkansas campus. They were expecting nearly 2,000 supporters, but about 200 showed up