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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,108 views]
Holy smokes! Malzahn headed to ASU

Arkansas State University (ASU) fans have a great reason to celebrate — Auburn Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzahn has been introduced as the new head football coach of the Red Wolves.
If that announcement didn’t come as a bit of a shock, then you’re either not a Arkansan or haven’t paid attention to the drama that surrounded the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football program back when Houston Nutt was the head coach. Also, it’s more than a bit intriguing that Malzahn squelched rumors he was taking over as head coach at Vanderbilt …

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[18 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,043 views]
U of A announces 2011 football season

No other comment seems necessary but before we give you the coveted schedule, here’s where you can find more information (such as times) when it comes available.
The schedule:
Sept. 3 Missouri State (at Fayetteville)
Sept. 10 New Mexico (at Little Rock)
Sept. 17 Troy (at Fayetteville)
Sept. 24 Alabama (at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Oct. 1 Texas A&M (at Arlington, Texas)
Oct. 8 Auburn (at Fayetteville)
Oct. 22 Ole Miss (at Oxford, Miss.)
Oct. 29 Vanderbilt (at Nashville, Tenn.)
Nov. 5 South Carolina (at Fayetteville)
Nov. 12 Tennessee (at Fayetteville)
Nov. 19 Mississippi State (at Little Rock)
Nov. 25 LSU (at Baton Rouge, …

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[14 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,692 views]
Garrick McGee withdraws from Tulsa search

It’s been a busy week for Arkansas Razorbacks Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee.
The word got out earlier this week that McGee was talking to both Connecticut and Tulsa about taking head coaching jobs at those colleges. on Friday Connecticut introduced Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni as its head coach and McGee issued a statement saying he has withdrawn from the Tulsa search.
“My goal is to one day be a head coach and there are a number of considerations that factor into when that time will come,” McGee said in the …

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[1 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,126 views]
Ready for a college football playoff yet?

Every year about this time, sports writers and fans around the nation bore us to tears by declaring there needs to be a playoff system in place to better determine which college football team is truly the best one in the country.
Fortunately (unfortunately?), we at First Arkansas News have never been afraid to reach deep into the “beating a dead horse” files and pull out a topic or two. This topic seems very appropriate this year and, well, every year.
Think about it. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was formed in …

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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,358 views]
The Week in Review

A heck of a lot of things have happened throughout Arkansas this week.
We’ve covered some of those events here at First Arkansas News, but certainly not all of the events followed by Arkansans this week. In the interest of providing a quick summary of some of the stories we’ve followed this week, we’ve put together a synopsis of  some of the more intriguing stories that have come out this week. And, yes, we’ll do the same thing every weekend.
Before getting into all of that, let me make a quick plug …

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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,758 views]
Malzahn sticking with Auburn

Well, here’s one for the “don’t count your chickens until they hatch” file — Gus Malzahn is, evidently, staying on at Auburn as offensive coordinator.
For the past week, we’ve heard plenty of speculation that Malzahn was going to accept the head coaching job at Vanderbilt, thus replacing Robbie Caldwell. In fact, a Washington Post article yesterday flat out said that Malzahn had accepted the job. Add to that the Rivals.com report stating that Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton sent something out on Twitter saying that Malzahn was heading to Vanderbilt, and …

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[12 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,898 views]
Big weekend in the SEC

Although there was no football to follow this weekend, there was still plenty going on around the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
First and foremost, Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach Bobby Petrino agreed to a new contract. The seven-year agreement raises his salary from $2.7 million per year to $3.56 million and includes an $18 million buyout clause that comes into play should Petrino get fired or leave the University of Arkansas. The amount of the buyout clause shrinks throughout the contract until the amount is $3.9 million in 2017.
Additionally, the non-compete clause is …

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 5,953 views]
It’s official — Arkansas heading to the Sugar Bowl

People have speculated about it for over a week, but now it’s official — the Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Ohio Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 4.
That’s a great thing for the Razorbacks. The program was a complete mess when Houston Nutt fled town and wound up in Ole Miss back in 2007. The Hogs found an upgrade in Head Coach Bobby Petrino, who has the team in its first bowl championship series bowl since the BCS was formed in 1998.
Yes, Petrino took a team …