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[1 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,025 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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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,681 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 | 3,817 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 | 5,862 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 …

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[27 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,205 views]
Arkansas to the Sugar Bowl?

If there’s an Arkansas fan anywhere who hasn’t heard that the #12 Razorbacks just knocked off the #5 LSU Tigers 31-23, I’d be shocked.
At the risk of sounding redundant, we at First Arkansas News want to repeat it again. Some polls have LSU ranked #6 while some put the Tigers at #5. Regardless, Arkansas pulled off a very solid win tonight, finished out the regular season at 10-2 (6-2 in the SEC) and may be ranked in the top 10 (we’ll have to wait and see on that).
We’ll also have …