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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,529 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

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[3 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,288 views]
The Razorbacks will finish 7-5 this fall. Count on it.

Major League Baseball is well underway, the National Basketball League is winding down and summer is just around the corner. So, naturally, it’s time for all true Arkansans to think about Razorbacks football in the fall, right?
Of course it is! This is Arkansas and that means we’re always interested in talking about how the Hogs will turn out in the upcoming season. That’s how things work around First Arkansas News and you’re in luck — it’s barely June and we stand ready to predict within an acceptable margin of error …

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[12 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,405 views]
Knile Davis injured in practice

Both Arkansas and national media outlets are buzzing with news that Knile Davis — standout running back for the Arkansas Razorbacks — went down with an apparent leg injury on Thursday. The question, of course, is how severe the injury is and whether the junior star player will be out for the season. Yes, there’s speculation all over the place regarding the severity of the injury (the forums over at HogVille.net, for example, are simply brimming with concern, rumors and the like), but ESPN reports that there is no official …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,055 views]
It’s official — Mike Anderson is a Razorback (again)

After a day full of speculation, the University of Arkansas announced Wednesday night that Mike Anderson will succeed John Pelphrey as the Razorbacks’ head basketball coach.
Actually, we’ve had close to two weeks of speculation about who would replace Pelphrey. Anderson, of course, is a fascinating choice in that he was an assistant coach for the only Razorbacks basketball team to win an NCAA championship (that was back in 1994 when the Hogs knocked of a heavily favored Duke team) and one can’t help but wonder if the new coach will …

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[6 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,529 views]
Say it ain’t so, Ryan Mallett

It’s official — Ryan Mallett has decided to skip his senior year at the University of Arkansas and hop into the NFL draft.
Mallett made that announcement official when he released a statement through the university today (Jan. 6).
We at First Arkansas News can’t say we’re shocked by this development. The first story we ran on this site when we started back in April was this one about Mallett being named one of the top five offensive players to watch for the NFL draft in 2011.
So the news isn’t exactly shocking, …

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 5,898 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 | 4,249 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 …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,747 views]
Rudy welding company goes Hog wild

Well, the rotten economy has everyone down, doesn’t it?
It’s nice to hear about a company that’s doing well at a time when we’re used to hearing about businesses failing or struggling. Michael Tilley over at The City Wire sent just such a story over and it’s well worth sharing.
The story is about Rudy, Ark.,-based Advanced Welding which has 15 employees and is the officially-licensed producer of University of Arkansas branded metal work.
That’s right — the company caters to Razorbacks fans and its products have been so successful that it is …

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[21 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,566 views]
An historic day for the Razorbacks

After waltzing to a couple of easy wins over two of those “beat ’em up” teams the Razorbacks routinely pad the out-of-conference schedule with, Arkansas started off Southeastern Conference play with a bang by beating Georgia on Saturday, 31-24.
That victory may, in fact, be the most significant win for head coach Bobby Petrino thus far. Why? Before Saturday, Arkansas had only beaten once Georgia since joining the SEC in 1992. That’s right — the Hogs beat Georgia 20-10 back in 1993 when Danny Ford was the head coach and lost …

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[23 Jun 2010 | 17 Comments | 7,219 views]
Arkansas to the Big 12?

There’s been a lot of talk floating around lately about Arkansas leaving the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and heading to the Big 12.
While some Razorbacks fans might be quick to pooh-pooh such a notion, such a move actually makes a certain kind of sense.
Before getting into why Arkansas might possibly be a good it in the Big 12, let’s run through a quick review of why this topic has come to light. On June 10, the University of Colorado accepted an invitation to join the Pac 10 effective in 2012. A …