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[1 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,033 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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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 5,874 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 …