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[3 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,362 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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[29 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,812 views]
Arkansas releases 2012 football schedule … sort of

Get ready, Hogs fans — the University of Arkansas has released its 2012 football schedule.
Well, sort of. There are 11 games on the schedule, but one more out-of-conference opponent is to be added for a home game on either Sept. 22 or Oct. 20. That’s not too big of a deal — we’re confident the UA will choose a sacrificial lamb for the missing non-SEC game soon enough. Also, the UA hasn’t yet mentioned which home games will be played in Fayetteville and which ones will be in Little Rock.
It’s …

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[7 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,711 views]
Nutt sacked

After a couple of wobbly seasons, Ole Miss officials announced today that this year will be the last one with Houston Nutt as head football coach.
“Our goal is to compete for championships, and we are not making progress in that regard,” said University of Mississippi Athletic Director Boone at a press conference on Monday afternon. “It’s time for our team to have new leadership and a new direction.”
Nutt coached at the University of Arkansas for 10 seasons and was hired by Ole Miss in 2008. In 2008 and 2009, Ole …

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[12 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,395 views]
It’s official — Knile Davis possibly out for season

Well, Razorbacks fans, here’s the news none of us wanted to hear — star Arkansas running back Knile Davis is probably out for the season.
Davis sustained an injury to his left ankle in practice on Friday, Arkansas Head Coach Bobby Petrino said in a Friday news release on HogWired.com.
“I am extremely disappointed for Knile,” Petrino said in the news release. “He is a captain who was incredibly focused on the upcoming year. His leadership throughout the offseason was significant in the development of this team. Our athletic trainers and medical …

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[12 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,453 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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[2 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 4,682 views]
ESPN analyst speculates on Pelphrey’s future

Will John Pelphrey return as the basketball coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks next year?
Doug Gottlieb, an ESPN college basketball analyst, doesn’t think so. In fact, he says Pelphrey’s job will come open and Arkansas will try to fill it with Missouri Coach Mike Anderson. Gottlieb made that declaration while a guest on a radio show at 810 WSB in Kansas City.
Before anyone gets too excited over Gottlieb’s prediction, it’s worth mentioning that the University of Arkansas hasn’t confirmed that Pelphrey’s job is in jeopardy (no one his right mind expects …

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[14 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,693 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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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,759 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 | 3,899 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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[27 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,298 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 …