LITTLE ROCK — Scrunched between the keyboard and the printer, a printout of a column predicting the finish of all 14 teams in the SEC was earmarked for late November.
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AUBURN, Ala. — Hoping for tiny morsels of positive from this Arkansas football team, quarterback Brandon Allen served up a nice helping of the good stuff.
LITTLE ROCK — Spotting the SEC and the Pac-12 both numbers and notoriety in the pursuit of a berth in the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in danger of falling further behind during the first two weeks of the season.
LITTLE ROCK — Stop reading if you’ve heard the one about Bret Bielema building a fence for his family’s hogs.
LITTLE ROCK — Refining national material specifically for Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen was easy to do, but nigh impossible at other positions where the Razorbacks have many options.
LITTLE ROCK — Hoped for in Liverpool, the gut check of Rory McIlroy occurred in Louisville.
LITTLE ROCK — Criss crossing conference championship odds with a preseason poll in a search for the Michigan State of 2014, three teams appeared on the radar.
LITTLE ROCK — Although Brandon Allen’s 2013 statistics were so-so at best, the only way to drum up a quarterback controversy at Arkansas is to apply a conspiracy theory to a blurb about A.J. Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — Inspired by the SEC’s announcement that all 14 schools will play football on the conference’s new network during the first four weeks of the season, the exercise in long-range planning was to identify the must-see game of the week while dealing with some self-imposed parameters.
LITTLE ROCK – Not on par with the “Drive,” or the “Miracle on Markham,” but Rory McIlroy’s response halfway through the final round of the British Open will stand for his defining moment until he crafts something better.
LITTLE ROCK — No.16 in the first round is the answer to a trivia question from the British Open.
LITTLE ROCK — The day is near, said the brilliant inventor/businessman, when bars of gold will be as common and as cheap as bars of iron or blocks of steel.
LITTLE ROCK — Starved for fresh college football morsels, fans could O.D. on the expanded SEC Media Days event that begins Monday in Hoover, Ala. To help ease into the four-day glut of quotes from coaches and players, a 15-point countdown:
LITTLE ROCK — Doing his part, the 10-year-old Shih Tzu ate a few minutes earlier than usual and completed his neighborhood tour which freed his owner/walker to hightail it for the golf course.
LITTLE ROCK — A diminished commodity in the NFL, running backs will be front and center in the SEC this year for two reasons.
LITTLE ROCK —Preparing a deposit slip for Arkansas State University football, athletics director Terry Mohajir can choose bucks or buzz, check or chatter.
LITTLE ROCK — In the World Cup, Brazil might just be Louisville of 2013 or UConn of 2011 or Duke of 2010 or all three rolled into one.
LITTLE ROCK — Despite an NCAA about-face that closed an avenue for a student-athlete’s transfer, a Nevada-Las Vegas offensive lineman is at Arkansas because of the UA’s aggressive pursuit of the young man.
LITTLE ROCK — Nowhere to be found in preseason speculation about the Heisman Trophy the past two years, the winner this season will be somebody already well known to college football fans.
LITTLE ROCK — Sharing the national stage for a few days, two individuals and a team are charged with adding pizzazz to their sport.
LITTLE ROCK —Spoiled by attending three tournament games of a run and gun version of futbol, the first time watching a World Cup match from start to finish bordered on the tedious.
LITTLE ROCK — Promoting players on the PGA Tour, the commercial is a case of mistaken identity. For accuracy, swap Martin Kaymer for Jason Dufner.
LITTLE ROCK — Autonomy for the five power conferences is more “what then” than “if and when.”
LITTLE ROCK — Engaging while winning, the co-owner of California Chrome oozed enmity after losing.
LITTLE ROCK — Assuming the selection of another 120-plus players was completed late Saturday night, the end of the NFL draft is to be celebrated.
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