LITTLE ROCK — Chasing the possibility that War Memorial Stadium might be able to offer something to Arkansas football fans that is unavailable in Razorback Stadium, the unmarked detours included Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville, Fla., and Arlington, Texas.
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LITTLE ROCK — Plausible deniability out the window, remorse is the route. The apology is for violating a personal rule against a rush to judgment in sports.
LITTLE ROCK — Equally comfortable poking fun at a radio show host and updating the governor, Arkansas State University football coach Blake Anderson is Hubbard City, Texas, through and through.
LITTLE ROCK — No Tiger. No Phil. No problem.
LITTLE ROCK — The first step in profitable stock market strategy — buy low — also applies when trying to back the winner of the NCAA Tournament.
LITTLE ROCK — Sitting in the car on a mall parking lot, a self-imposed prohibition on Arkansas’ spring football practice was lifted.
LITTLE ROCK — Expecting Arkansas to be 7-7 in the SEC about 5:10 p.m. today, I couldn’t resist a look-ahead at the schedule of the Razorbacks and the seven other teams competing for third place in the conference.
LITTLE ROCK — Intentionally turning the ball over against Farmington’s No. 1 rival, eleventh grader Jeremy Mueller transcended sports.
LITTLE ROCK — Until Arkansas was voted No. 1 last year, preseason baseball polls were ignored.
LITTLE ROCK — Re: The slow-down of the hurry up, TMI.
LITTLE ROCK — Privy to early word on runners in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes, past performances downloaded, and uninterested in old news from Sochi, the plan was to cull the pretenders from Monday’s big 3-year-old race at Oaklawn Park.
LITTLE ROCK — A teetotaling, technology-challenged person who does not pay for a seat at a football game, I may not be qualified to pontificate on the need for wine, beer, and more broadband capability in a stadium, but I understand the push.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas at Missouri tonight is one of those rare basketball games where one label is applicable to both teams.
LITTLE ROCK — A closet follower of pro golfer Jimmy Walker for several years, I was disappointed when a post-Pebble Beach review of his sponsors failed to turn up the Houston-based company that stuck with him during the lean years.
LITTLE ROCK — Wrapping up Arkansas’ recruiting for a while, label 2014 disconcerting and 2015 encouraging.
LITTLE ROCK — Talking with Bryce Petty’s junior high coach, “what is” trumped “what if.”
LITTLE ROCK — Like it or not, the NIT is the best postseason possibility for Arkansas. Even that will take some doing by the Razorbacks and some cooperation from some of the teams chasing Florida and Kentucky in the SEC standings.
LITTLE ROCK — Across the land on the first Wednesday in February, a few themes were addressed. Needs. Character. Talent. Quality. Later.
LITTLE ROCK —Pop quiz. Name the best NFL quarterback prospect in the SEC in 2014?
LITTLE ROCK — Botched by Bubba Watson, the total boycott of all Super Bowl pre-game was made possible by an 11-year-old.
LITTLE ROCK — Extrapolating a team’s record exclusively from the ranking of recruiting classes, you can cherry pick results to support a conclusion of infallible or meaningless.
LITTLE ROCK — There is no chance that Arizona or Syracuse or Wichita State will be unbeaten when the NCAA Tournament concludes April 7 in Jerry Jones’ palace.
LITTLE ROCK — Representing opera to pop to rock and roll with an emphasis on funk, Renee Fleming, Bruno Mars, and Michael Balzary are part of proposition bets offered on the Super Bowl.
LITTLE ROCK —Printed as hard-copy reference material for someone unwilling to read 14 college football schedules on his cell phone, the composite for the SEC begged for a comparison by division.
LITTLE ROCK — Analysis based on old news or Seattle’s lack of Super Bowl experience is a waste, angles pursued when the truth is obvious.
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