LITTLE ROCK — Regularly preceding Bo, as in Wallace, is an adjective of admiration or condemnation. Watching the Ole Miss quarterback exit the field after making an imprudent decision on the Rebels’ final play vs. LSU and then reading coach Hugh Freeze’s take on what occurred, I agreed with the immediate conclusion that this was the “Bad Bo.”
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LITTLE ROCK — Originally taken with a grain of salt in light of the source, expectations for Arkansas basketball mean more since being reinforced by folks in Las Vegas.
LITTLE ROCK — From a football perspective, the end of Arkansas’ 25-month SEC losing streak begins with head coach Bret Bielema, defensive coordinator Robb Smith, quarterback Brandon Allen, the offensive line and the secondary.
LITTLE ROCK — On the Sunday after Starkville, during a chance pre-dawn meeting, dog-walking neighbors marveled that Bret Bielema had not lost this Arkansas team.
LITTLE ROCK — Waffling about attending the induction of former Razorbacks into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame, it dawned on me that Lance Alworth, Billy Moore and Loyd Phillips were to blame for the angst.
LITTLE ROCK — A Pittsburgh fan from birth, the new voice of Arkansas Razorback baseball has an affinity for a right-handed pitcher in the same division as his beloved Pirates.
LITTLE ROCK — Based on the premise that two losses is one too many to make the College Football Playoff, the SEC’s hope of double dipping hinges on Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.
LITTLE ROCK — The following questions need only a yes to create a mind-blowing mess in the Western Division of the SEC:
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State’s Bulldogs did what good teams do, they found a way to win despite self-inflicted wounds.
LITTLE ROCK —Trying to figure how the heck Mississippi State ascended to the top of the college football world, recruiting was the logical place to start.
LITTLE ROCK — Mississippi State-Florida State or Florida State-Mississippi, either way 1-2 goes down easy. The one-loss teams that will be third and fourth in the initial rankings for the College Football Playoff, that’s a different story.
LITTLE ROCK — On Monday evening, members of the selection committee charged with ranking college football’s best teams will exit their meeting room and move into an adjacent room for a working dinner.
LITTLE ROCK — Cycling through the multitude of tried and true roles in the fight game, Jermain Taylor is in stage eight.
LITTLE ROCK — Despite being all too familiar with the modern-day proverb about the risk in using the word “assume,” Arkansas being 4-4 going into November is chiseled in stone.
LITTLE ROCK — Regress replaces progress as the word of the day to describe Arkansas football.
LITTLE ROCK — Picking football games, the gathering of late-breaking intel might be overrated.
FAYETTEVILLE — For the longest time Saturday night, the Razorbacks appeared superior to Alabama. Let that roll off the tongue.
LITTLE ROCK — An onerous assignment from day one, isolating the top four teams in college football is even more difficult because of the doings of Arizona, Ole Miss, TCU, Mississippi State, Utah, Notre Dame, Michigan State and others.
April 4, 1994, six hours until the tip against Duke, Nolan Richardson was in the bedroom of his hotel suite, relaxing, maybe even napping.
LITTLE ROCK — Unwittingly, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will often paraphrase Denis Whatley during the next two weeks.
LITTLE ROCK — Supporting the conclusion that the first impression is a lasting one, well-educated people have authored papers and addressed conferences on the subject.
LITTLE ROCK — For good reason, the owner of I Spent It wants another crack at a colt already identified as a contender for the 2015 Kentucky Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — Fretting about an early deadline, timely delivery of the copy was made easy by Arkansas’ dominance of Northern Illinois.
LITTLE ROCK — If Arkansas plays that ended with a too-flat pass and a too-high lateral received any attention this week from Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, it was no more than a mention.
LITTLE ROCK — Those who are writing the Big Ten out of the College Football Playoff, use a pencil.
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