LITTLE ROCK — Demand for more quality games, launch of the SEC Network, an emphasis on strength of schedule in the new College Football Playoff and a promise by Mike Slive don’t necessarily add up to a nine-game conference schedule in the SEC.
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LITTLE ROCK — Movies or golf, drama alone is not enough to grab casual fans.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two seats to the left on row H in the media center at Augusta National, the man who once covered the Oakland A’s referred to Tiger Woods as “Eckersley like.”
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Both veteran and rookie, Jimmy Walker has the game and the guts to rewrite history at The Masters.
LITTLE ROCK — Teased by John Calipari, the explanation for the transformation of Kentucky from decent to dynamic is to be revealed after the Final Four is complete.
LITTLE ROCK — Come Nov. 30, will the progress of Arkansas’ football team be assessed with the same confidence that yielded an unequivocal thumbs up for basketball?
LITTLE ROCK — Buried under a long-dead NCAA bracket, updated odds on the 16 teams still in the hunt and old news from Oaklawn Park, much-needed reference material was unearthed.
LITTLE ROCK — On the job for a couple of years at Arkansas, Frank Broyles called Bob Cheyne into his office and ordered up a point-specific statement about Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd.
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.
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.
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