LITTLE ROCK — Whether or not Arkansas plays Oklahoma in Houston in 2020, the conversation between the two schools reflects the trend to schedule one-time marquee games at neutral sites, an approach that makes sense on several fronts.
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LITTLE ROCK — Planted in front of their TVs since 5 a.m. for a 4 1-2-hour telecast from Augusta, Ga., thousands of Aussies were late for work and school on the third Monday in April of 2013.
LITTLE ROCK — High profile people putting aside individual agendas and cooperating for the good of the general population, what a concept.
LITTLE ROCK — Perusing the past performances of the Kentucky Derby runners in an attempt to play around unbeaten Nyquist, forgiveness and faith are necessary.
LITTLE ROCK — Selling parents of athletes on the University of Arkansas, the Razorback athletics department can offer a practical asset unmatched by any of the seven SEC schools that are constants on the football schedule. At best, others offer bare bone versions of the same resource or an inconvenience is in play.
LITTLE ROCK — Anxious for answers, millions will be glued to their TVs or mobile devices Thursday night.
LITTLE ROCK — Pared down by a myriad of circumstances, the must-watch checklist for Arkansas’ spring game was pretty slim.
HOT SPRINGS — Once the outcome of a night football game is decided, XX-XX marks the spot for the final score and the column is shipped early so the editor can get a head start improving the product.
LITTLE ROCK — Equally divided between a selfless yea and a selfish nay is the sentiment for Bob Baffert’s consistent participation in Oaklawn Park’s incomparable program for 3-year-olds.
LITTLE ROCK — New to Arkansas fans, angst about the identity of the starting quarterback has been a constant for the Florida faithful for years.
LITTLE ROCK — Confident that trainer Todd Pletcher would put Destin on a conventional path to the Kentucky Derby, two win tickets were purchased on the Tampa Bay Derby winner — one as a personal investment, the other as a thank-you to a friend for gathering and sharing Triple Crown mementoes.
LITTLE ROCK — Literally and figuratively, Cole Kelley casts a long shadow over Austin Allen, Ricky Town, Rafe Peavey, and Ty Storey.
LITTLE ROCK — Uttered by Little Rock coach Chris Beard, the two words that sealed the deal have nothing to do with basketball.
LITTLE ROCK — Cue the trumpet fanfare for one of the few certainties about Arkansas football in 2016.
LITTLE ROCK — Watching the Little Rock Trojans for the first time, the list of likes begins with poise.
LITTLE ROCK — Sometimes, the in-home version of a movie includes an alternative ending. Sometimes, there is only word of an unseen option.
LITTLE ROCK —Apparently, some folks with disposable income have come to realize that J.T. Barrett has one more year to play quarterback for Ohio State.
LITTLE ROCK — Vulnerable incumbents. Term limits. Recycled candidates. Eager first-timers. Spin doctors. An enthusiastic endorsement. and one entrenched candidate.
LITTLE ROCK — Hidden in plain sight in a composite of the way-too-early football projections are the Auburn and Clemson of 2016.
LITTLE ROCK — Reconnaissance work completed by his lesser runners, trainer Bob Baffert now knows he will have to send his first string to Arkansas to resume his enormously successful run in Oaklawn Park’s series for Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
LITTLE ROCK — Race results and reputations convinced the Churchill Downs oddsmaker that three runners in the $500,000 Southwest at Oaklawn Park belong among the top 3-year-olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — A diehard Aggie, the Poolsville winner is fiscally irresponsible, but honest, and still clings to athletic accomplishments from 35 years ago.
LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas teams with markedly different records are in the same predicament.
LITTLE ROCK — Quarterback Peyton Manning is to Super Bowl 50 as actor Robert De Niro is to the award-winning movie, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
LITTLE ROCK — Mood music for a look at Arkansas’ recruiting class is the familiar refrain from the “Cheers” sitcom: “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.”
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