HOT SPRINGS — Just in time to promote Oaklawn Park’s generous upgrade to purses for the races leading up to the Arkansas Derby, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to racing this weekend.
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LITTLE ROCK — Weighing the yeas and nays of a roundtrip to Fayetteville, the request for media credentials for Arkansas’ Sept. 5 season opener is on hold.
LITTLE ROCK — The threesome at 9:50 a.m. met all requirements for a group to follow on Friday at the 2009 Masters.
LITTLE ROCK — Perturbed that Arkansas is not represented on the media’s All-SEC First Team, Razorback fans need only note the plight of these pairs: T.J. Yeldon and Todd Gurley, Mike Davis and Alex Collins, Corey Grant and Keith Marshall.
LITTLE ROCK — Aimed at high school football players, Bret Bielema’s message from Hoover, Ala., is apropos for a much wider audience of young people.
LITTLE ROCK — In the dark ages, a cell phone weighed almost 2 1/2 pounds, ESPN was only a concept, the World Wide Web was more than a dozen years away, and the British Open was on TV for two hours … tape delayed.
LITTLE ROCK — In the unlikely case that an old prognosticator accurately predicts the participants in the SEC championship game, Jan. 9, 2012, will be cited often to support the theory that it is difficult to beat a team twice in one year.
LITTLE ROCK — The same lack of a last chance to impress that eliminated Baylor and TCU from consideration for the College Football Playoff could bite the new favorite for the Heisman Trophy.
LITTLE ROCK —Two solid rounds of golf, including one with an extremely positive asterisk, plus a venue with fond memories do not add up to Tiger Woods’ 15th major tournament title next week.
LITTLE ROCK — Deciphering seven numerals from 7 to 9.5, the conclusion is the Western Division of the SEC will be more competitive than ever.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is one of four SEC teams that should be perfect against non-conference opponents this season, the last time that 4-0 will be darned near automatic for league teams.
LITTLE ROCK — Halfway through 2015, two winning streaks trump all other successes.
LITTLE ROCK — Thirty teams in the NBA and the biggest winner in the draft is a college program.
LITTLE ROCK — Assured a CBS appearance vs. Missouri, the Razorbacks can play their way into one or more of the other five CBS games scheduled the first three weeks in November.
LITTLE ROCK — Instead of The British Open, “The Prequel,” the USGA production at Chambers Bay was a bad comedy .
LITTLE ROCK — Sharing a game-by-game prediction of Arkansas’ upcoming season with David Bazzel, the former Razorback linebacker quickly identified an unintentional thread.
LITTLE ROCK — Early on, the name at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard will be Robert Trent Jones Jr.
LITTLE ROCK — Thoroughbred racing history secure, next comes the myth about how a Triple Crown winner will have a positive impact on racetrack attendance.
LITTLE ROCK — Number on his back and stopwatch in his pocket, Travis Hill will return to his part-time job Tuesday night when the Arkansas Travelers open a four-game homestand.
LITTLE ROCK — Concisely, coach Mike Anderson explained why Arkansas was trailing Georgia at halftime.
LITTLE ROCK — Oaklawn Park’s unabashed promotion of a four-letter word is a smashing success.
LITTLE ROCK — Whether Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and other high-profile underclassmen invoke Matt Barkley’s name, the former USC quarterback casts a long shadow over the race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.
LITTLE ROCK — Handicapping the postseason games, the Peach, Orange, Outback, Cotton and Alamo bowls receive special attention because the mad genius behind a season-long college football pool added a twist to the final, extended go-round of frustration.
LITTLE ROCK — Best I can tell, Braxton Miller will quarterback at least four SEC schools this fall, plus two from the Big 12 and two from the Pac-12.
LITTLE ROCK — Half the pertinent questions about the first wave of bowl games can be answered online and the other one can wait until post-game statistics are available.
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