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Arkansas Razorbacks Football Coach John L. Smith’s $40 Million Mistake

by Mark Friedman 11/5/2012 12:00 am

John L. Smith's actions that led to his seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection serves as a cautionary tale for those involved in LLCs who sign loan documents without first understanding the terms.

Jeff Long: Deferred Payments To John L. Smith Done With 'Retirement' in Mind

by Chris Bahn 10/15/2012 4:02 pm

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday that allowing Razorbacks football Coach John L. Smith to defer portions of his salary was done with the coach's retirement in mind and not as an attempt protect assets from creditors.

Bahn: Wonder What To Expect From UA Basketball? Glance At Razorbacks' Team Photo

by Chris Bahn 10/11/2012 8:08 pm

Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson has plenty of Razorbacks at his disposal this season. A slumping player, an offensive liability or defensive loafer won’t be left on the floor simply because there’s nobody left on the bench.

UA: John L. Smith Contract Negotiations 'Consistent' With Other Coaching Deals

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 10:20 am

Contract negotiations between John L. Smith and the University of Arkansas were consistent with the handling of other coaching contracts, an athletic department spokesman said Monday.

UPDATE: Amid Chapter 7, John L. Smith Deferred 71 Percent of Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2012 11:16 am

USA Today reports that Razorbacks football coach John L. Smith has deferred 71 percent of his total pay, which could raise legal questions in his $40.7 million bankruptcy.

Son of the $70,000 Basketball

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2012 12:00 am

Remember the $70,000 Razorbacks basketball listed on eBay earlier this summer? It's still there, and now it's joined by another, this one priced $20,000 below the first.

[VIDEO] Bahn: There's A Price To Pay For Razorbacks Losing To ULM, How Big Is It?

by Chris Bahn 9/11/2012 3:00 pm

Losing to a team like Louisiana-Monroe comes with a cost. Arkansas’ hope here is that the losses are limited to dropping out of the AP Top 25 poll and failing to reap the benefits of the marketing value that comes with college football’s most popular pregame show.

SEC Coaches Agree They Want Rankings To Decide Football Playoff Participants

by The Associated Press 5/30/2012 8:37 am

The Southeastern Conference is looking out for No. 1. Maybe even No. 2. Football coaches from the powerhouse and recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday that they want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country - and not be tied to conference champions.

Bahn: Hogs' Tyler Wilson Has A Read On Paul Petrino After They Team For Big Spring

by Chris Bahn 5/22/2012 4:30 pm

Perhaps Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson can’t do his relationship with offensive coordinator Paul Petrino justice with words. His spring practice performance provides as good an explanation as any of how well he and Petrino fit. It’s well documented the sort of spring Wilson had. He threw no interceptions in scrimmages and capped April by completing 31 of 41 passes for 467 yards with two touchdowns in the Red-White game.

Bahn: Arrested Razorbacks Have Themselves To Blame, Not Coaches Or The System

by Chris Bahn 5/15/2012 11:50 am

So far six Arkansas football players have been arrested this spring, including five allegedly involved in taking property that isn't theirs. They have nobody to blame but themselves. Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith and the NCAA aren't at fault for their stupidity.

Bahn: Minnesota Vikings' Wright, Childs Just The Latest Receiver Greats From Warren

by Chris Bahn 5/1/2012 1:45 pm

Don’t bother looking for a Wal-Mart in the south Arkansas town of Warren. To find one of those you have to drive 20 or so miles east to Monticello. Same thing with a local movie theater. Warren doesn’t have one of those either. Know what the South Arkansas town of 6,000 does have? A history of producing great college wide receivers and two of the top 150 draft picks in the recent NFL Draft. Former Arkansas Razorbacks and Warren teammates Jarius Wright and Greg Childs were fourth-round picks by the Minnesota Vikings, further establishing Warren’s tradition as a hotbed for wide receiver talent in Arkansas.

Phone Records Show Frequent Contact Between Bobby Petrino, Jessica Dorrell

by Chris Bahn 4/11/2012 7:46 pm

Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell exchanged thousands of phone calls, text and multimedia messages between September and April 5, including on game days during the 2011 football season. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request provided more detail of the inappropriate relationship between the two that ultimately led to Petrino’s firing. Athletic Director Jeff Long said Petrino and Dorrell, hired into the football office on March 28, were together a “significant” amount of time, something the records confirm.

Bahn: Feeling Pain At Arkansas, But Not Necessarily Petrino's Pain

by Chris Bahn 4/10/2012 4:35 pm

Regardless of how much pain he was in following the wreck — State Police Captain Lance King says Petrino did nothing but groan on the way to the hospital (well, groan and provide detailed directions on how to get to the little known Physician’s Specialty Hospital)— it’s really hard to muster much sympathy anymore for Petrino. But there are folks that deserve your empathy. None of them are wearing neck braces. All of them have been hurt in ways that aren’t as visible as the road rash on Petrino's face.

Bahn: Films And Pep Rallies Are Nice, But Time For Lasting Tribute To Nolan Richardson

by Chris Bahn 2/14/2012 9:00 am

There is a next logical step in showing respect to Nolan Richardson. Former players have already begun work behind the scenes to ensure appreciation for Richardson isn’t limited to a museum, the pages of a book, the occasional pep rally celebrating the 1994 National Championship or a documentary. Arkansas needs a more permanent reminder of what he accomplished as a coach, what a great ambassador he was for the state and how hard he fought for others.

Knile Davis To Stay At Arkansas In 2012

by Tre Baker 1/10/2012 1:44 pm

Arkansas running back Knile Davis will stay with the Razorbacks for another year and forgo any NFL Draft possibility until at least 2013, saying in a release that he is "determined to help this program accomplish the goals we have set in place."

AS360 Football Picks: The Bowl Edition

by Mark Carter 12/30/2011 9:00 am

Our staff of experts takes on the BCS games, the Hogs' matchup against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl, and ASU's first game with Gus Malzahn.

Speaking Out: A Roundup Of Early Reaction To Arkansas State Hiring Auburn's Gus Malzahn

by Chris Bahn 12/14/2011 8:10 am

Gus Malzahn to Arkansas State is happening. Malzahn, the Auburn offensive coordinator, will be named the Red Wolves head coach at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A press conference is set for the ASU Convocation Center. Before the official announcement, the move already has garnered regional and national media reaction. Below we offer a Speaking Out roundup of reaction to Malzahn’s move:

Bahn: Haynes' Reputation As 'Grinder,' Talent Developer Fit Petrino's Razorback Staff

by Chris Bahn 12/13/2011 2:02 pm

Shortly after arriving in Fayetteville on Sunday, new Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes began familiarizing himself with the unit he would be taking over. Haynes watched film until about 1 a.m. with a graduate assistant, taking notes on plays and personnel. That willingness to jump right into the task at hand is a pretty telling glimpse of what attracted Bobby Petrino to Haynes, a six-year assistant at Ohio State. Petrino calls it “grinding.”

Razorbacks Lose Marshawn Powell To Torn Knee Ligaments

by Chris Bahn 11/22/2011 10:59 am

Arkansas will be without the services of junior forward Marshawn Powell this season. He's out 6-8 months with torn knee ligaments.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Prepare For 'Physical' Bulldogs, Jones Is Arkansas' 'Rock' On D-Line

by Chris Bahn 11/17/2011 7:02 am

Watching Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard on film, Tramain Thomas is struck by how the running back only seems to get better the longer a game goes. Ballard has 811 rushing yards for the Bulldogs thanks to a running style that’s as physical at the end as the start.