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Reports: Former Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino Lands At Western Kentucky

by Chris Bahn 12/10/2012 12:13 pm

Bobby Petrino is no longer unemployed. Petrino, who was fired at Arkansas on April 10, will be announced as Western Kentucky's coach today at 4 p.m., according to multiple reports. Arkansas fired Petrino with cause following a review of the coach's relationship with staff employee Jessica Dorrell and his efforts to mislead the university about hiring her over 150-plus other applicants and paying her a $20,000 cash.

Bret Bielema Attracted To Razorbacks By Money Available To Assistant Coaches

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2012 9:45 am

How much money Bret Bielema will have to spend on assistant coaches remains to be seen, but the Razorbacks — one of the more thrifty-spending teams in the Southeastern Conference — can offer far more than what Wisconsin could.

Bret Bielema Deal With Razorbacks Worth $3.2 Million Annually Over Six Years

by Chris Bahn 12/5/2012 10:42 am

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has signed a letter of agreement that will pay him $3.2 million annually for six years. Outlined in the letter is a buyout for firing Bielema that starts at $12.8 million in the first year.

UA Officially Names Bret Bielema of Wisconsin As New Razorbacks Football Coach

by Chris Bahn 12/4/2012 6:21 pm

Arkansas has hired Bret Bielema from Wisconsin to become the Razorbacks new football coach, the University of Arkansas has confirmed. Bielema will be introduced at a news conference at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Democrat-Gazette Writers Post Conflicting Tweets On Razorback Coaching Search

by Chris Bahn 12/4/2012 1:22 pm

Coaching searches are one of the more challenging stories for sports journalists to cover. It can be a complicated and messy process trying to filter through what’s real and what isn’t. Credible information can be hard to come by, and sources often have agendas behind what they are willing to reveal. Which is how you wind up with this from the search for an Arkansas football coach:

University of Arkansas Analyzing Cost Of Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Chris Bahn 11/29/2012 5:02 pm

The University of Arkansas athletic department is studying the feasibility of expanding Reynolds Razorback Stadium, adding 5,000 seats to the north endzone. UA officials are looking at the potential cost of the expansion and have requested proposals from architects and contractors on the project.

University of Arkansas to Dedicate Statue of Frank Broyles

by Associated Press 11/13/2012 6:40 pm

The University of Arkansas has scheduled a ceremony to dedicate a statue in honor of former football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles.

Razorbacks' John L. Smith 'Optimistic' He Can Extend His Stay In Fayetteville

by Chris Bahn 11/13/2012 2:04 pm

It seems the writing is on the wall for Arkansas football Coach John L. Smith, who is making $850,000 on a 10-month contract. He took over a team ranked in the Top 10, but has overseen what ranks among the most disappointing years in Razorback history. But Smith says he hasn’t given up hope that he can stay in Fayetteville beyond the 2012 season.

Bobby Petrino's Dad Says Petrino Wants to Coach in Kentucky

by Lance Turner 11/8/2012 9:54 am

Former Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino wants badly to return to college football, and he wants to do it in Kentuckey, according to his father.

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.


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