Tagged: big ten

Would The Razorbacks Participate In Penn State Roster Raid? Could They? Should They?

by Chris Bahn 7/23/2012 1:47 pm

Few Penn State players are from within SEC recruiting territory. More to the point: few Penn State players would seem to be of interest to Arkansas and Arkansas would seem to have little interest or connection to any players at Penn State. However, we probably shouldn’t totally dismiss the idea that a roster refugee or two could consider the Razorbacks. Currently there are three coaches on the Hogs' staff who actively recruited the Big Ten in recent years.

Jim Harris: SEC's Slive Quietly Rules While Big Ten's Delany Futily Grasps for Power

by Jim Harris 5/30/2012 3:03 pm

It may not have been Big Ten commission Jim Delany's worst nightmare, but it probably didn't help his turkey dinner go down easily seeing the Southeastern Conference football trio of LSU, Alabama and Arkansas ranked 1-2-3 in the BCS poll last Thanksgiving week. That scenario of one conference dominating the top three positions in the national polls since the conclusion of the 1971 season, when the Big 8's Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado ranked 1-2-3 after the bowl games. One has to imagine that anytime the name "SEC" comes up around Delany, he can taste the bile in his throat. Meanwhile, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is quietly working his way to the chair of power in college football and instigating needed change in the way a national champion is determined.

Nebraska Fires Doc Sadler After Last-Place Finish

by The Associated Press 3/9/2012 4:36 pm

Nebraska fired Coach Doc Sadler on Friday after the team he expected to be his best in his six years posted the program's fewest victories since 2003. Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced the move at a news conference Sadler, an Arkansas native, did not attend.

Jim Harris' Notebook: Native Son Doc Sadler Extends Nebraska Reach To Arkansas

by Jim Harris 12/12/2011 3:43 pm

Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler, a native of Greenwood, hoped to get Arkansas on the schedule this season and will continue to work on that, he said Monday at the Downtown Tip Off Club in North Little Rock. Sadler has Little Rock Hall product David Rivers on his roster, tried to sign Van Buren center Hooper Vint (who chose UTEP last spring) and has his eyes on more Little Rock talent. Top assistant Wes Flanigan is from Little Rock Parkview. The Arkansas flavor is felt throughout Sadler's NU program.

Illinois 'Cautious' As ASU Red Wolves Visit To Open 2011 Football Season

by The Associated Press 9/1/2011 10:45 am

Last year, Illinois opened the season in an NFL stadium against Missouri, a Big 12 team that has made a habit of making it to a bowl game. This week, the Illini are getting ready for their opener against Arkansas State, a middling team from the Sun Belt Conference — an opponent that so far has underwhelmed the ticket-buying public. But Illinois' players, some of who were talking openly a couple of weeks ago about getting to a quality bowl, now say they're putting those thoughts aside to focus on the Red Wolves alone. Call the Illini cautious as they get ready to open the season Saturday in Champaign.

Jim Harris: How Sweet It's Still Not for Razorbacks with Buckeyes' Newest Blemish

by Jim Harris 7/8/2011 3:24 pm

After waiting months past time it should have done something, Ohio State now is trying to get ahead of the NCAA by penalizing its football program, including vacating all its 2010 season wins and the Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas. Some difference that really makes to the Razorbacks; it's still a 31-25 loss on the books but maybe it can serve this year's team as further motivation to top last year's 10-win season.

Harris: What Remains of NCAA's Credibility May Be at Stake With Ohio State, Tressel

by Jim Harris 4/27/2011 3:00 pm

The National Collegiate Athletic Association was created in the early 1900s by colleges across the country to regulate, and basically save, football. Congress had threatened to outlaw football if something was done to end the deaths -- yes, deaths -- occurring on the field. Fast forward to 1950, when the NCAA created its Enforcement Division to assure its membership that "anything goes" would no longer be tolerated.

AP: Ohio State Holds Off Arkansas to Win Sugar Bowl, 31-26

by The Associated Press 1/5/2011 12:04 am

Ohio State might want to send a thank-you note to the NCAA for helping to end its bowl misery against the SEC. Terrelle Pryor threw two touchdown passes, helping the No. 6 Buckeyes build a big lead, and Solomon Thomas made an interception with 58 seconds remaining that sealed a 31-26 victory over eighth-ranked Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.

Harris: From Holtz and Bear to Petrino and Tressel

by Jim Harris 1/4/2011 11:50 am

With a decided manpower advantage, Arkansas' fans won the party in the French Quarter on Monday. But don't think Ohio State's supporters didn't compete as hard as they could. Now comes the reason everyone is down here in the Crescent City, and Arkansas can secure a win on the football field if it doesn't give the ball away.