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University of Arkansas Wins PR Award for Handling Bobby Petrino Situation

by Lance Turner 8/1/2013 11:01 am

The University of Arkansas has received an award for “Best Crisis Management” in the PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards.

Jeff Long's Speech: Crafting the Words That Persuaded Razorback Fans

by Chris Bahn 4/5/2013 11:00 am

This week's first anniversary of the motorcycle wreck that changed Arkansas sports history provides a case study in crisis communication. John Diamond, the University of Arkansas' associate vice chancellor for university relations, recently spoke to Arkansas Business about the process of crafting the 673-word speech that Athletic Director Jeff Long delivered when he announced that he’d fired the Razorbacks' popular and successful head football coach, Bobby Petrino.

Cable Cutters, Election Fraud and John Glasgow: Arkansas Business' Top Read Online Stories in 2012

by Lance Turner 12/24/2012 12:00 am

A July story on how some Arkansans are ditching pay-television for online services like Netflix and Hulu is ArkansasBusiness.com’s most-read story of the year, according to traffic numbers from Jan. 1 to Dec. 17.

Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you.

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.

Jessica Dorrell Returns to Fundraising in South Carolina

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2012 12:00 am

What is happening with Jessica Dorrell, who seemed to be on the way to a promising career of her own before joining the Arkanass football staff and going on an ill-fated joy ride with Bobby Petrino?

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.

Jim’s Notebook: Cleaning Up With Some Last Tidbits, On Mustain, Hog Basketball, Football

by Jim Harris 11/2/2012 1:14 pm

National recruiting guru Tom Lemming said this week that former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain's transfer to Southern Cal was the "biggest mistake of his life." Meanwhile, basketball fans in Central Arkansas got some good news with an early schedule of speakers at the Tip Off Club. And if Arkansas is to conquer any of its remaining four football foes, the Hogs need to find more wide receiving weapons.

Jim Harris: A Flip Of A Switch, And Then We're Gone

by Jim Harris 11/2/2012 12:32 pm

As I try to conjure the right words, and to say it all within the confines of the average reader’s attention span, the clock ticks ever so closer to this site’s final moments. I look at that clock like the condemned prisoner, knowing that they’ll flip the switch at 11:59 p.m. They’ll flip the switch off, cutting the current, however; and I’m only sweating getting this in by afternoon deadline, and knowing I’ll have another day, at maybe another website, to ply my trade. The last time I went through this, they (you know who “they” are) cut the power to the computers before we at the Arkansas Gazette had a chance to say any last words. It’s the winds of October and now early November that ever remind me of those strange days in 1991.

A Look Back At What You Were Reading On ArkansasSports360.com: Top Posts 10-1

by Chris Bahn 11/2/2012 8:00 am

ArkansasSports360.com developed into a go-to source for breaking news and commentary since it launched in 2007. As we prepare for our Friday, 11:59 p.m. shutdown, let's look back at the posts that most interested you all, the readers. Today we look at items 10 through 1 on our most-read list:

A Look Back At What You Were Reading On ArkansasSports360.com: Jim Harris Edition

by Chris Bahn 11/2/2012 7:59 am

ArkansasSports360.com launched in 2007 with Jim Harris as its lone voice for commentary and analysis. Though other writers were later added to the staff or featured as columnists during the site's five-year run, nobody was more of a must-read than Harris. Below we look at the 10 most-read columns of Harris' tenure:

A Look Back At What You Were Reading On ArkansasSports360.com: Otis Kirk Edition

by Chris Bahn 11/1/2012 12:11 pm

Otis Kirk is the dean of Arkansas recruiting writers and has covered high school recruiting for more than 30 years. His "Recruiting 360" column appeared online at ArkansasSports360.com every Thursday, and his features and message board posts regularly can be found at the premium website Hawgs247.com, a member of the 247Sports Network. A look back at the Top 5 most-read Otis Kirk Columns:

A Look Back At What You Were Reading On ArkansasSports360.com: Top 11-20 Posts

by Chris Bahn 11/1/2012 11:16 am

ArkansasSports360.com has developed into a go-to source for breaking news and commentary since it launched in 2007. As we prepare for our Friday, 11:59 p.m. shutdown, let's look back at the posts that most interested you, the readers. Today we look at items 11 through 20 on our most-read list:

Jim Harris: Recruiting Expert Lemming Says Right Choice For Hogs Can Land Impact Players

by Jim Harris 10/29/2012 3:45 pm

Maybe he just knew the crowd he was addressing, but Tom Lemming, who may be the country’s most influential national recruiting expert, evaluated Arkansas’ football program as two recruiting classes away from being right up with Alabama’s and said it was a “sleeping giant.” Like others before him, Lemming said Jeff Long had a huge job ahead in hiring the right guy as the Razorbacks next coach, but he rattled off a list of familiar names who are both top coaches and excellent recruiters that he felt could fill the bill and restore the Hogs to the lofty position Bobby Petrino had the program in 2010-11.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs And Rebels, Petrino's Future, And More With Bruce James, Michael Smith

by Jim Harris 10/23/2012 2:55 pm

We welcome back a familiar face for a one-time guest appearance with the Pressbox Roundtable crew: former Arkansas Razorback All-American and local radio personality Bruce James. Since James is a native of Mississippi and has been back to the state regularly, we thought he'd be perfect to join in the week the Razorabcks meet the Rebels in Little Rock. Also back are our usual lineup of suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards and producer Jessica Duff, ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper, and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz's Justin Acri. ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn is on board again, and columnist Jim Harris moderates. Readers, join with the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature.

Arkansas Will Invest In 'High-Level Coach.' What Would It Take To Reach A Top 10 Salary?

by Chris Bahn 10/23/2012 9:00 am

Arkansas has money to spend for a quality head coach. Jeff Long said as much during a recent chat with fans at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. How much money would the program need to invest to get its newest coach among the Top 10 highest paid? Let’s look below:

Doc Harper: What Jeff Long Wishes He Could Say Regarding Razorback Season, Search

by Doc Harper 10/22/2012 9:00 am

Jeff Long gave standard non-answer answers as much as possible when he visited the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Oct. 15. It’s a skill he prides himself on. But as we all know, often times when we are posed with questions, there are the answers we give, and the answers that stay inside our heads. Here's what we’re guessing Long was probably thinking when asked these questions last week. Think of this as Jeff Long if he had Charles Barkley's candor.

Chizik's Days Are Numbered, How Much Consideration Will Petrino Get At Auburn?

by Chris Bahn 10/21/2012 9:29 am

If Auburn winds up in the market for a coach, the Tigers will be competing for one alongside Arkansas. That could make things difficult for the Razorbacks. Unless Auburn is in a market for a coach that Athletic Director Jeff Long wouldn’t consider. A coach like, say, Bobby Petrino.

Bahn: ADs Say Search Facing Razorbacks' Long Will Take Research, Planning And Instinct

by Chris Bahn 10/19/2012 11:59 am

ArkansasSports360.com recently visited with four BCS conference athletic directors who were in charge of football coaching searches last season. Each had his own approach, but all of the administrators — Arizona’s Greg Byrne, Illinois’ Mike Thomas, North Carolina’s Bubba Cunningham and Washington State’s Bill Moos — agreed that a football coaching search is as consuming as it gets. There is no overstating the importance of the decision currently facing Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long.

Otis Kirk: Razorbacks' McKay Off To Better Start Than DGB; 2012 Signees Contributing

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 10/18/2012 9:00 am

Receiver Mekale McKay and many members of the 2012 recruiting class are making big contributions. In fact, McKay, a late signee, is off to a better start than one high-profile wide receiver the Razorbacks hoped to land.

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