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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.

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.

[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.

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: John L. Smith's Quirks, Motivation To Win On Display In Razorback Introduction

by Chris Bahn 4/24/2012 4:36 pm

John L. Smith's introductory press conference at Arkansas was all the YouTube clips you might have seen of Smith's 19 years as a head coach playing out in real time. Smith didn’t slap himself this time. But he did deliver a death blow to the idea of a head coach that we’ve come to expect here the last four years.

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: 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.”

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.

3-And-Out: Wright, Adams Closing In On Record; Wilson Has His 'Day'

by Chris Bahn 11/8/2011 9:00 pm

One of the byproducts of Arkansas’ offensive system is the way it showcases different players from week-to-week. Any wide receiver is capable of a big game and often the go-to for the Razorbacks changes by game. There might be no better example than the fact Joe Adams and Jarius Wright are each closing in on the career receptions record for the Razorbacks. Adams ranks No. 3 on the career receptions list at Arkansas with 151. Wright is right behind him at 150.

3-And-Out: Childs Contributing With Attitude, Blocking; Razorbacks Scale Back Practice

by Chris Bahn 10/18/2011 8:30 pm

Greg Childs has seen a decline in his production this season at wide receiver. His attitude and blocking haven’t suffered, however. Currently he has just nine catches for 109 yards. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee praised Childs for contributions in other areas and said the decline could be attributed to “coverages” teams are using against the Razorbacks.

Bahn: Adams' Big Play Allows No. 10 Razorbacks To Relax In Second Half

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2011 9:30 am

Arkansas enjoyed a total team victory on Saturday. No doubt. The defense forced three turnovers and outside of two big plays and a couple of first-quarter touchdowns, held strong. Special teams chipped in as well, but it was that quick-strike run from Joe Adams lined up at tailback with 7:43 left in the third quarter that left no doubt the 74,191 fans on hand were watching an Arkansas victory.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Work For Better Tackling, Stopping Tigers' Dyer A Focal Point

by Chris Bahn 10/5/2011 8:00 pm

Arkansas linebacker Alonzo Highsmith wasn’t caught off guard Wednesday when asked about the team’s recent poor tackling performances. Why? “I mean, it’s the truth. We missed a lot of tackles these last couple games,” Highsmith said. “The truth hurts. At the same time it’s something that needs to be addressed.” Highsmith said the team has focused on additional tackling drills this week. Extra attention is being paid to making stops because of so many missed tackles against Alabama and Texas A&M.