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BCS Leaders Talking, But 'Intricate Details' Keep Progress Slow

by The Associated Press 3/27/2012 2:28 pm

BCS leaders finally are starting to get into some specifics in their discussions about possible — maybe even likely — changes in college football's postseason and how to determine a champion. They are finding out just how tricky the process will be. And it's still far from being finished.

Blair Looking Forward To A&M-Arkansas Rivalry

by Chris Bahn 3/20/2012 1:04 pm

Texas A&M's 61-59 victory over Arkansas had barely ended Monday night and Aggies Coach Gary Blair was already looking forward to the next game. Not the Sweet 16 game his team would play thanks to beating the Razorbacks in the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Blair was thinking beyond the week and looking forward to the next meeting between A&M and Arkansas.

ESPN's Jimmy Dykes Takes 'Charge' During Alabama-Arkansas Broadcast [VIDEO]

by Chris Bahn 2/24/2012 9:13 am

Ever watched a basketball broadcast and thought to yourself: “Man, I’d love a front-row seat like those guys get.” Well, as ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes reminded us all last night during the Arkansas-Alabama broadcast, there are hazards to seeing the action up close. Dykes was leveled by the Crimson Tide’s Levi Randolph.

TV And Online Broadcast Times Set For 20 Razorback Baseball Games

by 2/23/2012 11:28 am

Arkansas will have 20 games televised this season. Below is the broadcast schedule, which includes seven games on ESPN networks and 11 set for CST. Additional games could be picked up for broadcast at a later date.

Bahn: ESPN Film Not Without Uncomfortable Moments, But Good Portrayal Of Richardson

by Chris Bahn 2/10/2012 3:18 pm

What ESPN's "40 Minutes of Hell" documentary might lack in positive vibes from beginning to end, it makes up for in accuracy. Nolan Richardson’s entire life — from his upbringing in Jim Crow-era El Paso to his coaching stints in junior college and Tulsa to the death of his daughter and eventual success at Arkansas — was full of what narrator Charles Dutton describes as a “beautiful system of anger.”

Arkansas To Appear On TV At Least 16 Times This Baseball Season

by Chris Bahn 2/8/2012 1:12 pm

Arkansas baseball will get plenty of TV time this season. A total of 16 games will televised as part of the SEC's expanded broadcast package, including eight dates that have yet to be finalized. ESPN networks will carry five games featuring the Razorbacks, who open the season as high as No. 4 in some polls.

Arkansas Fans To Get Early Look At '40 Minutes Of Hell' Documentary

by Chris Bahn 1/30/2012 10:39 am

Arkansas will premier ESPN’s 40 Minutes of Hell documentary on Feb. 11 at Bud Walton Arena. Fans can stay in the arena following the Razorbacks’ 12:30 p.m. game against South Carolina. Former Coach Nolan Richardson, the subject of the film, will be in attendance at the game.

Razorbacks See ESPN Broadcast At UK As 'Super' Chance To Build Brand, Season

by Chris Bahn 1/17/2012 9:30 am

Arkansas (13-4, 2-1) at No. 2 Kentucky (17-1, 3-0) was picked months ago as part of ESPN’s “Super Tuesday” package. Tonight’s game is the first for Arkansas in this slot — regarded as prime basketball broadcast time nationally — since the 2007-08 season. That’s three-plus years worth of Arkansas games that went mostly unwatched by anybody outside of the state.

Pressbox Roundtable: Bruce James, Media Evaluate Hogs' 7-1 Record, Marquel Wade, South Carolina, Alabama-LSU Game, ESPN's 'Depth Chart' Exposure

by Jim Harris 11/1/2011 3:23 pm

Each week during the football season, the ArkansasSports360.com’s staff of Chris Bahn and Jim Harris conduct a no-holds-barred “pressbox roundtable” with selected experts/guest columnists for AS360.com, including former Razorback All-America defensive end Bruce James. This week, we look at how Arkansas has played so inconsistently and yet managed to get to 7-1 and No. 7 nationally (in the BCS), Marquel Wade's flagrant personal foul and the reaction to it and Arkansas' hopes against South Carolina. We also look at the huge Saturday night matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, and the coverage Arkansas received via ESPN's "Depth Chart: Year of the Quarterback." Join in the conversation in the comments section below.

Bahn: ESPN Special Great Opportunity For Petrino To Sell Fayetteville, Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2011 2:20 pm

This week the entire country will get a chance to see what Fayetteville and the Razorback football program have to offer. ESPN airs the Razorback-centered episode of its Depth Chart series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Essentially the program is a one-hour infomercial for Arkansas football in primetime. It’s a sales opportunity Petrino couldn’t pass up, even if it meant multiple cameras were chronicling practices. Allowing any film access to workouts is rare for Petrino. Keep in mind he discontinued the practice of letting local media watch the first 20 minutes of practice because he considered it a “distraction” for his players.

Pizzas, Buffalo And The SEC West: An Early Look At Arkansas' ESPN 'Depth Chart' Episode

by Chris Bahn 10/20/2011 11:51 am

Planning to watch the Arkansas centered-episode of ESPN’s “Depth Chart” series next week? It airs at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, but you can get an early glimpse thanks to a pair of clips circulating online. Arkansas is one of four schools chosen for the special, which focuses on quarterback play. It’s the only program that was filmed during a game week as opposed to training camp. ESPN was at Wisconsin, Auburn and Oklahoma State during camp.

3-And-Out: Wilson In The Spotlight This Week, Petrino Has No Update On Injured Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 10/3/2011 7:00 pm

Tyler Wilson picked a nice time to turn in a record 510 yards passing. Not only did his performance help Arkansas beat Texas A&M, it added to the storylines ESPN can delve into this week. A camera crew was already scheduled to be in Fayetteville as part of its “Depth Chart” series. Arkansas’ episode is set to run Oct. 26 on ESPN.

Jim Harris' Notebook: Nonconference Schedule Should Suit Fans and Anderson's Young Team; TV Games, Recruiting News

by Jim Harris 8/16/2011 3:00 pm

With defending champion UConn, resurgent Michigan, James Dickey's Houston Cougars and North Carolina-Charlotte headlining the Arkansas Razorbacks' nonconference basketball schedule, first-year coach Mike Anderson's young team will be challenged aplenty to justify a few cupcakes thrown in.

[Transcript] Petrino Talks Expectations, Quarterbacks With ESPN's Chris Fowler On SportsCenter

by Chris Bahn 7/26/2011 2:26 pm

Bobby Petrino hasn’t once tempered expectations for the 2011 football season. He’s talked with his players about winning the SEC West and a national title. Is Petrino being too optimistic? The coach certainly doesn’t think so, something he shared with ESPN college football analyst Chris Fowler on a Tuesday afternoon SportsCenter.

Razorbacks' Petrino Headed For ESPN'S 'Car Wash'

by Chris Bahn 7/25/2011 2:19 pm

Football season isn’t quite here, but there is plenty of promotion happening in anticipation of that first kickoff and first practice. All 12 Southeastern Conference coaches, including Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino, are at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. this week for a series of interviews. It’s a process that’s come to be known as the “car wash.” Petrino is up on Tuesday. He will take part in TV, radio and Internet interviews.

[Updated] SEC Notebook From Hoover: Start Times Set For Hogs' First 3 Games; Mallett Has Hand in Petrino's New Signals

by Jim Harris and Chris Bahn 7/20/2011 11:38 am

It should probably come as no surprise that those three cupcake games Arkansas has scheduled to open the season will all start at 6 p.m. or later, the SEC revealed in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday morning.

ESPN Sports Pioneer Jerry McKinnis at Tales of the South Today

by Karen Martin 7/4/2011 5:51 am

Outdoor sports pioneer Jerry McKinnis will be the featured storyteller for a Tales from the South special Tin Roof Project at 7 p.m. today (July 5) at Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in the River Market District of Little Rock. Along with McKinnis there will be dinner by Starving Artist Cafe, music by Runaway Planet and a cash bar. Tickets are $40.

Sports Illustrated Describes UCA Field As 'Barf Turf'

by Cody Elmore 6/15/2011 12:30 pm

Sports Illustrated joins the ranks of media commenting on UCA's purple and gray turf. Each month the magazine features a quirky sidebar by the name of “The Strike Zone” in which it analyzes the relevancy of sports news stories from across the nation.

[Video] College Football Live Talks Razorbacks As National Title Contender

by Chris Bahn 5/13/2011 10:00 am

Expectations for Arkansas football aren’t just high around Fayetteville and the Broyles Complex. Check out this roundtable from ESPN’s College Football Live.

For What It's Worth, Kiper Has Pair Of Razorbacks High On 2012 NFL Prospects List

by Chris Bahn 5/6/2011 9:00 am

Mel Kiper is already breaking down the 2012 NFL Draft class. He’s ranked his top prospects at each position (not including early entries) and Razorback fans will recognize a couple of names on the list.