Tagged: gus malzahn

Gus Malzahn Contract Includes Buyouts Ranging From $50,000 To $2.45 Million

by Chris Bahn 10/2/2012 9:28 am

Gus Malzahn’s contract with Arkansas State includes buyouts ranging from $50,000 to $2.45 million depending on who terminates the contract and how many years remain. Malzahn recently signed the contract, which runs through Jan. 31, 2017.

Malzahn Hosts Celebrity Golf Classic

by Staff 10/1/2012 12:01 am

The 14th annual Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic was held at Chenal Country Club. Arkansas State University football coach Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff hosted the tournament and the dinner and awards ceremony that followed.

Western Kentucky Knocks Off Arkansas State 26-13

by The Associated Press 9/30/2012 6:05 am

Antonio Andrews rushed for 215 yards and Western Kentucky scored 26 straight points in the second half en route to a 26-13 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

2-Minute Drill: Western Kentucky 26, Arkansas State 13

by Daniel McFadin 9/29/2012 11:41 pm

Western Kentucky rallies from a 13-0 halftime deficit to spoil Arkansas State's Sun Belt Conference opener. The game hinged on a bad punt as WKU went on to score 26 consecutive points.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Shoring Up Special Teams A Must Against Hilltoppers

by 9/27/2012 1:00 pm

There has been little margin of error in recent meetings between Western Kentucky and Arkansas State. Only nine points separate the two schools in their previous three meetings. In 2011 the Red Wolves left Bowling Green, Ky. with a 26-22 victory. A year earlier the Hilltoppers escaped Jonesboro with a one-point victory. ASU won 24-20 in 2009 at WKU. Because of that, special teams play could be critical when the two programs meet on Saturday.

Red Wolves 'Turning The Page,' Looking Forward To Opening SBC Play With Hilltoppers

by Daniel McFadin 9/27/2012 10:30 am

Arkansas State has its non-conference schedule out of the way. Now the real games can begin. The Red Wolves enter Sun Belt Conference play Saturday against Western Kentucky (3-1) in nearly the same position as last year. They’re 2-2 under a first-year head coach after facing two BCS schools, a down on its luck Memphis squad and an FCS opponent. Unlike last year, the Red Wolves begin league play as the defending Sun Belt champs. Their title defense begins against a Hilltoppers team that has become a proven threat in the Sun Belt, winning 10 of its last 12 games.

Bahn: Now Red Wolves Vs. Razorbacks Debate No Longer Confined To Offseason Radio

by Chris Bahn 9/27/2012 9:30 am

The question of whether Arkansas or Arkansas State will ever play football has typically been confined to the offseason. But it's becoming more than just talk radio filler. Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long was even asked about the policy Wednesday during a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club.

Pressbox Roundtable: Is Arkansas' Offense To Blame? Will Red Wolves Compete In Sun Belt? Head Coach Possibilities And More With College Football Talk's Ben Kercheval

by Jim Harris 9/25/2012 3:40 pm

It's already week 5 for the Pressbox Roundtable, and this week we welcome Ben Kercheval of NBC College Football Talk as our national guest to the sit-around sports chat of usual suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards, ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper, and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz' Justin Acri. Readers, join the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature. This week, the top subjects are Arkansas' three-game losing streak, the offense's role in the problems, the SEC divisional races, Florida State's return and Arkansas State's Sun Belt opener, and Ben chimes in with his thoughts on the Arkansas coaching search and Jon Gruden's hair.

2-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 56, Alcorn State 0

by Daniel McFadin 9/22/2012 10:52 pm

Seven different Red Wolves scored and Arkansas State scored 42 points in the first half as it cruised to a non-conference victory in Jonesboro. The offense found its rhythm after a poor showing against Nebraska.

Playing Alcorn State Brings Back Memories For Red Wolves' Wide Receiver R.J. Fleming

by Justin Whitmore, The Natchez Democrat 9/21/2012 1:06 pm

As a boy, R.J. Fleming spent his Saturdays running footballs from one end of the Alcorn State University football field to the other as a ball boy for the Braves. Several years later, Fleming is a college football player for Arkansas State University, living the life that he used to admire when he was in middle school.

[VIDEO] Game Guide: Week 4: Razorbacks Try To Right Ship On ESPNU, Red Wolves On ESPN3

by Tre Baker 9/21/2012 10:15 am

He's down in the polls. He may not have the job he wants come next year. He's been teased about things said in front of the cameras. But John L. Smith is no Mitt Romney. After all, Romney still has a chance at beating his sport's reigning champion. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks face Rutgers on Saturday. Here's your guide to how you can catch the game you want to watch on television, radio or on the Web.

Bahn: David Oku Pays Back Opportunity With Effort For Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn 9/20/2012 3:00 pm

David Oku talks like a man who is glad to be back in college football. Watch Oku run and he looks like a guy who is glad to be back in college football. But if you really want to get a sense of how grateful Oku is to be back on the field, Red Wolves’ running backs coach Eliah Drinkwitz says you should see the guy practice.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Malzahn Wants Arkansas State To Improve. Where? Everywhere.

by Chris Bahn 9/19/2012 12:10 pm

Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn has pinpointed three specific areas he wants to see the team improve this week. Alcorn State, a Football Championship Subdivision opponent, gives the Red Wolves an opportunity to make improvements in a final game before Sun Belt Conference play opens Sept. 29 against Western Kentucky. Where specifically does Malzahn want to see ASU make strides?

3-And-Out: Red Wolves Focus For Alcorn State, Malzahn Says It's 'Too Early' To Call Sun Belt Race

by Chris Bahn 9/17/2012 4:30 pm

Arkansas State’s first three games were a challenge. Scheduled were a pair of Top 25 opponents, plus the Red Wolves’ biggest non-conference rival. This week comes a test of a different kind for ASU (1-2). Alcorn State (1-2) is a struggling Football Championship Subdivision opponent.

Four Days, Four Plays All Red Wolves' Rocky Hayes Needs To Make Impression

by Daniel McFadin 9/13/2012 8:20 am

Four plays. That’s all it took for true freshman Rocky Hayes to make a difference Saturday in Arkansas State’s 33-28 victory over Memphis. His playing time was brief — four handoffs — but his 68 yards and 17-yards-per-carry average were instrumental in securing Gus Malzahn’s first victory as the Red Wolves coach.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Stopping Cornhuskers On The Ground No Easy Task

by Chris Bahn 9/12/2012 10:27 am

Arkansas State knows what’s coming when Nebraska lines up on offense Saturday. Entering the game the Cornhuskers (1-1) are averaging 269 yards per game rushing. ASU (1-1) expects an emphasis on the ground game, but stopping the Nebraska ground game is easier said than done. Especially for this Red Wolves’ defense.

Pressbox Roundtable: Razorbacks' Flop, Coaching Possibilities, Heisman Hopefuls With USA Today's George Schroeder

by Jim Harris 9/11/2012 1:45 pm

We’re quickly into Week 3 of the Pressbox Roundtable, and this week we welcome home George Schroeder of USA Today as our national guest. Also, ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper sits in again, along with KABZ-FM, 103.7 The Buzz’s Justin Acri. Readers, join with the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature. We’ve got lots to talk about this week, starting with that stunner at War Memorial Stadium.

VIDEO: Red Wolves Unveil Football Upgrades, Including Ops Center And Indoor Facility

by Daniel McFadin 9/6/2012 1:24 pm

Arkansas State announced plans to invest $25 million in football facility upgrades. Included is an indoor practice area and new operations center. Below is video animation of the proposed changes.

Red Wolves' Jarboe Hoping For Repeat Of Career Day Against Memphis Tigers

by Daniel McFadin 9/6/2012 12:00 pm

Josh Jarboe knows nothing is guaranteed this week against Memphis. Arkansas State can’t count on another 49-3 victory in the 57th meeting with its rival from across the Mississippi River. Jarboe can’t be assured a repeat of last year’s seven-catch, 162-yard performance against the Tigers when the two teams meet on Saturday.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Arkansas State Looking For Major Defensive Improvement

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 7:23 am

Arkansas State exited its season opener at Oregon with plenty of room for improvement. Especially on defense. ASU enters the weekend ranked 100th or worse nationally in five major defensive categories. We take a look at those stats and more in our weekly installment of "Ranking The Red Wolves."