Tagged: jeff long

After Texas Interest, UA Athletic Director Jeff Long Gets A Raise

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 11/6/2013 07:21 am

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has parlayed interest from Texas into his second raise in 13 months. Long agreed to a new contract with the Razorbacks that will raise his annual salary to $1.1 million by next summer. It also includes a one-time $100,000 bonus and raises his buyout.

Jeff Long Says Discussions About Games at War Memorial Not in Plans

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 9/5/2013 07:16 am

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long isn't quite ready to talk about the long-term future of football games in central Arkansas, and he's not quite sure when that discussion will take place.

John Diamond, Man Behind Jeff Long Speech, Leaving UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/23/2013 03:38 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Friday that John Diamond, the man behind Jeff Long's acclaimed Bobby Petrino announcement, will be leaving the UA at the end of September 2013.

Construction Begins On Razorbacks' $10M Baseball, Track Facility

by Chris Bahn 8/16/2013 01:29 pm

The University of Arkansas has begun construction on a combination baseball/track indoor training facility, though it has raised just $1 million of the nearly $10 million needed for the project.

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.

Arkansas Press Association Honors Paul Smith, Jeff Long

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Press Association honored several journalists at its annual convention in late June. According to an APA news release, Paul Smith, president of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was presented the annual Distinguished Service Award, which is given to journalists who make significant contributions to the APA and/or the newspaper industry.

UA Officials Announce Site Work For Shared Baseball, Track Facility

by Chris Bahn 7/23/2013 09:25 am

Site work on a 52,000-SF baseball and indoor track training facility will begin at the University of Arkansas on Monday. Fundraising continues for the project, which is estimated to cost between $7.75 million and $9.6 million.

University of Arkansas Athletic Department Projects $80.6M Budget

by Chris Bahn 6/18/2013 10:15 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department is projecting $80.6 million in revenue for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

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.

UA Board Committee Recommends Naming Football Center For Fred W. Smith

by Chris Bahn 4/4/2013 04:31 pm

Members of the University of Arkansas board of trustees' building and grounds committee voted to recommend naming the football operations center in honor of Fred W. Smith.

Razorbacks Boost Offensive Line Coach Salary By $225,000

by Chris Bahn 2/26/2013 09:03 am

University of Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman has yet to coach a game and already has received a raise and contract extension.

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.

Bret Bielema Sold on UA's Athletic Facilities

by Chris Bahn 12/17/2012 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is carrying out various stages of a $320 million master plan for new building projects and upgrading existing facilities.

Bret Bielema Attracted To Razorbacks By Money Available To Assistant Coaches

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2012 09:45 am

How much money Bret Bielema will have to spend on assistant coaches remains to be seen, but the Razorbacks — one of the more thrifty-spending teams in the Southeastern Conference — can offer far more than what Wisconsin could.

University of Arkansas Analyzing Cost Of Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Chris Bahn 11/29/2012 05:02 pm

The University of Arkansas athletic department is studying the feasibility of expanding Reynolds Razorback Stadium, adding 5,000 seats to the north endzone. UA officials are looking at the potential cost of the expansion and have requested proposals from architects and contractors on the project.

University of Arkansas Extends Jeff Long's Contract to 2017

by Lance Turner 11/16/2012 06:15 pm

The University of Arkansas has extended Athletic Director Jeff Long's contract to June 30, 2017, and increased his base pay to $500,000 per year and given him a $50,000 bonus.

Razorbacks' John L. Smith 'Optimistic' He Can Extend His Stay In Fayetteville

by Chris Bahn 11/13/2012 02:04 pm

It seems the writing is on the wall for Arkansas football Coach John L. Smith, who is making $850,000 on a 10-month contract. He took over a team ranked in the Top 10, but has overseen what ranks among the most disappointing years in Razorback history. But Smith says he hasn't given up hope that he can stay in Fayetteville beyond the 2012 season.

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.

Jeff Long: Deferred Payments To John L. Smith Done With 'Retirement' in Mind

by Chris Bahn 10/15/2012 04:02 pm

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday that allowing Razorbacks football Coach John L. Smith to defer portions of his salary was done with the coach's retirement in mind and not as an attempt protect assets from creditors.

CORRECTED: Bobby Petrino's Exit Makes Mike Anderson Highest Paid State Employee

by Gwen Moritz 10/15/2012 12:00 am

The departure of Bobby Petrino as the University of Arkansas' head football coach means that the price tag on the highest-paid state employee has dropped by more than half.