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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.

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 9:25 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 4:31 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 9:03 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 9:45 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 5:02 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.

Jeff Long: Razorbacks' John L. Smith Won't Return As Coach

by Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:35 am

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wasted little time in bringing the John L. Smith era to a close. Long said in a statement released by the university Saturday that Smith will not return next season as the Razorbacks' coach.

University of Arkansas Extends Jeff Long's Contract to 2017

by Lance Turner 11/16/2012 6:15 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 2:04 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.

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: 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.

Razorbacks Withold Brandon Mitchell From Ole Miss Game, AD Jeff Long Declines Comment

by Chris Bahn 10/27/2012 4:46 pm

Arkansas wide receiver Brandon Mitchell did not play in Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Ole Miss because of what Coach John L. Smith called “a violation of team rules.” Mitchell did not even travel with the team. Smith said a decision to leave Mitchell in Fayetteville was made Friday.

Bahn: Long Views Improved Compliance Track Record As Selling Point For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2012 11:59 pm

Almost from the day he arrived at Arkansas, Athletic Director Jeff Long had Oct. 25, 2012 highlighted on his calendar. It’s an important date for the athletic department, though no press release or pep rally commemorated what can be viewed as something of a victory for the Razorbacks. No longer is the program operating with the NCAA looking over its shoulder. Arkansas has emerged from the NCAA’s repeat violator window, a place the school mostly operated after major infractions cases in basketball (1997), football (2000) and track (2007).