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Phil Elson Named Voice of Razorbacks Baseball, Women's Basketball

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 2:30 pm

The longtime voice of the Arkansas Travelers is set to become the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks' baseball and women's basketball teams.

Fowler Family Gives $2.5M for UA Training Facility

by Associated Press 7/15/2014 10:57 am

The Wallace and Jama Fowler family gives the University of Arkansas $2.5 million to help pay for a new baseball and track training center.

University of Arkansas Projects $89.2M Athletics Budget

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 8:06 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department is projecting $89.2 million in revenue for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which is up 9.6 percent from last year and 15.2 percent in 2012-13.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

University of Arkansas to Build $25M Basketball Facility

by Associated Press 11/12/2013 1:43 pm

Arkansas has announced it will begin construction of a $25 million basketball practice facility next month. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 65,000-square-foot facility will be held on Dec. 7.

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

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 11/6/2013 7:21 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 7:16 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 3:38 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 1:29 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 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.