Tagged: kentucky wildcats

Otis Kirk: Arkansas Is No Kentucky, But Has Basketball Recruits To Brag About

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 11/1/2012 8:00 am

Kentucky Coach John Calipari is once again poised to outshine all other major college programs when it comes to recruiting, but many schools, instead of Arkansas, have pulled in top quality recruits of their own. Meanwhile, Razorbacks guard BJ Young is being projected as a top 20 NBA draft pick.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Alabama-LSU Showdown Highlights Weekend; East Is A Jumble

by Jim Harris 10/31/2012 3:24 pm

Last year, it appeared the whole world was watching (except for the fans focused on Arkansas and South Carolina) when No. 2 Alabama played host to No. 1 LSU in Tuscaloosa in week 10 of the Southeastern Conference season. Neither team managed a touchdown, but LSU managed to escape with a 9-6 overtime victor, only to lose the 1 vs. 2 rematch in the BCS Championship Game 21-0 in January in New Orleans. Though 'Bama is No. 1 and LSU is in the top 5, this Saturday night's matchup in Baton Rouge doesn't seem to be generating the incredible buzz of the last regular-season game — to be sure, even Ali-Frazier III didn't have the same impact worldwide that Ali-Frazier I did 40-something years ago — it's still THE game of the day in college football. So important is it to CBS this time that the network made sure no other SEC game would be played at night. Instead fans have the unusual scheduling of six SEC games kicking off before noon.

Razorback Basketball Schedule Includes At Least Eight Games With Top 25 Opponents

by Chris Bahn 10/18/2012 9:47 am

Arkansas shouldn’t go untested this basketball season. This year’s Razorback schedule includes at least eight games against teams ranked in the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25.

[GALLERY] Razorback Roundup: Arkansas 49, Kentucky 7

by 10/15/2012 10:00 am

A roundup of ArkansasSports360.com coverage from Arkansas 49, Kentucky 7.

Doc Harper: Arkansas Beating Kentucky Wasn’t A Surprise, Dominating Was A Shock

by Doc Harper 10/15/2012 9:00 am

These last two Arkansas games were definitely an improvement over the games in September. Even though Auburn and Kentucky are not good teams, those victories shouldn’t be discounted because of the level of opposition. It’s clear the Razorbacks are better than they were and fans have reason to be optimistic as the season goes on.

Bahn: Razorbacks Present John L. Smith With Game Ball, Thank Him For Remaining Positive

by Chris Bahn 10/13/2012 10:54 pm

John L. Smith walked into the postgame media session with a grin on his face and a football tucked under his arm. Smith’s grin was courtesy his team’s 49-7 victory against Kentucky on Saturday at a rain-soaked Razorback Stadium. His football came courtesy of his team, who presented him with the game ball following their beat-down of the Wildcats. Their reward to the coach had a two-fold reason.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Kentucky, Oct. 13

by Jim Harris 10/13/2012 6:01 pm

The feeling is in the air that storms, not to mention Arkansas touchdowns via the air, are imminent this evening at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Hogs play Kentucky, and if any team has suffered as badly as Arkansas has in the injury department through the first half of the season, it's the Wildcats.The key against Kentucky always has been for Arkansas to avoid turnovers — upset losses here in Fayetteville to the Wildcats (who led the series 4-2) were keyed by Hog turnovers. Last week, Arkansas was the beneficiary of five Auburn turnovers and its takeaway margin finally began going in a positive direction (Hogs have 17 turnovers but have claimed seven now). Sit back, join in on the blog and let's get the conversation going. We'll be providing some insight and all the particulars to today's game in our usual live game blog format. Join in with your comments in the comment section, or email me at jharris@abpg.com, as I check the mail periodically.

Bahn: Getting Back Into Win Column Brings Back Confidence For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 10/12/2012 10:00 pm

It was a start. Arkansas players realize that a win last week at Auburn doesn’t guarantee they salvage the season. They know there is a long way to go before they have officially turned things around in 2012. But ending a four-game losing streak, getting a win against a BCS opponent and knocking off a Southeastern Conference foe was encouraging.

Saturday Roulette: Texas State Fair Edition; Can Razorbacks Extend Streak To … Two?

by Doc Harper 10/12/2012 9:30 am

Good news! It’s Red River Rivaly Shootout week, which, as mentioned last year, is my favorite non-SEC game of the year. I love the look of the red and orange side by side, two storied programs clashing, and the spectacle of the Texas State Fair surrounding the Cotton Bowl. The fair is known far and wide for its record of innovation and progress in the fried food arts. Like last year, Saturday Roulette will honor that hard work by wagering some of the new fried food debuting at the fair this year in lieu of betting our usual fantasy dollars. We had another good week last week, going 5-3. The season total is 26-21. We’re rolling! Here are this week’s winners:

By The Numbers: A Statistical Comparison Of Arkansas Razorbacks And Kentucky Wildcats

by Chris Bahn 10/11/2012 1:10 pm

A statistical comparison of Arkansas and Kentucky. Arkansas (2-4, 1-2) faces Kentucky (1-5, 0-3) at Razorback Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. with broadcast on FSN.

Jim Harris: Arkansas-Kentucky Usually Guarantees An Odd Outcome

by Jim Harris 10/10/2012 2:33 pm

Of Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference rivals, Kentucky would seem the least likely, next to Vanderbilt, to have an edge over the Razorbacks in the all-time series. The Hogs and Wildcats have met just six times, though, and Kentucky holds a 4-2 edge. The trend for this series is, nothing seems to go as expected, and that’s probably what we should count on Saturday in Fayetteville, even if Kentucky is down to its fourth quarterback and has three injured regulars in the secondary.

Arkansas Junior Defensive End Chris Smith Arrested For Missing Court Date

by Todd Traub 10/10/2012 2:08 pm

Chris Smith, 20, became the seventh Razorback arrested this year when Fayetteville police arrested him early Wednesday morning for missing a court date for suspicion of speeding in Farmington. Coach John L. Smith said Smith, who was released after posting bond, would play Saturday against Kentucky.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Arkansas, Kentucky Feeling Injury Crunch; Gamecocks Make Big Move

by Jim Harris 10/10/2012 1:32 pm

The hits just keep on coming for Arkansas' defense, and Kentucky's not feeling too well either. On Wednesday's SEC coaches teleconference, Arkansas Coach John L. Smith revealed that end Tenarius Wright had chosen to get his shoulder "fixed" now after an MRI on Monday revealed damage requiring surgery. So Wright, who redshirted as a freshman and is a fifth-year senior, is done as a Razorback. Meanwhile, Kentucky is down to a fourth-string freshman quarterback and may be missing three quarters of its starting secondary.

[UPDATE] Razorbacks' Tyler Wilson In Accident, But Unharmed And Did Practice

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 4:41 pm

Arkansas quarterback Tyler wilson was uninjured in an accident on Interstate 540 on Tuesday morning. A statement from Zack Higbee, spokesman for Razorback football:

Did Razorbacks Put Gene Chizik On The Hot Seat At Auburn? Who Else Will Need A Coach?

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 9:06 am

Auburn Coach Gene Chizik has the vocal support of at least one Tigers power broker. He’s two years removed from a BCS title and has a $7.5 million buyout. Chizik is also very much on the hot seat at Auburn and should be, according to columnist Kevin Scarkbinsky of AL.com.

The "Oh And" Teams

by Tre Baker 10/9/2012 8:44 am

Five SEC teams remain winless in the conference. There but for the grace of God...

Kentucky QB Patrick Towles 'Week-To-Week', Freshman Jalen Whitlow To Start Against Arkansas

by The Associated Press 10/8/2012 5:01 pm

Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles will miss Saturday's Southeastern Conference game at Arkansas after sustaining a high right ankle sprain against Mississippi State. On Monday, Wildcats Coach Joker Phillips described Towles as "week to week," adding that senior Morgan Newton will back up freshman Jalen Whitlow against the Razorbacks (2-4, 1-2).

Doc Harper: Auburn Victory Creates Opportunity For Razorbacks

by Doc Harper 10/8/2012 8:25 am

By beating Auburn, Arkansas has given itself a chance to turn around a season that started horribly. But the Razorbacks have to capitalize in their next three games if they want to wind up with a winning record and good bowl trip.


by Tre Baker 10/5/2012 9:38 am

You can't spell "Calipari" without "P-A-I-R".

SEC Notebook: Struggling Frazier Not Running As Much For Auburn; Alabama, Georgia Top Power Poll

by Jim Harris 10/3/2012 1:00 pm

Moving from a special-situation quarterback in Gus Malzahn's offense as a freshman to the starting quarterback in new Auburn coordinator Scot Loeffler's attack has proven to be a difficult transition for Shiloh Christian product Kiehl Frazier. As a freshman, Frazier backed up Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley, who were given more leeway in the passing game while Frazier was better suited for the zone-read running plays. He played in all 13 Tiger games, including a Chick-fil-A bowl victory over Virginia, and accumulated 343 rushing yards on 76 attempts (4.3 per carry). He lost only 16 yards all season. In 2012, Frazier has just 16 net yards rushing on 31 attempts.