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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.

'Frosted Razorback Red' Pop Tarts Soon Available From Kellogg's

by Chris Bahn 8/20/2012 11:59 pm

Arkansas is one of five colleges that will soon have its own brand of Pop Tart. ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell originally reported the deal between Kellogg's and the Razorbacks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines and Georgia Bulldogs. Pop Tarts will offer "Frosted Razorback Red" as its Arkansas-themed item.

Jim Harris: One SEC Rule Hurts Arkansas Football More Than Any Other Program

by Jim Harris 4/4/2012 2:40 pm

A story coming out of North Carolina on Tuesday said that new UNC football coach Larry Fedora would be taking his Tar Heels on the road this spring, conducting one of its 15 allotted practices in Charlotte. The "Queen City" is about 120 miles west-southwest of Chapel Hill. Virginia football coach Mike London is taking his Cavaliers from Charlottesville to three cities around his state. So, why wouldn't Arkansas and Bobby Petrino also do this, since it's well documented that the Razorbacks are loved throughout the state but are situated in the far northwest corner, darn-near in Oklahoma/Missouri/Kansas? The answer is that North Carolina and Virginia are in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Arkansas is in the Southeastern Conference, which doesn't allow the practice.

Butch Davis Not Implicated, Avoids NCAA Penalty As North Carolina Penalized For Violations

by The Associated Press 3/12/2012 2:40 pm

The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. The ruling caps a nearly two-year case that led to the firing of coach Butch Davis as well as the early departure of longtime administrator Dick Baddour as athletic director. The scandal included players receiving jewelry and other gifts from people outside the program, as well as a tutor providing improper help to players on term papers.

Reports Link Malzahn To North Carolina

by Chris Bahn 11/17/2011 2:58 pm

Don't look for Gus Malzahn's name atop the list of hot assistant coaches much longer. And it has nothing to do with 2011 being the worst year of any of the six offenses he’s overseen.

Saturday Roulette: Houston Nutt's Mixtape For Sad Times In Oxford, Miss.

by Doc Harper 10/21/2011 9:30 am

Around 2006 or 2007, Houston Nutt’s Razorback teams inspired me to burn a CD of songs that would help me wallow in sorrow in the event Arkansas would under-perform and suffer a heartbreaking defeat. After seeing the despair radiating off Nutt in his Monday press conference, I began to wonder if he had songs he listened to for comfort in these difficult times, and if so, what would they be? Since this is Ole Miss week, Saturday Roulette will include a song with each pick that we imagine is featured on Nutt’s sad times mixtape (I believe he still uses mixtapes).

Packers Safety: Former Razorback D.J. Williams Will Be "Hell Of A Player" [NFL Camp Roundup]

by Chris Bahn 8/3/2011 9:30 am

Former Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams is already making a mark in training camp with the Green Bay Packers. Williams has impressed in Packers camp. The Mackey Award winner has even been getting extended time with the first team, according to Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Arkansas Fans Likely Watching Butch Davis-North Carolina Situation With Relief

by 7/28/2011 11:08 am

It wasn’t terribly long ago that a segment of the Arkansas fan base viewed Butch Davis as a coach they’d love to have in Razorback red. Davis won a national title as an assistant at Miami and helped recruit a team that won a title the year after he left for the NFL. He always seemed to recruit well to North Carolina and he had NFL experience. Plus, Davis had family ties to Springdale. Reckon folks are glad Davis never made his way to Fayetteville?

North Carolina

by Tre Baker 7/28/2011 10:40 am

There but for the Grace of God go the Hogs.

Butch Davis Fired At North Carolina

by The Associated Press 7/27/2011 9:47 pm

Butch Davis had seemingly survived the most dangerous days of the NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct within his North Carolina program. He kept his job all last season even as embarrassing allegations kept surfacing, from the conduct of his associate head coach to the behavior of players and their tutor. He won supporters by leading a team decimated by suspensions to top players to eight wins and a bowl victory, earning the praise of his bosses along with the assurance that he'd be back for a fifth season.

North Carolina Receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

by The Associated Press 6/22/2011 8:34 am

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA outlining numerous "potential major violations" in the football program, including unethical conduct by a former assistant coach as well as failure to adequately monitor the conduct of a former and current players.

Former Razorback QB Mallett Staying in Arkansas For Draft To Be With Family

by Chris Bahn 4/26/2011 11:20 am

It’s been a trying few months for Ryan Mallett, whose football ability and off-field character have been a frequent topic of discussion since declaring in January for the NFL Draft. Spending time in his home state is something Mallett hopes will help him relax while waiting to hear his name called, something we recently chatted about for Arkansas Business.

Arkansas Adjusts Spring Game For ESPN

by Chris Bahn 4/4/2011 1:59 pm

ESPN has asked Arkansas to move kickoff of the April 16 spring football game. Arkansas has obliged. Arkansas' willingness to adjust the schedule is understandable.

What Are the Arkansas Razorbacks' Peers Spending In the 'Marketplace' For A Coach?

by Chris Bahn 3/21/2011 9:30 am

What can Arkansas do for the future to pull in some of that money left on the table? Spending money on a coach is a start. Here’s more from the Arkansas Business analysis:

[Video] Arkansas Natives Williams, Pianalto and Clay Have Nice Day at NFL Combine

by Chris Bahn 2/28/2011 8:20 am

Of the 17 tight end prospects invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, three are from the state of Arkansas. Charles Clay (Tulsa) and D.J. Williams (Arkansas) are from Little Rock. Zack Pianalto (North Carolina) is from Springdale. All three put up some notable numbers on Saturday.

Jim's Notebook: Are Heath, Pelphrey Unlucky or Just Overmatched for Job?

by Jim Harris 2/10/2011 2:05 pm

What a coincidence that on a cabin- or home-bound snowy night for Arkansans, cable TV's vast array of offerings was providing the state's basketball fans with games involving not only the Razorbacks but the Hogs' previous regime. You had Stan Heath's struggling South Florida program, where he's served for four years, playing a good Marquette team in Tampa, about an hour ahead of Arkansas' game at Mississippi State. What transpired with both games was deja vu.

ArkansasSports360.com Weekly Picks Contest

by Chris Bahn 11/19/2010 9:25 am

Our ArkansasSports360.com picks blog is back. We'll pick winners in five college football games a week (not at random, but it might seem like it) for members of the ArkansasSports360.com staff and our media/Arkansas Business Publishing Group partners to pick.

North Carolina

by Tre Baker 10/20/2010 8:53 am

Tar Heels lose tight end and Springdale native Zack Pianalto for the rest of the season.

Keith Jackson, Jamaal Anderson Among Local Reasons To Watch Wichard/Blake Story

by Chris Bahn 10/19/2010 1:22 pm

The Gary Wichard/John Blake investigation for improper conduct is an interesting national story for college and pro football fans to keep an eye on. But, it turns out there are a couple of links to Wichard that folks in Arkansas might be interested in.

Springdale's Pianalto Praised Despite Drops

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2010 10:20 pm

Former Springdale High tight end Zack Pianalto dropped a pair of passes Saturday in North Carolina’s 30-24 loss to LSU. Pianalto’s final drop could have tied the game. But Charlotte Observer columnist Scott Fowler was praising Pianalto’s performance.