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Tyler Wilson, Other Arkansas NFL Prospects Seek Return on Training

by Chris Bahn 4/1/2013 12:00 am

With millions of dollars at stake, players like Tyler Wilson must maximize the months leading up to the NFL Draft.

Report Card: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/7/2012 4:18 pm

Auburn is bad. So bad. Let’s get that said from the start here and not read too much into this win. But credit Arkansas for taking advantage of a bad opponent and coming away with a win. At least this week the Razorbacks don’t have the tag of worst team in the SEC West. Postseason options remain slim, but it might be worth checking out details for Shreveport or Memphis, you know, just in case.

Bahn: Razorbacks' Effort, Fight More Than Enough For Win Against Auburn Tigers

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 6:04 pm

This was the performance that Arkansas players envisioned. This was the end result they had in mind as the losses piled up. They felt they were much better than what they’d shown over a month of poor execution and weeks of losing. And it all came together for the Razorbacks on Saturday in a 24-7 victory at Auburn.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks' Sack Attack, Takeaways Hold Auburn Tigers Down

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 4:03 pm

Arkansas more than doubled its season total in sacks and takeaways in one Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., and ended four weeks of frustration. The Razorbacks, in rolling to a 24-7 win over Auburn, the first for the Hogs in Southeastern Conference play this season, sacked Tigers quarterbacks eight times for 80 yards in losses, continually derailing promising Auburn drives.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Auburn, Oct. 6

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 10:50 am

A disappointing start to what was supposed to be a good season means the Arkansas Razorbacks will serve as the Saturday brunch entertainment on national television today as the Hogs play at Auburn in an 11:05 a.m. kickoff. Auburn is off to a disappointing start as well, but in no way close to what the Hogs have endured the past four weeks. The Tigers were off last Saturday after giving LSU all it wanted in a 12-10 loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium in a night TV game. Maybe that's the only advantage for the Razorbacks today: They don't have to play a fired up Tigers bunch at night in front of a roaring, partisan 87,000 AU fans. Maybe the Tiger faithful will be arriving late or still groggy when the game kicks off. So, 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.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Are Losing Throughout The Stat Sheet

by Jim Harris 9/26/2012 3:30 pm

We're frankly surprised John L. Smith hasn’t said it yet, because every other football coach who has memorized the key job clichés, especially if he's losing, always says, “Statistics are for losers.” Yes, we understand ultimately the only numbers that matter are under "Home" and "Visitor" on the scoreboard, and no matter what stat shows Arkansas with an edge, the Razorbacks are 1-3 and nothing will change that. But Arkansas comes up lacking in enough statistics to explain a lot as to why they're losing like this.

Bahn: Razorbacks Narrow Focus, Shift Goals In Hopes Of Salvaging Remainder Of 2012

by Chris Bahn 9/21/2012 2:00 pm

Not every Arkansas football player witnessed captain Alonzo Highsmith tear down the 2012 schedule that once hung in the team weight room. Not every Razorback had heard details of Highsmith’s symbolic gesture, ripping opponent after opponent off the wall until only Rutgers remained. But they got the message just the same.

[VIDEO] 3-And-Out: Students Show Support For Razorbacks, Wilson Awaiting Clearance

by Chris Bahn 9/19/2012 11:00 pm

Approximately 200 students gathered on the south side of Razorback Stadium to greet Arkansas players following Wednesday's practice. Here's video:

Harris: Razorbacks Defense Can’t Bring Down ULM’s Browning In Shocking Defeat

by Jim Harris 9/9/2012 12:33 pm

Until Saturday night’s shocking 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe, one would have to go back 41 years to find a more stunning loss for such a promising Arkansas Razorback team to an unranked nonconference opponent. Saturday night we found a Razorback team, which somehow moved UP to No. 8 after a middling showing against Football Championship Subdivision program Jacksonville State last week, holding a 28-7 lead. However, Arkansas’ defense managed to make ULM junior Kolton Browning look like the best quarterback in the country for one night. There are no official stats for missed tackles, but the Hogs must have failed to hang onto Browning 20 times in the Warhawks' 100 offensive snaps.

3-And-Out: Coaches Evaluating Winston, Kelleybrew At Corner; Wise Impressive

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 6:18 am

Kaelon Kelleybrew replaced Darius Winston early in last week’s game against Jacksonville State. He then played nearly all the remaining snaps in the 49-24 victory. That is no sort of guarantee Kelleybrew will start this week against Louisiana-Monroe.

The Showgram: Why Overreact To John L.'s Debut? Who Is Razorbacks' Best Defender?

by Chris Bahn 9/5/2012 3:44 pm

Welcome to the Showgram. It's the collaborative effort of ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn and Adam Alter, assistant sports director of KNWA/KARK Razorback Nation. They'll talk Arkansas Razorbacks with some Breaking Bad and 90s rap references mixed in for good measure. Think of it as sports talk radio at your convenience. Sports talk shouldn't be available only when you're parked at your desk or in drive time traffic.

Razorback Report Card: Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24

by Jim Harris 9/2/2012 3:54 pm

Arkansas was inconsistent in its season-opening win over a Football Championship Subdivision program at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, and our grades reflect it. Lots of work awaits these Razorbacks before powerful Alabama comes to town Sept. 15.

AP: Razorback Defense Emerging From Offensive Shadow

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 8/14/2012 10:04 pm

Ross Rasner noticed a startling change early in preseason camp. The Arkansas safety was accustomed to serving as a defense in name only during the skeleton scrimmage portion of practice, a time during which the offense was expected to have its way under former coach Bobby Petrino. Then, one night during an early August practice, Rasner's instincts took over and he knocked the ball away from a receiver. Afterward, he paused and waited for criticism he said he had become used to in his three seasons under Petrino. All he heard were cheers of support.

Razorbacks' John L. Smith Believes Special Teams Must Be ‘Special’

by Jim Harris 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas fans not used to hearing John L. Smith cracking wise — which he did early and often in his April introductory press conference as the Razorbacks’ new head football coach — might have been taken aback by Smith’s comments about the direction of the special teams.

Razorback 3-And-Out: Answering Pre-Spring Questions, Evaluating Top Position Battles

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 7:44 am

What position battles figure to be worth watching as Arkansas opens spring practice? What changes are in store for the defense? Those questions and more in a pre-spring practice 3-And-Out.

[Updated] Arkansas' Rasner Suspended Indefinitely Following Drug, Alcohol Arrest

by Chris Bahn 4/15/2011 6:43 pm

Arkansas linebacker Ross Rasner has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance. Rasner, 19, was booked at 1:22 Friday morning. He was released from the Washington County Detention Center on $825 bond at 3:55 a.m.

UA Scrimmage Two-Minute Drill: Bequette's Big Play Draws Criticism; Curtis Takes Advantage At Wide Receiver

by Chris Bahn 8/14/2010 2:54 pm

Had Saturday been a game, Jake Bequette likely would have recorded the play of the day. He quickly got into the backfield on a first down play, stripped the ball from the quarterback and had a clear path to the end zone ahead. Trouble is, Saturday wasn’t a game. And Bequette wasn’t supposed to be swiping at the quarterback’s arm.