University of Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will earn $350,000 annually, according to a letter of agreement released by the athletic department. Partridge, whose deal runs Jan. 2 until June 30, 2014, will join the Razorback staff after finishing the season with Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
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.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has signed a letter of agreement that will pay him $3.2 million annually for six years. Outlined in the letter is a buyout for firing Bielema that starts at $12.8 million in the first year.
Arkansas has hired Bret Bielema from Wisconsin to become the Razorbacks new football coach, the University of Arkansas has confirmed. Bielema will be introduced at a news conference at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
In all the talk and worry about Arkansas football, you may have missed the release of the full Arkansas basketball schedule. Now, you want to talk about a team that has its hands full — Mike Anderson has loaded up a young team coming off 18 victories with challenges from start to finish.
Along with the announcement Wednesday that Arkansas would be competing in this season’s Las Vegas Invitational over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Razorbacks will have plenty of nonconference opposition that could help the Ratings Percentage Index, no matter the game’s result. Meanwhile, more than 250 Arkansas State fans glimpsed the turf at War Memorial Stadium on Wednesday in a way like it had never been seen before.
The University of Arkansas announced late Wednesday that it will participate in the 2012 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, Nov. 23-24. The Razorbacks will be joined by Creighton, Arizona State and Wisconsin for the event.
Arkansas (10-2)is headed to either the Cotton Bowl or Capital One Bowl. There are positives to each, but the bottom line remains the Razorbacks need to win no matter where they wind up this bowl season.
Arkansas debuted at No. 9 in the first BCS rankings of 2011. No one-loss team is ranked higher than the Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 SEC), who achieved their best opening BCS ranking. Arkansas opened at No. 12 in 1998 and was No. 23 in last year’s poll.
Surprising Kansas State climbed to No. 12 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, the Wildcats' best ranking since 2004. Kansas State improved to 6-0 on Saturday night with a 41-34 comeback victory at Texas Tech and jumped five spots in the new rankings. It was the fourth straight week coach Bill Snyder's Wildcats won as underdogs. The last time Kansas State was ranked this highly was the 2004 preseason poll, when the Wildcats were No. 12.
DVR alert… Arkansas is one of four college football programs being featured as part of ESPN’s “Depth Chart” series. ESPN will air the Arkansas episode on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. and the hour-long show will focus on “exploring how each quarterback prepares for game week.” Other schools featured on Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit serves as narrator for the series.
Now that we’re not blindly guessing — as if we were coming up with a preseason poll — ArkansasSports360.com is bringing back the weekly Vegas-style picks, which hopefully will be fun whether you’re in some sort of fantasy betting league, or just can’t get enough college football discussion. And, after all, for the unfortunate fans finding lumps of coal last weekend, this may be the only way to generate excitement for college football this season.
College football is likely to see the same-old, same-old, with the kind of talent Coach Nick Saban managed to stockpile in Tuscaloosa, Ala., since his arrival in 2007. The offense should be as efficient, if not as boring, as last year’s, and the defense will simply reload with more five-star prep talent.