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Report Card: Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27

by Chris Bahn 10/28/2012 2:00 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: So it was Kentucky and Auburn after all. Arkansas had put together a pair of impressive victories and seemed to have the season headed in the right direction against those teams, but it might have been the opponents more than the Razorbacks. Now the team needs three victories in its final four games — including three Top 25 opponents — to salvage bowl eligibility. Seems unlikely.

Arkansas Kicker Zach Hocker Earns SEC Special Teams Honor

by University of Arkansas Athletics 10/15/2012 10:23 am

Hocker was 7-of-7 on PAT attempts and averaged 64.9 yards on eight kickoffs with six touchbacks in the Razorbacks’ 49-7 weather-shortened victory over Kentucky last Saturday.

Bahn: Razorbacks Fun To Talk About, But Hard For Some To See As Serious Threat So Far

by Chris Bahn 9/7/2012 2:00 pm

Nobody really seems to know what to make of the eighth-ranked Razorbacks as they enter Saturday’s game with Louisiana-Monroe. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and all anybody really knows is that Arkansas is full of interesting storylines. For now, this program is more sideshow than main event.

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.

Demirel: What Would An All-Arkansas Offense From The First 20 Years In The SEC Look Like?

by Evin Demirel, TheSportsSeer.Com 8/24/2012 12:00 pm

It’s late in the fourth quarter and Arkansas is down six points with the ball. All that is between the Razorbacks and the end zone is 30 yards and the best Alabama defense of all time. Of all Arkansas’ SEC players, who do you most trust protecting you? Which running back has the best chance of moving the chains? Who’s going to make the catch, then have the highest chance of breaking free? Our choices for the best Arkansas offensive players of the first 20 years in the SEC came from gut answers to questions like these ...

20 Moments From The Razorbacks' First 20 SEC Years: Shaky Kicking Costs Arkansas

by Jim Harris 8/23/2012 1:00 pm

This football season marks the 21st for the Razorbacks as members of the SEC. Having completed two decades in the league it seemed worth reflecting on how far the program has come. Which victories over the last 20 years were the sweetest? Were there losses that hurt more than others? What coaching decisions still have folks scratching their heads? ArkansasSports360.com assembled a panel aimed at answering these questions. We have our list and we'd love to hear yours. No. 6 on our moments you would love to forget: Shaky Kicking Sinks Razorbacks ...

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Getting Acclimated To New Fields; Highsmith, Bennett Return

by Chris Bahn 8/20/2012 11:40 pm

Getting to and from Arkansas’ new practice space took a few extra minutes Monday. Getting acclimated to the elevated field might take a few days. But the Razorbacks could immediately appreciate how much better the fields, part of a $40 million football ops project, are than their previous arrangements. Arkansas has more space than the area on the north side of the Walker Pavilion offered. These new digs are more private than the intramural fields and no tarp is needed to keep outsiders from sneaking a peek.

VIDEO: Razorbacks Remember Their 'Welcome to The SEC' Moments

by Chris Bahn 8/17/2012 9:00 am

Razorback players reflect on those early moments in their careers when they realized college football was on a different level than any football they'd played before. These are their "Welcome to the SEC" Moments:

Media Day Video: Razorback Players On What It's Like Being Coached By John L. Smith

by 8/9/2012 9:45 am

Arkansas players offer some of the funny and inspiring moments that make up life under Coach John L. Smith. Sure, there are jokes. But he's also good at keeping them motivated and focused on the task at hand.

A Roundup Of Razorbacks And Red Wolves On Preseason Football Award Watch Lists

by Chris Bahn 7/23/2012 10:30 am

No, there hasn’t been a college football award watch list announcement every day of the summer. It just seems that way. Below we roundup what players with state ties have been nominated. Keep in mind some lists allow players to be added later in the year, so strong performances over the first half of the season from players at Arkansas or Arkansas State could land a player under consideration.

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.

Arkansas Punter, Kicker Added To Award Watch Lists

by The Associated Press 7/11/2012 10:22 am

Arkansas punter Dylan Breeding and kicker Zach Hocker have been added to watch lists for two national awards.

Preseason Hype: How Phil Steele Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas Razorbacks

by Casey Hawkins 6/28/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what Phil Steele has to say about the…

Preseason Hype: How Lindy's Sports Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas Razorbacks

by Casey Hawkins 6/27/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what Lindy’s Sports has to say about the…

Preseason Hype: How Athlon Sees The 2012 Season For The Arkansas Razorbacks

by Casey Hawkins 6/26/2012 3:22 pm

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what Athlon has to say about the Arkansas Razorbacks...

Jim's Notebook: Arkansas' Keys To Win Involve Joe Adams, Eliminating Mistakes

by Jim Harris 1/6/2012 2:00 pm

Arkansas should win the AT&T Cotton Bowl. But several Razorbacks who haven't shown up in key games of late need to bring their 'A' games Friday night at Cowboys Stadium or the Hogs' bowl woes of the past quarter-century will continue against a well-coached, disciplined Kansas State football team.

Cotton Bowl: Petrino, Snyder See Special Teams As Critical In Upcoming Game

by Chris Bahn 1/5/2012 9:00 am

Neither Wildcats Coach Bill Snyder nor Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino has paid attention to other games in the postseason. That’s what both acknowledged when visiting with the media on Wednesday. However, both understand the importance of kickers and special teams. Snyder and Petrino didn’t need to see bowl games blown on the foot of a kicker to know games can be lost when things go awry in the kicking game.

Report Card: LSU 41, Arkansas 17

by Chris Bahn 11/27/2011 2:30 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: There’s Alabama and LSU and everybody else. Arkansas might be No. 1 out of everybody else, but isn’t close to the level of its SEC West brethren. It is time to begin checking travel options for the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 2, Orlando) and Cotton Bowl (Jan. 6, Dallas). BCS bowl and title talk will have to wait another year.

Bahn: Garrett Uekman Remembered As Ideal Razorback Teammate, Student

by Chris Bahn 11/21/2011 11:30 pm

Garrett Uekman was honored with a candlelight vigil and memorial service Monday night in Fayetteville. Speakers included Chancellor David Gearhart, teammate Austin Tate and Coach Bobby Petrino. More than 2,800 attended the event in honor of the redshirt freshman tight end, who died Sunday.

Report Card: Arkansas 49, Tennessee 7

by Chris Bahn 11/13/2011 5:39 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: This team sure does love playing in Fayetteville where the Razorbacks outscored opponents 220-84 this year. Getting two consecutive games at home, plus one in Little Rock, before LSU should have the Razorbacks peaking just in time. It’s still hard to know how the season will play out and what bowl destination awaits, but anything from Cotton to Capital One to BCS national championship (farfetched, but still possible) is in play.