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Hunter Yurachek Discusses NIL Collectives & Fundraising Goals at ATA ConferenceLock Icon

UA Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek was one of the guest speakers during the Arkansas Trucking Association’s conference on May 9 in Rogers. read more >
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Through The Years: The 2010s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2010-2019. read more >

UA Hires Georgia Assistant Sam Pittman As New Football Coach

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. read more >
Reynolds Razorback Stadium on game day.
Education

UA Hires Chad Morris as New Football Coach

Arkansas has hired Chad Morris of SMU as its new football coach. read more >
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday that allowing Razorbacks football Coach John L. Smith to defer portions of his salary was done with the coach's retirement in mind and not as an attempt protect assets from creditors.
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University of Arkansas Wins PR Award for Handling Bobby Petrino Situation

The University of Arkansas has received an award for “Best Crisis Management” in the PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards. read more >
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday that allowing Razorbacks football Coach John L. Smith to defer portions of his salary was done with the coach's retirement in mind and not as an attempt protect assets from creditors.
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Jeff Long’s Speech: Crafting the Words That Persuaded Razorback Fans

This week's first anniversary of the motorcycle wreck that changed Arkansas sports history provides a case study in crisis communication. John Diamond, the University of Arkansas' associate vice chancellor for university relations, recently spoke to Arkansas Business about the process of crafting the 673-word speech that Athletic Director Jeff Long delivered when he announced that he’d fired the Razorbacks' popular and successful head football coach, Bobby Petrino. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mr. Dunderbak's makes its return to McCain Mall, Arkansas Children's Hospital makes grand plans, Gus Malzahn returns to Auburn from a one-year stint at Arkansas State, Jon Brawner thought it was wild goose season and Oxford American makes some changes in its masthead.
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Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you. read more >
Between 2008 and 2011, an estimated 2.65 million people, or 2.6 percent of U.S. pay TV subscribers, cut their TV subscriptions to rely solely on online content or watch broadcast television with the use of an antenna.
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Cable Cutters, Election Fraud and John Glasgow: Arkansas Business’ Top Read Online Stories in 2012

A July story on how some Arkansans are ditching pay-television for online services like Netflix and Hulu is ArkansasBusiness.com’s most-read story of the year, according to traffic numbers from Jan. 1 to Dec. 17. read more >
Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino in April.
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Reports: Former Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino Lands At Western Kentucky

Bobby Petrino is no longer unemployed. Petrino, who was fired at Arkansas on April 10, will be announced as Western Kentucky's coach today at 4 p.m., according to multiple reports. Arkansas fired Petrino with cause following a review of the coach's relationship with staff employee Jessica Dorrell and his efforts to mislead the university about hiring her over 150-plus other applicants and paying her a $20,000 cash. read more >
Jessica Dorrell, former student athlete development coordinator position at the University of Arkansas.
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Jessica Dorrell Returns to Fundraising in South Carolina

What is happening with Jessica Dorrell, who seemed to be on the way to a promising career of her own before joining the Arkanass football staff and going on an ill-fated joy ride with Bobby Petrino? read more >
Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino in April.

Bobby Petrino’s Dad Says Petrino Wants to Coach in Kentucky

Former Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino wants badly to return to college football, and he wants to do it in Kentuckey, according to his father. read more >

Bahn: ADs Say Search Facing Razorbacks’ Long Will Take Research, Planning And Instinct

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. read more >

[VIDEO] Bahn: There’s A Price To Pay For Razorbacks Losing To ULM, How Big Is It?

Losing to a team like Louisiana-Monroe comes with a cost. Arkansas’ hope here is that the losses are limited to dropping out of the AP Top 25 poll and failing to reap the benefits of the marketing value that comes with college football’s most popular pregame show. read more >
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson is expected to be one of the top players in the SEC this season.

Bahn: Hogs’ Tyler Wilson Has A Read On Paul Petrino After They Team For Big Spring

Perhaps Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson can’t do his relationship with offensive coordinator Paul Petrino justice with words. His spring practice performance provides as good an explanation as any of how well he and Petrino fit. It’s well documented the sort of spring Wilson had. He threw no interceptions in scrimmages and capped April by completing 31 of 41 passes for 467 yards with two touchdowns in the Red-White game. read more >

Bahn: Arrested Razorbacks Have Themselves To Blame, Not Coaches Or The System

So far six Arkansas football players have been arrested this spring, including five allegedly involved in taking property that isn't theirs. They have nobody to blame but themselves. Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith and the NCAA aren't at fault for their stupidity. read more >

Bahn: John L. Smith’s Quirks, Motivation To Win On Display In Razorback Introduction

John L. Smith's introductory press conference at Arkansas was all the YouTube clips you might have seen of Smith's 19 years as a head coach playing out in real time. Smith didn’t slap himself this time. But he did deliver a death blow to the idea of a head coach that we’ve come to expect here the last four years. read more >

Phone Records Show Frequent Contact Between Bobby Petrino, Jessica Dorrell

Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell exchanged thousands of phone calls, text and multimedia messages between September and April 5, including on game days during the 2011 football season. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request provided more detail of the inappropriate relationship between the two that ultimately led to Petrino’s firing. Athletic Director Jeff Long said Petrino and Dorrell, hired into the football office on March 28, were together a “significant” amount of time, something the records confirm. read more >

Bahn: Feeling Pain At Arkansas, But Not Necessarily Petrino’s Pain

Regardless of how much pain he was in following the wreck — State Police Captain Lance King says Petrino did nothing but groan on the way to the hospital (well, groan and provide detailed directions on how to get to the little known Physician’s Specialty Hospital)— it’s really hard to muster much sympathy anymore for Petrino. But there are folks that deserve your empathy. None of them are wearing neck braces. All of them have been hurt in ways that aren’t as visible as the road rash on Petrino's face. read more >

Bahn: Razorbacks’ Petrino Knows How To Pace An Offense (And How To Get A Laugh)

Teams don't show all they've got in tune-up games. Most folks who pay attention to college football would agree that’s the case. Doesn’t mean Coach Bobby Petrino wants to talk about it. In fact, Petrino did his best to shoot that idea down — with humor! — Thursday when a local TV personality asked about further opening up the playbook in the coming weeks. read more >

Bahn: Razorbacks’ Petrino Knows How To Pace An Offense (And How To Get A Laugh)

Teams don't show all they've got in tune-up games. Most folks who pay attention to college football would agree that’s the case. Doesn’t mean Coach Bobby Petrino wants to talk about it. In fact, Petrino did his best to shoot that idea down — with humor! — Thursday when a local TV personality asked about further opening up the playbook in the coming weeks. read more >