Friday, September 21, 2018 Are the Razorbacks out of their league? Posted By Max Brantley on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 9:31 AM Ouch. The Southeastern Conference football schedule hasn't yet begun and the New York Times offers an article suggesting the Arkansas Razorbacks aren't up to playing in the league. The days in the Southwest Conference were glorious, the article recounts. But: Since joining the SEC in 1991, the Razorbacks have had just one top-10 finish, in 2011, when their two losses came to the two teams that played for the national championship: Alabama and Louisiana State. Those are two extraordinarily formidable programs that, as a member of the SEC West, Arkansas now plays — and often loses to — every year. ....Now Arkansas has a problem that seems all too common among teams that have switched conferences in college football’s modern era, usually with money as a prime motivator: It may just be in the wrong league. Rutgers, Maryland, Boston College … [Read more...] about Are the Razorbacks out of their league?
click to enlarge "UNACCEPTABLE": Morris alarmed by alleged flirting as Razorbacks flounder. ESPN and various other outlets report that Arkansas Razorbacks defensive backs Kamren Curl and Ryan Pulley have been suspended from the team's final game against Missouri this Friday. The infraction is a bit mysterious, but the two were apparently chumming it up with a couple of members of the Mississippi State dance team prior to the start of last Saturday's game. Chaos and intrigue have a way of simmering in the dog days of defeat. During warmups prior to kickoff, Curl and Pulley, perhaps inspired by their own dance-friendly names, made nice with a couple of members of the Bulldogs' spirit squad, chatting and snapping selfies. Arkansas Head Coach Chad Morris did not give a specific reason for the suspensions, the Democrat-Gazette reports, but told reporters, "They will not be here today or yesterday or any part of this week for unacceptable behavior - actions that are completely … [Read more...] about Two Razorbacks face suspensions for mingling with opposing squad’s dance team
Leaving more water in over-tapped Western rivers looms as a key for saving imperiled fish species, a strategy that’s showing success with the razorback sucker — a fish with a bony cranial bump that can grow 3 feet long and swim 450 miles if flows are sufficient. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists counted 50 yearling razorbacks during a recent survey in the upper Colorado River Basin — the result of water releases in 2016 and 2017 from the Navajo Reservoir aimed at helping the fish, agency officials said this week. Federal operators of the reservoir let out 5,000 cubic feet of water per second for 50 days, more than doubling regular flows in the San Juan River. This increased flow created nursery pools, the habitat razorbacks and three other endangered native fish need to spawn and survive. But controversy still surrounds the federal government’s plan to upgrade the razorbacks’ status from endangered to threatened — meaning extinction is … [Read more...] about Baby razorback suckers spotted in Colorado River Basin may mean 25-year, $360 million fish rescue is working
With 75 Oregon athletes competing at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, against 10 nationally ranked teams, fast times and big performances were bound to happen.The men finished first with 116 points, just one more than the runner up, Florida. The women finished second overall with 101 points. Arkansas' women won with 145.4 points.The meet featured some of best competition the NCAA has to offer. In the men's 60 meters, Crayvon Gillespie ran a season-best 6.68, but he was outdone by Florida’s Grant Holloway, who won by a wide margin with a nation-best 6.51.Eric Edwards Jr. continued to impress after a very successful start to his collegiate career. The freshman won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.69 seconds, the No. 4 time in school history.The distance runners had multiple big performances with close wins. Jessica Hull broke her own school record in the mile, running 4 minutes, 31.03 seconds to take the win in her season debut. Hannah Waller won the 400 meters in … [Read more...] about Oregon men win Razorback Invitational, women place second
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Mike Anderson out as Razorback basketball coach Posted By Max Brantley on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:42 PM click to enlarge After eight middling years, Mike Anderson has been fired as Razorback basketball coach. He met with the team before the news was announced. Here's the official news release. It's about winning. Period. The UA news release said: Arkansas has made a change in leadership in its men’s basketball program. Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced today that Mike Anderson has been dismissed as the head men’s basketball coach. Anderson recently completed his eighth season as the head coach of the Razorback men’s basketball team and his 25th season overall as a member of the Razorback men’s basketball program. “After a review of the program, including an analysis of the past eight years and a look forward, I have made a decision that a change in leadership will best position our … [Read more...] about Mike Anderson out as Razorback basketball coach