FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas women’s basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has heard the constant criticism since stepping into his new position last spring.
1. Remember Last Year: Arkansas has lost in a variety of ways during its 17-game SEC slide. But it’s hard for safety Alan Turner to find one more frustrating than the 2013 season finale.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will open the 2014-15 season against Alabama State in Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas linebacker Brooks Ellis and the rest of the Razorbacks know exactly what LSU wants to accomplish on offense Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE — Keaton Miles had to wait a long time for his Arkansas debut.
1. Not Thanksgiving: Arkansas defensive tackle DeMarcus Hodge had grown accustomed to playing LSU the day after Thanksgiving. So forgive the junior for feeling a little strange this week.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen had an important message for tight end Hunter Henry late in the fourth quarter at Mississippi State.
1. Running Room: Arkansas running back Alex Collins had trouble finding running room in SEC losses to Alabama and Georgia last month.
FAYETTEVILLE — LSU was eliminated from the SEC West’s championship race after its 20-13 overtime loss to Alabama on Saturday night.
1. Embrace the Chill: Arkansas and LSU will be playing in frigid weather in Razorback Stadium on Saturday night. So Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Monday he wants the Razorbacks — and Arkansas fans — prepared as temperatures plunge this week.
1. Disappointed Tigers: Arkansas will play a Southeastern Conference opponent that isn’t ranked in the top 10 for the first time this season on Saturday night in Razorback Stadium.
By Robbie Neiswanger
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson believes forward Jacorey Williams is one of the most improved players on his roster this season.
FAYETTEVILLE —Ky Madden had to play the role of Arkansas’ primary ball hander with no true point guard on the 2013-14 roster.
1. Self Evaluation: Arkansas scored a season-low 10 points in its loss at Mississippi State last Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Alandise Harris is looking forward to the exhibition opener against Central Oklahoma for a number of reasons.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has prided itself on being resilient despite the ongoing frustration, finding ways to pick itself up after several gut-wrenching losses.
1. Marshall Returns : Arkansas running back Korliss Marshall was back at practice after serving a three-week suspension for an unspecified violation. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said the sophomore should be back on the field when the Razorbacks play LSU as well.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas-LSU game has a new place on the schedule, moving out of its season-ending slot for the first time since the Razorbacks joined the Southeastern Conference in 1992.
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