LITTLE ROCK — Perturbed that Arkansas is not represented on the media’s All-SEC first team, Razorback fans need only note the plight of these pairs: T.J. Yeldon and Todd Gurley, Mike Davis and Alex Collins, Corey Grant and Keith Marshall.
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LITTLE ROCK — Aimed at high school football players, Bret Bielema’s message from Hoover, Alabama, is apropos for a much wider audience of young people.
LITTLE ROCK — In the dark ages, a cellphone weighed almost 2 1/2 pounds, ESPN was only a concept, the World Wide Web was more than a dozen years away, and the British Open was on TV for two hours … tape delayed.
LITTLE ROCK — Almost 400 miles removed from Hoover, Alabama, some observations about SEC Media Days:
LITTLE ROCK — In the unlikely case that an old prognosticator accurately predicts the participants in the SEC championship game, Jan. 9, 2012, will be cited often to support the theory that it is difficult to beat a team twice in one year.
LITTLE ROCK — The same lack of a last chance to impress that eliminated Baylor and TCU from consideration for the College Football Playoff could bite the new favorite for the Heisman Trophy.
LITTLE ROCK — Two solid rounds of golf, including one with an extremely positive asterisk, plus a venue with fond memories do not add up to Tiger Woods’ 15th major tournament title next week.
LITTLE ROCK — Deciphering seven numerals from 7 to 9.5, the conclusion is the Western Division of the SEC will be more competitive than ever.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is one of four SEC teams that should be perfect against nonconference opponents this season, the last time that 4-0 will be darned near automatic for league teams.
LITTLE ROCK — Halfway through 2015, two winning streaks trump all other successes.
LITTLE ROCK — Instead of The British Open, “The Prequel,” the USGA production at Chambers Bay was a bad comedy.
LITTLE ROCK — Sharing a game-by-game prediction of Arkansas’ upcoming season with David Bazzel, the former Razorback linebacker quickly identified an unintentional thread.
LITTLE ROCK — Early on, the name at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard will be Robert Trent Jones Jr.
LITTLE ROCK — Eighty-plus days until Brandon Allen takes his first snap of 2015 and the Arkansas quarterback is already being slighted.
LITTLE ROCK — Mentioned on the Arkansas broadcast, Zach Jackson’s season-long numbers seemed out of whack for a pitcher entrusted with securing the Razorbacks’ trip to the College World Series.
LITTLE ROCK — Thoroughbred racing history secure, next comes the myth about how a Triple Crown winner will have a positive impact on racetrack attendance.
LITTLE ROCK — Perfectly melding want and wallet, American Pharoah would win Saturday’s Belmont and a longshot would finish second and/or third.
LITTLE ROCK — Why this current exhortation from some corners to change racing’s Triple Crown?
LITTLE ROCK — Committed to helping his son, the restauranteer teed up a yellow practice ball and reminded himself about slowing down his swing.
LITTLE ROCK — The way the SEC football schedule sets up, Arkansas could have an emotional edge vs. LSU, Mississippi State and maybe Alabama.
LITTLE ROCK — Being the No. 2 seed in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Arkansas baseball gets a break in the NCAA Regional.
LITTLE ROCK — Folks wagering on Florida State to win the 2015-16 College Football Playoff have an inordinate amount of confidence in a quarterback with a propensity for throwing interceptions or his new supporting cast or both.
LITTLE ROCK — Bound for Vegas and a long-planned, big get-together, former Arkansas linebacker David Bazzel squirreled away $100 to place on the nose of American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — No. 8 North Carolina State over No. 1 Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, matter of fact. No. 7 Michigan State over No. 2 Virginia and No. 7 Wichita State over No. 2 Kansas, child’s play.
LITTLE ROCK — The SEC is on a fast track to expand the number of basketball teams that are prominent on the national scene.