LITTLE ROCK — Fretting about an early deadline, timely delivery of the copy was made easy by Arkansas’ dominance of Northern Illinois.
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LITTLE ROCK — If Arkansas plays that ended with a too-flat pass and a too-high lateral received any attention this week from Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, it was no more than a mention.
LITTLE ROCK — Those who are writing the Big Ten out of the College Football Playoff, use a pencil.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas 49, Texas Tech 28 is no reason for Razorback fans to get all giddy.
LITTLE ROCK — Flip-flopping on the outcome of Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, causation is the number 277 and the name Aaron Jones.
LITTLE ROCK — Inside Marcus Mariota’s good but not great numbers vs. Michigan State, a Heisman Trophy moment can be found.
LITTLE ROCK — Given the autonomy to help student-athletes, the five power conferences should expand their agenda and provide more attractive schedules for fans by banning football games against FCS schools.
LITTLE ROCK — One week into the football season, an adjustment on column content is necessary.
LITTLE ROCK — Scrunched between the keyboard and the printer, a printout of a column predicting the finish of all 14 teams in the SEC was earmarked for late November.
AUBURN, Ala. — Hoping for tiny morsels of positive from this Arkansas football team, quarterback Brandon Allen served up a nice helping of the good stuff.
LITTLE ROCK — Auburn by 35-17 or 28-24 comes with unsolicited advice — don’t read too much into the margin.
LITTLE ROCK — Spotting the SEC and the Pac-12 both numbers and notoriety in the pursuit of a berth in the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in danger of falling further behind during the first two weeks of the season.
LITTLE ROCK — Stop reading if you’ve heard the one about Bret Bielema building a fence for his family’s hogs.
LITTLE ROCK — Playing only one game against both Kentucky and Florida cuts both ways for Arkansas’ basketball team.
LITTLE ROCK — Refining national material specifically for Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen was easy to do, but nigh impossible at other positions where the Razorbacks have many options.
LITTLE ROCK — Guaranteed, the selection committee for the College Football Playoff will nail the Final Four on Dec. 7.
LITTLE ROCK — Talking to delay boredom on the treadmill, the conversation at the gym bounced around from golf to old friends to current events.
LITTLE ROCK — Hoped for in Liverpool, the gut check of Rory McIlroy occurred in Louisville.
LITTLE ROCK — Criss crossing conference championship odds with a preseason poll in a search for the Michigan State of 2014, three teams appeared on the radar.
LITTLE ROCK — Firmly established as a proving ground for 3-year-old thoroughbreds, the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park will be even more attractive to horsemen in 2015 for 150,000 reasons.
LITTLE ROCK — Written prior to the final round of the PGA Tour event, the lead said, “… naming either of America’s most well known golfers to the U.S. Ryder Cup team is indefensible.”
LITTLE ROCK — Although Brandon Allen’s 2013 statistics were so-so at best, the only way to drum up a quarterback controversy at Arkansas is to apply a conspiracy theory to a blurb about A.J. Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — Inspired by the SEC’s announcement that all 14 schools will play football on the conference’s new network during the first four weeks of the season, the exercise in long-range planning was to identify the must-see game of the week while dealing with some self-imposed parameters.
LITTLE ROCK — This notion that participation in a bowl game one year guarantees a team will be a force to reckon with the following year is poppycock.
LITTLE ROCK — Decades ago, when mutuel windows at Oaklawn Park were denomination-specific and the color of a ticket corresponded to a particular wager, a couple of guys with limited resources heard about a doctor from Little Rock who was in the know.