LITTLE ROCK —Preparing a deposit slip for Arkansas State University football, athletics director Terry Mohajir can choose bucks or buzz, check or chatter.
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LITTLE ROCK — In the World Cup, Brazil might just be Louisville of 2013 or UConn of 2011 or Duke of 2010 or all three rolled into one.
LITTLE ROCK — Despite an NCAA about-face that closed an avenue for a student-athlete’s transfer, a Nevada-Las Vegas offensive lineman is at Arkansas because of the UA’s aggressive pursuit of the young man.
LITTLE ROCK — Nowhere to be found in preseason speculation about the Heisman Trophy the past two years, the winner this season will be somebody already well known to college football fans.
LITTLE ROCK — Sharing the national stage for a few days, two individuals and a team are charged with adding pizzazz to their sport.
LITTLE ROCK — Spoiled by attending three tournament games of a run-and-gun version of futbol, the first time watching a World Cup match from start to finish bordered on the tedious.
LITTLE ROCK — Easy to spot, the U.S. Open pairings with a clear-cut connection beg the question whether somebody with a sense of humor and a penchant for the occasional inside joke cobbled together some of the other threesomes.
LITTLE ROCK — Engaging while winning, the co-owner of California Chrome oozed enmity after losing.
LITTLE ROCK — To appreciate the parity in college baseball, think of the current NCAA Tournament in light of the one that ended April 7 in Texas.
LITTLE ROCK — Searching past performances for any reason to support a longshot to pair up with California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes, I settled for a trainer and a tease.
LITTLE ROCK — An early line on the favorites to make the College Football Playoff is an overly enthusiastic compliment to Florida State and a blanket condemnation of teams in the ACC, plus Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Florida.
LITTLE ROCK — Geographically, Indiana is out of place in the college baseball hierarchy.
LITTLE ROCK — Review of a year-old column did more to shake my confidence than missing a 2-foot putt.
LITTLE ROCK — If the kickoff for Arkansas’ game at Tennessee is at night in 2015, I’m out.
Opening the SEC tournament against Texas A&M is a reminder this Arkansas baseball team comes with no guarantees — except the group will try hard.
LITTLE ROCK — The father of two, the first born when he was in the 11th grade, Pierre Desir worked for a temp agency, picked up trash along the highway and did other menial jobs — all for family.
LITTLE ROCK — Assuming the selection of another 120-plus players was completed late Saturday night, the end of the NFL draft is to be celebrated.
LITTLE ROCK — Inside the pill bottle returned by the Colorado Rockies, black flecks date the dirt from Sept. 25, 2013.
LITTLE ROCK — Enthusiasm for California Chrome as a Triple Crown winner is proceeding under a yellow caution flag, toned down by what the winning trainer had to say about his druthers and long-range hopes for the colt.
LITTLE ROCK — The ultimate independent contractor, a thoroughbred jockey needs a short-term memory to deal with demotions precipitated by politics and the star quality of others.
LITTLE ROCK — Building a rivalry between Arkansas and Missouri is going to take a while, but, paraphrasing The Rolling Stones, circa 1964, “Time is on their side.”
LITTLE ROCK — One person’s Top 10 reasons to pass on Saturday’s Red-White game:
LITTLE ROCK — Almost 100 years old, the adage about a picture being worth a thousand words stands the test of time when it comes to updates of the Razorback brand.
LITTLE ROCK — Guaranteed, four of the five SEC teams on Arkansas’ schedule that lost their starting quarterback will record a reduction in passing. Missouri could go the other way.
LITTLE ROCK — Demand for more quality games, launch of the SEC Network, an emphasis on strength of schedule in the new College Football Playoff and a promise by Mike Slive don’t necessarily add up to a nine-game conference schedule in the SEC.