LITTLE ROCK — Caught up in Arkansas’ five-week long journey to relevance, I overlooked other in-state teams in position to make the NCAA Tournament. Catching up, I like the chances of the two women’s teams pursuing the Sun Belt Conference bid.
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LITTLE ROCK — A sanity-saving suggestion for fans of Razorback basketball — forget the final week of the regular season.
LITTLE ROCK — The day the Aug. 30 football lineup for the SEC Network is announced, the number of network subscribers to the network will spike in Arkansas and Alabama.
LITTLE ROCK — Equally comfortable poking fun at a radio show host and updating the governor, Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson is Hubbard City, Texas, through and through.
LITTLE ROCK — Intentionally turning the ball over against Farmington’s No. 1 rival, eleventh grader Jeremy Mueller transcended sports.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas at Missouri tonight is one of those rare basketball games where one label is applicable to both teams.
LITTLE ROCK — A closet follower of pro golfer Jimmy Walker for several years, I was disappointed when a post-Pebble Beach review of his sponsors failed to turn up the Houston-based company that stuck with him during the lean years.
LITTLE ROCK — Talking with Bryce Petty’s junior high coach, “what is” trumped “what if.”
LITTLE ROCK —Pop quiz. Name the best NFL quarterback prospect in the SEC in 2014?
LITTLE ROCK — Botched by Bubba Watson, the total boycott of all Super Bowl pre-game was made possible by an 11-year-old.
LITTLE ROCK — There is no chance that Arizona or Syracuse or Wichita State will be unbeaten when the NCAA Tournament concludes April 7 in Jerry Jones’ palace.
LITTLE ROCK — Representing opera to pop to rock and roll with an emphasis on funk, Renee Fleming, Bruno Mars, and Michael Balzary are part of proposition bets offered on the Super Bowl.
LITTLE ROCK — Printed as hard-copy reference material for someone unwilling to read 14 college football schedules on his cell phone, the composite for the SEC begged for a comparison by division.
LITTLE ROCK — Analysis based on old news or Seattle’s lack of Super Bowl experience is a waste, angles pursued when the truth is obvious.
LITTLE ROCK — Under the category of new ideas, the NFL is 1-for-3.
LITTLE ROCK — Perceived as a sanctuary from the cold, Arkansas’ indoor baseball/track facility is much more.
LITTLE ROCK — Tracking the origin of a reunion of former Arkansas Travelers, start with John Young and connect the dots to Sparky Anderson, Detroit, Jim Riggleman and Lakeland, Fla.
LITTLE ROCK — Confidently written hours before the New England-Denver kickoff, the declarative sentence said, “The Feb. 2 Super Bowl in New Jersey is intriguing.”
LITTLE ROCK — Biased by a friendship with John Thompson, how about the long-time defensive coach for a spot on Bret Bielema’s staff?
LITTLE ROCK — A good ally to have, former NFL player and coach Herm Edwards is on my side when it comes to Peyton Manning’s legacy.
LITTLE ROCK — Interpreting the turnover in Tuscaloosa, the why takes precedent over the who.
FAYETTEVILLE — For almost 40 minutes, I thought Arkansas was going to disprove a long-held theory that point guard by committee is not effective against a quality opponent. Turns out, such an approach can work if the committee chairman makes 3-pointers.
HOT SPRINGS — Headed for work, two Oaklawn Park employees aboard Chris Zwahlen’s elevator had to get off on the second floor.
LITTLE ROCK — There is no rest for the weary or fans of college football.
LITTLE ROCK — Notes and observations from the drawn-out bowl season: