FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas basketball team has a nickname for Anthlon Bell.
The Razorbacks call the freshman “shoot soon.”
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is seven months away from his first Southeastern Conference game with the Razorbacks.
But the coach can’t help himself. Bielema already feels as if he has grabbed an important conference victory in some regards this month.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson’s system is centered around an aggressive, swarming defense designed to make opponents uncomfortable.
Suffocating ball handlers for 94 feet and leaning on bench depth to keep it going for 40 minutes has led to plenty of wins this season. But as Arkansas continues through the final portion of the regular season, it’s clear there’s an obvious drawback.
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas used a pair of freshmen pitchers in a 10-2 win over Evansville on Sunday to sweep the series against the Purple Aces at Baum Stadium.
Freshman right-hander Trey Killian made his first career start and his second appearance of the season. He retired the first 21 batters he faced in his career, including the nine batters he retired in a relief appearance last weekend against Western Illinois, before he allowed his first hit as a Razorback in the fifth inning.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas running back Knile Davis told the media in Indianapolis late last week he had “something to prove” at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
Two days later, Davis had to feel good about his results.
FAYETTEVILLE — Andrew Irwin cleared a career-best 18 feet, 4½ inches to win the pole vault and Arkansas teammate Tarik Batchelor won the triple jump at 54-2¾ and the Razorbacks swept the team titles Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The Razorbacks finished with 152½ points for their seventh SEC indoor men's title in the last eight years and 19th overall since joining the conference in 1992. Florida was second at 117.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas ace Ryne Stanek’s second start of the season didn’t go as planned in Baum Stadium on Friday.
The staff’s ace struggled from the start, allowing a single on a full count. He walked the next batter, too, setting the tone for another slow start. By the time he left the mound after the third inning, Stanek had thrown 76 pitches.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas surprised Florida the first time the teams met this month, using an unexpected offensive display to ambush the Gators in the opening minute and hold on down the stretch to collect an 80-69 win.
There’s no chance the Razorbacks (17-9, 8-5 in Southeastern Conference) will sneak up and surprise Florida (21-4, 11-2 in SEC) when the teams meet in the O’Connell Center at 6 p.m. tonight. The Gators have been waiting for the rematch.
FAYETTEVILLE — Three of Arkansas’ six NFL Scouting Combine invitees wrapped up their stay in Indianapolis with on-field workouts Saturday.
And one of them — tight end Chris Gragg — showed he was one of the most athletic players at his position in the 2013 NFL Draft class.
FAYETTEVILLE -- In his first six games, about the only thing Tyler Spoon has not done for the Arkansas baseball team is get a big hit in a late-inning situation.
After Saturday, check that off the list.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Just as No. 5 Florida was regaining a key element of its success, the Gators lost another.
Patric Young scored 14 points, giving the Southeastern Conference leaders the strong inside presence they have missed lately.
FAYETTEVILLE — Guard BJ Young came through for Arkansas for the second straight game, making a twisting scoop shot in the closing seconds to help the Razorbacks wrap up a 62-60 win against Georgia on Thursday night.
It was hard to tell he made the game-winner afterward, though.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas outfielder Tyler Spoon sat in coach Dave Van Horn’s office during the middle of the 2012 season and was hit with a surprising question.
How would he feel if he was moved to the active roster, ending what was scheduled to be a redshirt season?
FAYETTEVILLE — Tyler Wilson understands what the early evaluations and projections indicate for the NFL Draft’s 2013 quarterback class.
The group isn’t on the same level as 2012, which featured stars in rookies Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. There are question marks about every member after enduring subpar seasons. Through it all, West Virginia’s Geno Smith, appears to be the only shoe-in to become a first-round selections in two months.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson only had to look at one statistic to know what the Razorbacks were facing against their next opponent.
Georgia outrebounded Ole Miss by 15 in an overtime loss in Oxford, Miss., last Saturday. It was an impressive performance, especially against an Ole Miss team that has been dominant on the boards most of the season.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas was gassed at this point last season, running into late-season issues with an undermanned roster.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson is confident that’s why his team, which was 17-8 and 5-5 in Southeastern Conference play, stumbled to a 1-5 finish over its final six regular season games. The costly slump knocked the Razorbacks out of NCAA Tournament consideration and the National Invitational Tournament picture.
FAYETTEVILLE — No. 1 Arkansas bounced back from its first loss of the season by sweeping New Orleans in a doubleheader Tuesday at Baum Stadium.
The Razorbacks shut out the Privateers for 16 innings as Arkansas beat New Orleans 14-0 in the first game, a seven-inning win shortened by the 10-run rule, before closing out the day with and 3-0 victory.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell knew the Razorbacks needed him after a slow start against Missouri last Saturday.
The junior delivered, scoring 24 points in a 73-71 win and was recognized by the Southeastern Conference for his efforts Monday.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas leaned on its veteran pitchers to start on the mound during its season-opening series against Western Illinois.
Now, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn is handing the ball to the younger guys.