FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas high school basketball fans will see a familiar face when the Razorbacks play Kentucky at 3 p.m. today.
Former Sylvan Hills guard Archie Goodwin, who was one of the nation’s top high school prospects last season, will be in Bud Walton Arena trying to lead the Wildcats to a win against Arkansas. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday it could be a challenging homecoming for the talented freshman.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas and Kentucky won’t be battling each other for Southeastern Conference supremacy in Bud Walton Arena this afternoon.
But Arkansas coach Mike Anderson made one thing clear Thursday: This early March meeting between once-intense rivals still carries plenty of significance.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. – James McDonald had a pair of hits and drove in two runs to lead No. 25 Arizona State to a 3-2 win over No. 2 Arkansas on Thursday night at Surprise Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas guard BJ Young went to LSU expecting a bounce back performance after going 0-for-8 from the field in last Saturday’s loss at Florida.
The sophomore didn’t go without a field goal once again Wednesday night.
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BATON ROUGE, La.— Charles Carmouche scored a season-high 26 points, and LSU held on for a 65-60 victory over Arkansas after nearly squandering a 22-point lead Wednesday night.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas junior Ryne Stanek is regarded as one of the best pitchers in college baseball and has preseason All-America honors to prove it.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander also is considered a prime prospect for the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft later this summer. His stature as the staff’s ace during his final season at Arkansas is one reason the Razorbacks carry NCAA title hopes.
FAYETTEVILLE — Third-ranked Arkansas will travel west today, heading to Arizona to play in the six-team Coca-Cola Classic beginning Thursday.
And the Razorbacks (7-1) remain optimistic they’ll be at full strength for the first time this season during their four games at Sunrise Stadium.
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.