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Giving Back

The AAU Arkansas Mustangs returned to the CASA Women’s Shelter for the second straight year to spread some cheer and blessings to others. The boys are all students at Jack Robey Junior High. Pictured, in order from left to right, D’Vonte Jackson, McKinley Avery, Drayton Noble, Tavari Dixson, Derrick Sloan Jr., Chandler Tate, Caleb Sloan and Justin Tillar. Coaches are Otis Johnson and Vincent Tate. Not pictured, Jyrimee Thompson and Cameron Crane. (Special to The Commercial)

Hesiman 2015 in flux

LITTLE ROCK — Whether Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and other high-profile underclassmen invoke Matt Barkley’s name, the former USC quarterback casts a long shadow over the race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

Portis, Hogs rebound against Flyers

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Bobby Portis had nearly a week to think about last Sunday’s disappointing loss at Clemson, which stripped the Razorbacks of a top 25 ranking and became the first blemish on their NCAA Tournament resume.