1. Arkansas Razorbacks Pass First Game Test

    Against a football FCS division team picked to finish seventh in a nine team Missouri Valley Conference, the Arkansas Razorbacks were something like 37-point favorites to win their opening game against Missouri State...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 5 years ago 43 reads 1 comments

  2. Arkansas Razorbacks 2009 Defense: Nowhere To Go But Up

    If there was any part of the Arkansas Razorbacks that struggled more in 2008 than the special teams, it was the defense. The Hogs "D" yielded 170.8 rushing yards per game, 375 total yards, and a whopping 31...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 5 years ago 557 reads 0 comments

  3. Arkansas Razorbacks Hope To Get Their Kicks In 2009

    In his star-crossed 2008 season, things got so bad for Arkansas kicker Alex Tejada that he was unceremoniously yanked for a walkon, Shay Haddock, who didn't even finish the season himself...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 5 years ago 348 reads 0 comments

  4. Ryan Mallett, Quality Backups Ensure Arkansas Well Armed at Quarterback in 2009

    Last season, the first year of the Bobby Petrino era saw quarterback Casey Dick set many passing records at the University of Arkansas...

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  5. Depth at Running Back No Longer a Problem For Arkansas

    What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, the Arkansas Razorbacks entered the 2008 football season with a lot of uncertainty at the running back position after the departures of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones to the NFL...

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  6. Arkansas Receiving Corps Could Be Best In School History

    When it comes to receivers, the University of Arkansas does not have a long, illustrious history. Sure there have been standouts: Chuck Dicus in the ‘60s, Bobby Duckworth, who played in ...

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  7. Linemen Hold the Key to Arkansas's Success

    It's what's up front that counts. A major ad campaign was centered around these words many years ago, but as many a plastic surgeon and a major restaurant chain can attest, those words still ring true today...

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  8. 2009 Outlook For Arkansas Razorbacks Football

    During the Arkansas Razorbacks 5-7 2008 campaign, it seemed as if everyone but Joe "the plumber" was used at the linebacker position on the Hogs' 12th rated defense. Not 12th in the nation.....

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  9. Arkansas Razorbacks Spring Game Report

    Following a day of steady rain and gloomy skies, the sun came out long enough for the Arkansas Razorbacks to complete their 15th and final practice of the 2009 spring—the annual Red-White game...

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  10. Is It A Requirement To Be A Jerk To Coach In The SEC?

    With the announcement that John Calipari has agreed to become the next coach at basketball-mad Kentucky, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was that the jerk population of the SEC's coaches just grew by one...

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  11. Travis Ford and Billy Gillispie To Trade Jobs?

    As the rumor mill heats up on who the next head basketball coach at Kentucky will be, names like John Calipari, Tom Izzo, Jaime Dixon and even Slick Rick Pitino have repeatedly bobbed to the surface...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 5 years ago 2,066 reads 7 comments

  12. Can JaMarcus Russell Lead The Raiders Out Of The Wilderness In 2009?

    Following a year in which no AFC West team really deserved to qualify for the NFL playoffs (cue Jim Mora: did you say PLAYOFFS?), the Oakland Raiders could be poised to make big strides in 2009—if ...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 5 years ago 1,631 reads 20 comments

  13. Funniest Moments in Sports: The Funniest (And Dumbest) Quotes

    In all my years of watching sports, one of the things I've noticed is that many players who have the sweetest swings, jump shots, throwing arms or pair of hands were at the end of the line when verbal skills were being passed out...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 5 years ago 8,187 reads 14 comments

  14. Is Tom Cable the Greatest Thing Since Cox Cable or Just a Cable Guy?

    With the expected announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 4 that the "Interim" has been removed from Oakland Raiders Interim Head Coach Tom Cable, the question being asked by the Silver and ...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 5 years ago 198 reads 2 comments

  15. NFL Network: Tom Brady Out For 2008 season

    According to the NFL Network, New England quarterback and dater of super models, Tom Brady, has a torn ACL and is out for the remainder of the 2008 season...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 6 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders All-Time Defense

    As with every team, the offensive skill-players get most of the pub, most of the ink, and most of the girls. The Oakland Raiders are no different in that aspect...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 6 years ago 4,235 reads 25 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders All-Time Team (Offense)

    In their nearly 50-year  existence, few teams have produced as many Hall of Fame players as the Oakland Raiders. In addition to the outstanding individuals the team has produced, there have ...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 6 years ago 4,980 reads 25 comments

  18. Open Mic, Insert Foot: How About An Espy Award Named For Jesse Jackson?

    I’m sure by now those of you who haven’t been hiding in a cave are aware of the latest development in the 2008 Presidential election. You know, the Rev...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about 6 years ago 2,559 reads 1 comments

  19. Open Mic: Should Brett Favre Stay (Retired) Or Should He Go?

    In the 80's song Should I stay or should I go by The Clash, there is a line in the song "if I stay there will be trouble and if I go it will be double"...

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  20. Falcons Fallout: Bobby Petrino Starts with "Blank" Slate

    Bobby Petrino is about six weeks into his new job at the University of Arkansas now. Some of the vitriol that accompanied the new Hogs head man to his new locale has subsided...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 6 years ago 1,806 reads 7 comments

  21. Rex Ryan Rehired, Promoted to Assistant Head Coach in Baltimore

    When it came to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's Dec. 31st firing of Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan thus quoth the raven: "Nevermore!"Today, Ryan was not only rehired by new Head Coach ...

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  22. ESPN: Extremely Slanted Pedantic Network

    Occasionally over the last month or so, the Lords of Decorum who pause from their appointed task of judging the ethics or lack of same from one Bobby Petrino, actually report on sports...

    Roger Gowens Written by Roger Gowens about over 6 years ago 2,201 reads 32 comments