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Some of college football’s cranky coaches feeling heat

Subscriber onlyFour weeks into the season, some high-priced college football coaches are already lashing out and taking a familiar path after disappointing performances by their teams. Continue reading...

Football: Like old times at Springdale High

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Seemed like old times at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium on Friday, starting with pretty girls in pretty dresses on homecoming night. Continue reading...

Fayetteville vs. Bentonville highlight conference openers in 7A

Subscriber onlyThere's no better way to begin 7A-West Conference play than Fayetteville vs. Bentonville, two teams who've combined to win six consecutive state championships in Arkansas' largest classification since 2010. Continue reading...

Russellville, Springdale return to winning ways

Subscriber onlyWe've fired up the flux capacitor in Doc Brown's time machine and set the date for Nov. 30, 2002. Continue reading...

Football: Spotlight shines bright on sons of football coaches

Subscriber onlyThe spotlight shines brightest in football on the quarterback position, where every move and every decision is scrutinized. Continue reading...

Union Christian survives with 8-man football

Subscriber onlyI was covering a game in Rogers last year when a fan of the home team complained they had difficultly competing because they were the smallest school in the league. Continue reading...

RUSSELLVILLE 28, ROGERS HERITAGE 6

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE 28, ROGERS HERITAGE 6 Continue reading...

Russellville rolls past Rogers Heritage

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- Russellville did all the damage it needed in the first half against Rogers Heritage Friday. Continue reading...

No. 2 Har-Ber awaits No. 3 team from Missouri

Subscriber onlyPlease be aware Class 6A in Missouri is similar to Class 7A in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Pleading for football without distractions

Subscriber onlyBear with me while I take a whack at a national story that refuses to die. Continue reading...

Prairie Grove quarterback makes most of his first start

Subscriber onlyZeke Laird took advantage of his first career start. Continue reading...

Football: Laird shines in first career start

Subscriber onlyZeke Laird took advantage of his first career start. Continue reading...

Rick's Picks: Rivalries highlight opening week of prep football

Subscriber onlyDo you work with someone from a neighboring town who brags on their kids and shows pictures of them to the point of being obnoxious? Continue reading...

Naturals go 11 innings to defeat Drillers

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is tied for the lead in the Texas League North. Continue reading...

Football Forecast: Hogs win eight, including bowl victory over Iowa

Subscriber onlyI will try again after predicting last August Arkansas would finish 9-4 with a bowl victory over Wisconsin. Continue reading...

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