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WALLY HALL: Beard catapulted his rising star at UALR

Subscriber onlyIt was 14 years ago, in Bob Knight's third season as the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, when the team bolted to a 3-0 record in the Big 12. Continue reading...

Assistant coaches no longer an easy hire

Subscriber onlyMore than likely, all the worry and concern will disappear this week. Continue reading...

Widner's impact felt by many across state

Subscriber onlyIn the world of perspiring arts many coaches have touched the lives of the young men in ways that influence their lives, and one of the greats was John Widner. On Friday, Jan. 19, Widner will be honored by Morrilton High School by naming its basketball court after the man who spent 34 years coaching high school basketball, 14 of those at Morrilton. Continue reading...

Razorbacks deserve an apology from refs

Subscriber onlyNever, ever should there be a free-throw shooting discrepancy of 40 to 12. Continue reading...

Mountain will be big for the Hogs to climb

Subscriber onlyWhile watching most of the five bowl games on Jan. 1 -- all involving Southeastern Conference teams -- the nagging thoughts were consistent. Continue reading...

Crowd's roar introduces Vols to Hawgball

Subscriber onlyThey came from near and far. Young and old. Difference-makers each and all. They form Razorback Nation, which became legendary in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Continue reading...

Happiness, success top Christmas wishes

Subscriber onlyTis the day before Christmas and all through the state, everyone's searching for that final perfect gift before its too late. Continue reading...

WALLY HALL: Hogs will catch up to slow signings start

Subscriber onlyIt may have been a little disappointing to Chad Morris, his short staff and legions of Arkansas Razorbacks fans that the early signing period was only about half what was expected. Continue reading...

UA's Morris recruiting hard, but give him time

Subscriber onlySaturday was the 10th day on the job for Chad Morris as head coach of the Razorbacks and he has been in an all-out recruiting sprint. Continue reading...

Hogs' tickets for Verizon Arena going fast

Subscriber onlyTicket sales have been very brisk for Saturday night's University of Arkansas, Fayetteville game against Troy at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

Transparency lacking in UA sports spending

Subscriber onlyA close and smart friend once said he doesn't care what the Razorback Foundation does with his $20,000 yearly donation. Continue reading...

Morris, Lunney not shying away from load

Subscriber onlyChad Morris appears to be working his Texas off. Continue reading...

WALLY HALL: Dry eyes scarce while bidding adieu to Cella

Subscriber onlyST. LOUIS -- Cars from more than seven states overflowed the parking lot almost to Cella Road. The cars on the street stretched more than a half-mile long. Continue reading...

Challenges exist at UA, but foundation is solid

Subscriber onlyChad Morris and Hunter Yurachek were impressive in their introductions. They seemed to exude genuine energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Continue reading...

WALLY HALL: Arkansas better off because of Charles Cella

Subscriber onlyMoments before the introduction of Hunter Yurachek as the new athletic director at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, an email informed me that Oaklawn Park, Arkansas and Missouri had lost a great man and leader. Continue reading...