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LITTLE ROCK — It’s not always about who you play but when you play, and for the Arkansas Razorbacks their second opponent of the 2019-20 season, North Texas, could pose an early-season upset threat as the two teams meet for a mid-week non-conference game.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Hunter Yurachek, Arkansas’ director of athletics, and Barry Lunney Jr., who will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of season, discussed all aspects of the program.

There will be a day that this column is not about coaches.  Since I came on as Sports Director at River Valley Now in December of 2018 the coaching situation at the University of Arkansas has been at the forefront of most everything that has been written. For good reason.  

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

When Chad Morris came to Arkansas his offense was supposed to be “left lane hammer down” so far it  has been in the right lane, below the minimum speed limit.  Most of Razorback Nation has analyzed this  notion ad nauseum.  It is puzzling. It isn’t as if Chad Morris crossed the Arkansas stat…

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

It is not uncommon these days to see all kinds of college gear sported by today’s young people and even those who are not so young. It is not uncommon to see fans of the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide even right here in the Russellville area. I remember watching a basketball game not to…

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

As the regular season begins to wind down there are some big time matchups with playoff implications on Friday night.  

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

Dover athletics will be hosting a golf classic at Galla Creek for basketball on Saturday October 12.  All proceeds will go to the Pirates and Lady Pirates basketball programs. 

Some of you that grew up in the eighties will be familiar with the “Say No to Drugs” campaign implemented by former First Lady Nancy Reagan.  As a part of that campaign there was a commercial that had an egg being cracked and the narrator said, “this is your brain.” Then he would put that eg…

Nick Starkel is now QB1 for the Razorback football team.  It was speculated by most who had gotten a chance to see fall camp that Starkel would be the starter going into game one.  Coach Chad Morris went the opposite direction naming Ben Hicks the starting quarterback for the first two games. 

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

If you are a high school football fan you may not find any better weekend than this one for great games in the area.  You can catch all the scores and highlights on River Valley Touchdowns at 10:15 Friday night immediately following your game is over.

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You can already hear it in the voices of some fans on the postgame call in shows.  Some are already ripe for a new Razorback head football coach.  Chad Morris, now 3-10 at Arkansas, did not help himself on Saturday against FCS Portland State.  Every Razorback fan was ready to celebrate an of…

The final installment of our three questions series brings us to Morrilton.  The Devil Dogs are another one of those teams in our area that doesn’t have a ton of questions surrounding them.  Morrilton is led by highly-rated quarterback Jacolby Criswell.  Criswell was injured in 2018’s presea…

We will be bringing you a weekly pick 'em of local games of local high school, college, and NFL games.  Check out who the experts picked in this week's pick 'em.

Arkansas linebacker De’Jon Harris led the SEC in tackles with 118 last season. Harris has been the type of linebacker that every Hog fan has dreamed of having for years.  Razorback nation was lucky enough that the SEC’s leading tackler came back for his senior season in Fayetteville. One thi…

The Lamar Warriors have a culture of winning in place. Since arriving coach Josh Jones has compiled a record of 56-27, and since 2012 the Warriors have won at least eight games five times—with two state quarter-finals appearances since 2015.  Lamar is coming off one of the best seasons in sc…

There haven’t been many recruits inside the state of Arkansas that have made the hay that McTelvin Agim did while at Hope.  Agim was rated the number nine overall player by ESPN coming out of high school.  His number nine ranking made him the highest rated recruit in the rankings era out of …

The Russellville Cyclones are set to host the Cabot Panthers tonight at 6:00 pm at Cyclone Stadium.  The scrimmage will begin the process of answering the Cylcone questions for the 2019 season.  The Russellville program has taken a step forward since the 2015 season when coach Billy Dawson a…

Miraculously, Arkansas was able to muster a good recruiting class following their worst ever season in 2018.  Arkansas had never lost 10 games in a season until last year.  Ever! Somehow, the Razorbacks were able to get interest and even more amazing nail down kids with several big-time offe…