Razorback News for December 30th

Matt Jones was just waking up for breakfast when Arkansas and Texas kicked off the year 2000 in the Cotton Bowl. Jones, 16 then, knew he wanted to play college sports but didn't know where or which one.

"I wasn't a die-hard Razorback fan who loved them since birth," Jones said. "I had played against Cedric Cobbs in high school, so I was glad he did good in the game. But I'm not one to jump up and down and holler...
Morning News
 
The offensive linemen at Arkansas might want to check those videotapes and make sure they're watching the same ones. Their impressions of Oklahoma's defensive line are entirely different. "Looking at film, I ...
The Oklahoman
 
Oklahoma's Roy Williams is the do-everything safety who lines up on the fat part of the field, ready to spring into the backfield or drop back and cover any receiver. Rocky Calmus is the linebacker found on opposite...
OU Sports Information
 
For Arkansas outside linebackers Tony Bua and Caleb Miller, there's a little something extra riding on the Cotton Bowl. Bua is hush-hush about their wager, but a burger changed hands after one game and then there...
Log Cabin Democrat
 
Oklahoma's defense doesn't pose the biggest challenge these Razorbacks have faced. Just the best. "Tennessee and LSU had bigger defenses," Arkansas offensive line coach Mike Markuson said. "But Oklahoma...
NW Arkansas Times
 
Wild. Carlos Hall, Kurt Davis, Jermaine Petty and Kenny Hamlin were asked separately and independently for one word to describe the play of Tony Bua. Wild. "The way he plays, all out on every down, that sparks...
Democrat-Gazette
 
The winner of the Lawry's Beef Bowl is Arkansas. But not by much. Thursday night, the Razorbacks consumed 301 pounds of prime rib at the famous restaurant. Friday, the Sooners finished just shy of the 300-pound...
The Oklahoman
 
Underdog, shmunderdog. Arkansas players would like to put a muzzle on the notion and something else into the mouths of those - and there are plenty of them - who are yapping that the Razorbacks have no chance...
Morning News
 
Brennan O'Donohoe appears to have won back the Arkansas placekicking job he sure seemed about to lose before Tuesday's SBC Cotton Bowl date with Oklahoma. The sophomore from El Dorado, whose 12 for 17 field...
NW Arkansas Times
 
Quentin Griffin looked desperately for some running room Friday. He saw an opening and lowered his shoulders as he headed for the hole. But the opposition caught Griffin in midstride, something that rarely happens to...
Morning News
 
Figures add up to Oklahoma preferring passing to running. Arkansas defensive coordinator John Thompson figures his Razorbacks must stop the run first. Go figure. He has, Thompson said. Thompson figures that when...
NW Arkansas Times
 
Trepidation fills the Oklahoma football camp on this maiden Sooner voyage to the Cotton Bowl Classic. There is much to fear besides fear itself: The 10:10 a.m. kickoff, which is a little early on any morn and the gods' idea...
The Oklahoman
 
Arkansas receiver George Wilson had some advice for Oklahoma defenders about tackling Brandon Holmes. "If you're in the hole, get low and get ready for some contact because he's going to bring it to you...
Morning News
 
Arkansas Razorbacks center Kenny Sandlin loves watching the Oklahoma Sooners' fourth-ranked defense play. Seriously. "They can run all day, and these guys love to play defense," Sandlin said. "Honestly, as a fan of the...
Democrat-Gazette
 
More than just border bragging rights may be at stake when Oklahoma battles Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day. "We're playing for ourselves, our university and for the state of Oklahoma...
Morning News
 
Arkansas redshirt sophomore tailback Cedric Cobbs said Saturday he has thought a lot about leaving school early, and has asked the NFL's Draft Advisory Board to evaluate his draft prospects. All underclassmen must...
Morning News
 
 
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Blake Eddins pointed his eyes toward the sky and threw his hands up in relief Saturday. He scored his first bucket in 10 games. Minutes earlier, Jannero Pargo and Teddy Gipson laughed on the bench as they started a...
Log Cabin Democrat
 
Arkansas finished what it started Saturday. The Razorbacks scored the game's first 12 points, then overwhelmed Elon in the second half to take a 96-52 victory in front of 11,149 at Walton Arena. Arkansas Coach...
Democrat-Gazette
 
The school is located in North Carolina. It plays in the Big South Conference. The team mascot is a Phoenix -- a type of bird -- although it used to be the Fighting Christians. These facts may be the answers to...
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