The University of Arkansas is ranked first in the Southeastern Conference and 12th in the nation in the initial 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings released this week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA).
Coming into Friday's game at LSU, Tusk to Tail had traveled more than 9,000 miles to follow the Razorback football team this season. Five of us had made it to every game, the last eight of which were losses.
Wow. What a season for the Hogs and for Tusk to Tail. We will most likely finish with only three wins, two to three fewer than most of us predicted. It’s not so much the losses, but the way the Hogs have lost that makes it difficult to shoulder.
The University of Arkansas will reduce from two to one the number of Razorback football games played in Little Rock beginning in 2014, with the change including a payment of $400,000 annually from the university to the War Memorial Stadium Commission.
Following a full day of cold rainfall Saturday morning, the Little Rock skies were gray as the wind howled and temperatures hung around 40 degrees. It was weather better suited for Coach Bielema’s days of playing and coaching in the Midwest’s Big 10 conference.
You can listen to the so-called Razorback and college football experts on radio and TV, or you can soak up the intelligence from a group of tailgaters who have followed the Hogs for more than 15 years.
The members of Tusk to Tail, who have been following the Hogs nearly all their lives and missed only one game in the past 15 years, are offering their opinions on the next week of college football. They also opine on they believe will win the Heisman.
It has been a year of firsts for Tusk to Tail and for the Razorback football team we follow. We witnessed the Hog’s first game in several generations to be played north of the Mason-Dixon line at Rutgers.
The sun shone down, a welcome complement to the crisp breeze rustling through the gold and scarlet leaves. Cardinal-clad fans arrived at tailgating tents carrying snacks to accompany crocks of chili and platters of meat pulled from smokers and portable grills.
The members of Tusk to Tail, who have been following the Hogs nearly all their lives and missed only one game in the past 15 years, have mixed opinions on a survey that shows a 44% approval rating for Head Hog Coach Bret Bielema.
University of Arkansas student-athletes that entered school in a four-year period from 2003-06 earned a school record graduation success rate (GSR) of 74% according to a report released on Thursday by the NCAA.