Arkansas running back Madre Hill evades a Tennessee defender during a game Saturday, Oct. 23, 1995, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) Every November, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame board meets to approve the incoming class, and this year was one of the most interesting votes as the more than 700 members who voted nailed it. The top four vote-getters in both the regular division and senior division were voted in, as well as one other well-deserving inductee. The banquet is set for March 29 at the Statehouse Convention Center. It is another outstanding class, and congratulations to the following (in alphabetical order): Gary Adams, the pride of Piggott, was undefeated as a high school quarterback but switched to defense at the University of Arkansas and helped the Hogs to a 22-8-1 record during his playing days. He was a three-time All-Southwest Conference player and had 13 interceptions. Adams was selected to Arkansas' All-Decade Team for the 1960s. He also was drafted by … [Read more...] about WALLY HALL: Arkansas HOF to add distinguished class
Arkansas Razorback fan Canaan Sandy scored a touchdown on a play during the Razorbacks spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham) It started as a tweet, grew some legs, and became a major treat for Canaan Sandy and his mom Ginger Sandy. Thanks to Frank Fletcher and his Fletcher Chrysler Jeep manager Mark Miller, the Sandys are the proud owners of a new car. Canaan, known and loved by many, and his mom show up at all types of sports or sports-related events, primarily for the University of Arkansas. A couple of years ago on an ESPN poll, Canaan was voted the No. 1 Razorback fan in the world. He probably calls the Hogs more than anyone. Last weekend Steve Sullivan, sports director for KATV Channel 7, tweeted that a price has been paid for Canaan and Ginger's loyalty to the Razorbacks and all things sports in Arkansas. Their car had more than 400,000 miles on it. Miller read the tweet, called his boss, and Fletcher picked … [Read more...] about WALLY HALL: Sports anchor’s tweet leads to new wheels for Hogs superfan
A Little Rock TV station's sports director is set to replace a former Razorback player as the newest co-host of a weekly radio program, according to a news release. Fox 16's Wess Moore will work with current host Justin Acri and producer Matt Travis on The Zone, KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz said. Moore, who will retain his role with the Fox affiliate, is replacing Pat Bradley, the show’s longtime host and a former Arkansas Razorbacks basketball player. Bradley is returning to his hometown of Boston, Mass., the radio station said. He has been with The Buzz since 2007 and will continue to work as a contributor for the station and as an analyst for the SEC Network, the release states. Bradley helped the Razorbacks combine for an 84-47 record from the 1995-96 through 1998-99 seasons, with three NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four appearance. He ranks fifth on Arkansas' career scoring list with 1,765 points and is the Razorbacks' career leader with 366 three-point baskets. … [Read more...] about Little Rock TV station’s sports director to join radio show, replacing former Hog star
A new sports anchor will be joining Little Rock's CBS affiliate later this month, the station Monday. Dorian Craft, a former color commentator for the SEC Network and the University of Kentucky, will join anchor Hayden Balgavy in covering the state's sports sometime next week, according to a statement from THV 11. The Kentucky native has previously served as a sports anchor at an NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky., and an independent station in Hagerstown, Md. "I feel so fortunate to have found a place that felt like home from the moment I arrived," Craft said in the statement. "I look forward to telling stories of Arkansas sports, its traditions and its people." News director Dave Parker said that the Virginia Tech and Georgetown University alumna brings experience covering the SEC to the station. Craft is replacing University of Arkansas graduate Taylor McGregor, who left earlier this year to cover the Colorado Rockies. … [Read more...] about Former color commentator for SEC Network to join Little Rock station as sports anchor
The Rockies are creeping their way toward becoming obvious sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. Just this month, they’ve fallen from first place to eight games back behind Arizona. With the hopes of their first NL West crown – or even a wild-card spot – fleeting, the question isn’t so much of if the Rockies deal, but who? We know, because we’re adults who can use common sense, that getting rid of Nolan Arenado is off the table. He’s on contract through 2020, and in a perfect world, Colorado will sign the best third baseman in the world to a long-term blockbuster deal. That’s the goal. The problem in doing that, though – other than Colorado needing to make sure it has enough money to offer him – is that Arenado has said he wants to play for a club that’s regularly in the playoffs, an identity the Rockies lack. We also know that no executive in their right mind would want to take one of Colorado’s high-priced relievers … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: The Rockies look like sellers. Who should they trade at the July 31 deadline?