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New Kind of Football Injury: T-Shirt Gun Explosion

Intern carried off on stretcher after device malfunctions

(Newser) - A man was carried off the field on a stretcher during a college football game yesterday. Pretty standard stuff—except the guy was an intern for the University of Arkansas' athletics marketing department, not a player, and his injury was caused by ... an exploding T-shirt gun. The loud boom could... More »

Arkansas Axes Coach Petrino Over Motorcycle Babe

Married dad put lover, 25, on college payroll

(Newser) - Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino has been canned after the married dad of four confessed to having a volleyball-playing lover half his age whom he put on the college payroll. Petrino's secret life came to light following a motorcycle accident earlier this month while he was riding with... More »

Arkansas Football Player Dead

Team shocked by Garrett Uekman's sudden death yesterday

(Newser) - The mysterious death of a University of Arkansas football player yesterday has the school in shock, reports the AP . Backup tight end Garrett Uekman was found unconscious in his dorm room yesterday morning, just an hour after his roommate had seen him playing video games. Emergency services workers said the... More »

UNC Makes It Look Easy —Again

Tar Heels down Arkansas Razorbacks to advance in NCAAs

(Newser) - There’s little question why North Carolina was ranked the No. 1 seed overall in the NCAA tournament:  in their first two games they’ve outscored their opponents 221-150, looking more like an NBA team than a college one. Today’s victim was 9th-seeded Arkansas, which lost to the... More »

Weems, Arkansas Power Past IU

Indiana's Gordon shot goes cold in defeat

(Newser) - No.8 seed Indiana's trying season came to an end last night, with an 86-72 defeat at the hands of No.9 Arkansas in their East Regional first round matchup. Though IU almost capped off a stirring last minute comeback, the Razorbacks, lifted by Sonny Weem's career best 31 points,... More »

Georgia Caps Stunning Run With SEC Title

Bulldogs win four in four days after a 4-12 regular season

(Newser) - Georgia completed one of the most incredible runs in the history of conference tournaments, defeating Arkansas, 66-57, for its third upset win in 30 hours and the SEC title. The Bulldogs also grabbed an automatic entry in the NCAA tournament, and likely kept one of the many bubble teams out... More »

Rush Leads Kansas Into Big 12 Final

Arkansas shocks No. 4 Tennessee, Georgia wins twice in one day

(Newser) - No. 5 Kansas knew it would need a big Rush to beat Texas A&M today, and luckily for the Jayhawks, they had it. Brandon Rush scored a career-high 28 points to lead Kansas to a 77-71 win in the Big 12 semifinals, reports the Kansas City Star. The Jayhawks... More »

No. 4 Tennessee Survives Against South Carolina

Also, Arkansas upsets No. 17 Vanderbilt while No. 2 Memphis rolls on

(Newser) - Chris Lofton hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to give a Tennessee a breath-taking 89-87 victory over South Carolina in an SEC quarterfinal game today. The Gamecocks couldn't answer on the return trip, ending coach Dave Odom's career on a losing note. The win kept UT's hopes for a... More »

Memphis Claims 3rd Straight C-USA Title

Texas Tech upsets No. 5 Texas, Arkansas does same to Vandy

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis clinched its third straight Conference USA regular-season title with a 76-67 win over Southern Mississippi today, reports the Associated Press. Derrick Rose led the Tigers (28-1, 14-0) with 24 points as they won their 37th consecutive conference game. The Tigers have been in the top two in... More »

Despite Sass, Houston Can't Tip Memphis

Tennessee cruises past Arkansas, So. Illinois shocks Drake

(Newser) - The first-ranked Memphis Tigers may have given Houston some hope with a 37-35 first-half lead, but they weren't about to give the game away. Holding the tough-talking Cougars to 29% shooting after the break and pulling in 13 more rebounds, Memphis kept its record perfect with a 68-59 victory. In... More »

Penn State Shocks No. 8 Michigan State

Arkansas crushes Florida, South Carolina upsets Ole Miss

(Newser) - Penn State was hitting 59% of its free throws, had lost six straight and hadn't beaten a ranked team in two years. So of course the Nittany Lions went out yesterday and made 16-of-20 free throws to shock No. 8 Michigan State 85-76 in a Big Ten upset, reports the... More »

Mizzou Whips Up on Arkansas

Tigers had chip on their shoulder after BCS snub

(Newser) - The Missouri Tigers, ranked No. 1 at one point this season, were left out of the BCS bowl picture altogether and didn't forget it Tuesday, posting a 38-7 Cotton Bowl win over Arkansas, reports the Kansas City Star. Missouri's Tony Temple had records of 281 yards rushing and four touchdowns.... More »

Vick in Jail, Now Coach Will Bail

Petrino will break $24M contract, take Arkansas job

(Newser) - After 13 games as Atlanta Falcons' head coach, Bobby Petrino is done, sources tell ESPN. The former University of Louisville coach told his bosses today that he will return to college ball to be head coach at the University of Arkansas. Petrino signed a 5-year, $24 million contract prior to... More »

Tebow, Three Others Vie for Heisman

McFadden, Brennan and Daniel hope to beat out Florida QB for top football honor

(Newser) - Florida’s sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow may be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy but he will face stiff competition from Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, who was last year’s runner-up. Also vying for college football’s top individual prize are Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and Hawaii signal-caller... More »

Sherman Named New Coach at A&M

Gailey fired at Georgia Tech, Nutt steps down at Arkansas, Doba canned at WSU

(Newser) - Mike Sherman will replace Dennis Franchione as head football coach at Texas A&M. Sherman coached the Aggies offensive line during two separate stints in the 1990s. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans and coached the Green Bay Packers from 2000 to 2005. Sherman called coaching... More »

Hogs Run Over No. 1 LSU's Hopes For Title

Berth in the BCS finale at Sugar Bowl likely disappears with loss

(Newser) - Arkansas, led by four total TDs from stud running back Darren McFadden, all but ended LSU's shot at a national championship, beating the Tigers 50-48 in triple overtime at Baton Rouge. After the Razorbacks scored and made the two-point conversion in the third extra period, LSU answered with a score... More »

No. 18 Arkansas Falls on Road to Providence

Elsewhere in Top 25 Memphis, Tennessee and Syracuse get wins

(Newser) - Providence, aided by 32 Razorback turnovers, never trailed and ran away from Arkansas 67-51 in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament last night, reports the AP. Brian McKenzie led the Friars with 18 points, while Geoffrey McDermott added 15. Arkansas was coming off a 26-point thrashing of the College of Charleston.... More »

#5 Georgetown Spanks Michigan 74-52

Pittsburgh, NC State, Arkansas also feast on unranked fodder

(Newser) - College basketball's #5 Georgetown delivered an eyepopping first half against Michigan, posting the game's first 12 points and 11 rebounds; the halftime score was 43-19. The Hoyas shot the lights out (6 of their first 8 on three-pointers) and strangled the Wolverines with signature stingy defense. In other college hoops... More »

Aggies Survive Plucky Miners

Michigan State beats Louisiana-Monroe, Tennessee crushes Arkansas-Monticello

(Newser) - In a back and forth game decided in the final minutes of play, Texas A&M edged out a gritty UTEP team last night, 81-76. The No.15 Aggies survived a dismal first half, in which they made just 10 field goals, and were aided greatly by the efforts of... More »

No Upsets in BBall Openers

UCLA, A&M, Arkansas, Washington State, Stanford all handily take opponents down

(Newser) - The second-ranked UCLA men's basketball team made quick work of the Portland State Vikings last night, winning 69-48. The much-anticipated debut of Kevin Love helped the Bruins surge to a 36-17 halftime lead; Love ended up with 22 points and 13 rebounds, reports the AP. In other Top-25 openers: More »

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