By Paul Boyd NWA Media Allyson Twiggs Dyer and Blair Savage-Lansden were tied together because of basketball for several years, but they have taken different paths later in life. The two were bitter rivals in high school, but became teammates at Arkansas. Twiggs Dyer put her basketball career behind her quickly after Arkansas lost to Washington in the NCAA Tournament in 1995. “I left my shoes in the hotel room in Seattle,” she said. “I was done. I had played a ton of basketball, and it was a great … Continue Reading ››
Did you know eight professional hall of fame players graduated from Arkansas high schools?
It was a difficult task selecting the 10 best professional players who played high school sports in The Natural State. A diverse panel of reporters and spectators came up with the list we will unveil over the course of the next week.
Our list is packed with talented athletes. It was so packed, in fact, the honorable mention list includes:
- Little Rock Parkview's Keith Jackson Sr., a Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl tight end in the … Continue Reading ››
Some thoughts from Fayetteville's Purple-White game as the Bulldogs wrapped up spring drills Friday at Harmon Stadium... * The 2014 Bulldogs appear to be a headed back towards a more balanced offensive attack. While there are plenty of playmakers in the passing game, like Class of 2015 tight end C.J. O'Grady and wide receiver Garland Allison, the running game looks to be a big part of the plans this fall. Fayetteville could use as many as five different tailbacks this season, and junior-to-be Terrance Rock - who led the spring game with 67 yards on 10 carries - could battle Luke Rapert … Continue Reading ››
At the conclusion of each sports season, NWA Media members gather to select the best players in every sport recognized by the Arkansas Activities Association for its All-NWA Media teams. It's one of the most enjoyable things we do all year. So many times we only see players during their performances on the field, court or in the pool. We get just a few minutes … Continue Reading ››
Arkansas State can't get on the field with Arkansas, but the policy won't prevent the two schools from appearing on TV together. Arkansas State and Arkansas will appear in back-to-back games Sept. 6 when the new SEC Network televises six football games involving SEC schools. The Red Wolves will play Tennessee at 11 a.m. followed by Nicholls State (La.) at Arkansas at 3 p.m. Other games on the lineup include Florida Atlantic at Alabama at 11 a.m., Eastern Michigan at Florida at 3 p.m., Sam Houston State at LSU and Lamar at Texas A&M, both at 6:30 p.m. An overflow channel … Continue Reading ››
We've all seen them at one time or another. A coach, fired up over a blown call, has finally had enough and let's the referee or official have a piece of his mind. The official then reacts by throwing the coach out of the game, the arena, the stadium, wherever the field might be. And this usually leads to a big crowd reaction, a coach storming off the scene and a heated situation that is usually talked about in the local schools, papers, radio stations, TVs and barber shops for days to come. These coaching ejections are often frowned upon by many. … Continue Reading ››
Today's first round games in the 4A-North Regional baseball tournament have been moved from Lincoln and the game times have changed as well. The bracket has been split into two sites today with games at Farmington and Prairie Grove, said Lincoln coach Brad Harris. Games today will be played at 4 and 6:30 to get the tournament back on schedule. Saturday and Monday games will return to Lincoln under the original time. Here is the revised schedule: Prep Baseball 4A-North Regional Tournament Today At Farmington Game 1: Lincoln vs. Pottsville, 4 p.m. Game 2: Farmington vs. Booneville, 6:30 p.m. At Prairie Grove Game 3: Pea Ridge vs. Dover, 4 p.m. Game … Continue Reading ››