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Wally Hall

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Richard Davenport

Columnist: Richard Davenport

UCA AD: APR root of overhaul

posted: 04/18/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Coach Russ Pennell’s first season at Central Arkansas will likely end with the Bears having no opportunity to appear in postseason play.

LIKE IT IS: At least Pennell will have his guys at UCA

posted: 04/18/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Not sure in all my years as a sports columnist that I’ve heard of a new coach dismissing all but one player from the team he inherited.

UCA outlasts McNeese State

posted: 04/18/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Sophomore first baseman Matt Anderson hit a one-out shot to the right-field corner in the 10th inning to score catcher Charles Deckard from first base and give Central Arkansas a 6-5 victory over league-leading McNeese State on Thursday night at Bear Stadium in Conway.

State sports briefs

posted: 04/18/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

BASKETBALL Johnson added to UA women’s staff Chris Johnson has been hired as an Arkansas women’s basketball assistant coach to complete the full-time staff.

SPRING SIGNING PERIOD: UCA starts anew with nine signees

posted: 04/17/2014 4:04 a.m. Comment 1

Russ Pennell has turned over the University of Central Arkansas men’s basketball roster in just more than a month.

UALR finds Woods to help front

posted: 04/17/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

UALR Coach Steve Shields’ quest during the spring signing period was to find a scorer and some size following the departure of one of school’s top scorers in the past decade. He may have found both in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College forward Roger Woods.

State sports briefs

posted: 04/17/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Clarke, Portis win top player honors Coty Clarke and Bobby Portis shared the most outstanding player award presented Wednesday night at Arkansas’ men’s basketball banquet in Walton Arena.

SPRING SIGNING PERIOD: Durham eager to make a point

posted: 04/16/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ men’s basketball team expects to add another point guard today on the opening day of the spring signing period.

State sports briefs

posted: 04/16/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

GOLF UCA’s Angles wins Ole Miss tournament Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles won the weather-shortened Ole Miss Reunion Intercollegiate by three strokes Tuesday at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, Miss.

State sports briefs

posted: 04/15/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

BASKETBALL UCA men hire assistant coach Central Arkansas men’s Coach Russ Pennell has hired Mark Nelson as an assistant coach on his new staff. Nelson was an assistant at Grand Canyon University in Arizona in 2009-2014. He was on Pennell’s staff at Grand Canyon in 2009-2013.

STATE BASEBALL ROUNDUP

posted: 04/14/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

SUN BELT ARKANSAS STATE 3, SOUTH ALABAMA 2 MOBILE, Ala. — Zach Maggio doubled in the top of the ninth to score the go-ahead run as Arkansas State won at Stanky Field Sunday.

STATE BASEBALL ROUNDUPS

posted: 04/13/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

SUN BELT LA.-LAFAYETTE 5, UALR 2 Blake Trahan went 2 for 3 and scored a run, Tyler Girouard hit a two-run single and Louisiana-Lafayette (33-4, 13-1 Sun Belt Conference) beat UALR (13-19, 3-11 ) on Saturday at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette, La.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS: UCA enjoys nice spring run

posted: 04/13/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY — Steve Campbell wants Central Arkansas to play faster and more up-tempo this fall.

UALR’s runners finally get on track

posted: 04/12/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Milton Williams is facing tasks this week he hasn’t dealt with in more than a decade.

State college roundups

posted: 04/12/2014 3:01 a.m. Discuss

SUN BELT LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7, UALR 0 Louisiana-Lafayette starter Carson Baranik and two relievers gave up a combined eight hits but the Ragin’ Cajuns (32-4, 12-1 SBC) still managed to shut out UALR (13-18, 3-10 ) on Friday night in the opening game of their three-game Sun Belt Conference series at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette, La.

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