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Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award.

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Dykes headed back to ESPN as color analyst

posted: 10/17/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas women’s basketball coach Jimmy Dykes is returning to ESPN. Dykes said Monday that he has signed a three-year contract with the network to be a color analyst, a job he previously held from 1995-2014. He will call men’s games on the network and also do studio work at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., and at the SEC Network headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

Bielema buyout under $15M; UA owes $5.9M if he’s fired at season’s end, per contract

posted: 10/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Fifth-year Arkansas Razorbacks football Coach Bret Bielema has a substantial buyout written into his contract, but it is not as high as reported.

Arkansas baseball: Scrimmages give newcomers shot

posted: 10/11/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

With several older players on the mend, Arkansas' young guns will get a chance to prove their worth during the Razorbacks' annual fall Cardinal and Gray series over the next week at Baum Stadium.

RHP Kopps to miss 2018 after surgery

posted: 10/11/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville right-handed pitcher Kevin Kopps will not play for the Razorbacks in 2018 after he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Night start for Arkansas-Auburn

posted: 10/09/2017 12:09 p.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' game against Auburn on Oct. 21 will begin at night, although the time and network have yet to be determined.

Tickets go on sale for basketball game in North Little Rock

posted: 10/04/2017 1:56 p.m. Discuss

Tickets went on sale Wednesday for Arkansas' annual basketball game at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

CBS considering Arkansas' game at No. 1 Alabama

posted: 10/02/2017 12:36 p.m. Comment 1

The network and start time for Arkansas' Oct. 14 game at No. 1 Alabama will not be announced until after games are played this weekend.

All but one game on TV for Razorbacks basketball

posted: 09/29/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville finalized its basketball schedule Thursday and will have 30 of its 31 regular-season games televised or available through online alternatives.

Afternoon start for Hogs, Gamecocks

posted: 09/25/2017 12:05 p.m. Discuss

It will be the Razorbacks' first game at South Carolina since 2012 - the longest stretch between trips there since the teams joined the SEC together.

2018 Schedule Release: Arkansas still mulling SEC opponent at War Memorial

posted: 09/19/2017 2:17 p.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' 2018 schedule will include five consecutive home games, but the university has yet to determine which of those games will be played in Little Rock.






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