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Nate Allen

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Nate Allen is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette who has been a fixture in the Arkansas media for more than four decades. He began with the Springdale News in 1973 and has authored three books about the Razorbacks.

Recent Stories by Nate Allen

Hog Calls: Improvement can help overcome departures

posted: 07/27/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The basketball Razorbacks may require Manuale Watkins-type improvement multiplied entire team wide.

Hog Calls: Offense, not defense, talk of media days

posted: 07/25/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Never mind that his own shimmering shoes set him apart like a rhinestone cowboy amid undertakers. Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema savored his three accompanying seniors dressing like identical triplets in their session of SEC football media days at Hoover, Ala.

Hog Calls: Thinking about unintentional humor

posted: 07/22/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Thirteen of the 14 SEC head baseball coaches surely guffawed if all saw the July 15 opening session of SEC Football Media Days on the SEC Network from Hoover, Ala.

Hog Calls: UA hopes numbers add up to success

posted: 07/20/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The Razorbacks return the bulk of their bulky offensive line. Arkansas' media guide cover covers all that in bulk. Five starters, all well over 300 pounds but none you would call fat, cover the cover.

Hog Calls: Bet on Ellis for 2016 media days trip

posted: 07/18/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

If a certain University of Arkansas 4.0 pre-med student/linebacker returns healthy next year, then bet on the Razorbacks represented by at least one defensive player at the 2016 SEC football media days in Hoover, Ala.

Hog Calls: SEC commissioner off to a good start

posted: 07/15/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Recalling various new leaders disastrously deluded that history begins with them, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey made an impressive debut at SEC football media days.

Hog Calls: Foreign football finds U.S. foothold

posted: 07/13/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Even some of the staunchest fans of American football are finding the foreign football we call soccer considerably less foreign.

Hog Calls: Don't get too caught up with watch lists

posted: 07/11/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' defensive turnaround from a sieve in 2013 to No. 10 nationally in total defense in 2014 isn't reflected on the watch list for the 2015 Chuck Bednarik Award.

Hog Calls: Spearmon works to get back on track

posted: 07/08/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Turning pro upon completion of their sophomore seasons at Arkansas as record-setting NCAA champions bonded disparate training partners last week.

Hog Calls: UA's Jamaican stars show off at home

posted: 07/06/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

They say clothes don't make the man. But for Jamaica-born, Arkansas-educated Omar McLeod, it was important for him to take part in his nation's championships while wearing an Arkansas Razorbacks shirt.

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