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.
Sandi Morris faces the first un-American Fourth of July of her life. The South Carolina native and now graduated University of Arkansas All-American pole vaulter debuts internationally today at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Paris.
Drained and defeated from their two-and-through College World Series in Omaha, Neb., the Arkansas Razorbacks found some 70 or so Hog-calling fans awaiting at Baum Stadium on Tuesday as they bused in from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
After experiencing the new made-for-ESPN TV format of both the NCAA men's and women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships last Wednesday through Saturday in Eugene, Ore., Arkansas Razorbacks men's Coach Chris Bucknam's review proffered two thumbs up.
Age before beauty, they say. Andrew Benintendi can confirm they are correct. Benintendi is sitting pretty after winning three national player of the year awards with a chance to add a fourth, but the real beauty for Arkansas' center fielder is his age.