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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: Morris vaults into a deep talent pool

posted: 07/04/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

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.

Hog Calls: Tweets return to haunt older Portis

posted: 07/01/2015 2:19 a.m. Comment 1

The "gotcha" aspect of social media has snagged some of the best of us, Bobby Portis among the latest.

Hog Calls: McLeod could turn heads in Beijing

posted: 06/29/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

In Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, Omar McLeod made a prophet and then some of his University of Arkansas head track coach.

Hog Calls: Lopez's advancement part of process

posted: 06/27/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

It doesn't always work this way, but in maturity, academics and athletics, college senior and junior athletes are supposed to have progressed from their freshman and sophomore days.

Hog Calls: LPGA event winner for UA program

posted: 06/24/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

When they aren't golfing, the leading girls high school golfers presumably watch the LPGA Tour often.

Hog Calls: SEC flagged for an outdated symbol

posted: 06/22/2015 1:44 a.m. Comments 2

The masochistic few who reluctantly would acknowledge themselves as longtime readers of this column can vouch for the author's distaste for corporate collegiate athletics.

Hog Calls: Coach knows summer ball not for all

posted: 06/20/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

If he could guarantee Andrew Benintendi-type improvement, Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn would place no Razorback in summer ball.

Hog Calls: Welcome home a hit with Razorbacks

posted: 06/17/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

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.

Hog Calls: UA teams hold up under new format

posted: 06/15/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

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.

Hog calls: Benintendi is a beaut of a ballplayer

posted: 06/13/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

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.

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