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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: Pitchers stepping up for Hogs

posted: 03/30/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A week ago, this column referenced the Arkansas Razorbacks pitching staff as "three and a half men."

Hog calls: Gym rats give Hogs coach confidence

posted: 03/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

It will take Manuale Watkins-type offseason improvement from all the other Arkansas Razorbacks to get them where they want to go next season, even if Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls return.

Hog Calls: Dykes just getting started at Arkansas

posted: 03/25/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Although his 10th-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks were drummed out of the second round of the NCAA Women's Tournament by Kim Mulkey's prohibitively favored Baylor Lady Bears on Sunday in Waco, Texas, Jimmy Dykes counter-punched Mulkey's punchline to drum into recruits and Arkansas fans that he is Arkansas' coach for the long haul and totally an ex-ESPN sportscaster.

Hog Calls: Pitching not consistent enough for UA

posted: 03/23/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Two And A Half Men was the title of a long running TV show on CBS.

Hog Calls: Success often calls for great escapes

posted: 03/21/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Surely no Arkansas fans other than those betting against the spread whine that their fifth-seeded Razorbacks "only" beat 12th-seeded Wofford by three during Thursday's first round of the NCAA Tournament's West Region in Jacksonville, Fla.

Hog Calls: Anderson, Hogs have come long way

posted: 03/18/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

While sorting out what his Arkansas Razorbacks didn't do, it took the plane ride home and a text message for Mike Anderson to appreciate what they did.

Hog calls: McDonnell way works for Hogs again

posted: 03/16/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

A track coach can receive no greater compliment than a national championship "won the McDonnell way."

Hog Calls: UA women's coach makes case for bid

posted: 03/14/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Whether scheduling his Arkansas Razorbacks women's team for NCAA Tournament consideration or practicing to get there, Jimmy Dykes hardly could have done less.

Hog calls: Harter wants to join exclusive track club

posted: 03/11/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Moving from the central California coast to Fayetteville, Lance Harter knew he would lose a little bit of his suntan.

Hog calls: Qualls finds silver lining after tough loss

updated: 03/08/2015 10:14 p.m. Comments 3

Sometimes it takes an innocent but seemingly strange question to elicit a classy answer that actually reveals something to ponder.


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