Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett could have avoided the Southeastern Conference’s annual Media Days event if he wanted to. The 6-foot-6, 238-pound Texarkana, Ark., native could be getting ready to take part in an NFL training camp instead of taking questions from a room full of reporters like he did on Thursday.
While the lure of playing in the NFL might have been attractive for a time after the 2009 season ended for Mallett, he ultimately felt like coming back to help the Razorbacks was the right choice for him personally, and the entire program.
Mallett’s return to Arkansas not only helps solidify Bobby Petrino’s tenure at the school, it has elevated the Razorbacks in the pecking order of schools that could win the SEC West title this year, a fact that seems to be the most pleasing to Mallett. (July 23, 2010, Page 6A)
On Sunday, Razorback right-hander Mike Bolsinger led the charge in Arkansas’ 7-0 victory over Ole Miss.
Two days after allowing two runs in 1.1 innings of relief work, Bolsinger — who had began the year as Arkansas’ Friday night starter — was able to keep the Ole Miss bats at bay, surrendering just two hits in 8.0 innings while striking out a career-high 11 batters. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)
The senior from Evansville, Ind., looked like the dominant right-hander Rebel fans became accustomed to earlier in the season.
After allowing 10 combined runs in his previous two outings against LSU and Mississippi State, Barrett stifled Razorback batters, allowing one run in 8.0 innings of work. (May 10, 2010, Page 4B)
Against the Ole Miss Rebels, Arkansas pitcher Mike Bolsinger pitched like the Friday night ace he had been up until about four weeks ago.
The right-hander allowed no runs on two hits and three walks while striking out a career-high 11 batters in 8.0 innings to lead the Razorbacks to a lopsided 7-0 win on Sunday at Oxford-University Stadium.
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Ole Miss starter Aaron Barrett rebounded from a tough start last week at Mississippi State to earn a big 3-2 win over No. 14 Arkansas at Oxford-University Stadium on Saturday.
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It’s far from lonely atop the Southeastern Conference Western Division standings for the No. 13 Ole Miss baseball team.
In fact, the team they share first with, No. 14 Arkansas, will be in Oxford this weekend looking to not only separate itself from the Rebels, but also get even for last season.
A year ago, the Rebels traveled to Arkansas and swept the Razorbacks to earn a share of the SEC Title with LSU.
This weekend, expect the Razorbacks (35-10 overall, 14-7 SEC) to be looking for payback. (May 7, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — Ten of the 12 Southeastern Conference teams will open up league play this weekend. (January 7, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — The Lady Rebels bounced back from a loss Sunday at Vanderbilt to beat Alabama 70-56 Wednesday. Junior guard Kayla Melson provided a spark for the team, scoring 19 points while dishing out five assists and grabbing four steals. (January 7, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — With Ole Miss’ season behind it, the Rebels coaching staff has now turned its full attention to recruiting with signing day just five weeks away. Ole Miss also picked up a commitment on Tuesday from South Panola standout running back Nicholas Parker. (January 6, 2010, Page 7)