April 25, 2015

Mississippi State Beatdown…The Fix Is In

Michael Qualls, Anton Beard (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

Mike Anderson appears to have fixed an Arkansas defense that looked completely unfixable just a few short weeks ago.

There’s No Defense for That

Anton Beard (Photo by Gareth Patterson  - AP Photo)

There is no defense for what we saw at Bud Walton Arena Saturday night…nothing.

Home Ain’t What It Used to Be

Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) reacts to a foul call against him during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

It was in year three that Mike Anderson’s Missouri team made the really big improvement. Year three was supposed to be the year at Arkansas, too.

Long-Term Approach

Mike Anderson (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

After beating ranked teams Michigan and Vanderbilt in late January, the young Hogs found themselves 16-6 and in the conversation for an NCAA tourney bid. So what happened?

Young Guns Unafraid

Devonta Abron / Alex Oriakhi (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Sometimes you learn more from a loss than you do from a win. Mike Anderson’s team showed us on Saturday that they were not intimidated by the #8 team in the nation.

Arkansas 83, South Carolina Upstate 63

Mike Anderson (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Marshawn Powell scored 19 points as Arkansas won Mike Anderson’s first game as coach 83-63 over South Carolina-Upstate on Friday night.

Primetime Spotlight

Mike Anderson (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Friday marks the official start for Mike Anderson’s brand of Hawg Ball, as Bud Walton opens up to the public for “Primetime at the Palace.”

‘My Team Is On The Floor’

The refrain from Razorback fans has been the same for a while now: “If Rotnei Clarke doesn’t want to play here anymore, send him on his way.” Some haven’t exactly said it that nicely.

Media Player: Q&A With Derek Ruscin

We recently visited with Derek Ruscin, the host and producer of The Morning Rush on ESPN 96.3. After talking a little about the Razorbacks, Derek filled us in on where he thinks you can get “the best barbecue in this state.”

Get Your Popcorn Ready…

Four days after the press conference announcing the return of Mike Anderson as head basketball coach, there is still a buzz around Fayetteville this week.