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Targeting Mike Neighbors as SC Men’s Coach Divides South Carolina Basketball Fan Base

The case for replacing Frank Martin with Mike Neighbors isn’t as crazy as you’d think.

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Lady Hogs Inspire Sam Pittman to Predict Beating Likes of Clemson, Ohio State

Mike Neighbors’ Lady Razorbacks did something the Arkansas football program never has. Sam Pittman took note.

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Alexis Tolefree, 2nd-Half Assassin, Gets 1st Team All-SEC Honors
On the heels of one of the best SEC regular seasons in Arkansas history, senior guard Alexis Tolefree and redshirt junior guard Chelsea Dungee both earned All-SEC Honors. Today, the league office announced Tolefree nabbed First Team honors, while Dungee was named to the Second Team by the league’s... Read more
After Decades of Losing, Lady Razorbacks Now Own Lady Vols
Hog fans are sick of the mantra “Wait till next year.” That line has been an annual rite of passage in both football and men’s basketball for more than a decade, it seems. Sure, things seemed to be changing earlier in Year 1 of the Eric Musselman era, but... Read more
Arkansas Women’s Basketball Delivers First 100-Point Road Game Since 1991
Arkansas basketball has been on a surge this season. On the men’s side, the Razorbacks have played like a Top 25 team through much of the year so far. Its biggest wins are at Ole Miss, at Georgia Tech and something very few Indiana-bet followers could have predicted — at... Read more
Hogs Basketball Breaks 42-Year Ban, Schedules  In-State Opponent
No Razorback basketball team has played a scheduled game against an in-state opponent since 1977. That is set to change on December 21, when the Razorback women will play the Little Rock Trojans at Verizon Arena. The game will be the: Second time the Little Rock Trojans (aka UALR... Read more
Razorbacks Beat UAB 100-52, Largest Win in UA Postseason History
Head coach Mike Neighbors knows his Razorback women’s basketball team has a bright future. That future sure is getting here in a hurry. On Sunday, his Razorbacks blitzed UAB by 48 points, the largest margin of victory in Razorback postseason basketball history — in men’s or women’s. The Lady Razorbacks... Read more
“You don’t have to win a championship to be a champion here”—Mike Neighbors
Men’s basketball and women’s basketball shares much common ground, but one of the places the games go their separate ways is coach and player psychology. Female basketball players are much less likely to talk about their own achievements without also talking about how important their teammates are. Another key... Read more