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Mike Anderson Sends Love To His Hospitalized Friend, Dudley Dawson
Today, Mike Anderson gave his first interview with Arkansas media since he was fired as the Hogs head coach in March 2019. In his interview with radio host Josh Bertaccini, he would get around to talking up Madison Square Garden and his new program, St. John’s, as expected. But... Read more
4-Star Frank Anselem On Why Arkansas Is In His Final Five
UPDATED The Arkansas basketball program recently signed the No. 5 class in the nation — its highest ranked class since 2004, when it signed three blue chip players*, plus five-star Al Jefferson. Now, the Hogs have a chance to finish even higher — closer to their 1995 class** which many services... Read more
Musselmania Begins: Arkansas’ No. 2 Biggest Sports Story of 2019
This is the second of a three-part series on the most important Arkansas sports stories of 2019 -Tommy Foltz Hunter Yurachek’s first big fire and hire came last spring, when he relieved Mike Anderson of his duties and nabbed Eric Musselman from Nevada. So far, the move has been... Read more
Eric Musselman Hired As Most Accomplished First-Year Hogs Basketball Coach Ever
–Evin Demirel Now, we can exhale. Today, Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek announced Eric Musselman as the next Razorback basketball coach charged with returning Hogs basketball to the national prominence it enjoyed during the golden years of Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson. He is the fourth such coach charged... Read more
Mike Anderson’s 2014-17 Hogs Better Than Nolan’s Late ’90s Teams
Since 2014, Mike Anderson’s Hogs are winning more than Kareem Reid/Derek Hood-era Arkansas I can’t help myself: I love Mike Anderson/Nolan Richardson comparisons. As an Arkansas native, I firsthand remember growing up in the 1990s and breathlessly following each of Richardson’s Razorback teams. That experience – along with watching my classmates Joe... Read more
Below is breakdown of where the Razorbacks have ranked nationally in “pace factor” (involving how many possessions a team has within the span of 40 minutes) in six seasons under head coach Mike Anderson. For the unadulterated fun of it, I’ve listed rankings for other Arkansas programs as well. I’ve put records in parentheses to the... Read more

Mike Anderson’s first four Hog teams have shown more steady and impressive improvement than Nolan’s did. But there is one vital difference…

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As far as I know, this is the only version of the 4-page thing available online. Here’s the first half. Below’s the second: : He coached five seasons at Tulsa, going 119-37 for a searing .763 winning percentage. But... Read more