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A Breakout Performer In a Dismal Season Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer D eb orah Hamilton didn’t let her son play football growing up because it was too violent and she didn’t want him to get hurt. Instead, Cobi Hamilton played baseball as a centerfielder. From his childhood years until his freshman year in high school, he played with guys like former Razorback second baseman Bo Bigham and current Razorback pitcher Randall Fant. “In my mind, he was a baseball player,” Deborah Hamilton said. Then, one day in P.E., he was playing football with some of his friends. One of them threw Cobi the ball and he caught the pass, as well as the attention of the football coaches.
Late Bloomer When Hamilton joined the Texas High football team in Texarkana, Texas, he was just a “tall, thin kid,” Texas High head coach Barry Norton said. Because he had never played football before, Hamilton needed to start with the basics. As an underclassman, he worked with an assistant coach on his running form every morning. “Early on he was just learning to play, but he was a guy I saw potential in,” Norton said. “Once he learned how to run, he won the 200-meter state championship in track.” Hamilton brought that speed to the field and started to develop it over his junior season. That season, he caught 29 passes for 726 yards and seven touchdowns. By the time his senior year rolled around, he was primed for a breakout season. “He worked extremely hard,” Norton said. “He would stay after practice and work even more. Every Thursday, he would make the quarterbacks stay with him and work on routes.” His hard work paid
off in the form of 64 receptions for 14 touchdowns and a single-season school record of 1,071 yards. He was named the All-Northeast Texas Offensive Player of the Year as awards started piling up. Rivals.com rated him as the No. 63 receiver in the country, Scout.com rated him as No. 108 in the country, and he earned All-District and AllArea honors. Nine Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly Division IA, schools offered Hamilton a scholarship, including Auburn, Oklahoma State and Texas.
Becoming a Razorback However, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his mother and become an Arkansas Razorback. Deborah Hamilton, formerly Deborah Cooper, was a guard on the 1976-77 Razorback women’s basketball team and was one of the first two African-American women to play basketball at Arkansas. When Hamilton arrived as part of the 2009 recruiting class, Arkansas had a lot of depth at wide receiver. In the 2008 recruiting class, Joe Adams, Greg Childs and Jarius Wright signed with the Razorbacks. “I put in a lot of time being behind all of those great receivers and learning the little things from them,” Hamilton said. Although he didn’t get a lot of passes thrown his way, he did show flashes of great play. Against Mississippi State, as a freshman, Hamilton caught three passes for 131 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown and 58-yard touchdown. During his sophomore year, he caught seven passes for 111 yards against South Carolina and had a breakout performance against LSU in Little Rock. After his first reception lost a yard, his next two receptions were 80- and 85-yard touchdowns. The second came as time expired in the second quarter, giving Arkansas a 21-14 lead at the half, which ultimately led to a victory and Sugar Bowl berth. During his junior year, he had one 100-yard game, with 132 yards against New Mexico, but again, he wasn’t consistent throughout the season. “When we had Jarius, Joe and Greg here, everyone talked about Cobi as the 200-meter guy that takes a while to get going, but when he gets down field, he can really blow by some people,” senior quarterback Tyler Wilson said. So as he did in high school, Hamilton started working with an assistant coach, but this time he was looking to improve his quickness, not speed.
Stellar Senior Season “I got real serious in the weight room two years ago, and I really wanted to focus on my quickness off the line of scrimmage,” Hamilton said. Hamilton’s statistics prove that his work paid off yet again. He has become much more consistent and evolved from the “200 meter guy.” Coming into the season, he only had four 100-yard receiving games in 39 games, but has matched that total through just 11 games this season. “He’s explosive,” Wilson said. “He’s done a great job of figuring out how to get off the line quicker and that has made him such a dynamic receiver.” UA offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has also pointed to Hamilton’s quickness as something that makes him stand out among other receivers. “He has an ability to stop and get out of his breaks,” Petri-
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No Camping for LSU Bailey Delony Staff Writer There will be no student camping permitted for the Arkansas versus LSU football game Friday, Nov. 23. ASG worked with the university in scheduling two games this year where student camping would be permitted, said Scott Flanagin, director of communications and outreach. The Kentucky and the Alabama games were the two games designated for student camping. The LSU game would not be a good game to permit camping, for a couple of reasons, Flanagin said. Student camping is manned by volunteers and it would be very difficult to find many volunteers to register tents on Thanksgiving night, Flanagin said. Even if camping was permitted for this game, many students said they probably would not have stayed on campus to camp out Thursday night. A lot of students will probably go home for Thanksgiving break, said Hannah Reis, sophomore international relations major. “If we had the season we had last year, I would have stayed for the game,” said Emily Jacobson, sophomore biochemistry major. With the season we had this year, this game is not as big a deal — but it is still the LSU game, said Ashton Pohlman, sophomore kinesiology major. A lot of students will probably go home for the beginning of the break and then come back for the game, Reis said. “My family lives three hours away and we are still planning on coming back for the game,” Reis said. With Arkansas hosting the LSU game at home this year, the Residence Halls will stay open over Thanksgiving Break, Flanagin said. “This will be very new for all of us,” Flanagin said. Usually Thanksgiving is a big holiday that most students like to spend with their families, Flanagin said. It’s hard to know how many students will end up staying in town for the game, he said.
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!"#$%&'(#')(*+' ,-".%/-0'1%23.% Jaime Dunaway Staff Writer Some fans still plan to attend the Louisiana State University game despite Thanksgiving break and the Hogsâ€™ dismal season. Tradition is important, they said. After the LSU game in October 30, 1909, Football coach Hugo Bezdez called the Arkansas players, â€œa wild band of Razorback hogsâ€? after a 16-0 victory. The Cardinal mascot was changed to a Razorback after the student body voted in 1910, according to the athletics website. The rivalry between Arkansas and LSU is a treasured one. The teams first played each other in 1901 and have played 54 times since then. LSU leads the series 34-20, according to the bleacherreport.com. For many students, the chance to watch a rivalry game will keep them in town over the break. â€œIâ€™ve been a Razorback fan my whole life, and itâ€™s been a tradition to watch it,â€? said Jessica Harmon, freshman early childhood development major. â€œItâ€™s my first year here so I want to experience it.â€? The rivalry game is also known as the Battle for the Golden Boot because of the boot-like shape the two states form on a map. This series began in 1996, and the winner of the game receives possession of a 174 pound, 24-karat gold trophy that is believed to be one of the heaviest trophies awarded in a college football rivalry game, according to the bleacherreport.com. Trash talk by fans and players resulting in cheap shots and fights on the field characterize this rivalry. Large fan bases from both schools and the yearly meeting with bowl im-
Courtesy Photo plications often on the line also contribute to a heated matchup. â€œIâ€™m a big football fan,â€? said Katie Johnson, junior nursing major. â€œI really donâ€™t like LSU, and I hope we beat them because it would be a really good end to our season. Itâ€™s always a good game because of the rivalry.â€? Throughout the years, the matchup has produced what some consider to be the most exciting games in college football history. Miracle at Markham, Miracle at Markham II and the 2007 triple overtime game in which the unranked Hogs beat No. 1 LSU are some of the most memorable. However, last yearâ€™s 41-17 loss with a berth to the national championship on the line, crushed many fansâ€™ high hopes. While students such as Johnson are close enough to go home for the break and return for the game, some families are coming to Fayetteville to watch the game and celebrate Thanksgiving. Tyler Thompson, junior biomedical engineering major, originally from Louisiana, said his family and friends are coming to watch the game. â€œI donâ€™t want them to
change our rivalry,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s bigger than â€˜Bama. We play LSU later in the year so there is more on the line. All the games have been close so there is always drama.â€? Still, some are excited to experience the game because it is in Fayetteville for the first time since 1992. â€œI think the game will be really fun because itâ€™s the first year itâ€™s been in Fayetteville in a really long time,â€? Johnson said. â€œItâ€™s worth being in the student section because everybody feeds off each otherâ€™s positive or negative emotion. We can all be or sad together. It builds camaraderie.â€? Other students agree. â€œI think if it was at Little Rock fewer students would go,â€? Thompson said. â€œYour team has to have prospects, but I think weâ€™ll surprise people by keeping it close.â€? However, some students would prefer to spend time with their family over the break rather than stay in town for the game. â€œIâ€™m not a big football person,â€? said Chloe Costello, fifth year architecture major. â€œItâ€™s not like I donâ€™t support them because Iâ€™ll probably watch them on TV.â€?
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Students Predict Loss for Down Hogs Team Amanda Mazili Contributing Writer The Arkansas football team has had more losses than wins, and students are skeptical to whether Arkansas can pull off a win against one of the best teams in the country. Most student opinions revolve around the idea that LSU will beat Arkansas this year. They say that with the coupling of a new coach and frequent losses, Arkansas has no chance. â€œIâ€™m pretty sure LSU will win. Arkansas has showed themselves and it seems theyâ€™re not the team we used to know,â€? said Seth Wisniewsky, a sophomore in Fulbright college.
Hoyt Purvis, a journalism professor, gave his assessment of this weekendâ€™s game. â€œLately, everything seems to point to LSU, but then again, anything could hap-
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are anxious to see what this weekendâ€™s game will bring. Because the football team is not doing as well as last year, students and fans, do not seem that enthusiastic. Most are looking forward to their Thanksgiving feasts, instead.
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The LSU game should have a positive impact on Fayettevilleâ€™s economy, but a Little Rock city official has said they hope to have the game in Little Rock again in the future. The LSU game had a positive impact on the Little Rock economy in previous years, said Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. â€œEvery ball game in Little Rock has a significant economic impact. Given that ball game is typically been the Friday after Thanksgiving at a time when folks are off and traveling and have the opportunity to attendâ€”itâ€™s been a wonderful tradition that we hope we are able to see again in Little Rock in the future,â€? Chesshir said. â€œWhile we understand the need and the opportunity to have recruits on the Fayetteville campusâ€”we respect and appreciate and support thatâ€”it certainly has been a big economic impact for us, just like any other game that is held here in Little Rock,â€? he said. â€œWe are going to root for them whether they are playing here or there.â€?
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A.J. Jaman, manager of Jimâ€™s Razorback Pizza in Little Rock, said they will see a decrease in sales on gameday compared to previous years. â€œYeah we definitely lost a lot of business with the game moving to Fayetteville,â€? Jaman said. â€œThere was always a lot of traffic during that game and it was always a big day for all of the restaurants and business in town.â€? The LSU football game will have a positive impact on the economy of Fayetteville and the surrounding area, said Chung Tan, manager for Economic Development at the Fayetteville City of Commerce. The impact might turn more of a profit for Fayetteville than other regular home games, Chung said. â€œLSU is a strong team, everyone will be rooting for the Razorbacks and I expect the turnout will be very good,â€? Chung said. â€œWhenever we have a game in town, that means tailgating parties, people going out after the game and just a lot tourists coming inâ€”alumni, parents, students. And usually they come in a group to the city and that definitely helps the community.â€? The game turns more sales for the hotels, restaurants, gas
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stations and shopping in general, Chung said. Many have concerns that the Thanksgiving holiday might decrease the number of people coming to the game, and therefore the resulting sales, but Chung said she believes the impact of Thanksgiving might actually be a good thing. â€œMy best guess would be to say attendance will most likely even out,â€? Chung said. â€œBut for the people we will lose to the holiday â€” people who are going home â€” will also gain those people that are here for thanksgiving and any family that come in town. That might increase the number of people who are able to attend the game.â€? Dustin Caler, Manager of the Hog Haus Brewing Co. on Dickson said they are glad to see the LSU game come to Fayetteville this year. â€œItâ€™s welcome business on a holiday weekend that is usually dead,â€? Caler said. Hotels are almost fully booked for the weekend of the game, multiple hotels report. â€œWe only have a few rooms left, but the booking is pretty much consistent with a regular home game,â€? said Destani Childress from the Fairfield Inn in Fayetteville.
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Local police department officials do not expect to encounter any problems during the Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers football game Nov. 23. The Fayetteville Police Department and UAPD are treating The Battle for the Golden Boot as they would any other game day, police said. â€œNothing will really change from what we do for any other game,â€? said Sgt. Craig Stout, Fayetteville Police public information officer. â€œThe only difference between this and any other game is the team, and the game is taking place on a Friday rather than a Saturday.â€? The only problem with the game relocating is that it might have affected some officersâ€™ Thanksgiving holiday plans which wasnâ€™t a problem in the past, Stout said. â€œSo, some of the guys may have had their Thanksgiving plans thrown a kink into (them),â€? Stout said. Like usual, Fayetteville police officers will be directing
traffic at major intersections to and from the stadium, Stout said. â€œOur department is primarily responsible for the areas surrounding the stadium at the major intersections-Martin Luther King and Razorback, 15th and Razorback, 540 and Martin Luther King, Garland and North,â€? Stout said. â€œThe major intersections to and from the stadium, we always man those posts and try to help people get to and from the stadium and easily as possible.â€? Some Fayetteville police officers will be on bike patrol in the university heights neighborhood, directly to the west of the stadium, to make sure fans are parking in the correct locations, Stout said. Other officers will be assigned to patrol inside the stadium or as escorts for the teams. â€œItâ€™s just business as usual for a ball game day,â€? Stout said. UAPD officials said they have not made any changes to their plans for this game. â€œWe are not changing anything outside of what we normally do for the LSU game,â€? said UAPD Capt. Kathryn Huddler.
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Razorbacks on Twitter
Alex March Staff Writer
After a tough loss in Columbia, S.C., Arkansas wide receiver Javontee Herndon sent out a tweet saying, â€œNo matter how this season goes I'll never give up.â€? Twitter gives fans unprecedented access to the lives of athletes. The athletic department as a whole is tech savvy, with even Athletic Director Jeff Long and coach John L. Smith with accounts. Past hogs, like tight end DJ Williams, have had a strong social media presence both in college and in the NFL. Current Hogs like Cobi Hamilton, Knile Davis, Tevin Mitchell and Tyler Wilson all have popular accounts. Some, like Wilson and Hamilton, have more than 15,000 followers. The best accounts are at times serious, at times funny and often reminding people that these are college kids who just happen to be world-class athletes.
@TevinMitchell8 Cornerback 0LWFKHOOLVRQHRIWKHPRVWSUROLĂ€FWZHHWHUVRQWKHWHDP sending out multiple tweets a day. Through his tweets, you can clearly see that Mitchell!s priorities lie in football and family. After a head injury during the Louisiana-Monroe game, a wave of support came to Mitchell through Twitter.
Tevin Mitchell @TevinMitchell8 :KHQ\RXKDYHFRQĂ€GHQFH\RXFDQKDYH a lot if fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things!
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Wide Receiver Hamilton may just have the best account of any Razorback. His tweets cover everything, from football to rapper Lil! Boosie. Hamilton!s personality shines through his account. Hamilton tweets a lot of song lyrics, from Yo Gotti to Webbie. He is best known for using the hashtag #freeboosie. Even if you have doubts about Boosie!s innocence, Hamilton!s account is still entertaining.
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Cobi Hamilton @CobiHam11 Any kid comes dress like Cobi Hamilton gets the whole bowl...spread the word lol
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Tyler Wilson @Tyler_Wilson8 Gameday!! #WPS be there
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Running Back Johnson has had a fairly decent season at running back, and he tweets as hard as he runs. Johnson has stayed posiWLYHWKURXJKRXWWKHVHDVRQDQGKLV7ZLWWHUDFFRXQWUHĂ HFWV that. You can see Johnson working hard every day, but he comes across like a regular kid.
Dennis Johnson @King_Johnson 33 I will go to war with any of my team members... #RazorbackFootball
Fullback Small suffered a season-ending injury, but he has kept up WKHWZHHWLQJ6PDOOŇ‹VDFFRXQWRYHUĂ RZVZLWKORYHIRUWKH+RJV and his hometown of Baltimore. Small, like Dennis Johnson DQG7HYLQ0LWFKHOOWZHHWVDORW6PDOOLVDQRWKHUKLJKSURĂ€OH Razorback who can be seen getting back to work after an injury, which is an interesting story for fans to watch.
Kiero Small @KieroSmall36 Always have taken everything in stride tuck the chin and keep rolling with the punches .. Stressing and worrying ain!t my style
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Brey Cook @breycook74
Knile Davis runs one of the most popular Razorback accounts, with over 22,000 followers. Followers who have been with Davis for a while have gotten a chance to see him work to overcome his injury from last season, and you have to respect him for it. His character comes through, from tweeting about working hard in practice to sending out prayers to South Carolina!s Marcus Lattimore after a devastating knee injury a few weeks ago.
Kniles Davis @BoobieKnile_Era A Belief takes total concentration...if u want it u gotta c it with a clear eye view!!!
Offensive Tackle Cook is the team!s Twitter comedian. His tweets range in subject from Hope Solo to Assassin!s Creed to life on The Hill. Recently, on Oct. 21, Cook live-blogged an entire day spent sleeping, tweeting out where and how well he was sleeping on a bye week.
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Black Friday vs. LSU Game Antony Wanjala Staff Writer
Black Friday? One of the most profitable days for big businesses in the country. LSU vs. Arkansas? Well, its only one of many popular annual games on the SEC calendar. Which one is more important to the students of the University of Arkansas? I took my query to the streets. â€œFamily should be the real reason why we head back during Thanksgiving break, but football is football,â€? said Brad Williams, freshman nursing student. Like many other students who head back home during Thanksgiving, Brad does it for family, with football as an incredible bonus. When asked who would win the game, Brad answered with a resounding â€œwoo pig sooie!â€? In addition to the obvious emphasis on family, Thanksgiving weekend has a dark history, too. Itâ€™s the only time of year an individual can lose their life in search of a brand-new television. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is littered with the hordes of eager shoppers who are willing to literally take the lives of those who stand in their way. A sad reality is the fact that a handful of people actually lose their lives during the commercial event. From pushing older folks out the way to murder via trampling, Black Friday shoppers are a relentless group of people. In the name of Thanksgiving, I asked a handful of individuals whether they would have the heart to push an elderly woman out of their way in pursuit of a brand new Xbox. Kevin Cooper, sophomore engineering student, answered with a calm and collected â€œno.â€? He said that taking a personâ€™s life is never on his agenda â€” even in pursuit of video game merchandise. In addition to being a fan of the recently released â€œCall of Duty: Black Ops 2â€? and owner of Microsoftâ€™s Xbox 360, it should mean a lot to hear that Mr. Cooper wouldnâ€™t take the lives of the innocent while on the prowl for the greatest deals of the year. The irony present in the situation is astounding: Literally right after slicing open a delectable turkey baked down to the core with stuffing and spices while gobbling down pounds of pumpkin and sweet potato pie, individuals are willing to camp out in front of their local Best Buy that very same evening in anticipation of the following dayâ€™s sales. Talk about dedication. However, after listening to what
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Loyalty and Passion Dominate LSU Fans
Alex Golden Staff Writer
UA students are no strangers to football frenzy, and the battle for the Golden Boot is football frenzy in its prime. The bottom half of the boot represents the LSU Tigers and the students who feel a sense of loyalty and pride for their team. LSU senior Sam Pitre became a fan of LSU long before he became a student there. â€œLSU was everything to the family,â€? he said. Pitre grew up watching the games with his cousins and uncles, who encouraged him to go to LSU after attending the games during high school, he said. The band always marches uphill an hour before
kickoff as fans watch, he said. â€œI remember growing up, coming down the hill was a huge tradition,â€? Pitre said. Pitre has been optimistic about LSUâ€™s season this year. â€œWe almost expect to win because of the talent we have,â€? he said. He said the coaching staff is doing what it needs to do to get by this year, and the team practices and works out daily. â€œWhen we had (Coach Nick) Saban, we killed teams; he did more than he had to,â€? Pitre said. â€œWe have such potential, but weâ€™re lacking in development because of our last two quarterbacks.â€? Pitre said that many students
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Fayetteville is hailed by many to have the most active and exciting drinking scene in all of northwest Arkansas, specifically on Dickson street, where bars line both sides of the street and people come from all over the state. But most people, including locals, do not know the hidden gems outside of the Dickson vicinity where the deals are the best, the drinks are a variety of sorts and the space is open to avoid overcrowding. One of the newest bar additions to Fayetteville is the Stolen Glass, which opened just a couple of months ago. The bar was built after Thea Morril and Paul Baldwin signed the lease and began renovations in the inside of the building. Now, there are plenty of seats and an upper deck within the confines of the structure where people can relax, socialize and drink. “We want to create something cool for Fayetteville,” Morril said to the Fayetteville Flyer. “A place that’s fun, that a lot of different people can feel comfortable in.” Located at 40 E. Center St., the bar is 3,500 square feet with a large stage for bands to play every Friday and Saturday night as well as a spacious area for people to come out and dance and meet other locals. According to the bar’s website, they will have bands of every genre and style, so there is no telling what kind of show is happening. “We just want to provide another place for good bands to showcase their music,” Morril said to the Fayetteville Flyer. From DJs to full live bands, the Stolen Glass will surely attract customers of all different musical tastes. But the bar is not limited to music on the weekend. During the week, they plan on having special deals for various reasons throughout the week. They plan on starting “Brew and Views” for sports games, during Monday Night Football and occasional UFC matches. Each game can be viewed on big, high-definition TVs surrounding the interior of the bar.
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Courtesy Photo Every Tuesday is open mic night, where musicians, poets, comedians and the like can come and showcase their talent to the public. The bar also has one of the best happy hours in Fayetteville. From 4-7 p.m., Bud Lights are only $1.75 — they are usually $2 every day — and domestic long necks and drafts are only $2. In addition to the Bud Light, they have Shocktop in the
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Co-owner of the Stolen Glass evening for only $2. Most evenings, they serve $3 wells all night. On Wednesday nights, happy hour is all night long, and Thursdays are Ladys’ half-price night with karaoke to top off the evening. If deals are a must-have, then the Stolen Glass has some of the best in town. But what truly sets this bar apart from all the others — besides their location — is that this bar has free wifi for anyone and free pool all day. One of the quintes-
BLACK FRIDAY continued from page 5 RJ Morris, UA football team member and kinesiology major, had to say, there may still be hope for any of our senior citizens who take it upon themselves to attend the extravaganza every year. RJ, having attended both the “Assassin’s Creed III” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” midnight releases, said that after he eats all of that pie, he’s going to take a good, long rest and watch the LSU game, of course. Much needed rest, I’d say, considering this man’s dedication to the game. In addition, despite the fact that a large number of individuals are deciding to go home for the weekend, some actually decide to remain on campus — normally those who have come to the UA from another country or faraway state. Of these, I managed to get a hold of a first-year law student, who preferred to remain anonymous, who planned to take it upon herself to study feverishly for her upcoming finals amidst the hub-
sential drinking activities for any regular drinker is to play a game of pool with friends and to share pitcher of the best brew around. Perhaps most of all, the bar provides free parking outside for paying customers. As Dickson street continues to demand more and more fees to park, Fayetteville locals are looking for places to drink without the hassle of paying parking fees.
If Dickson Street seems like it is starting to lose its allure, then perhaps spend this weekend in the Square. Check out the Stolen Glass and the many other bars around the area — each have their own perks and attitudes. For more information on the Stolen Glass, check out their website at www. thestolenglass.com or their Facebook group for the most update information on deals, shows and games.
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bub of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. She did mention how much time would be allotted to relaxing with close friends as well, but the amount time was not specified — goes to show that not everyone on campus will be having a “break.” When it comes to deciding whether to watch the LSU game or endure the crowds of Black Friday, many may choose either one, or even both, but whatever you decide … please preserve the health of our senior citizens.
choose to go to LSU solely because it is a football school and they want to be a part of it. Everyone gets involved in the games, and how the football team does can dominate the atmosphere on campus, he said. “When we lose, you’re down,” he said. “If we win, you’re winning for the week.” As is the case with the UA, tailgating is a big deal at LSU, Pitre said. He remembers watching LSU beat the Razorbacks with his cousins during his freshman year after two overtimes and seeing everyone get so absorbed in the competition and victory of the Tigers. “They talk about (LSU football) in the papers,” he said. “It’s kind of like our politics.” Pitre said that the Battle for the Golden Boot game is worth the trip to Fayetteville to see. About the results of the upcoming game, Pitre said, “Arkansas always gives us trouble, so it’s hard to predict.”
Tailgating Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Pasta Sarah Derouen News Editor I am from south Louisiana, so the LSU game has a special place in my heart. One, because I like to trash talk with my LSU friends, and two, because of the wonderful memories I have made attending and watching the game with my dad. In my family, the perfect mix of fun and eating is the LSU game. Southern Louisiana taught me two things: how to eat and how to have fun. In my family, we do not start planning any event before figuring out the menu, so a true LSU tailgating experience would not be real without a Cajun recipe. My mom came up with recipe while trying think of a new lower-calorie, yet
Servings: 4 2 12-ounce bags of medium large, uncooked shrimp 3 tablespoons Season-All seasoned salt 1/4 cup flour 1 5/8 cups of water 1 tablespoon parsley 12 ounces fettuccine noodles 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s very Cajun meal. This recipe will help make your LSU game day a mix of authentic food and lots of game-day fun. In
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Creole Seasoning (optional) Heat pan to medium-high heat. Spray shrimp with cooking spray, and season with Season-All seasoning and Tony Chacere’s Creole Seasoning. Then, grease pan and cook shrimp until pink. Turn pan down to medium heat. Add parsley and 1/8 cup of water. Cook for 5 minutes. Mix 1 ½ cup of water and ¼ cup of flour in a separate container. Then, mix with shrimp, and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over noodles. This recipe may also be served over rice. the words of my Cajun ancestors, “laissez les bon temps roulez,” or “let the good times roll!”
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Hogs vs. Tigers Golden The LSU Tigers: Life Boot Game Predictions After the Honey Badger Zack Wheeler Staff Writer
Tyler Wilson and LSU’s Zach Mettenberger will face off in the regular-season finale. Mettenberger has the ability to throw the ball all over the field, but accuracy has been an issue at times. Arkansas wide receiver Cobi Hamilton will need to create a matchup problem once again for the Hogs to be effective. Looking at what both offenses and opposing secondaries are capable of, I see this matchup very even coming in. Advantage: Even
LSU has the ability to run three very talented running backs in and out of the game. Their leading rusher, Jeremy Hill, slightly edges out the other two in rushing total on the season. LSU is ranked 37th overall in the nation for their rushing attack. Arkansas has been running the ball better as of late. With all the NFLcaliber talent that LSU has on the defensive side of the ball, it could be a rough go for the Hogs. Advantage: LSU
Neither team was very effective in stopping the pass last week. A lot of youth and busted coverages are a possibility for this weekend’s matchup. LSU’s Zach Mettenberger has been inconsistent most of the year, but he threw for 273 yards on the Bulldog’s secondary. Arkansas will give up some big plays as well, and both sides must create turnovers to win this matchup. Advantage: LSU
LSU is big, athletic and very instinctive. The whole defensive line and linebacker crew is able to attack the ball and force opponents into long yardage situations. Arkansas is on the small end when it comes to Southeastern Conference defensive lines, so they will need to play bigger to have a chance. LSU has more talent and will display it’s dominance in rush defense. Advantage: LSU
This section can come down to the two punters, Dylan Breeding and Brad Wing. Both players have the ability to flip the field and give their team an added advantage. Both teams must look to avoid the big play from the
other. Arkansas hasn’t been very explosive this year. LSU typically has good luck in the return game against the Hogs, and I feel they will find a way to exploit that this year as well. Advantage: LSU
Les Miles has his Tigers at the top of the SEC once again. Arkansas is limping through this year just waiting to hear who the new coaching staff will be. LSU is in the running for a BCS bowl once again, and they have created a culture down there of which most teams in the country are envious. Advantage: LSU
LSU is the better team in almost every aspect of the game. Arkansas still has a powerful offense, but they haven’t put together a complete game all season. LSU has way more NFL-level talent on their roster, but Arkansas has some guys who will be playing to try and improve their draft stock as well. I look for LSU to roll with a 35-10 victory in Arkansas’ final game of the season. Advantage: LSU
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After a loss in the National Championship game last season, LSU had high hopes for the 2012 season. The Tigers were coming off a 13-1 record and 8-0 record in regular-season Southeastern Conference play. The 13-0 regular season record by the Tigers was the first ever in school history. Head coach Les Miles and the Tigers were ready for another repeat season, were ready to earn back the national title, and they had everything going for them. LSU was going to be a topnotch contender, alongside Alabama for the second straight season. They had quarterback Zach Mettenberger, running back Michael Ford and wide receiver Odell Beckham all returning from the previous season. LSU also had Heisman finalist, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu — better known as “Honey Badger” — returning. The Honey Badger was awarded the Chuck Bednarik Award in 2011. The award is given to the best defensive player in college football. All the hype of the “Honey Badger” went down the drain when he was dismissed from the team over the summer. Rumors spread that he would be able to return to the team for the 2013-14 season. Those rumors were diminished when Mathieu was arrest-
ed for possession of marijuana in October. Without Mathieu, the Tigers have gone 8-2 on the season and ranked No. 7 in the BCS poll after week 11. Their two losses have come from No. 6 Florida and No. 4 Alabama. They are still in the running to represent the west in the SEC Championship game, but for the Tigers to represent the West in Atlanta, Alabama would have to lose to Auburn, who does not have a win in the SEC this season. L S U is being led by Me t t e n b e r g e r, Hill and Beckham. Mettenberger h a s thrown for 1,990 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions. Hill has rushed for 477 yards on 92 carries for six touchdowns. Beckham has 34 receptions for 548 yards and two touchdowns. LSU has wins over Texas A&M, South Carolina and Mississippi State, who, at the time of the game, were ranked No. 18, No. 3 and No. 21, respectively.
LSU’s final regular-season game will take place in Fayetteville when the Tigers take on the Razorbacks. The Tigers will be playing in Fayetteville for the first time since 1992. If the Tigers can close out this game with a win, they will be competing for a BCS bowl game, alongside other SEC schools Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
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Traveler Archive This photo ran in the Dec. 2, 1992 issue of The Arkansas Traveler after the Razorbacks beat the Tigers 30-6 in Fayetteville.
Since 1994, LSU and Arkansas have traveled between Little Rock and Baton Rouge, La., to play football. Before this tradition, however, LSU visited Fayetteville to challenge Arkansas. LSU played against the Razorbacks in Fayetteville for the last time in 1992. In this matchup, the Hogs dominated the game and won 30-6. The Razorbacks joined the Southeastern Conference in 1991, making the 1992 game the first and only time the Ra-
zorbacks played LSU in Fayetteville while in the same conference. This also marked the first of the annual matchups of the two teams. Going into the game, the Hogs had a poor season with a 2-7-1 record, 2-4-1 in the SEC. LSU maintained a similarly bad 2-8 season, 1-7 in the SEC prior to their last loss of the season to UA. This season was the same season Arkansas lost to The Citadel in their first game of the year. Upon the loss, head coach Jack Crowe was fired and the UA promoted defensive coordinator Joe Kines to be the interim head coach for the season.
One advantage of the Hogs playing LSU in Fayetteville in 2012 is the larger number of spectators who are able to fit in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. However, at 3:00 p.m., Nov. 27, 1992, 32,721 people attended the rivalry game -- the lowest attendance of the season, including War Memorial Stadium games. Razorback Stadium of 1992 held 52,680 at maximum capacity. There is chance that attendance for the upcoming game could be equally dismal. ESPN broadcast the game as the only ESPN broadcast for Arkansas football that year.
Golden Boot of Immeasurable Importance to Hog Fans
Liz Beadle Staff Writer It’s 175 pounds of 24-karat gold. But to the people of Louisiana and Arkansas, it is so much more than that. Yes, it’s the Golden Boot and its name is spoken with reverent awe, especially in the grand ole state of Arkansas, where, honestly, nothing means more. The LSU game is definitely the most important, and arguably the only, continually played rivalry game for Arkansas. “It is a symbol of how important college football is to us as a people,” said my sister
Sarah, a lifelong Arkansas fan who has been present at the LSU-Arkansas game eight times in the past 13 years. Eleven weeks of the football season all lead up to a game that changes everything for residents of the two states. Arkansas and LSU first met in 1901, a game played in Baton Rouge that LSU won 15-0. The two teams have met a total of 57 times. Arkansas is 20-352 all time in the series. The rivalry has only been played in Fayetteville once, in 1992 — the Hogs’ inaugural year in the Southeastern Conference. That game ended in a 30-6 victory for the Hogs, meaning that the Razorbacks are undefeated against LSU in Fayetteville. The Golden Boot was not awarded until 1996, meaning that this 2012 game will mark the first time the Golden Boot is awarded in Fayetteville. It is undeniable that this rivalry is bigger for Arkansas fans than it is for LSU fans. “We don’t even consider Arkansas to be much of a ri-
valry,” said Nick Crifasi, a Baton Rouge native who went to high school in Little Rock and is now a junior at LSU. “I think most people would consider Arkansas to be behind Alabama, Florida and Auburn in terms of how big of a rivalry this is for us.” However, Crifasi did say that how close this game has been in recent years makes some LSU fans more aware of the rivalry. And for him personally, considering his Arkansas ties, it is the “most important game on the schedule.” That is largely because he has a bet with one of his friends from high school, Conner Grummer, who is a junior here at Arkansas. After the 2010 Arkansas victory, Nick had to shave his head. And after the LSU victory last season, Conner had to walk around Fayetteville for a full a week in an LSU shirt. From 2005-2009 this game was decided by a total of 11 points in four games. Since the advent of the SEC Cham-
pionship game in 1992, one of these two teams has played in eight of the 20 championship games. The Golden Boot has been awarded 16 times: 10 times to LSU and six times to Arkansas. In recent years, this game has provided many of the most memorable moments for Arkansas fans. The 2002 game in Little Rock — the original Miracle on Markham — is one of the most famous games in Razorback football history. The Hogs were down 14-20 with 34 seconds remaining in the game when Matt Jones and company marched down the field from the Hogs’ own 19yard line. The drive was only three snaps long and ended in a 31-yard Jones touchdown pass to DeCori Birmingham. After the game-winning extra point, the CBS camera panned over to a sign reading “Couldn’t Be Sweeter” (spelling out CBS vertically and referencing our Sugar Bowl hopes that year). That sign was made by my cousins and me. And from
personal experience, I can tell you it is true. There is absolutely nothing sweeter than defeating LSU for a Razorback fan of my generation. It is the goal every year. We could lose every game but if we beat LSU, somehow all is forgiven (kind of). Many other memorable games have taken place throughout this series. I still get goose bumps watching replays of Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis bringing total and complete shock to Tiger Stadium in 2007. That triple-overtime win by unranked Arkansas over No. 1 LSU is still, to this day, my favorite game in Arkansas history. This game usually has postseason implications, it is almost always close and no general rules apply. Nothing goes the way you think it is going to. Emotions run wild: just ask Bobby Petrino how he felt about Les Miles this time a year ago or watch Houston
Nutt and Darren McFadden’s post game interviews from 2007. This game means so much to Arkansas. Bringing home that Golden Boot is a humongous source of pride for players, fans and coaches alike. As I sat, hands in my face and tears in my eyes, in the middle of the LSU student section in Tiger Stadium this time one year ago, I realized more deeply than ever that this was the big show for us. It didn’t matter to me that it was just one more win for those corn-dog-smelling LSU fans; it was everything to me. “It doesn’t matter if they’re number one and we’re number 121, all bets are off when we walk into that stadium,” my wise little sister said. “Everything the season has taught us goes right out the window. LSU is just different.” Liz Beadle is a staff writer for The Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every other week. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.
Stop Arkansas Early
The Razorbacks have been putting points on the board early most of the season. In the first quarter, Arkansas has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 8935. The last thing LSU will want to do on the road in a rivalry game is get down early and play from behind. If the Tigers can get a lead quickly, the game will be over by the end of the first quarter. If not, it may be closer than some LSU fans would like.
Remember LSU is Fighting for a Good Bowl — Arkansas Has Nothing to Lose
Arkansas has nothing to lose. LSU is working to finish out its season with only two losses, but the Razorbacks won’t be bowling this year without some sort of miracle. That’s a scary prospect for the Tigers. With nothing to lose, don’t be surprised if you see Arkansas leaving it all on the field, while LSU will have to avoid taking a pedestrian approach to the game.
Intercept Tyler Wilson
Arkansas senior quarterback Tyler Wilson is good. The Razorbacks will throw the ball plenty of times and Wilson will probably throw for over 200 yards, as he’s done in nearly every game he’s played this season. But if LSU is really “Defensive Back University” as it claims, it will need some picks from the starstudded secondary to make a big impact in this game. Wilson threw two interceptions against Rutgers, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and South Carolina. The Tigers should be able to force him to do the same against them.
Mettenberger Must Show Up
It took until November, but it looks as if LSU junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has finally arrived. As of Nov. 15, it’s been three games since Mettenberger threw an interception. After a dismal 11-of-29, 97-yard performance at Texas A&M, Mettenberger has thrown for his two highest yard totals in the last two weeks against Alabama and Mississippi State. If he can’t pick apart Arkansas’ underachieving secondary, he’s got a problem.
Balanced Rushing Attack
LSU has a horde of running backs at its disposal, all with different talents. Whether it’s Jeremy Hill, who was fifth on the depth chart prior to the season, but now takes the bulk of the carries, Kenny Hilliard, Michael Ford or Spencer Ware, the Tigers backs are dangerous. A competent ground game will need to break down the Arkansas defense to set up for a solid passing day for Mettenberger.
no said. “That’s what separates the good from the great, who can get separation at the top of their routes.” With the graduation of Adams, Childs and Wright, Hamilton has vaulted into the number-one role. More than a third of Wilson’s completions this season have been to Hamilton. “It’s important to have one receiver that you have a really good relationship with, so when you’re in trouble, you can get it in their hands,” Wilson said. “That’s Cobi for me.” The relationship between Wilson and Hamilton can be traced back several months before the season to the “countless hours we met on the hot turf, which carried over to fall camp and that carried over to the season,” Hamilton said. Despite going up against the opposing team’s top defender and sometimes facing double teams, he has still managed to put up big numbers. He now holds the UA singleseason records for receptions, with 80, and receiving yards, with 1,237, which he set earlier this season. Against Rutgers, Hamilton hauled in 303 receiving yards, breaking a UA and Southeastern Conference single-game record. School records for career receptions and receiving yards are also seemingly within reach. He only needs 4 receptions and 179 receiving yards against LSU to pass Jarius Wright for first in UA history. Wright, who is now in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, has taken notice. “It’s good to see the lil bro @CobiHam11
breaking my records. I’ve watched him grow into a premier player,” Wright tweeted before Arkansas played South Carolina. Other awards have started coming in. He was the SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week after playing Rutgers. He was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. Most recently, he was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is awarded to the country’s best wide receiver.
Finishing Strong Hamilton is moving up the record books, but Arkansas’ season has not gone the way he, nor anyone else, expected. After rising to a No. 8 ranking in the AP poll, their record has fallen to 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the SEC, meaning they will not make a bowl game for the first time since 2008. “It’s been like a roller coaster ride,” Hamilton said. “You want to feel like you’re on top of the world (after big games), but after tough losses, you have your lows.” The losses haven’t deterred him, though. He will continue to work as he has since high school and enjoy his remaining time as a Razorback before graduating, not necessarily focusing on the records he could potentially break. “I just go out there and compete, that’s what it comes down to on Saturdays. Make plays and have fun,” Hamilton said. “I want to finish the season well and enjoy being with my teammates. Whatever numbers I end up with, that’s just what it is.”
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Rivalry games are always emotional games, especially when they are competitive. Even when Arkansas has had a down year, they have still been competitive in the annual Battle for the Golden Boot. In 2008, Arkansas was 4-7 heading into a game against a 7-4 LSU team. Despite not being bowl eligible, they pulled off the upset, winning 31-30. With a tight score like this, emotions will be running high. However, if Arkansas expects to have a chance against a highly-ranked LSU team this year, they have to keep calm. Penalties for late hits and unsportsmanlike conduct will give LSU better field position and more opportunities to score.
Score in the Red Zone
Arkansasâ€™ offense has moved the ball well this year, but they stall out once they get inside the 20-yard line. Heading into the Mississippi State game, the Razorbacksâ€™ 72 percent success rate in the red zone was 106th out of 120 teams in the country. With LSUâ€™s defense only allowing 262.9 yards per game, points will be scarce and Arkansas must capitalize when they get close to the end zone. Turnovers in the red zone, like the fumble against South Carolina, will kill any chance Arkansas has. They must come away with at least three, if not seven, points every time they reach the 20-yard line against LSU.
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Win Third Downs
The Razorbacks have only converted on 36.8 percent of their third-down opportunities, which is 86th in the country. LSU has also struggled on third downs, only converting 41.6 percent of the time. The difference will be which defense allows the most third-down conversions. The Tigers are 10th in the country in third-down defense while Arkansas is 54th. The Razorbacks need to find a way to move the ball on third downs against LSUâ€™s stout defense in order to keep drives alive. The longer their drives last, the more tired LSUâ€™s defense will be, making them susceptible to big plays by senior wide receiver Cobi Hamilton or senior running back Dennis Johnson.
Pin Them On Deep Punts
Senior punter Dylan Breeding has had a stellar career at Arkansas. His average of 45.8 yards per punt is seventh-best in the country. He has also pinned teams inside the 20-yard line 15 times this season. LSUâ€™s defense will inevitably force Arkansas to punt several times, and when they do, Breeding needs to pin the Tigers deep in their own territory. In a game where scoring will be at a premium, the longer LSU must go to score, the more likely it is that Arkansasâ€™ defense can stop them.
Protect Tyler Wilson
Yet again, Arkansas will be facing a team that sacks the quarterback a lot. This will be the sixth time they have faced a team ranked in the top 25 in the country for total sacks. After 10 games, LSU has 26 sacks, which is tied for 25th most. The offensive line for the Razorbacks must keep senior quarterback Tyler Wilson on his feet so he can have a good performance in his last game in Fayetteville. Arkansasâ€™ offense starts and stops with Wilson, and if he doesnâ€™t play well, Arkansas typically doesnâ€™t score very many points, which leads to losing.
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SEC POLICY REGARDING FAN BEHAVIOR ACCESS TO COMPETITION AREA In all sports, access to the competition area shall be limited to participating studentathletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy. Institutional penalties against individuals who improperly enter the competition area shall include, but not be limited to, expulsion from the facility, arrest for trespassing, and the loss of future ticket privileges. In addition to these three penalties, violators who are students shall be subject to institutional student disciplinary measures. Each institution is responsible for publicizing this policy, as well as the penalties associated with violations, through appropriate means, such as ticket back statements, public address announcements, video/matrix announcements, facility signage and other means available. It is likewise the responsibility of each head coach to publicly discourage spectators from entering the playing area at any time. Penalties for institutional violations â€“ In the sports of football, menâ€™s basketball and womenâ€™s basketball, at the discretion of the Commissioner: 1st offense: an institutional fi ne of $5,000; 2nd offense: an institutional fi ne of up to $25,000; 3rd offense or subsequent offense: an institutional fine of up to $50,000. If an institution is penalized and subsequently does not have a violation for a period of three years (from the date of the violation), that subsequent violation shall be considered a 2nd offense.
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LANGUAGE/SIGNAGE/CHANTS The use by any coach, student-athlete, support personnel or spectator of vulgar, racist, or sexist language or signage is strictly prohibited at all conference competition facilities. Orchestrated verbal chants or foul language directed at visiting student-athletes, coaches, team personnel, orfans are also prohibited. It is the responsibility of each institution to institute procedures to prevent such occurrences, including ticket back statements, public address announcement, video/matrix announcements, facility signage and other means available. Institutional penalties against spectators engaging in such behavior shall include, but not be limited to, expulsion from the facility and the loss of future ticket privileges. Penalties against coaches, student-athletes or support personnel are outlined in the NCAA rules for the respective sports and are administered by the competition officials. Penalties for institutional violations â€“ On a yearly (by school year) basis and at the discretion of the Commissioner: 1st offense: a private or public notifi cation and reprimand of the institution; 2nd or subsequent: and institutional fi ne of up to $5,000.
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