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Arkansas officer 'ambushed and executed,' police chief says

Dec. 9, 2019 8:17 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine why a man “ambushed and executed” a city police officer who was sitting in his patrol car outside police headquarters in a college town in northwest Arkansas. The Saturday death of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr was...

AP Source: Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

Dec. 8, 2019 9:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State's successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference. The person...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

Dec. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and...

Florida International meets Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Florida International (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Arkansas State (7-5, Sun Belt) , Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Arkansas State: WR Omar Bayless, 84 catches, 1,473 yards, 16 TDs. Sun Belt player of the year. FIU: QB James Morgan, 2,237 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, 3 interceptions....

Police say an Arkansas officer who was fatally shot was the victim of an ambush

Dec. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EST
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Police say an Arkansas officer who was fatally shot was the victim of an ambush.

Williams scores 19 to carry UTEP past Ark.-Pine Bluff 59-50

Dec. 7, 2019 11:07 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Bryson Williams posted 19 points and seven rebounds as UTEP topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-50 on Saturday night. Souley Boum added nine points for the Miners (6-1). Marquell Carter had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Lions (1-7), who scored only 16 points in the second...

Western Kentucky hands Arkansas its first loss, 86-79 in OT

Dec. 7, 2019 11:01 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth scored 23 points and had a dunk in the final seconds to put the finishing touches on Western Kentucky’s 86-79 overtime win over previously unbeaten Arkansas on Saturday. The Hilltoppers (7-3) pulled away in the extended period as Arkansas (8-1) made...

North Texas his record 19 3-pointers in 76-53 rout of ULAR

Dec. 7, 2019 8:47 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas hit a program record 19 3-pointers in its 76-53 rout of Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday night. Umoja Gibson had a season-high 23 points with seven 3-pointers for North Texas (4-6) and James Reese had 12 points with four 3s. Javion Hamlet made eight assists. The Mean Green...

Allen leads Utah in 98-67 blitz over C. Arkansas

Dec. 7, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen had 19 first-half points, and 24 overall as Utah cruised past Central Arkansas for a 98-67 win Saturday afternoon. The Utes (7-2) started strong, quickly grabbing a 23-11 lead by the 12:10 mark of the first half. Central Arkansas (1-8) closed that gap to 30-26 with eight...