Arkansas Razorbacks head ...

Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema speaks to the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Embassy Suites hotel in Little Rock.

In Little Rock speech, Bret Bielema talks mentor, backup QB

Subscriber onlyThis is the time of year, Bret Bielema usually makes a phone call to his former coach at Iowa, Hayden Fry.

High School Sports
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Fayetteville’s Mary Houston competes Oct. 5, 2016, at the 7A-West Tennis Tournament in Bentonville.

Tennis: New prep tournaments to use college formats

Subscriber onlyA pair of upcoming high school tennis tournaments could change the way postseason tennis events -- and perhaps the sport itself -- will be played in future years.

Alabama quarterback Jalen ...

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs in to score a touchdown against Auburn defensive lineman Carl Lawson during the first half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama gets 52 of 61 No. 1 poll votes

Subscriber onlyIt's not just the rest of the SEC West trying to catch up to Alabama, it's the rest of the country.