The Slop

NCAA reconsidering text message ban
ARSNonline.com

NCAA rejects proposal to test for street drugs
ARSNonline.com

Former Hog Tyson Gay Nominated for “Best Track Athlete” ESPY
Hogwired.com

Hooten’s Arkansas Football Now On Sale
I normally wouldn’t just shill for some magazine, but I love Hooten’s. It’s basically the football bible of the state.
Fort Smith Times-Herald

Inman Unsure About ARSN Future/Barrett Kills Sports Rap

In today’s Arkansas Arkansas-Democrat Gazette Scott Inman states that he’s been asked to continue in his role as the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (ARSN) Scoreboard Show host. He responded by saying…

“That’s something I’ve yet to decide,” Inman said. “It’s been told to me that I’m welcome to stay. That’s something I’ll have to think about.”

Also mentioned in the story is that as of Friday, June 29th, Barrett’s version of “Sports Rap” will be no more. It was widely publicized earlier this year when Barrett left Arkansas Radio Network’s Sports Rap, and had an agreement that would allow ownership of the name “Sports Rap” to go with him after a period of 12 months. During those 12 months Barrett and ARN would co-own the name. The deal at the time was to allow ARN to continue using the name “Sports Rap”, while Barrett did the same, till the end of the agreement when Barrett would assume sole ownership.

NWAnews.com

It’s Official: Chuck Barrett named “Voice of the Razorbacks” UPDATED

Within minutes of each other Little Rock station KATV, the company the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network is a division of, and the University of Arkansas sent out press releases Tuesday. One stated that KATV had withdrawn Scott Inman’s name from the search for the next “Voice of the Razorbacks”. The other,from the university, stated that Barrett had gotten the job. It also mentioned that Barrett will have additional responsibilities with the athletic department such as voice overs for the video board in Razorback Stadium, hosting the Houston Nutt Show, and producing content on http://www.hogwired.com.

The University’s Statement (www.hogwired.com)
Arkansas Business Story that includes KATV statement (Arkansas Business.com)

Update: The original post stated the KATV press release was the first to go out. This was incorrect and the post has been changed to reflect that. Sorry for the confusion.

Chuck Barrett To Be Named “Voice of the Razorbacks”

Several outlets are reporting tonight that the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (ARSN), a KATV subsidiary, has agreed that Northwest Arkansas Radio Host Chuck Barrett will be named the “Voice of the Razorbacks” in the coming days. Barrett was selected over KATV’s Scott Inman, who works for the Little Rock TV station as a news anchor. The university and the station have yet to confirm these reports.

Arkansas Times Blog
The Morning News
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

KATV, UA Continue Struggle Over Anchor

KATV General Manager Dale Nicholson will attempt to meet with Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles to come to a final decision for the new announcer of the Razorback football team. KATV owns the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (ARSN) who produces all radio broadcasts for the university. It appears Nicholson wants KATV Anchor Scott Inman and Broyles wants radio host Chuck Barrett. They’ve been at this impasse for some time but Nicholson has been quoted as saying that it will be settled in time for football season.

ArkansasBusiness.com