Tom Murphy has covered the Razorbacks for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He has more than 25 years experience covering college athletics in Louisiana, Alabama and Arkansas.
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR:
All year, Long: AD fires, hires, inspires
In 2012, Arkansas athletics director and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sportsman of the Year, Jeff Long, made the difficult decision of firing Bobby Petrino. Eight months later, he hired Bret Bielema, showing his commitment to the Razorbacks' success.
Athletic Director Jeff Long stood alone on a stage at Bud Walton Arena on the afternoon of April 10, and he stood tall.
Sports, Pages 19 on 12/25/2012
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