Wally Hall is the managing sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he is a member and past president of the Football Writers Association of America, member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, past president and current executive committee and board member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, and voter for the Heisman Trophy. He has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year 10 times and has been inducted to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and Arkansas Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
Like It Is:
Opening with a win always right approach
Sam Pittman (right), head coach of Arkansas, walks the sideline on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, during the second quarter of the Razorbacks’ 31-24 season-opening win over Cincinnati at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
As a rule, season-openers are supposed to be a win against unranked teams. That helps get fans’ hopes up but not too much.
In the past 15 years, the Arkansas Razorbacks have started the season against a ranked team three times and they are 1-2 in those games having lost...
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