Sun Belt Spring Meeting Recap and Penetrating Analysis!

Finally, the Sun Belt will have a championship game. It was easy to see coming, with SBC commissioner Karl Benson working for the past several years to increase and consolidate the Sun Belt footprint so that a championship made both common and fiscal sense. With the 2017 Spring Meeting came the official word: the Sun Belt … Continue reading Sun Belt Spring Meeting Recap and Penetrating Analysis!

Is Arkansas’ new gun law a threat to Arkansas State and UALR’s Sun Belt membership?

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Since posting the following story, Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson issued the following statement regarding HB 1249 (the Arkansas bill permitting conceal and carry licensees to bring handguns to college campuses, including sport venues) and SB 724 (an amendment making sporting venues exempt from the law): “During the last week I have followed … Continue reading Is Arkansas’ new gun law a threat to Arkansas State and UALR’s Sun Belt membership?

The Sun Belt football schedule is out AND IT BURRRRRRNS!

Straight from its secret Mercedes Benz Superdome headquarters, Karl Benson unleashed the Sun Belt football schedule to the adoring masses on Wednesday, leaving much to unpack for fans and pundits who enjoy bitching about Sun Belt scheduling. What's to complain about? Mostly, those mid-week games that look awful on ESPN 2 because the stadium is a … Continue reading The Sun Belt football schedule is out AND IT BURRRRRRNS!

Weakest Of The Week: Hello Idaho, Ye Olde Friend!

We don’t pretend to be pros at this, and never have…but maybe we should? In weak one, this column crowned the SMU vs North Texas game, which turned out to be a mistake, but we also highlighted the Wake Forest game as a runner-up. And last Thursday night, the Demon Deacons wet the bed, «winning» … Continue reading Weakest Of The Week: Hello Idaho, Ye Olde Friend!