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Simpler approach works for A-State


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Arkansas State’s Warren Wand sprints past Georgia State’s Khai Anderson on a 91-yard kickoff return during Thursday night’s game at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Kevin Turbeville
Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Blake Anderson wanted to make Arkansas State's offensive line as comfortable as possible Thursday night.
The result was just what the Red Wolves' head coach had in mind.
ASU averaged better than eight . . .


Arkansas honors JHS grad Rankin


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Barbara Rankin (left), Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek (middle) and Tommy Rankin look at a photo of former Jonesboro High graduate Christy Rankin in the lobby named in her honor at the Arkansas’ Dills Indoor Tennis Center.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Opening the ceremony, Razorback Foundation Executive Director Scott Varady couldn't have better honored the late Christy Rankin and her family and host of friends than he did Friday.
At the University of Arkansas' Dills Indoor . . .


Hurricane players still recall 'Longest Game'

Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Going on 46 years ago, on Nov. 24 1972, two high school football teams played played for a state championship on a rainy, freezing night in Hot Springs.
The final game ever played at Rix Stadium, host Hot Springs took on Jonesboro . . .


Noland, defense help Arkansas shut out Tulsa, 23-0

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — When Arkansas freshman quarterback Connor Noland trotted off the field after throwing an interception on the first drive, Razorbacks coach Chad Morris didn't have to say much to make sure his first-time starter stayed confident.
This was the . . .


UALR beats A-State in five sets

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision (25-17, 25-20, 25-17, 28-26, 15-12) to Little Rock Saturday at First National Bank Arena.
"Anytime you play Little Rock you know it is going to be a tough matchup and give credit to them for . . .