Arkansas media – Visit My Arkansas http://visitmyarkansas.com/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 https://visitmyarkansas.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon.png Arkansas media – Visit My Arkansas http://visitmyarkansas.com/ 32 32 Media praise Porter Moser as Sooners punish undefeated Razorbacks, 88-66 https://visitmyarkansas.com/media-praise-porter-moser-as-sooners-punish-undefeated-razorbacks-88-66/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/media-praise-porter-moser-as-sooners-punish-undefeated-razorbacks-88-66/ If another resounding win over a ranked opponent was on the Christmas wishlist for the Oklahoma Sooners freshman coach Porter Moser, her gift arrived two weeks early on Saturday. Oklahoma took an early lead, made the most of the three-point shot, and ultimately pulled away for an 88-66 victory over Arkansas No.12 at BOK Center […]]]>

If another resounding win over a ranked opponent was on the Christmas wishlist for the Oklahoma Sooners freshman coach Porter Moser, her gift arrived two weeks early on Saturday. Oklahoma took an early lead, made the most of the three-point shot, and ultimately pulled away for an 88-66 victory over Arkansas No.12 at BOK Center in Tulsa, giving the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.

Oklahoma wasted no time attacking from the start, building an early 10-0 lead and surviving multiple attempts by the Razorbacks to force their way into the game. Davonte Davis lost 26 points in the Sooners victory, and Elijah Harkless finished the game with a double-double (21 points and 11 rebounds).

It was a major rebound for Moser’s side, who fell at home to Butler the last time they entered the pitch. Oklahoma had beaten a Florida team that was ranked No.14 before that loss, and the Sooners looked a lot more like the version that beat the Gators on Saturday afternoon against the Razorbacks.

Oklahoma improved to 8-2 on the year with the win. As for Arkansas, the Razorbacks are now 9-1, and the loss didn’t come without the head coach. Eric Musselman get thrown out either while arguing with officials.

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Here’s a look at how the media reacted during the day as Oklahoma sparked anger.

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Lots of people trapped, two dead as tornado hits retirement home in Arkansas -media https://visitmyarkansas.com/lots-of-people-trapped-two-dead-as-tornado-hits-retirement-home-in-arkansas-media/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/lots-of-people-trapped-two-dead-as-tornado-hits-retirement-home-in-arkansas-media/ WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Reuters) – Around 20 people were trapped in a nursing home in northeast Arkansas on Friday after being struck by a tornado that left two people dead and five injured, media reported, citing a county official. The tornado that struck the retirement home in the town of Monette was part of a […]]]>

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Reuters) – Around 20 people were trapped in a nursing home in northeast Arkansas on Friday after being struck by a tornado that left two people dead and five injured, media reported, citing a county official.

The tornado that struck the retirement home in the town of Monette was part of a series of tornadoes in the area, including one in the nearby town of Truman, according to KAIT, a subsidiary of NBC broadcaster in Jonesboro.

Linda Knapp, a certified nursing assistant who worked at Monette Manor nursing home as a devastating swarm of tornadoes ravaged six U.S. states destroyed the complex, pauses while observing damage in Monette, Arkansas, U.S. United, December 11, 2021. Joe Rondone / USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS

He quoted the official, Judge Marvin Day of Craighead County, as saying that two people were killed, five injured and at least 20 trapped in the Monette Manor nursing home near the Tennessee border.

A nursing home in Truman was also reportedly damaged, with fire and rescue teams heading to the area, he added.

The U.S. National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Friday night for areas in several states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.

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Former Arkansas media figures return to Natural State https://visitmyarkansas.com/former-arkansas-media-figures-return-to-natural-state/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/former-arkansas-media-figures-return-to-natural-state/ Two former Arkansas media figures – and Arkansas natives – who left the Natural State last year are back. Ashley Ketz and her husband, Aaron Nolan, now live in Bentonville. They recently lived in Chicago and worked for Nation News, the nationwide cable news network of Texas-based Nexstar Media. Ketz was a national correspondent and […]]]>

Two former Arkansas media figures – and Arkansas natives – who left the Natural State last year are back.

Ashley Ketz and her husband, Aaron Nolan, now live in Bentonville. They recently lived in Chicago and worked for Nation News, the nationwide cable news network of Texas-based Nexstar Media. Ketz was a national correspondent and deputy anchor, and Nolan was a breaking news anchor.

Ketz recently started a new corporate business job at Walmart Inc. Nolan said he still works for NewsNation.

“I’ll be a national correspondent based in Northwest Arkansas and cover stories in the south,” Nolan wrote in an email.

Ketz and Nolan worked for Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK-TV before leaving last year for NewsNation. Nolan co-hosted the Morning News and, prior to that, spent several years as a sports presenter and reporter for the “Razorback Nation”. Nolan also worked earlier in his career as a general assignment reporter at KNWA-TV in Fayetteville.

Ketz was an Emmy Award-winning evening news anchor at KARK. Her career has also included a stop as an evening news anchor at KFSM-TV in Fayetteville.

Ketz, from Batesville, and Nolan, from Maumelle, got married in 2010.

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Arkansas Media Day Notebook: Sam Pittman on Injury, COVID, Vaccinations and More | KLRT https://visitmyarkansas.com/arkansas-media-day-notebook-sam-pittman-on-injury-covid-vaccinations-and-more-klrt/ Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/arkansas-media-day-notebook-sam-pittman-on-injury-covid-vaccinations-and-more-klrt/ FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas hosted their media day Thursday with Sam Pittman, wide receiver Treylon Burks and safety Jalen Catalon all participating. Here are some of the topics discussed during Media Day. Stability in year 2 Going into his sophomore year was different for Pittman after COVID eliminated spring training last year and hampered much of […]]]>

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas hosted their media day Thursday with Sam Pittman, wide receiver Treylon Burks and safety Jalen Catalon all participating.

Here are some of the topics discussed during Media Day.

Stability in year 2

Going into his sophomore year was different for Pittman after COVID eliminated spring training last year and hampered much of summer drills. He was asked where was the program from the second year?

“Sure, the first part is we’re in a lot better shape,” Pittman said. “We had a much better offseason because we had more time. I think we are in better shape. I think because of the meetings that we were able to have and the continuity with the return of our three coordinators, I think that all of these things are going to be beneficial to us. But we feel a lot better in our football team. We know them better and they know us better is probably just as important, one or the other. Feel good about it.

Pittman is a positive trainer and found a silver lining in all of the COVID ramifications that hampered preparation last spring.

“To answer the first part, there was all of that, but I was the head coach of the University of Arkansas,” Pittman said. “So it was totally worth it. This year which begins, it is obviously the unknowns of COVID. It wears you down a bit. Not a lot. We are very well prepared. Our staff are very well prepared. I love what we do during our 25 days.

“We sort of lived in the unpadded steps last year. So the ‘spider days’, the seven spiders. We think we can get a lot of work done in Spider. I’m really not too concerned with a whole lot of things except that we have to find positions. It might not just be the full starter.

Pittman also likes the team’s state of mind heading into this sophomore year.

“I love them,” Pittman said. “I like the team. I think they are hungry. We are a flea on the shoulder, tough, proud. We love the state of Arkansas. It’s not to recruit, it’s just the truth. I think it’s a confident group. You need to do something to continue to stay confident. You have to be successful in any way.

“I’ve said it before, I thought going to halftime against Georgia last year, even though we didn’t win the game, boosted confidence in this program. Hey, we can do it. Ultimately, if you put two halves together, what can happen? I like the behavior of the team. I love the new guys we brought in, the transfers and the freshmen. I am very proud of the new coaches we have recruited. I don’t know if it’s a fairytale country in there, but it’s pretty cool right now.

Injured

Jonesboro first-year linebacker Marco Avant is the only player who won’t be available early due to injury.

“Marco Avant has had an operation and his foot is not ready,” Pittman said. “He would be the only young man I was talking about as he won’t be quite ready to start the season.”

COVID vaccination

The Razorbacks are among the SEC’s most successful teams with players getting COVID shots.

I’m proud of our team, ”said Pittman. “You get all the remarks that you can’t play football because, well, you can’t really comment on something that you don’t know the facts about. We are 90% in our football team, we are over 93% in our building. I’m proud of it. I’m proud of it because it was their choice and that’s how they chose because they want to play. Last year our team tweeted: “We want to play”. We have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated. There’s not much we can do about it other than masking and the six feet – there’s a lot we could do about it. I didn’t mean to say that, but we didn’t have the vaccine. I am very proud of our team. They want to play football and they didn’t have to. It was their choice, but I’m proud of our staff. It’s happening in the NFL right now and hopefully there will be a day soon when we don’t have to talk about the vaccine because we’ve figured out a way to figure it out, but it’s definitely not the case today because I look here at all these masks.

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