Say This For Newly Former Arkansas Head Coach John L. Smith: He Screwed Only Himself, Never The Help

The University of Arkansas will not be renewing the contract of interim coach John L. Smith, the university announced today, confirming what everyone and his sister knew the minute then-No. 8 Arkansas lost in Little Rock to Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 8. Smith's team cliff-dove out of the polls, then followed that… »11/24/12 2:20pm11/24/12 2:20pm

Arkansas Football Coach John L. Smith Has Only $500 In His Checking Account

John L. Smith might be imploring others to smile these days, but a quick glance at the Arkansas football coach's finances reveals nothing so humorous. Smith recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and documents filed today in federal court show that he has only some $1.2 million in assets, compared to more than $25… »9/19/12 8:10pm9/19/12 8:10pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith Will Not Tolerate You Not Smiling

A bad offseason for Arkansas football has turned into a bad regular season, but at least head coach John L. Smith is still willing to have a little fun with the press corps along the way. As you can see above, even in the midst of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Smith still has retained his (somewhat terrifying) sense of humor. »9/18/12 9:00pm9/18/12 9:00pm

Hop On Back Of The Bobby Petrino Apology Tour, Which Begins Today

It's been just under four months since Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino for hiring his young girlfriend to an athletics department position, paying her extra under the table, and lying about it. Four months is barely enough time to break in a new hairstyle, but, naturally, Petrino has found the time to search his soul,… »8/09/12 2:15pm8/09/12 2:15pm

What Is On The Syllabus for Florida State's Class On How Not To End Up Like Bobby Petrino?

It's an important class for college students these days, so thank goodness for Dr. Jason Pappas. The course is named "Issues in Sports Management," or perhaps more accurately "How To Avoid Crashing Your Motorcycle While Joyriding With A Younger Female Employee Who Is Not Your Wife." Its course code SPM 5930. »7/08/12 5:00pm7/08/12 5:00pm

For Sale: Bobby Petrino's Wrecked Motorcycle, Needs Some Repair

If you're into making investments you have no chance of recouping, have I got a deal for you. Bobby Petrino's 2007 Harley Davidson, the same one the former Arkansas football coach allegedly crashed while riding with ex-university employee Jessica Dorrell, is up for auction at, and while the five-year-old… »5/09/12 11:55am5/09/12 11:55am

"I Always Told Her I Would Take Her For A Ride": Notes From Bobby Petrino's Meeting With Arkansas Before They Fired Him

"I am still looking for ways you can remain our coach," Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wrote in his prepared notes before a meeting with Bobby Petrino. It was April 8, and the university would fire Petrino with cause two days later. "Help me understand why this [sic] are not violations of your contract." »4/20/12 5:30pm4/20/12 5:30pm

Bobby Petrino Claimed He Started Seeing Jessica Dorrell In October, Ended Things In February

On April 10, the day Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino, the outgoing coach sat down with athletic director Jeff Long. Petrino gave Long some details of his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, and Long's handwritten notes were included in a personnel file released by the university today. »4/19/12 7:00pm4/19/12 7:00pm

Jessica Dorrell Has Resigned, Will Receive $14K From University

Jessica Dorrell, the motorcycle seatmate and texting buddy of former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino, has resigned her position as the team's student-athlete development coordinator. Dorrell was hired over by Petrino over 158 other applicants at an annual salary of nearly $59,000. University officials placed… »4/17/12 9:45pm4/17/12 9:45pm

Alison Melder, Through Lawyer, Denies Affair With Bobby Petrino

Alison Melder, the Arkansas Young Republican and former model who spent at least two months heavily corresponding with Bobby Petrino, has gone underground since we identified her from Petrino's phone records last week. She's emerged, and she's got representation. An email from Jeff Hagood, of Hagood, Tarpy & Cox in… »4/16/12 3:30pm4/16/12 3:30pm

Over Two-Month Period, Bobby Petrino Exchanged 200 Messages With Former "Miss Motorcycle Mania" Bikini Model

The process of parsing Bobby Petrino's phone records continues, and another interesting number has popped up on our radar. In fits and starts, Petrino exchanged nearly two hundred text and picture messages with a Little Rock cell phone registered to one Alison Melder, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a senate… »4/12/12 1:00pm4/12/12 1:00pm

Two Blonde Blow-Up Dolls Got Motorcycle Rides On The Arkansas Campus Today

And this photo of them was spotted by a reader named Trey. This much is known: The two outlaws driving certainly weren't Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. So was this a protest against the university's decision to fire Bobby Petrino? An attempted re-enactment of the infamous accident scene? A double date? Guess we'll… »4/11/12 5:10pm4/11/12 5:10pm