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McNabb Denies Accusations, Andrews Holds Fast

Shawn Andrews predicted the denial. He’s been spot on so far.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has refuted claims that he ridiculed and spread rumors about Andrews while the two were Eagles teammates for six years.
Andrews said in a Sync Weekly article published this week that his time in Philadelphia was “a living hell.” He also painted McNabb as a egotistic tormentor, who along with other teammates, allegedly spread rumors about Andrews being gay.
McNabb denied the accusations

AP Photo Former Eagles quarterback denying Shawn Andrews’ claims of ridicule and rumors.

AP Photo
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is denying Shawn Andrews’ claims of ridicule and rumors.

in an article published in Thursday’s Philadelphia Inquirer.
“That is ridiculous,” McNabb told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t know what comments you expect to get from me, but that is news to me and completely false. For me to bully anybody, that sounds unbelievable.”
Andrews says he confronted McNabb about the rumors when they played together and the six-time Pro Bowler denied it. Andrews said during a two-hour interview two weeks ago he knew McNabb would deny wrongdoing again and teammates would back the quarterback. As predicted former McNabb backup Jeff Garcia and running back Bryan Westbrook were among former Eagles who say … Read more >

New Prep Basketball Event Tips Off Thanksgiving Weekend

A new event in Little Rock is offering fans a heaping helping of boys high school basketball Thanksgiving weekend.
The Arkansas Alumni High School Classic tips off Friday Nov. 29 with a doubleheader at Philander Smith College. Maumelle and Memphis Health and Science, which is coached by former University of Arkansas star Todd Day, and Maumelle hook up at 5:30 p.m. Blytheville takes on ESTEM in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
A triple header Saturday begins with Blytheville and MH&S at 3 p.m. North Pulaski takes on Pulaski County School District rival Maumelle at 5 p.m. and ESTEM and Mills finish the slate at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s Classic theme is “shooting 4 schola1147729_702289009801066_1779079099_orships” and during halftime of each of the five games played a $500 scholarship will be given away to a lucky senior.
Tickets for the event are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.arkansasalumniclassic.com .For more information please contact Byron Jenkins at 501-416-2689 or Reggie Swinton at 501-413-6700.
Also on Friday The Arkansas Alumni Classic 2013 Tip-Off Party begins at 9 p.m. at Cornerstone Pub & Grill in downtown North Little Rock. The event also marks the launch of … Read more >

Harding Players, Students Show Class in Comforting Opponent

When a small group of Henderson State football players traveled to Searcy to visit injured teammate Robert Jordan they were surprised to see he already had visitors. Another group of players were by Jordan’s hospital bedside — members of the Harding University squad.
“Phil Mion (HU safety) heard that Robert stayed to have his surgery at White County Medical Center, and would be there for a few days. We figured it would be the right thing to do to go check on him,” Harding receiver Alex Finley told the Henderson State sports information department. “Even if he is our opponent, we would never wish that kind of injury on anyone. He’s a great player, and it was sad to see that happen to him. Another reason we went was because Phil knew he was a Miami guy, and most likely didn’t have his family there with him.”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL  Henderson State All-American Robert Jorndan broke his leg in a game at Harding University last Saturday.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL
Henderson State All-American Robert Jorndan broke his leg in a game at Harding University last Saturday.

Jordan, an All-American Reddies wide receiver, broke his leg in a 45-30 win against Harding last Saturday. The injury was gruesome enough teammates called for the trainers immediately, and players from each sideline gathered … Read more >

Hogs’ Harris Primed to Make Big Contribution

Even though  he hasn’t played a minute at Arkansas, Alandise Harris seemed to be a good fit to grace the cover of Sync magazine this week. Over the summer I mulled over the choices of current Hogs to feature. I chose Harris for two reasons. 1) He has a good backstory.  2) I think he may be one of the bigger contributors on the squad by season’s end.

Photo by Wesley Hitt Alandise Harris is ready to contribute at Arkansas after two seasons at the University of Houston.

Photo by Wesley Hitt
Alandise Harris is ready to contribute at Arkansas after two seasons at the University of Houston.

I thought that long before he poured in 26 points in the Red/White game Sunday. I saw Harris play in high school and loved his versatility. He’s not 6-10, but his strength allows him to play like he is. He is also quick and skilled enough to play on the perimeter. He is a mismatch waiting to happen.
Then you take those attributes and throw them into Mike Anderson”s scheme, and you have the recipe for a double-double every night.
Harris desperately wanted to play at Arkansas out of Little Rock Central High School, but former coach John Pelphrey chose a different route after allegedly offering a scholarship early. Harris made the … Read more >

Mustain Looking Forward to Answering Questions at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Mitch Mustain enjoyed speaking at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Monday. His only regret was he didn’t have time to take more questions from club members. He won’t have to worry about that Friday night at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Following a showing of the film that focuses on his football career, The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain, the former Arkansas and Southern California quarterback will answer audience questions.
The screening, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hotel, is the first time the Springdale native will watch the film in public.
“I think [the Q&A session] will be interesting. That’s why I’m going. I wasn’t at the Little Rock Documentary Film Festival (in May), so there were a few other guys answering questions,” Mustain says. “I will enjoy being up there speaking for myself and answering questions right after watching it.”
Mustain says he’s received positive feedback on the film, which is written and directed by Fayetteville native Matthew Wolfe. He adds that material has been added for this showing. The film is narrated by former Arkansas men’s basketball coach Nolan Richardson.

Mitch Mustain spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Monday. He plans an extensive question and answer session at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Friday night.

Mitch Mustain spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Monday. He plans an extensive

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