Aug 19, 2019
Capturing the nation's attention
In the big money world of Division I college athletics, only five championship sports actually make the NCAA money. Of course, the biggest is the Final Four, the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Now 68 teams play their way to a championships. The venues are large and the...
Aug 11, 2019
A Legend Comes to Town
In the lore of college sports, there's always the aura of having done something no one else had ever done. In 1994, a wrestler from Oklahoma State University named Pat Smith became the first wrestler in NCAA Division I wrestling history to win four straight national championships.
Jun 28, 2019
First, Best or Different - How Ouachita Baptist paved the way
for college wrestling in Arkansas
This entire series has been telling you one story to set up another. On Episode 3, we look back at the impact of the first college wrestling program in Arkansas in nearly 50 years, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia,...
May 10, 2019
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
On the second episode of Rocked Up, we'll meet Little Rock radio personality and former Arkansas football player David Bazzel. He'll introduce us to how Greg Hatcher, an insurance man in Little Rock, talked him into pitching a press conference to try to introduce wrestling to...
Apr 17, 2019
Wrestling is the world's oldest sport. In Arkansas, it's the
This is Rocked Up, the story of the foundations and formations of a new college sports team at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. What makes this story unique isn't just the fact it's a new sport, but the sport itself is new to the entire...