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hawginTN
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UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby hawginTN » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:29 pm

I know this has been discussed before but just read an article a few minutes ago by Ben Goff.

In discussing offers from a recruit Ben says...

"Okechukwu played in the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 4 in Orlando, Fla., and his performance helped him add scholarship offers from Texas, Tennessee and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to go along with others from Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida Atlantic and others."

He doesn't say University of Texas Austin
He doesn't say University of Tennessee Knoxville
He doesn't say University of Arizona Tuscon
Etc. That would sound silly wouldn't it?
Its obvious that this is a WholeHogSports thing as most reporters and columnists have been using the UoA Fayetteville tag for awhile now.


I like the site and come here for info on the hogs. I don't post much but when I do I'm respectful and try my best to offer something tangible and never try and insult anyone. But I find this Fayetteville distinction insulting. Or maybe simply plain dumb.

The University of Arkansas is very well known nationally. The Razorbacks are historically a top 25 program. (Okay not so much lately but historically we are)

Nobody in Texas, Alabama or Michigan (or any other college football fan base) are going to confuse us with Pine Bluff or Little Rock. I'm from Little Rock and I have never felt the need to make the distinction. It has always been the University of Arkansas. We all know where it's at.

So I'm not sure what's up with that. And have really never chimed in on the subject but jeez guys how about treating your readers with a little respect. I cannot believe for a moment that these writers don't cringe as they type the word Fayetteville after the University of Arkansas.

So I would love to know. Who's the guy that is telling these writers to do this? What is their point? Is it a Fayetteville vs. Little Rock thing? Why is it important to them to make the distinction? I've never known a Razorback fan say this. It is the University of Arkansas. We are the Razorbacks. Growing up in Little Rock. Reading Orville Henry as a kid I don't recall any media folks going out of their way to ever make the distinction. We all knew the UofA was in Fayetteville.

Enlighten me brother Davenport or someone else from WHS. You guys sometimes post here. Help us out. What gives on this subject. I'd really like to know.
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swinebeforepearls
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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby swinebeforepearls » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:35 pm

I'm with you hawg, every time I see that I can't help but cringe and wonder WHO is responsible for this on-going idiocy? WHO?! Someone, please tell us. Please..

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby Razor1backer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 pm

I totally agree guys. the irony of the situation is that UALR, which IS the University of Arkansas Little Rock, changed it's
name because they didn't want to get put in the middle of Fayetteville & Little Rock. LOL

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby bakedhog19741 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm

hawginTN wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:29 pm
I know this has been discussed before but just read an article a few minutes ago by Ben Goff.

In discussing offers from a recruit Ben says...

"Okechukwu played in the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 4 in Orlando, Fla., and his performance helped him add scholarship offers from Texas, Tennessee and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to go along with others from Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida Atlantic and others."

He doesn't say University of Texas Austin
He doesn't say University of Tennessee Knoxville
He doesn't say University of Arizona Tuscon
Etc. That would sound silly wouldn't it?
Its obvious that this is a WholeHogSports thing as most reporters and columnists have been using the UoA Fayetteville tag for awhile now.


I like the site and come here for info on the hogs. I don't post much but when I do I'm respectful and try my best to offer something tangible and never try and insult anyone. But I find this Fayetteville distinction insulting. Or maybe simply plain dumb.

The University of Arkansas is very well known nationally. The Razorbacks are historically a top 25 program. (Okay not so much lately but historically we are)

Nobody in Texas, Alabama or Michigan (or any other college football fan base) are going to confuse us with Pine Bluff or Little Rock. I'm from Little Rock and I have never felt the need to make the distinction. It has always been the University of Arkansas. We all know where it's at.

So I'm not sure what's up with that. And have really never chimed in on the subject but jeez guys how about treating your readers with a little respect. I cannot believe for a moment that these writers don't cringe as they type the word Fayetteville after the University of Arkansas.

So I would love to know. Who's the guy that is telling these writers to do this? What is their point? Is it a Fayetteville vs. Little Rock thing? Why is it important to them to make the distinction? I've never known a Razorback fan say this. It is the University of Arkansas. We are the Razorbacks. Growing up in Little Rock. Reading Orville Henry as a kid I don't recall any media folks going out of their way to ever make the distinction. We all knew the UofA was in Fayetteville.

Enlighten me brother Davenport or someone else from WHS. You guys sometimes post here. Help us out. What gives on this subject. I'd really like to know.


According to the times it has been discussed before its a Demozette policy. They really haven’t enforced it before, but they are now, I’m assuming maybe new leadership.they said it’s because the site is on the web, and someone from “New Hampshire” May not know the difference between UAF, UAPB, UAFS, UALR, and it was so they knew they were talking about the Hogs.

However, I stopped buying into that excuse, and I used articles that Jimmy Carter and Bob Holt had both written. Literally both articles started with “The Arkansas Razorbacks” and two sentences later said University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Jimmy replied to me and said he didn’t put it in there, which means it had to be an editor.

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby dwp007 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:45 am

Months ago, I was told by one of the writers that the "Fayetteville" reference is some sort of an editorial policy from the upper tiers of the ADG. If true, it's an asinine policy promoting redundant, unnecessary content and poor writing practices. It's also annoying as hell. Anyone in need of a geographic reference to the University of Arkansas campus is hopelessly lost or not a fan of Razorback sports to begin with.

No one, outside of the few "esteemed" writers at WholeHOGSports and affiliates deems it necessary to provide the campus whereabouts for the state's flagship university. And frankly, those particular writers I have mostly stopped reading. In today's world, it isn't too difficult to find better and other well written sources for the University of Arkansas, uh... Fayetteville :roll: sporting news, elsewhere.

Redundant idiocy at its finest.

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby Rknsaw » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm

Totally agree. I HATE it. It needs to be dropped immediately. It is disrespectful to players and fans. It has also jinxed our athletic program. We have been completely inconsistent and out of sync since they started using it. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't surprise me if they started using it during halftime of the Missouri football game last year! Please Stop!

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby Army Hog » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:27 pm

It makes my blood boil! Insult from the word go. This could open the door for some of these writers to open up their own board on Hog sports and get away from the ADG!

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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby pghawg1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:49 pm

I get TIRED OF IT. As a graduate of the university I think it is INSULTING to Razorback fans for U of A -FAY., to be in every article you see in the paper, when they are writing about the Hogs.

Rknsaw
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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby Rknsaw » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:52 pm

Hey "Powers That Be", what can be done about it? Who owns this?

hawginTN
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Re: UofA "Fayetteville "

Postby hawginTN » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:24 pm

So this morning In Wally's column he says ....

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Razorbacks in the first part of the story.....


Still haven't seen a reasonable explaination here as to why this is necessary.


ESPN, Fox, NBC, SB Nation, SEC Country, Bleacher Report, or any other national outlet simply refer to us as either the University of Arkansas Razorbacks or most often as the Arkansas Razorbacks. This has always been the case in my 50 plus years of following and reading articles on the Razorbacks.

Yet the the local media entity designated to all things Hog (WHS) seem hell bent on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Razorbacks tag.

Come on anyone here officially with WHS. Simple question.
Why? We would like to know your stance on this matter.

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