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Sports Talk Podcast: April 26, 2017

Arkansas Hawks chairman Bill Ingram explains why high school football in Central Arkansas is taking a nosedive. Plus could Bret Bielema be in the top 3 of SEC West coaches?

Sports Talk Podcast: April 25, 2017

ESPN CFB and draft analyst Kevin Weidl breaks down which Razorbacks have the best chance to get drafted, the crew discusses things that could make spring games better, and a look at why parents should encourage their kids to play multiple sports.

Sports Talk Podcast: April 24, 2017

Clay critiques Bo’s questioning of Brooks Ellis, ESPN’s Brock Huard with what he learned from an inside look at officiating during Georgia’s spring game, and the crew debates whether Babe Ruth was overrated in the “Good, Bad and Ugly” from the weekend.

Sports Talk Podcast: April 21, 2017

Brooks Ellis joins Bo in studio to discuss what led to Arkansas’ defensive struggles last year. Plus a review of the best moments from the week in “Friday’s at 5”.


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Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’ll sign SB724 to prohibit concealed carry at sporting events on Monday

SEC commissioner Sankey’s statement impacted lawmakers, governor says

By Bart Pohlman

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson knew SB724, which allows state colleges and universities to prohibit concealed carry at sporting events, was coming when he signed Act 562 into law, he said on Sports Talk Friday.

“When I signed the original bill, I was aware that Sen. (Jonathan) Dismang was going to be running this bill to exempt collegiate sports and to close some other sensitive areas away, like UAMS, that would give them better protection and give them a gun-free zone,” Hutchinson said.

The governor said that had SB724 not passed, he would have brought the legislature back for a special session to address the issue, but he’s happy the problem has been solved.

“It gives confidence to all the fans that were nervous about this that it’s been remedied and is not going to be a problem, and we can enjoy football games and other sports in Arkansas without any problem,” Hutchinson said.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey’s statement had an impact on lawmakers, the governor said.

“It’s understandable that the SEC commissioner made that statement,” Hutchinson said. “It was obvious he did not make a threat, he just said it was a concern. So he appropriately expressed it, but it was timely. It was needed.

“That certainly got the attention of the legislators as well.”

Listen to the interview with Gov. Hutchinson here: