The University of Arkansas' loss to Texas A&M was the prototype of so many so many fans have seen before.
The Hogs get a step away from accomplishing something special, then the rug is pulled from under them.
Or, often, they have tripped over the rug.
WEST MEMPHIS - Led by Casey Ott's 75, Conway High won the 7A Central girls golf title Tuesday during the first day of the state tournament.
The first day of the two-day state tourney is used to determine conference championships.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2.
Manager Brad Ausmus announced the team's rotation for its AL Division Series, which begins Thursday at Baltimore.
PITTSBURGH - Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he "liked the fight" even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds.
Kate Koch scored in the 22nd minute, and Shelby Wilson added a goal in the 68th minute Sunday as the University of Central Arkansas women's soccer team defeated Northwestern State, 2-0, at the Bill Stephens Complex.
The talk has been around since December.
Now, those associated with the University of Central Arkansas can freely talk about the Lumberjack in the room.
And UCA coach Steve Campbell hopes it's not an elephant.
Conway and Fort Smith Northside each accumulated 132 points to share the top spot in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.
The Wampus Cats received six first-place votes. The Grizzlies had eight.
North Little Rock is ranked third.
In the Bears' 52-18 victory over Nicholls on Saturday, University of Central Arkansas coach Steve Campbell got to play a lot of young players.
"We've diversified the guys who can carry the load," he said during Monday's weekly Bearbacker luncheon.