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Evin Demirel

  • joined Nov 25, 2012
  • last login Apr 07, 2014
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An award-winning obituary writer, Evin Demirel left that field to focus on sports and society. The North Little Rock resident has written for Sporting Life Arkansas, Arkansas Life, SLAM, Slate, The Classical, the New York Times and his own Twitter account at @evindemirel. He takes pointers from his extremely hard-working wife, Susan, and their extremely hard-playing toddler daughter Eden.

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The Best Hypothetical Team of Razorback Basketball

Since 1995, the Hog basketball program hasn't produced a team nearly as dominant as the national title and runner-up teams. But it has produced some pretty good players. Are they good enough to beat Corliss, Scotty and crew in their prime?

Arkansans Who Recently Played for Seattle & Denver

Remember hard-hitting Ross Rasner? He played for Denver this summer. And Tarvaris Jackson? The ex Hog is one injury away from taking center stage in the most watched game in American sporting history.

Arkansas' War Memorial Stadium Not So Special

Plenty other programs split their home games between two stadia for decades. Plenty other fans made memories that lasted a lifetime in the stadium closer to their home. Yes, the other programs stopped this practice. But no, they did not fall apart. I

The Only SWC Game Played the Day after JFK Died

What was going through the minds of Razorbacks after the president was killed 50 years ago? Were they able to focus on the next day's home game - the only SWC game played that day?

Butch Jones, Bret Bielema & When Losing Isn't Real

New coaches at Tennessee and Arkansas have said they are laying the foundations for programs they expect one day emulates Alabama. To achieve success against Nick Saban in Year No. 1, though, a win isn't necessary.

Former Razorback QB's Make 2013 Predictions

11 former Hogs were willing to share their season predictions and thoughts on the new coaching staff.

Why Basil Shabazz Was Never A Razorback

He wanted to be a Hog. Instead, arguably the greatest athlete in Arkansas high school history remains a tantalizing what-if in the minds of many Razorback fans.

Ranking The Best All-Time NBA Arkansans

Among NBA Arkansans, who has the most career points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks? Here's a definitive Top 8 all-time list in all categories, with a few surprising names thrown in...

Put Sidney Moncrief in the Basketball Hall of Fame

Take a stroll through NBA history, and it's clear Moncrief, is one of the best NBA players not elected into the Hall of Fame. This is a wrong that should be righted, here's why.

Mike Anderson Vs Other Heir Apparents

How do Mike Anderson's first two seasons at Arkansas stack up to his mentor Nolan Richardson, as well as similar heir apparent head coaches like Tom Izzo, Rick Majerus and Dave Rice?

No, Really, Arkansas Is Awful On The Road

We wonder if the disparity between home and road victories is greater for Arkansas than for other teams. I studied the numbers and came to some pretty sad conclusions.

The Recruiting Saga of Altee Tenpenny

I've spent the last few months interviewing North Little Rock football player Altee Tenpenny and his inner circle about his recruitment. From becoming a hot commodity as a sophomore through his official visits, this is his story.

Former Hogs In Top 10 of NBA's Best Crossovers

Former Razorbacks Joe Johnson and Jannero Pargo are good friends and one-time teammates at Arkansas and with the Atlanta Hawks. They find themselves together again, this time for better (in Johnson's case) and worse (in Pargo's case).

Bobby Portis and Corliss Williamson

Bobby Portis, the best big man out of Arkansas since his former AAU coach Corliss Williamson, opens up about his life in a Q&A originally published in Sync.

Bret Bielema And Modern Coaching Culture

This is an excerpt from a post on my blog, The Sports Seer. You can read the entire column here. Americans, after all, prize a certain schizophrenia in the coaches of our favorite game. On...

Malzahn's Comments Suggest He's Not Up For Hog Job

Want to prove you're not a candidate for a job? Publicly contradict the policy of the employer.

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