CEO bids nearly $12k to coach Arkansas State spring game

Nick Bhardwaj, the CEO and co-founder of Beyond Games, a gaming studio in California, won a creative fundraiser by Arkansas State University to be the team’s head coach for their Spring Game. Bhardwaj, who has no affiliation to ASU, won the Red Wolves’ eBay auctioned “Head Coach Experience” over 15 other potential coaches with a bid of $11,700. The auction, which was...
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2014 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team

The 2014 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team by College Football Universe is released. Louisiana-Lafayette racked up the most first team players with six while Arkansas State is a close second at five. Other schools represented by first team players are South Alabama (four), ULM (four) Troy (two), Texas State (two), Appalachian State (one), and Idaho (one). Louisiana quarterback...
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Arkansas State's Markel Owens shot and killed

Arkansas State University football player Markel Owens, 21, and his stepfather Johnny Shivers, 36, were shot and killed during a Wednesday night home invasion robbery on Walker Road in Jackson. A 37-year-old woman, who was Shivers' wife and Owens' mother, was also shot. She was treated and released Wednesday night from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, police said...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Arkansas State football player killed during home invasion

Sad news coming out of the Arkansas State Red Wolves football program, as the university has confirmed that defensive lineman Markel Owens was shot and killed during a home invasion, on Wednesday.According to the Jackson Sun, Owens' stepfather, Johnny Shivers, came home and was forced inside the apartment by two armed men. The armed men demanded money, thus sparking a physical...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State DL Markel Owens died protecting family during robbery attempt

Arkansas State defensive lineman Markel Owens died on Wednesday night while trying to protect his family during a robbery attempt, police believe. Owens’ stepfather, Johnny Shivers, was followed by two men to his home in Jackson, Tenn. They believe he was forced inside by the masked men in a robbery attempt and a struggle ensued. […]
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State player killed during home invasion

Arkansas State junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men shot to death in what authorities are calling a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn. "Our worst fears were realized as an athletics department after being notified early this morning about the unfortunate news about Markel," athletics director Terry Mohajir said in a statement. "We're deeply...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Arkansas State lineman Markel Owens killed in shooting

Tragedy struck Arkansas State on Thursday when it was confirmed that junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was killed in a shooting.
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State Football Player Killed in Home Invasion

Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Arkansas State says junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men killed in a shooting in Jackson, Tenn. Jackson police are investigating the Wednesday night shooting as a home invasion robbery, according to WBBJ, our ABC station in west Tennessee. Johnny Shivers, 36, was also killed. Shivers’ wife...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State junior DL Owens killed in Tennessee shooting

Arkansas State says junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men killed in a shooting in Jackson, Tenn. Jerry Scott, the school's sports information director, confirms Owens was one of the victims and said ''it's a sad day'' for the Red Wolves. The Jackson Sun reports three people were shot about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the newspaper said...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State Sucessfully Runs ‘Hide the Midget’ Trick Play En Route to GoDaddy Bowl Game Win (Video)

Arkansas State rallied late Sunday night to stun Ball State in the 2014 GoDaddy bowl. Ball State was poised to take the game, up 20-16 with 90 seconds on the clock, but a last-minute touchdown drive sealed the deal and the Red Wolves picked up their eighth win of the season. The win itself was impressive, but the Red Wolves also pulled a tricky play from the playbook en route to...
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The "Hide The Midget" Play Comes Up Big For Arkansas State, Red Wolves Win The Go.Daddy Bowl 23-20 Over Ball State

That's right, this weird formation is known as "hide the midget" and at 5-9 ASU's R.J. Fleming served that role perfectly for a 27 yard gain for the Red Wolves.Thanks ESPNThe game came down to a 38 yard field goal by Ball State's Scott Secor that was blocked by Arkansas State's Ryan Carrethers and win their second straight Go Daddy Bowl 23-20.Thanks ESPN...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Arkansas State Ran “Hide the Midget” Play vs. Ball State in GoDaddy Bowl

Tweet Arkansas State seemed like the lesser team on Sunday night as they took on 10-2 Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl. However, the Red Wolves were able to limit the Cardinals’ high-powered offense in the bowl game, they just needed some offense to help carry them. Down 10-3 in the second quarter, Arkansas State tried a little bit of trickery to get...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State beats Ball State 23-20

Arkansas State was down to an interim coach, a backup quarterback and less than a minute remaining in the game. None of it fazed the Red Wolves, who are used to a little bit of postseason adversity. Allen Muse caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Fredi Knighten with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State 23-20 at the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night. Ball State...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wolves Claim Bowl Victory

An Allen Muse touchdown catch with 32 seconds left in the fourth quarter and a Ryan Carrethers field goal block as time expired propelled the Arkansas State football team to a 23-20 comeback victory over Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Sunday.
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN Realized Arkansas State’s Trick Play Name May Offend Viewers, Gave It A New Title

In tonight’s GoDaddy Bowl between Arkansas State and Ball State, the Red Wolves pulled off a pretty impressive trick play in which wide receiver R.J. Fleming was obscured from the view of the defense, and took a handoff for 27 yards while the Cardinals defense bit on a fake to the running back. According to ESPN play-by-play Carter Blackburn (who likely knew of the play in advance...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas St. edges winless Georgia St. 35-33

Bowl-eligible Arkansas State foiled a two-point conversion and recovered an onside kick with 2 minutes left to avoid a potential loss to winless Georgia State on Saturday, holding on for a 35-33 win. Huge underdogs, Georgia State (0-11, 0-6 Sun Belt) shocked the Red Wolves (7-4, 5-1) when wide receiver Kelton Hill hooked up with Albert Wilson on a 70-yard touchdown. However, Ronnie...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas State beats Louisiana-Monroe 42-14

Adam Kennedy threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more to lead Arkansas State to a victory over Louisiana-Monroe, 42-14 Saturday night. Kennedy was 16-of 23 for 235 yards and one passing touchdown. He also led the Red Wolves (5-4, 3-1 Sun Belt) in rushing with 102 yards on 22 carries. Running back Michael Gordon had 72 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries while Sirgregory...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wolves Roll Past ULM

The Arkansas State special teams units blocked two kicks, while senior quarterback Adam Kennedy posted 337 yards total offense and running back Michael Gordon recorded a career-best four touchdowns to help lead the Red Wolves past Louisiana-Monroe 42-14 in a Sun Belt Conference matchup Saturday at Malone Stadium.
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas St. edges past S. Alabama 17-16

Sirgregory Thornton pushed in for a 3-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to edge Arkansas State into a 17-16 victory over South Alabama Saturday night. The Red Wolves trailed 6-0 in the second quarter after Aleem Sunanon's two field goals for South Alabama (3-5, 1-3 Sun Belt). Thornton's 3-yard scoring run came after Sunanon kicked his third field goal to stretch...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas State pummels Idaho 48-24

Adam Kennedy passed for 375 yards and four touchdowns to drive Arkansas State to a 48-24 homecoming win over Idaho on Saturday night. The Red Wolves (3-3, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) dominated the game, taking the lead with an 80-yard touchdown strike from Kennedy to Julian Jones on its opening possession and never losing it. Kennedy also found J.D. McKissic for a 13-yard TD pass,...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas State Wins An Offensive Shootout 41-28 Over Troy

[HT: KAIT-TV Jonesboro, AR] Was their any defense in Jonesboro, Arkansas Thursday night? Troy gained 614 yards in total offense, Arkansas State compiled 539 yards of total offense. In a case where last team that scores wins the Red Wolves did when Fredi Knighten scored on a 13 yard run with under four minutes to play. Troy had a chance to win the game driving...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas State penalized for unis

Tweet   Arkansas State traveled to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday for a matchup with Auburn. As double-digit underdogs, according to, the Red Wolves would likely need an A+ effort to knock off the Tigers. That would presumably include keeping penalties to a minimum. Unfortunately for Arkansas State, they received a penalty that had nothing […]
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September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Arkansas State runs past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62-11

Michael Gordon broke off a 91-yard touchdown run and Arkansas State had four different rushers with over 100 yards in a 62-11 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. David Oku led the Red Wolves with 124 yards and two touchdowns. Sirgregory Thornton had 112 yards and two touchdowns. Fredi Knighten also scored two touchdowns and finished...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Harsin looks to continue success at Arkansas State

Bryan Harsin knows a thing or two about dealing with change, having gone through four head coaches during his time as a player at Boise State. Harsin has relied heavily on that experience since being hired last December as the head coach at Arkansas State, where he's the school's fourth head coach in as many seasons. The Red Wolves haven't gone through head coaches...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team: Andrews standout player in SBC

The 2013 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team by College Football Universe is posted below. Arkansas State have the most first team players with six and next up is ULM with five. For the rest of the first team squad, Louisiana and Western Kentucky both have four each while South Alabama and Troy have two apiece and Texas State has one player listed.Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews...
Via College Football Universe
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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