XZero Heroes: Arkansas Wildcats Advance to National Championship

​A hard-hitting team of women is days away from representing central Arkansas on their sport’s biggest stage. With just 12 players on its roster, the Arkansas Wildcats, Arkansas’ premier women’s full-contact semi-professional football team, are headed to the WBowl II Division III championship game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, July 21st. “Everything has come together for us this year,” Wildcats General Manager Daniel Sims said. “Although we have a small roster and have had a lot of injuries along the way, we have a group of fantastic ladies with a lot of heart and we’re very proud of what they have accomplished this year.” Formed in 2010 as the Little Rock Wildcats, the Wildcats are

UALR Ponders Football, Marching Band

College football could soon have a permanent home in Little Rock. Today, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced its plans to conduct a feasibility study to determine the costs and procedures of starting a football and marching band program at the school. Earlier this year, UALR students presented a petition of 1,000 signatures in favor of starting a football program at the school for the first time since 1955. "Since that time, I've heard from many other students, alumni, community members, and business leaders who have expressed their interest in a Division I football program in greater Little Rock," Chancellor Andrew Rogerson said. "As a scientist, I have a high regard for dat

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