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UAM Baseball Starts NCAA Tournament, Today, Listen on KHBM

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team hopes to carry over momentum from its unbeaten start to the 2016 postseason this week at the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament, hosted by St. Cloud State University.

Photos are from the “Launch Party”held at Ryburn Motor Co. held as they left Monticello.



Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Valeria Johnson, Jordan Goforth, Kali Piha, Hunter Smith, Corey Wood.

Valeria Johnson, Jordan Goforth, Kali Piha, Hunter Smith, Corey Wood.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Department of Athletics held its annual student-athlete banquet on Wednesday night to celebrate the athletic, academic and civic accomplishments during the 2015-16 year.


Weevil Baseball Ranked 25th Nationally

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

UAMBaseballTeamThe University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team has been ranked No. 25 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II National Top 30.

This is UAM’s first national ranking of the 2016 season. The Weevils are currently tied for first place in the Great American Conference with an overall record of 26-11 and a 17-7 mark in league games.

UAM has won all but one of its three-game conference series this season, and has swept three series including most recently three wins over East Central this past weekend at Weevils Field.

The Weevils are back in action today at Harding for a single non-conference game, prepping for a three-game GAC road series against Southeastern Oklahoma State this weekend in Durant, Oklahoma. Southeastern (24-18, 19-8 GAC) is just four one-thousandths of a point behind the Weevils in the GAC standings.

See the rest of the CBN Top 30 here:

3rd Annual UAMSports Fan Day – Photos

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The  third annual UAM Fan Day was held Saturday, at Ryburn Motor Company.


UAM Spirit Award Winner Has Rare Gift

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Gene Norton (center) with his parents, Marvin and Betty, at a UAM basketball game.

Gene Norton has a unique gift.

“People who spend time around him feel blessed,” says his mother, Betty Norton. “That’s a rare thing.”
When Gene was in a Little Rock hospital in 2008 recovering from a spinal injury, doctors and nurses didn’t want him to leave. “He asked one of his doctors one day when he could go home,” remembers Betty. “His doctor said, ‘Gene, you can’t go home. We’re not going to let you. You make us all feel too good!”



Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Former UAMonticello football player D.J. Stephens has been invited to the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp, according to the San Antonio Talons.


Sharpe Shooter Basketball Camp Set For June 3-6 At UAM

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

basketballUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball coach Allen Sharpe is set to host the annual “Sharpe Shooter” Basketball Camp June 3-6, 2013 at Steelman Field House.

The camp is designed for boys and girls in grades K-9 and will feature two sessions. The morning session (Individual Skills Camp) will go from 9 a.m.-noon each day with the “Sharpe Shooter” Camp to follow each day from 12:30-3:30 p.m.


UAM’s Goforth Named GAC Freshman Of The Year

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Freshman guard Jordan Goforth has been named the Great American Conference Freshman of the Year after leading the Cotton Blossoms in scoring, three?pointers, free?throws and total minutes played during her first collegiate season.

Goforth was named the league’s freshman of the year on Wednesday night at the GAC Championship Tournament Welcome Banquet in downtown Bartlesville, Okla.


Former Boll Weevil Signs With New York Jets

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Former UAMonticello defensive back Eric Crocker has signed to play for the NFL’s New York Jets, announced this past Friday by the Jets’ front office.

Crocker joins the Jets after playing 18 games for the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League during the 2012 season. Crocker recorded 70.5 total tackles, including 60 solo tackles and an assisted tackle for a loss. He also had three interceptions, 13 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.


UAM Statement on Storm Damage

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 29), winds blew a horse barn adjacent to the rodeo arena at the University of Arkansas at Monticello off its foundation. The barn was blown across the rodeo parking area and damaged three livestock trailers. The barn housed 11 horses owned by students who are members of the UAM rodeo team. None of the horses were injured during the storm, according to Rusty Jones, rodeo coach.



Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team set a new school record for fewest yards allowed in a game in a 78-0 season-opening win over College of Faith at home on Saturday.

The Boll Weevils (1-0) allowed just 18 yards of total offense in the win. UAM limited College of Faith to 53 yards passing and negative 35 yards rushing. In the other column, the UAM offense racked up 498 yards of total offense – 276 through the air and 222 on the ground.


UAM Cheerleaders Announced

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The 2012-13 UAM cheerleaders are (from left, first row) Sierra Morris of Sheridan, a sophomore physical education major; Emily Walker of Star City, a sophomore speech pathology major; Taylor Snider of Monticello, a sophomore chemistry major; Kathleen Couch of Malvern, a junior childhood education major; Lacey Cantwell of Pine Bluff, a freshman pre-pharmacy major; (standing, from left) Kervin Dunahoo of Trumann, a freshman physical education major; Setra Buchanan of Trumann, a junior accounting major; and Christopher Smith of Monticello, a sophomore art major.

Peter Cruz Named UAM Head Volleyball Coach

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

UAM Director of Athletics Chris Ratcliff has announced the hiring of Peter Cruz as head volleyball coach. Cruz becomes the third head volleyball coach in the seven-year history of the program.

Cruz replaces Casey Shingler, who resigned earlier in the month to become an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Cruz will begin his new role at UAM on July 30.


UAM Football Unveils New Uniforms

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team will be sporting a new look for the 2012 season.

Head coach Hud Jackson has unveiled the new uniforms featuring an all-green color scheme for home games and an all-white color scheme for games played away from the friendly confines of Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

The first chance to see the new uniforms in person is Saturday, September 1, when the Boll Weevils are scheduled to host College of Faith for a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be the season opener for both teams. UAM has 11 games scheduled for the 2012 campaign, six of which are at home. Click here for the complete 2012 schedule. (more…)

Kayla Jackson Is UAM’s First Three-Time Softball All-American

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Kayla Jackson continues to add to her legacy as one of the best softball players in University of Arkansas at Monticello history.

Jackson became the first three-time softball All-American in school history Wednesday when she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Second Team. The senior pitcher from Hallsville, Tex., was a third team All-American in 2010 and a second team selection last year.



Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Kayla Jackson

Kayla Jackson threw her second no-hitter of the season the first of two wins over the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs, 3-0 and 3-2.

The UAM ace got her 25th win of the season in the seven-inning affair. She was two runners away from the perfect game, as the only blemishes on the day came in the third inning on a third-strike passed ball and a walk in the fourth inning.


Preschoolers Meet The Boll Weevil

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

A group of curious four-year-olds got an up close look at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Boll Weevil mascot during a visit to the UAM campus Monday morning.

The students are part of the First United Methodist Church Preschool of Monticello. Following their visit with the Boll Weevil, the youngsters toured the UAM library and enjoyed ice cream at the cafeteria.

The visit was arranged by Susan Sharpe, wife of UAM basketball coach Allen Sharpe.


Farmer Breaks 1000 Points As Weevils Take Mule Riders In Overtime

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

UAM senior guard L.A. Farmer scored his 1,022 career point tonight in the Weevils’ 71-68 overtime win over Southern Arkansas.

The Weevils (18-8, 8-6 GAC) and the Muleriders (12-14, 5-9 GAC) went back-and-forth all night long with neither team able to get larger than a 10-point lead all game. The contest saw nine tied scores and eight separate lead changes, including two ties and three lead changes in the overtime period alone. (more…)

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