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Proposed Tax (Continuation) Election for Community Center Likely for January 2016, to Follow End of Library Tax – Video

Friday, April 18th, 2014

UAM Chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter attended Monday nights meeting of the advertising and promotion commission to discuss the status of the proposed community center.

Lassiter stated that there is a lot of community confusion about the convention center “taking the library tax”, which cannot be legally done.


Early To Be Inducted Into Arkansas Sports Hall Of Fame

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Early, AlvyThe Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its 2014 induction class, which includes University of Arkansas at Monticello all-time winningest women’s basketball and softball coach Alvy Early.

“It is an honor to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and I am very humbled and appreciative to be selected,” said Early. “This is something that was made possible by all of the outstanding student-athletes that I have been fortunate to coach and be associated with… It has never been my intention in the coaching profession to seek individual awards. I have always strived to have my players accomplish what they have the ability to achieve and become successful and productive individuals upon graduation.”

Early joins 10 other honorees to be inducted at the organization’s 56th annual banquet on Friday, February 28 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. (more…)

UAM Announces “On-Campus” Housing Policy

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

UAMBeginning with the 2014 fall semester, first-time full-time freshmen at UAM will be required to live on campus, according to Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life. The policy applies to students enrolled in 12 or more hours who are less than 21 years old on the first day of class.

Exemptions include

UAM Wins Homecoming Game Against Southern Nazareen 22-19

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

WeeviGreenThe University of Arkansas at Monticello football team forced three turnovers and recorded eight quarterback sacks in a 22-19 homecoming victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

The eight quarterback sacks is highest team total in the Great American Conference this season and the second highest all-time in the three-year history of the league


Weevils “Storm” Past Wonder Boys, 34-0

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

zThe University of Arkansas at Monticello football team secured its first shutout victory over a conference opponent for the first time since 1995 in defeating Arkansas Tech 34-0 on Saturday in a weather-delayed game.

The last shutout for the Weevils over a conference opponent was a 17-0 win over Mississippi College at home in UAM’s first season as a member of the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.

Saturday’s game was delayed due to a thunderstorm for just under two hours midway through the third quarter with UAM leading 17-0.



Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Southwestern Oklahoma State recorded 587 yards of total offense and outscored the University of Arkansas at Monticello football team 21-3 in the second half to record a 35-17 win over the Weevils on Saturday night at Fast Lane Field.



Saturday, September 7th, 2013

zWhen the University of Arkansas at Monticello football team takes the field on Saturday in the 2013 season opener, each of the Boll Weevils will be dedicating their performances in honor of the late Tommy Barnes, the all-time winningest football coach in UAM history, with a decal displaying Barnes’ initials.


UAM Media Day, at Ryburn Motor Co., A New Tradition – Photos

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Ryburn Automotive Superstore will play host to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Athletics Media Day, as an annual tradition; based on the success of Friday’s event.

All of UAM’s sports teams were represented, cheerleaders joined in, and the Mascot Weevil joined in the festivities, as an estimnated 150-200 guests took part in the celebration of UAM’s athletics programs..

KHBM-FM 93.7 broadcast the entire event, as head football coach Hud Jackson took the mike followed by the rest of the UAM coaches and select student-athletes.

UAM Announces 2013 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Four All-Americans and a two-way lineman who was part of a 1950s football dynasty will join the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame when the class of 2013 is inducted at ceremonies on the UAM campus October 24.

Track and field All-Americans Milton Williams and Jeff Pope, football noseguard Roland Autrey, softball standout Jodie Scott, and two-way tackle M. L. Manncomprise the latest Hall of Fame induction class. Robert Leonard, long-time director of the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, will receive the UAM Spirit Award.



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.


UAM Men’s Hoops Reveals Signing Class

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

UAMBBall copyUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball coach Allen Sharpe has revealed a list of five student-athletes that will be joining the team starting in the 2013-14 season

The 2013 signing class includes four transfers and one high school product. (more…)

UAM Baseball All-Skills Camp Set For June 17-20

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

uam_logo_clearUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello baseball coach John Harvey has announced an all-skills camp scheduled for June 17-20, 2013 for children ages 4-14.

Campers will receive instruction in all areas of the game, including hitting, bunting, sliding, base running, fielding and throwing. Competitive games will also be played. Instructors will include UAM coaches and players, as well as other area coaches.


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 Forge Named GAC Player Of The Year

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Senior guard Kori Forge became the 25th edition to UAM’s 1,000-point club and the first to reach the milestone in the two-year history of the Great American Conference in a 70-68 overtime loss to Southern Arkansas on February 28, just one notable achievement he has on his resume leading to being named the 2012-13 GAC Player of the Year.


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.


Ryburn Toyota, Toyota Motor Sales, USA Present Donation To UAM Baseball / Softball Programs

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Pictured from left are UAM softball coach Alvy Early, Matt Whiting, assistant athletic director for external operations, Ronny Williams, general manager of Ryburn Motors, Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive officer and owner of the Ryburn Automotive Group, Keith Wallis, Ryburn sales consultant, and Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics.

Ryburn Toyota of Monticello and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., have teamed to make a $10,000 contribution to the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s baseball and softball programs.

Toyota Motor Sales matched a $5,000 contribution from Ryburn Toyota, with the proceeds earmarked for UAM’s “Swing for the Fences” campaign to renovate the school’s baseball and softball facilities.



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.



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