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Bobby Swofford joined the 5NEWS team in August of 2012 and dove right into the sports scene. He comes to us after spending more than eight years covering sports for various print editions.

Bobby is a graduate of both Roland High School and the University of Central Arkansas. Bobby acquired a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in television and was also a member of the Bears football team.

Not everyone gets to do what they love for a living but Bobby is doing just that, reporting on sports.

If he’s not doing “research” at an area sporting event, Bobby can be found at a local golf course or being a professional man of leisure.

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    Oliver Leads Hogs To Series Win

    Arkansas continued their dominance in SEC series finales on Sunday as they took down Vanderbilt 3-1 at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (25-16, 9-9 SEC) improved to 5-1 in game three of SEC series this season. “We pitch pretty well on Sundays, and our older guys with a little more experience have been taking over, like Wise, Spoon and Anderson,”  Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. “We keep hammering how important these Sunday games are to our guys and they’ve done […]

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    Vanderbilt Evens Series With 2-1 Win

    Close games are nothing new for Arkansas. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, neither is losing games 2-1. Vanderbilt got a two-run home run from John Norwood and then held on for a 2-1 win at Baum Stadium to even the SEC series. Arkansas has lost six games by a score of 2-1 this season and have been handed one run losses nine times. Jalen Beeks made just one mistake on the night but was saddled with the loss after throwing six […]

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    Women’s Hoops Add Chris Johnson As Assistant

    Dykes adds assistant who spent past three seasons at TCU

  • Anna Rogers

    Local Athletes Ink On Spring Signing Day

    Nearly a dozen athletes sign national letters of intent to continue playing careers

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    Bernal collects three hits, drives in three as Hogs chop down Lumberjacks

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    Harris Steps Down As Lincoln Coach

    Brad Harris accepts Benton defensive coordinator position after leading Wolves to school record 11 wins

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    Bethel Named New Sallisaw Football Coach

    Longtime assistant and Sallisaw graduate named head coach Monday night

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    Christy Smith Named Women’s Hoops Assistant

    After just a few weeks of searching, new Arkansas women’s coach Jimmy Dykes has his lead assistant. Former Arkansas and WNBA player Christy Smith was named as the Razorbacks’ top assistant on Monday. “I knew right away when I spoke with Christy that she shared the same passion and commitment to the Razorbacks that I do,” Dykes said.  “She knows what it is like to be a Razorback and she has taken that experience as a player and poured it […]

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    Skipper, Cook anchor edges of offensive front

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    Arkansas Takes Series Finale From LSU

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    Watson Wins Second Masters In Three Years

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    Wagner Leaves Arkansas Basketball Program

    DeQuavious Wagner announced Tues. that he will transfer from the Arkansas basketball program at the end of the semester.

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