Much ado about Maximus

This piece was co-authored by Oksana Durkee. Maximus, UA Little Rock’s new mascot, has garnered mixed reactions from students. While the athletics department says it has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, a recent survey from the Forum suggests a mostly negative response. Though the new mascot had been in development since spring 2018, athletics kept it under […]

Continuing the tradition: The state of LR Athletics

Chasse Conque is always optimistic. Entering his fifth year at the helm of Little Rock (LR) Athletics, Conque has overseen historic success and expansion within the athletic department with LR teams winning 13 Sun Belt championships, men’s and women’s basketball NCAA Tournament victories, a departmental rebranding, and the addition of a wrestling program. For all […]

EStem feasibility study calls for better integration between schools

Student complaints drove UA Little Rock administration to hire Boyette Strategic Advisors, a management consultant located in the capital city, to conduct a study on the long-term feasibility of the arrangement with eStem and find possible solutions to the conflicts between the two schools. The researchers emerged with two solutions that they say could benefit both […]

LR dominates in home opener

Little Rock (LR) women’s basketball defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 61-38 Wednesday night at the Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans started strong and never looked back, scoring 31 points in the first half with senior Ronjanae DeGray leading all scorers with 17 points for the game on 7-9 shooting. The scoring effort for the Trojans […]

Psychology grad program on hiatus

Two years ago, administrators decided that UA Little Rock’s graduate program in psychology would go on hiatus, with 2018 being the first year in which it would not admit any new students. Julien Mirivel, interim associate dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication, shed some light on the situation in an interview with […]

From scratch: Neil Erisman and LR Wrestling

  First-year Little Rock (LR) Athletics wrestling coach Neil Erisman is building a legacy of excellence in wrestling. A champion wrestler in high school and college, Erisman has worked on two college coaching staffs and lead a high school wrestling program. His career has taught him valuable lessons in success, and he wouldn’t change that […]

LR takes down Louisiana Tech in Ruston

Little Rock (LR) women’s basketball followed the men’s impressive overtime victory against Southeastern Oklahoma with a 69-58 win at Louisiana Tech (LT) on Friday. The first two quarters proved tightly contested with LR heading into the half up 35-28. Kyra Collier and Teal Battle led the Trojans in scoring at the half with 12 and […]

Trojans win final two conference games

Little Rock (LR) volleyball finished strong in conference play this past weekend, beating both teams they played in Louisiana. On Friday night, LR faced Louisiana-Lafayette and beat them in three straight sets. Pamela Zuluaga tallied 24 assists, while Mya Robinson led defensively with 14 digs. On Saturday night, LR defeated Louisiana-Monroe for the 33rd straight […]

LR soccer ends historic season

Little Rock (LR) soccer lost 5-1 to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. The loss ended the most successful season in program history, with the team finishing 13-5-4 under first-year head coach Mark Foster. The game, played in Fayetteville, proved a struggle for LR from the […]