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Broyles goes out as last of his kind

Updated: February 17, 2007, 3:55 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Say goodbye to the Last Emperor.

A palace coup finally got Frank Broyles this weekend, ending what might be the most powerful run anyone has ever had in big-time college athletics. At the reported urging of boosters and trustees, the 82-year-old Arkansas athletic director announced his resignation Saturday, effective at the end of 2007 -- the 50th anniversary of his being named football coach in Fayetteville.

I'll assert that no collegiate athletic figure has controlled a ...

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