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The Daily Call – Feb. 12, 2014

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – Feb. 12, 2014

The University of Arkansas will celebrate the championship legacy of Razorback Basketball this weekend as members of the Razorbacks’ NCAA Final Four men’s basketball teams will be honored at this Saturday’s game against LSU in Bud Walton Arena (4 p.m. CT). Today’s edition of The Daily Call takes a look back through some big moments and players in @RazorbackMBB Final Four history:

Clint McDaniel was recently named to the 2014 SEC Basketball legends class and was a force for the Razorbacks during the 1994 National Championship run.

Bud Walton Arena opened during the 1993-94 season and became home to the ‘Forty Minutes of Hell’ during the 1990’s. Razorback fans are the best in the country and often provide the players with a ‘sixth man’ because of their energy and tenacity.

Former President Bill Clinton will also help celebrate the anniversary at the game on Saturday. A former Arkansas professor, Clinton is a known Razorback basketball fan and was in the White House during the 1993, 1994 and 1995 NCAA tournament runs.

George Kok, also an SEC Basketball Legend, was one of the first dominating big men in college basketball and a member of the Final Four teams of the 1940s.

Scotty Thurman, current Director of Student-Athlete Development for @RazorbackMBB, cemented himself in Arkansas history with "The Shot", a three-pointer that pushed the Razorbacks ahead of Duke to win the 1994 National Championship.

Head coach Nolan Richardson cuts down the net in Charlotte as Razorback basketball won its first national championship. @RazorbackMBB is one of three teams in Arkansas history to claim a national championship, joining @RazorbackFB and @RazorbackTF.

Ron Brewer, Marvin Delph and Sidney Moncrief, respectively, were known as "The Triplets" and led Arkansas to the 1978 Final Four at the 1979 Elite Eight, helping to turn the Razorbacks into a nationally known powerhouse.

Make sure to come out to Bud Walton Arena on Saturday to catch up with these legends and more, as well as see the Razorbacks take on LSU. For a full release on this weekend’s events, click here.

@RazorbackBSB Season Two Days Away The 25th-ranked Arkansas baseball team opens its season at home this weekend, playing a three-game series with Appalachian State. Game times are 3:05 p.m. Friday, 12:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday. For ticket information, click here.

Smith Talks With RazorVision New @RazorbackFB defensive coordinator and secondary coach Robb Smith spent some time with RazorVision yesterday. He spoke with Chuck Barrett about a variety of topics, including his defensive philosophy and impressions of Arkansas. Watch the complete video below:

Too ambiguous? Know exactly what coverage we’re missing? Have a general question for the athletic department? Tell us. Shout at arkmr@uark.edu with suggestions of what you would like to see covered and what the column is missing. Interaction is good. Think of this as your portal to all things Arkansas.



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