Tagged: barnhill arena

Sam’s Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart’s 1988 Shareholders’ Meeting

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Standing here in northwest Arkansas amid the appreciative gathering with sky blue “What’s Important Is You” banners hanging from the rafters and scoreboard, the messes is clear: God, America, Wal-Mart. Welcome to the pageantry and spectacle of Sam Walton’s capitalism rally — the 1988 Wal-Mart Shareholders’ Meeting — touted as the largest shareholders’ meeting in America, if not the world.

Flaming Lips to Perform at Fayetteville's Barnhill Arena Nov. 4

by Karen Martin 10/24/2012 6:43 am

University of Arkansas students can get free tickets online to see The Flaming Lips at Fayetteville's Barnhill Arena at 9 p.m. Nov. 4. Online reservations will be open until midnight Saturday (Oct. 27). General admission tickets -- $35 -- go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 26) at waltonartscenter.org.

Jim's Notebook: A Note on 'Notes' Richardson and His Passing

by Jim Harris 5/15/2012 2:06 pm

The chubby Nolan Richardson III, or Notes, as everyone knew him, was as quiet and reserve as his father was vociferous and intimidating. He joined the Arkansas staff about the time his brother-in-law, Lee Mayberry, joined the Razorbacks and began his assault on the Hogs' all-time assist record. He went on to land a head coaching job at Tennessee State, but everything imploded in late 2002 and he never returned to coaching. Notes died on Sunday at age 47. We remember him for his easy-going way.

Jim Harris: Arkansas-ASU NIT Game Still Stirs In Some Quarters

by Jim Harris 3/13/2012 3:16 pm

Memories of Arkansas' and Arkansas State's matchup in the National Invitation Tournament 25 years ago today are likely to be influenced by whichever side one happened to be supporting that night, when the Razorbacks pulled themselves back from the abyss in the last 12 minutes and defeated ASU 67-64 in overtime.

Arkansas Set To Unveil Facilities Master Plan, Some Ideas Of What Might Be Included

by Chris Bahn 10/17/2011 6:30 pm

An official groundbreaking for the Arkansas football operations center will be held next month. Fundraising is nearing completion for that project. And that’s just the beginning for what the athletic department has planned. Tuesday Athletic Director Jeff Long will unveil an official “Master Plan” for facilities that figures to take years (decades?) and millions of dollars to complete. What could we see on Tuesday? Here are a few informed guesses (based on conversations with Long, athletic department employees, donors and others over the last few years):

Bahn: Bud Walton Attendance Dip Didn't Happen Overnight and Not a Quick Fix

by Chris Bahn 2/22/2011 6:00 pm

Bud Walton Arena attendance is in a decade of decline. While Coach John Pelphrey deserves plenty of heat for crowds reaching their low point, it’s not like folks stopped coming overnight. To fully understand how much things have changed, Chris Bahn uses a 1998 non-conference game as a reference point, something he'll explores in print and will discuss Wednesday on air with 40/29 Sports Director Mark Lericos in a package set to air at 5 and 6 p.m.

Jim's Notebook: Lanny Van Eman Proved Arkansas Razorback Basketball Could Be Viable

by Jim Harris 2/7/2011 2:19 pm

Lanny Van Eman isn't one of the names associated with great Arkansas Razorback basketball - Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson - but no question Van Eman set a nice table for Sutton and then Richardson to build on. He proved, if nothing else, that given an exciting, competitive product, Arkansas sports fans would support basketball as well as football.

UA Releases Camping Guidelines For Snoop Dogg, Ole Miss

by University of Arkansas 10/18/2010 8:46 am

New camping procedures will be in place for the Razorbacks vs. Ole Miss football game Saturday, Oct. 23, and no camping will be allowed before the Snoop Dogg concert in Barnhill Arena Sunday, Oct. 24.

Snoop Dogg Performing At Barnhill Arena

by Chris Bahn 10/8/2010 8:51 am

Rapper Snoop Dogg is scheduled to appear at Barnhill Arena on Oct. 24. What does this have to do with sports? Um…

Arkansas, SEC Schools 'Competing' In Food Drives To Help Local Organizations

by Chris Bahn 9/15/2010 8:44 am

Arkansas and the league’s 11 other schools are participating in the SEC’s "Together We CAN" food drive to support local food banks. It’s a 10-day event that runs from Sept. 17-Sept. 26.

Pulliza Hopes Cosmetic Facility Changes Will Improve Barnhill Arena, Inspire Team

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2010 9:04 am

When Arkansas opens the 2010 volleyball season tonight at 7 p.m. against the University of Missouri-Kansas City, visitors will likely notice several cosmetic upgrades in the facility. They are upgrades Coach Robert Pulliza said he felt were critical to building on the success of the past.