SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Contents Page

April 19, 1994

4
A Barn Raising
While football was king, a basketball foundation was put in place
by William R. Reed

20
Leader of a Family
A lifetime of frustration prepared Nolan Richardson for coaching
by Alexander Wolff

28
A Team of Destiny
The Hogs showed in the regular season why they were a breed apart
by Hank Hersch

38
Pitching Whoooo
The love affair between the Hogs and their fans is indeed unique
by William F. Reed

42
Wildcat Strike
In the SEC tournament, Kentucky buried the Hogs in the Pyramid
by Hank Hersch

46
The Razorbacks
Though the team was unified, each player had a story all his own
by Kelli Anderson, Michael Jaffe and William F. Reed

62
The Fight Is On
Arkansas struggled in Rounds 1 and 2 of the NCAA tournament
by Hank Hersch

66
Class Reunion
In Rounds 3 and 4, the Razorbacks strutted their stuff in Dallas
by William F. Reed

70
A Place called Hoop
The President's interest in the Hogs became a national sensation
by Alexander Wolff

78
Near the Goal
Arkansas closed in on the title with a hard-fought win over Arizona
by Alexander Wolff

84
Great Scott!
Scotty Thurman's shot gave the Hogs the respect they deserved
by Hank Hersch

Cover Photograph by Damian Strohmeyer

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