The home of the University of Arkansas is also the state's SI
Sportstown, for having the best community sports programs.
2 Nolan Richardson
The Fayetteville rancher coached the Hogs to a 389-169 record and
the '94 national basketball title.
3 Bud Walton Arena
The Hogs have sold out 335 consecutive regular-season on-campus
home games, dating back to 1976. The streak started in Barnhill
Arena, but since '93 Arkansas has played in this 19,200-seat
facility (named for Wal-Mart's cofounder), which is more than
double the size. Walton is loud; it's said to have more seats in
less space than any other arena.
4 Pat Burrell
The Phillies' 27-year-old outfielder is from Eureka Springs.
December 1, 2003
5 Corliss Williamson
The Pistons' forward was the National High School Player of the
Year while at Russellville High and the Final Four MOP on
Arkansas's '94 championship team.
6 John Daly
The winner of the 1991 PGA and '95 British Open graduated from
Dardanelle High and Arkansas.
7 Mark Martin
The NASCAR driver from Batesville has been Winston Cup runner-up
A pole vaulting high spot, thanks to native Earl Bell, a
three-time Olympian who runs elite vaulting camps there.
9 Ray Brown
The Lions' 41-year-old guard grew up in Marion and played for
10 A.J. Burnett
The pitcher from North Little Rock was set to be the Marlins' top
starter in 2003 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John
surgery last April.
11 Jerry Jones
The Cowboys' owner was raised in North Little Rock and was
co-captain of Arkansas's 1964 national championship football
12 Derek Fisher
The Lakers' guard stayed home to attend Arkansas-Little Rock.
13 Joe Kleine
The former Razorback and NBA center now calls Arkansas games on
radio and runs a barbecue joint.
14 Keith Traylor
The Bears' tackle, a Little Rock native, was all-state at Malvern
15 Houston Nutt
Arkansas's football coach was a QB at Little Rock's Central High.
16 Joe Johnson
The Suns' guard is from Little Rock and played for the Razorbacks.
17 Torii Hunter
The Twins' centerfielder starred in four sports at Pine Bluff High.
18 Hot Springs
The resort was the first spring training mecca, before clubs
moved to Florida.
19 Rod Smith
The Broncos' wideout from Texarkana led the NFL in 2001 with 113
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