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Charles Balentine remains well-known among Razorback fans for hitting the 3rd biggest shot in Arkansas history (we'll give you two guesses as to what #1 and #2 are), but many other details of his storied career are slipping away into the mists of time.
Razorback news and notes from around the web (warning: some of these links aren't exactly timely, but then again you probably already knew not to count on us for hot-off-the-presses info):
* Nate Allen rips Jeff Long a new one (he even busts out the Y-word).
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Primary Theme: The SEC's recent television deal with ESPN will help raise the conference's sagging basketball efforts.
Neither, apparently, will Herb Hilgeman. According to a USA Today.com report, Kentucky officials have inexplicably passed over those two coaching legends and are about to nab a guy who's merely led his team to the Sweet 16 four years in a row, made it to last year's championship game and has compiled an insanely good recruiting class for next year, members of which could very well decide to join him in Lexington.
Every Razorback fan over a certain age surely remembers Nolan Richardson's first season as head coach as being confusing (those polka-dot shirts), transitional (suddenly the players were running a lot more) and ultimately very dispiriting (that 12-16 final record after 11 years of success under Eddie Sutton was pretty shocking).