Razorbacks to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 1994 NCAA Championship
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Athletics will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the University of Arkansas’ 1994 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions throughout the 2018-19 men’s basketball season. Led by Hall of Fame Coach Nolan Richardson, the Razorbacks won the 1994 NCAA title, defeating Duke 76-72 in the NCAA Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C.
“We invite Razorback fans to join us as we celebrate the greatest men’s basketball season in our history,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “The magical run that ended with Scotty Thurman’s shot and Coach Nolan Richardson lifting the NCAA trophy won’t soon be forgotten in our state. We are excited to re-live those great moments and welcome back our national championship team to Bud Walton Arena.”
As part of the season-long tribute to the 1994 team, Arkansas will wear throwback uniforms for a game this season. In addition to commemorative throwback uniforms, merchandise featuring classic Razorback logos, including the Slobbering Hog that was once mid-court at both Barnhill and Bud Walton Arena, will be offered at Hog Heaven in Bud Walton Arena beginning on November 18. The special edition vintage merchandise will be available at other official Razorback retailers beginning on November 19.
Throughout the season, great moments from the 1994 season will be highlighted. The celebration will culminate with a reunion of the 1994 team on the weekend of March 2, 2019, in conjunction with the Razorbacks’ home game against Ole Miss at Bud Walton Arena.
BY Kevin Trainor