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Eric Musselman’s New Contract Makes It Official: Arkansas is a Basketball School

When I came to Northwest Arkansas to jumpstart my journalism career in 1998, there was one thing I was more excited about covering than anything – University of Arkansas basketball. Heck, one of the main things that drew me to the job was knowing I’d cover every home game and have a chance to write player features.

Growing up in Iowa, I really had no idea of the legend of Frank Boyles, Kenny Hatfield and the 1969 Shootout, while I knew Steve Atwater as the hard-hitting safety from the Denver Broncos (who nearly decapitated my favorite Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye on Monday Night Football) not a Hogs star.