By Wednesday, Bill had had enough. A longtime defender of Nolan Richardson,
Bill gritted his teeth and told me the envelope had been pushed too far, that
it was time for Nolan to go. My jaw dropped. It was like...
Maybe the cutoff should be 10 seasons, maybe that's enough for a coach and a university.
When it gets into the second decade at a school, the legends fall, and they fall
hard. Nolan Richardson's abrupt departure from...
Should've been a celebration today and it should've centered on the players. But
even though the home matchup with Vanderbilt is Arkansas' Senior Day, there likely
will be little hoopla. Frankly, it probably was time...
Nolan Richardson always believed in doing things his own way. Whether it was instituting
a style of basketball uncommon to this region of the country more than two decades
ago or speaking his mind on issues regarding the...
The University of Arkansas announced Friday afternoon that it had bought out the
contract of head basketball coach Nolan Richardson. A press release issued by
University Relations said that Richardson would be paid...
If we'd all thought about it on that sleepy Sunday morning in Charlotte, it would
have been clear to us that Nolan Richardson's tenure at Arkansas eventually would
come to an inglorious, unsightly conclusion. Richardson...
The reaction seemed almost scripted at first. "No comment," said Arkansas freshman
forward Michael Jones. The same answer echoed over and over until junior Blake
Eddins finally spoke up for the rest of the team about...
It profoundly saddens me to hear about the buyout of Nolan Richardson in Arkansas.
Having known Nolan for many years, I know he is a man of high principles, a man
who totally believes in the athletes that wear his uniform...
He was just joking in October when he looked at the season's opponents and called
it a "fire Nolan" schedule. Sadly, it became just that Friday. On the eve of Senior
Day, Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson was...
The University of Arkansas on Friday bought out Nolan Richardson's contract, saying
it would pay the coach up to 500-thousand dollars a year for the next six years
to have him quit as coach. The decision ends...
Nolan "Notes" Richardson III still hadn't heard the news about his dad when he
arrived at his Nashville home about 7 p.m. Friday. Told of Nolan Richardson's
dismissal at the University of Arkansas (the remaining six...
Hands down, Arkansas has the deepest talent pool of running backs in the SEC yet
their QB, Jones, might be the best pure runner. Arkansas wins with tough defense
and a conservative offense that keeps them in the...
Nolan Richardson arrived in Tulsa in the spring of 1980, a relatively unknown
junior college coach from west Texas. His impact on Big Five basketball, as a
coach at the universities of Tulsa and Arkansas, is one of...
In the early aftermath of Friday evening's announcement of the buyout of the six
remaining years of Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson's contract, his
co-workers seemed stunned and saddened. Ninth-year...
Are you surprised that the saga at Arkansas has ended with Nolan Richardson's
firing? Seth Davis: I would have been very surprised a week ago, but from the
way things happened in the past week, while he has not...
We didn't give students and other fans much time to react to the news of Richardson's
departure. It was less than two hours after the announcement that we talked to
them...even those who admitted they were hoping to...
Although former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson probably won't make an appearance
a day after the remaining six years on his contract were bought out, there will
be some guaranteed goodbyes when the...
It was the day Nolan Richardson's outspoken ways finally caught up with him. With
a hard-driving personality and an unyielding will to succeed against the odds,
Richardson had risen to national championship...
Friday night, former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson was featured on ESPN's "Outside
The Lines" centering on zero-percent graduation rates of black college basketball
players. Richardson, who has his contract...
News that Nolan Richardson is leaving the University of Arkansas sent many Hog
fans running to their televisions to find out the latest. At the West End Sports
Bar, Hog fans were drawn to the rows of televisions. The...