Razorback News for March 2nd

To Bill, saying anything publicly negative about the Razorbacks amounts to blasphemy. Bill (not his real name) is the prototype of many good fans. He stays to the end of most games. He gives monetarily what he can. He's loyal. He's always looking for the half-full side of the cup. After Nolan Richardson's outburst earlier this week, Bill looked at the cup and for the first time saw half-empty.

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...
Log Cabin Democrat
 
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...
ESPN
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
Tulsa World
 
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...
KFSM Channel 5
 
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 Sporting News
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
ESPN
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
KATV Channel 7
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
Fox Sports
 
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...
Tulsa World
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
CNNSI
 
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...
KATV Channel 7
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
CBS SportsLine
 
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...
Morning News
 
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...
KATV Channel 7


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