For you young people, the name might not mean much, but for us baby boomers, it was the beginning of Nolan’s Memphis pipeline and, as far as I can remember Nolan’s first national march.
1990: Played in the Final Four. Several former teammates post that Ron Hughley, an Arkansas legend, seems to have died this morning. Rest in peace.
He was a great player, but after college, he had to deal with so many problems. Andrew Benintendi said he would bring his family to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday for the MLB All-Star Game. This is a fact.
His family has always come first. The only representative for the Kansas City Royals, who used to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks, is having a great season. He plays left field and is thought to be a great defensive outfielder. The South Paw is also the Royals’ best hitter, averaging 314. This week, he moved from second to third in the lineup.
The 28-year-old is already in his seventh season in the major leagues. This includes 2020 when Covid-19 limited the season to 60 games. In 2015, the Boston Red Sox took him with the seventh pick in the draught. By 2016, only 421 days after being picked up from Class AA baseball, he was the first left fielder for the Red Sox.
It looks like the Red Sox got rid of the popular Benin Tendi in 2019 when they switched him from left to right field and traded him to the Royals in a three-team deal in 2020. Benin Tendi signed a one-year deal with Kansas City after winning Player of the Year and the Golden Spike with the Raptors last season.
Because he has had such a good season, there are rumours that the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are interested in trading for him. He has scored at least one goal in 19 straight games. This is his second game with at least one goal. He won’t start the game on Tuesday night, but he will still play, and his family will be there to watch. Ron Huery will be inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Fame along with six other former Arkansas Razorbacks.
All winners deserved to win, but Hughley is almost a legend in basketball. He was the first big name to sign with Nolan Richardson, giving us a look into the future of Hawgball.
The 6-foot-6 forward turned 55 on Sunday, which is hard to believe. His life went up and down, but on September 16, he and six others will be remembered for what they did for the Pigs.