February 12th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

If the student government at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, gets its wish, the floor at Bud Walton Arena will be named for former Coach Nolan Richardson. Andrew Counce, president of the UA’s Associated Student Government (ASG), submitted a recommendation to the UA athletic department on Monday in support of naming the floor for Richardson. Counce, the nephew of former Arkansas basketball player Jimmy Counce, said he showed the ASG legislation to UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz in his monthly meeting with the chancellor last Friday. The legislation was passed by the ASG on Feb. 6 by a 41-0 vote with seven abstentions, Counce said. The idea of naming the court for Richardson, the program’s winningest coach and who led Arkansas to the 1994 NCAA Championship in the Razorbacks’ first year in Walton Arena, has been around for several years. – Tom Murphy, nwaonline.comRead More

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