April 26, 2012: Ralph “Sporty” Carpenter

April 26, 2012: Ralph “Sporty” Carpenter

There may never have been a more quotable college football coach in Arkansas than the late Ralph “Sporty” Carpenter of Henderson State University at Arkadelphia. Carpenter, who was Henderson’s head coach from 1971-89, compiled a 119-76-5 record at the...

January 18, 2013: W.C. “Buddy” Coleman

This article on the late W.C. “Buddy” Coleman Jr. appears in the new issue of Talk Business magazine. Coleman was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. He will be inducted posthumously Feb. 15 in to the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. Charlie Coleman...

May 21, 2012: Gus Malzahn

The 14th annual Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 30, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. This year’s celebrity event will be hosted by new Arkansas State University head football coach Gus Malzahn and members of his...

February 14, 2012: Willie Roaf

On the day it was announced that he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff native Willie Roaf was thinking of his mother. “My dad and I talked about it recently – that she is smiling down from heaven, knowing that I’m being recognized for...
Nov. 18, 2011: Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton

Nov. 18, 2011: Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton

Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton reached sports stardom at an early age. In 1892, at the age of just 15, he became the youngest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. It’s safe to say, however, that most Arkansans have never heard of Clayton. The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame will...