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Compiled by Bill Syken
December 01, 2003
Arkansans weigh in on sports*
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December 01, 2003

The Poll

Arkansans weigh in on sports*

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2 Nolan Richardson
The Fayetteville rancher coached the Hogs to a 389-169 record and the '94 national basketball title.

3 Bud Walton Arena
The Hogs have sold out 335 consecutive regular-season on-camp us home games, dating back to 1976. The streak started in Barnhill Arena, but since '93 Arkansas has played in this 19,200-seat facility (named for Wal-Mart's cofounder), which is more than double the size. Walton is loud; it's said to have more seats in less space than any other arena.

4 Pat Burrell
The Phillies' 27-year-old outfielder is from Eureka Springs.

5 Corliss Williamson
The Pistons' forward was the National High School Player of the Year while at Russellville High and the Final Four MOP on Arkansas's '94 championship team.

6 John Daly
The winner of the 1991 PGA and '95 British Open graduated from Dardanelle High and Arkansas.

7 Mark Martin
The NASCAR driver from Batesville has been Winston Cup runner-up four times.

8 Jonesboro
A pole vaulting high spot, thanks to native Earl Bell, a three-time Olympian who runs elite vaulting camps there.

9 Ray Brown
The Lions' 41-year-old guard grew up in Marion and played for Arkansas State.

10 A.J. Burnett
The pitcher from North Little Rock was set to be the Marlins' top starter in 2003 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery last April.

11 Jerry Jones
The Cowboys' owner was raised in North Little Rock and was co-captain of Arkansas's 1964 national championship football team.

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