Wednesday, November 29, 2017

University of Arkansas to Retire #42 in Honor of Bill Clinton

The University of Arkansas will retire basketball jersey #42 in honor of Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, as being the "sixth man" as part of the celebration of the 1994 Arkansas Razorback National Championship squad.  The ceremony is believed to occur at the Arkansas v. LSU game on February 15, 2014 at Bud Walton. The other possibility is versus South Carolina on February 19, 2014.

In the interview below, former President Clinton confirms the jersey retiring to an ESPN reporter. ESPNU is televising the Arkansas v. LSU game on February 15.

The University of Arkansas rarely retires player jerseys for either basketball or football if that is, in fact, what is to occur.

For what it's worth, not figuring that anyone from UA would return my email request for confirmation, I did tweet two of UA's major accounts asking for confirmation more than an hour before this post and before I found the video.

Former President Clinton discusses the honor starting around the 1 minute mark.


Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News Bureau, asked Arkansas Associate AD Kevin Trainor and Scotty Thurman about the retiring of a jersey in honor of former President Clinton.  The tweets as he reported follow.  Follow Robbie Neiswanger on Twitter @NWARobbie ...

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