Bob Holt is in his fourth decade as a Razorbacks beat reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He began at the Arkansas Democrat in 1981 covering teams coached by Lou Holtz and Eddie Sutton.
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Best Sports Memories: Covering Arkansas' run to the 1994 NCAA basketball title; covering all the conference and national titles won by John McDonnell's cross country and track and field teams; as a fan, the Detroit Tigers 1984 team, from 35-5 start to World Series champs.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Catfish Hole, Herman's and Hugo's
Education: University of Missouri
Former Hog co-captain Roth dies
Jim Roth, a co-captain on Arkansas' 1954 Southwest Conference championship team affectionally known as the "25 Little Pigs," died Thursday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Harrison. He was 81.
Roth, a Stuttgart native, played tackle and was a three-year starter for Arkansas from 1952-1954. As a senior, he helped the Razorbacks to an 8-3 record and Cotton Bowl berth against Georgia Tech after Arkansas had gone 3-7 in 1953.
Roth helped Stuttgart High School win a state football championship in 1949.
After graduating from Arkansas, Roth worked in management for JC Penny Company in Little Rock, New News, Va., and Pine Bluff and then was co-owner of a clothing store in Harrison.
Visitation for Roth will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Harrison. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.