Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
9 Razorbacks selected for Southwest Conference Hall of Fame
Arkansas coach John Barnhill and player Buddy Sutton watch from the sidelines during an undated game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock in 1949. The photo is the cover of the new collector's book "Footsteps Have Trod: 125 Seasons of Arkansas Football."
FAYETTEVILLE Nine individuals associated with the Arkansas Razorbacks will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame during a ceremony Nov. 11 in Little Rock.
The 2019 inductees include: former Arkansas football coach and athletics director John Barnhill; Glen Rose, a former Arkansas basketball player, basketball coach and football coach; former football players Bruce James and Jon Richardson; former basketball players Scott Hastings and Delmonica Dehorney-Hawkins; former baseball player Johnny Ray; and track athletes Paul Donovan and Lisa Sparks-Walker.
Barnhill, Rose and Richardson will be inducted posthumously.
The induction will take place during the Little Rock Touchdown Club meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.
This year's class is the sixth large class of Razorbacks to be inducted in an effort to add more Arkansas athletes and coaches to the hall. With their addition there will be 66 individuals associated with the Razorbacks who are in the SWC Hall.
The SWC Hall of Fame was absorbed by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. More than 300 SWC-affiliated inductees of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame were grandfathered in at the time, but only two - Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson - had any connection to the Razorbacks.
Jones and Johnson had been inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame by virtue of their affiliation with the Dallas Cowboys.
Arkansans in Southwest Conference Hall of Fame
Football: Lance Alworth, Gary Anderson, Steve Atwater, John Barnhill, Jim Benton, Frank Broyles, Dick Bumpas, Bill Burnett, Ronnie Caveness, Bobby Crockett, Chuck Dicus, Joe Ferguson, Quinn Grovey, Dan Hampton, Leotis Harris, Wayne Harris, Ken Hatfield, Glen Ray Hines, Bruce James, Steve Little, Fred Marshall, Wayne Martin, Bill Montgomery, Billy Moore, Loyd Phillips, Cliff Powell, Jon Richardson, Wear Schoonover, Clyde Scott, Billy Ray Smith Sr., Billy Ray Smith Jr., Jimmy Walker
Men's Basketball: Ron Brewer, Todd Day, Marvin Delph, Scott Hastings, Joe Kleine, Lee Mayberry, Sidney Moncrief, Nolan Richardson, Glen Rose, Eddie Sutton, Darrell Walker
Women's Basketball: Bettye Fiscus, Delmonica Dehorney-Hawkins, Amber Shirey, Tracy Webb
Baseball: Norm DeBriyn, Tim Lollar, Kevin McReynolds, Johnny Ray
Men's Track & Field: Mike Conley, Paul Donovan, Joe Falcon, Edrick Floreal, John McDonnell, Frank O'Mara, Niall O'Shaughnessy, Reuben Reina
Women's Track & Field: Bev Lewis, Cynthia Moore, Melody Sye, Lisa Sparks-Walker
Men's Tennis: Peter Doohan
Men's Golf: R.H. Sikes
Journalist: Orville Henry
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