Arkansas Basketball, 1980s

Jim Robken was the seminal off-court contribution to Arkansas basketball. Installed as band director in 1978, Robken, pictured above, turned Barnhill into his musical playground. As “The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004” noted, “he renamed the (Pep Band) the ‘Hogwild Band’ and became a legend stirring up the fans in the fieldhouse to the strains of ‘The William Tell Overture’ and galloping around the building wearing a Lone Ranger mask.”

Image and Reflection: A Pictorial History of the University of Arkansas

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