Arkansas Basketball, 1920s

Francis A. Schmidt is the patriarch of Arkansas basketball. Schmidt — a Kansas native who played football at the University of Nebraska — came to Arkansas in 1922 from the University of Tulsa. Schmidt not only coached the basketball team, but oversaw Arkansas’ athletics department and coached the football and baseball teams. To fill out a basketball roster, he assembled a motley crew of YMCA stars and Razorback football players.

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