Arkansas Basketball, 1970s

Sutton was resourceful in cultivating a hostile home atmosphere. An early iteration of “Barnhell” involved the “Mad Hatters and Overall Gang,” which the Fayetteville Flyer described as students and Razorback football players who wore “crazy hats and overalls” and sat “behind the opposing team and give them the business.” The Mad Hatters so enraged Texas A&M coach Shelby Metcalf that he “moved his team’s bench to the other side of the court to escape the antics of the crowd,” according to the Northwest Arkansas Times.

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