By the late 1960s, Arkansas basketball was on the brink of collapse. Fan interest was nonexistent and attendance was abysmal. Football overshadowed everything, and it didn’t help that Barnhill Fieldhouse was more barn than fieldhouse. Its most athletic usage came as an indoor gym for the football players, who stirred up dirt that left a residue on the hardwood. Basketball coaches and players routinely had to sweep the court clean. Meanwhile, a section of fieldhouse bleachers were removed annually to add seating in Razorback Stadium.