An Imperfect Legacy

An Imperfect Legacy

On Monday night, ESPN will air the premiere of the documentary “EDDIE.” The independently produced film is a deep dive into a life and basketball career that is unlike any other. The story of Coach Sutton is one of triumph and tragedy, adulation and addiction, success and survival.  


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When I stepped on the University of Arkansas campus in the fall of 1990 for my freshman year, little did I know it would be the first day of a journey that would last more than a quarter of a century.

In recent weeks, we have been reminded of the continuing challenges facing each of us individually and collectively within our society. As we prepare for the road ahead, we are inspired by their stories, including that of the late Darrell Brown, the first African-American football player at the University of Arkansas.

As we head into summer, our society appears to be at yet another crossroads. The initial shock and response to the COVID-19 pandemic has come and gone and now a general malaise blankets our nation.

Like many of you, I have spent much of the past few weeks watching and listening. The inexplicable murder of George Floyd has shaken our nation to the core as we continued to come to grips with the unheard voices and who we are, who we thought we were and who we want to be.

The following is a statement from Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek.

As June dawns with all its glory, my heart longs to be with you again.

At the intersection of sports and society you will discover revelations about who we are, what we value and aspirations for where we want to go.