Episode 55: Corey Beck - Part 1

When you think of the name Corey Beck, what comes to mind? He didn’t win a lot of awards, but without him, there probably isn’t a national title to celebrate. His toughness and competitive nature made him a fan favorite, but where did that grit and grind come from? It started with him growing up and playing ball in Memphis, and via a trip to the JUCO ranks, would end up with him finding the perfect match for him as a coach in Hall of Famer Nolan Richardson. Hard work would help his game flourish, as he became the unquestioned leader on the best Razorback team in history. In the first episode of a two-part story, it’s how Corey Beck’s early life helped Arkansas win the 1994 national championship.