Episode 108: Chris Bucknam

Episode 108: Chris Bucknam

There is one thing no coach ever wants to do: follow a legend. The pressure to succeed is unmatched, and many coaches aren’t able to escape the shadow left behind. But that’s exactly what Chris Bucknam did. The Arkansas men’s track & field coach did what most would believe to be impossible — he took over for the most successful coach in NCAA history and was able to find success.



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In appreciation of its more than 460 student-athletes competing in 19 sports, Razorback Athletics is celebrating National Student-Athlete Day.

Arkansas received a pair of South Central Region honors in cross country as announced by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association on Thursday. Amon Kemboi received the Athlete of the Year accolade while Razorback head coach Chris Bucknam earned Coach of the Year honor.

Former Razorback men’s track and field student-athlete Terry Prentice has been named Senior Associate Athletics Director for Athlete Brand Development and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arkansas.

Facing a stern task of competing in two different national championship meets within two days of each other, the Razorbacks rose to the challenge Monday in placing fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by Oklahoma State on one of the nation’s toughest courses.


Just a couple of days from hosting and competing in the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Razorbacks transition to cross country mode for Monday’s national championship race on the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course. Race time is 12:40 p.m. (CT) over 10,000m and coverage of the meet will be available on ESPNU and the ESPN app.

Selections for the 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships included Arkansas men’s and women’s programs, among the 31 teams named per gender on Sunday, for the national championship races that will occur on Monday, March 15, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

If you love college sports and nationally ranked teams, there is no better place to be in the country than the University of Arkansas campus!