What was going through the minds of Razorback coaches and players after the president was killed 50 years ago? Were they able to focus on the next day's home game - the only conference game played that Saturday? Did it matter to them UA students were protesting their own Homecoming game on Dickson Street? I tried to answer these questions in an article for Sporting Life Arkansas. Here's an excerpt:
It's also interesting to note that four SWC schools voted on whether to break the color barrier in November, 1963. Only Arkansas voted "no." (on the same afternoon JFK died). Why? Mainly because Gov. Orval Faubus wanted it that way, as Orville Henry, the Arkansas Gazette's sports columnist, pointed out:
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