Day: June 8, 2015

U of A Freshman Takes his Love of the Game to Print

A rare nerve disorder led a U of A freshman to turn the dream of writing a book into a reality. The book, titled “Ranketology,” ranks NBA legacies based on a statistical system Johnny Carver, a University of Arkansas freshman, created to determine the greatest player in the NBA and took over a year to finish and self-publish. Carver grew up in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by basketball. His dad and brother both played. “It runs in my family, I’ve always been obsessed with it,” Carver said. Carver started memorizing NBA draft orders when he was only 6 years old....

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Black Alumni Society Celebrates its 25th Anniversary of the First Reunion

The Black Alumni Society Reunion, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first reunion, was a fun-filled week of events for all ages. The week kicked off with the Presidents and Students Farewell Dinner as BAS president John L Colbert prepared to conclude his term. The week’s events continued with career development with “Navigating Your Career” featuring male and female consortiums. Throughout the weekend, several hundred alumni attended the Welcome Back Reception, the Old School Party, the cookout, the “Back to the Hill” Classic Step Show and played in the scholarship golf tournament. The capstone event was the BAS Awards...

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