He didn't play in many games or score many points, but few players have captured the hearts of Razorback fans like Eugene Nash did. During his time as a walk-on for Eddie Sutton's squads of the late 70s and early 80s, the waning moments of blowout wins featured a soundtrack of booming crowd chants of "Eu-GENE! Eu-GENE!" When Sutton would put Nash in, the crowd would go nuts. His thunderous dunk against Southwest Missouri State (pictured above) is a moment that will never be forgotten by those who saw it; the feat so thrilled fans that someone began producing "Eugene, Eugene, The Dunking Machine" t-shirts.
In this edition of the Hog Call Podcast, we talk with Eugene about his Razorback career. Site historians may recall that we published a two-part Q&A with Nash four years ago (here's part 1 and part 2) but we thought you'd enjoy a chance to hear his tale in his voice.
During the course of the show, Eugene discusses how he became a walk-on, which Razorback did a dead-on impersonation of Coach Sutton, the most exciting victory of his Arkansas career and which Barry Manilow song makes him think about his stint as a Hog. Many thanks to Eugene for his time.
To hear all of these entertaining yarns and more, hit the play button on the widget below (note: the audio is a little choppy in parts. We apologize.). Download the episode and subscribe to the podcast by visiting TalkShoe or iTunes.