FAYETTEVILLE — Scotty Thurman will take on a new job duty at Arkansas.
The former Razorback great, who was a key member of Nolan Richardson’s 1994 national championship team, will work as the color analyst for Arkansas men’s basketball games. Thurman replaces Rick Schaeffer, who held the position the past 10 seasons and a total of 34 years over two stints during his career.
“I am honored to join Chuck Barrett in helping bring Razorback Basketball to the entire state of Arkansas and to Razorback fans throughout the country,” Thurman said in a news release. “When I think of broadcasters such as Mike Nail, the late, great Paul Eells and Rick Schaeffer, I am truly humbled to join the Razorback Sports Network team. I want to thank Jeff Long and (IMG General Manager) David Shoemaker for this opportunity. I am also grateful to Coach Mike Anderson for his continued support, allowing me to be a part of this program and this university in a state which has meant so much to my family and me.”
Thurman will work alongside Barrett, who recently announced he would no longer call Arkansas baseball games to concentrate on football and basketball broadcasts.
The new duty will not take Thurman out of his position within the Arkansas athletic department. He will continue his role as the director of student-athlete development with the men’s basketball team. He has held the position for four years.
Schaeffer, meanwhile, will remain part of Arkansas’ football and baseball broadcasts, according to the athletic department’s news release.