Balentine’s Day

Game in PB 40 years ago remembered

Charles Balentine (24) of Arkansas banks in the go-ahead basket against North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1984, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Arkansas won 65-64. (Special to The Commercial/University of Arkansas)
Charles Balentine (24) of Arkansas banks in the go-ahead basket against North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1984, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Arkansas won 65-64. (Special to The Commercial/University of Arkansas)

Joe Kleine doesn't plan on doing anything different from the norm to celebrate Balentine's Day -- not Valentine's Day.

But each night, he remembers his fallen University of Arkansas basketball teammates -- Charles Balentine, Leroy Sutton and Ricky Norton -- and Coach Eddie Sutton in his prayers.

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