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"The Greatest Homecoming" – Muhammad Ali at UA Pine Bluff Homecoming – Arkansas PBS Sports Feature


Homecoming is a time-honored tradition during football season, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff — an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) — ceremonies are always steeped in tradition and excitement!

However, in 1990, UAPB’s homecoming game was made even more thrilling thanks to a special guest of honor: Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali. Explore how that year with “The Greatest” left attendees with memories that will last a lifetime in this AR PBS Sports feature.

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About Arkansas PBS Sports:
#ARPBSSports​ is the home for high school state championships in Arkansas, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults, while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 1A-7A. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, #ARPBSSports​ enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and possible scholarships. Learn more about #ARPBSSports​:

About Arkansas PBS:
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).

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