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Arkansas prepares for Jacksonville State

Arkansas prepares for Jacksonville State

FAYETTEVILLE -The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas football team continued practice on the new UA practice fields on Tuesday in preparation for its opening game against Jacksonville State on Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Paul Petrino spoke with the media after practice on the team’s performance at practice so far this week.

"We have had two good practices this week," Coach Petrino said. "I think you can feel the excitement, anticipation and energy getting better every day and that is what we need."

Coach Petrino also commented on the offensive line’s progress throughout preseason.

"I think they have made great improvement in the past 10 days," Coach Petrino said. "I really think they have come along the last two times it’s been live tackle. They have run blocked much better and they continue to improve on the pass protection every day."

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 6:00 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on PPV. Fans should contact their cable and satellite providers for ordering information.

Arkansas opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville against Jacksonville State. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be shown on a pay-per-view basis with details to be announced. Tickets for four Fayetteville games are still on sale. Tickets for the non-conference games against Jacksonville State, Rutgers and Tulsa are $45, while tickets for the conference matchup against Kentucky are $55. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at, in person the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 800-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA’s new eTicket system.

Little Rock season ticket packages, featuring games against ULM on Sept. 8 and Ole Miss on Oct. 27, are still available for $120. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 16th time in series history, including the first meeting and 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.

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