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Bogles to be recognized prior to USC game

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Bogles to be recognized prior to USC game

FAYETTEVILLE — Longtime Razorback supporters Bob and Marilyn Bogle will be recognized in the “A” Walk of Honor on Saturday prior to Arkansas’ football game against South Carolina at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. “We are pleased to recognize Bob and Marilyn Bogle for their tremendous commitment to the Razorback program,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Thanks to their generosity, more than 460 Razorback student-athletes in 19 sports are able to pursue their academic pursuits while training and competing in some of the finest athletic venues in the nation. The Bogle Academic Center serves an integral role in assisting student-athletes achieve academically on the way to graduation. The Bogles’ support of our Olympic and women’s sports programs has been instrumental in helping us maintain our standing as one of the nation’s most successful all-sports programs. We are extremely grateful for their support and for making a difference in the lives of thousands of Razorback student-athletes.” The Bogles’ involvement has resulted in numerous enhancements and projects benefitting the Razorback program, including the establishment of the Bob and Marilyn Bogle Academic Center, an endowed gymnastics scholarship, the construction of the Bev Lewis Center and George Billingsley Tennis Center as well as the renovation and expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and Baum Stadium. In May 2008, Bogle Park, the nation’s top softball facility, was officially dedicated on the University of Arkansas campus. A year later, Bogle Park played host to the 2009 Southeastern Conference Softball Championship. “Running through the A” is one of the Razorbacks’ most storied football traditions. While “Running through the A” is a tradition reserved only for members of the Razorback football team, Razorback Athletics created a program to honor those individuals or groups who have played a significant role in the support of Razorback Athletics. Honorees are invited to participate in this unique pre-game experience and are recognized on the video board and over the public address system as they walk through the “A” formed by the Razorback Marching Band. After completing the walk, honorees help complete the “A” before welcoming Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorback football team on the field just prior to kickoff. Honorees will also be inducted into the “A” Walk of Honor Hall of Fame. Previous honorees have included members of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, legendary Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, the Willard and Pat Walker family, Jim Lindsey, the Jennings Osborne family and the Razorback Seat Value Plan (R.S.V.P.).



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