FAYETTEVILLE – Chris Fowler, Mark May and Matt Millen are set to call the Arkansas Red-White Spring Game live at 3 p.m. on April 16 from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in the first spring game in school history to be nationally televised on ESPN.
Fowler, one of the most respected hosts and play-by-play commentators in television, joined ESPN in July 1986. He has anchored College GameDay, the network’s Emmy-winning Saturday morning college football preview show, since 1990. He became the play-by-play voice of ESPN’s signature Thursday College Football Primetime series in 2006. Fowler has hosted ESPN’s Heisman Trophy Presentation since the network began its coverage of the event in 1994, and ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards show since its inception in 1993.
May joined ESPN in 2001. He is a regular on College Football Scoreboard as well as College Football Final, along with former Arkansas head coach Lou Holtz. May also appears on pregame, halftime and postgame coverage during the season and on College Football Live during the offseason. He was a two-time consensus All-American at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also won the 1980 Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman. He is a member of the National College Football Hall of Fame and had his No. 73 jersey retired by the Panthers in 2001. May was drafted in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams as part of a 14-year NFL career.
Millen, a former NFL player and executive, joined ESPN in 2009 as a college football and NFL analyst. During his 12-year playing career, Millen played for the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. He won four Super Bowls, including at least one with all three teams, and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1988. Millen also was President and CEO of the Detroit Lions from 2001-08. During his career as a broadcaster, which began after his playing career ended in 1991, Millen has been a color commentator for CBS, Fox and Westwood One Radio, as well as appeared as a studio analyst for NBC. In his most recent role, Millen has appeared in the booth for college football games on ESPN and as part of the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.
General admission to the spring game is free. The Red-White Spring Game is part of the Woo Pig Spring Weekend. For $35, fans can purchase the Woo Pig Spring Weekend package that includes a reserved ticket to all three baseball games ($30 value), general admission seating for all three softball games ($12 value) and exclusive access to the South Outdoor Club seating area for the spring football game.
The Red-White Spring Game also is set to re-air Sunday, April 17, at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.