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More games for same season ticket price

BY ANDRES FOCIL
More games for same season ticket price

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas basketball fans can see more games at Bud Walton Arena, including a return trip by rival Texas and five other games against post-season tournament teams, for the same affordable price as last season with the 2009-10 Razorback men’s basketball season ticket package.

Arkansas’ season ticket holders will have access to 22 home contests in 2009-10, including non-conference and Southeastern Conference matchups against some of the nation’s top teams. Although two additional home dates were added to the 2009-10 schedule, the price of season tickets was held at the same price as last season, giving fans more basketball action for the same price. Season tickets for the 2009-10 season are now available through the Razorback Ticket Office for $500.

“We are excited about the 22-game home schedule set for Bud Walton Arena this season,” Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Our men’s basketball home schedule includes non-conference and league games against some outstanding programs. Even with the increase in home games and the quality of the schedule, we felt like it was important to maintain season ticket prices at the same level as last season due to the uncertain economic times. Our fans create a tremendous home court advantage and we need their support as we continue to grow as a basketball program.”

In Southeastern Conference play, Arkansas will host Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Arkansas’ 2009-10 home schedule also features five non-conference games against teams earning post-season tournament bids a year ago. Texas, East Tennessee State, Morgan State and Stephen F. Austin were in the NCAA Tournament last season while Alabama-Birmingham, coached by former Indiana head coach Mike Davis, was in the NIT.

LSU, Texas, Alabama-Birmingham, Auburn and Mississippi State all ranked among the nation’s top teams last season in Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

Other intriguing home matchups include South Alabama, where Hog head coach John Pelphrey coached from 2003-07, and re-matches with Appalachian State and Missouri State.

Other Fayetteville games are against Alabama State, Mississippi Valley State, Delaware State and the regular-season opener on Nov. 13 against Alcorn State. The package includes two exhibition games – against Dillard on Nov. 2 and Lemoyne-Owen on Nov. 5.

To purchase tickets, call 1-800-982-HOGS or go online to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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