FAYETTEVILLE- The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas football team continued preseason practice on Thursday on the new UA practice fields.
Head coach John L. Smith spoke with the media after practice and commented on the overall week of practice.
“It’s been a good week,” Coach Smith said. “It’s been kind of a hard week on the guys, which I think is great to get the first week of school over this week before the first game.”
Coach Smith also talked about the team’s energy level as the season opener against Jacksonville State approaches.
"They are practicing hard and the energy is great,” Coach Smith said. “I love being around them. They’re great kids to coach. We just need to go play a game.”
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. Fans should contact their cable and satellite providers for ordering information. 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 ArkansasRazorbacks.com, 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. To show your support for the Razorback football postseason awards campaign follow@ARKTD2012 on Twitter.