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Razorbacks head to Capitol

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks head to Capitol

LITTLE ROCK – Vice chancellor and director of athletics Jeff Long and Razorback head football coach Bobby Petrino joined Chancellor Dave Gearhart and other representatives from the University of Arkansas for Razorback Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.The event kicked off at Union Station with a luncheon featuring Governor Mike Beebe, Gearhart, Long and Petrino. Former Razorback coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, University President B. Alan Sugg, Provost Sharon Gaber and the recently crowned Miss University of Arkansas Kacey Keefe were also among those in attendance. In addition, Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel and numerous members of the Arkansas General Assembly attended the luncheon. "Razorback Day at the Capitol is a great opportunity to let our elected officials know how much we appreciate their support of higher education, the University of Arkansas and the Razorbacks," Long said. "We thank them for their efforts and for their continued public service on behalf of all Arkansans. The Razorbacks continue to be the tie that binds and unites Arkansans from all corners of the state. Our coaches and more than 460 Razorback student-athletes are proud to represent the University of Arkansas and our entire state." Following the luncheon, members of the University of Arkansas delegation traveled the short distance to the Arkansas State Capitol where they joined the Razorback Band and spirit squads for a pep rally in the rotunda. University of Arkansas representatives then visited the floor of the Arkansas Senate and the Arkansas House of Representatives where they were recognized by the respective legislative bodies.Wednesday’s event was the second Razorback Day at the Capitol. The inaugural event was held in 2009.



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