FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team’s annual Red-White Spring Game, sponsored by Cox Advanced TV, is set to be played at 3 p.m. Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Excitement surrounds the day with the game being televised nationally for the first time by ESPN, as well as fun for the whole family being provided prior to the game at the Champions for Kids-Abbott Nutrition RazorFest.
The Red-White Spring Game is a part of the Woo Pig Spring Weekend, which is set for April 15-17. Eight University of Arkansas athletic events, including the nationally televised spring football game, a three-game conference series in baseball and softball and a women’s tennis showdown are part of the weekend. General admission seating for the spring football game is available at no charge.
Kicking off the weekend, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Razorback baseball game on Friday. Arkansas hosts Mississippi State at Baum Stadium with game time set for 7 p.m. on FSN and SportSouth.
Throughout the weekend, Razorback fans will have the opportunity to see some of the University of Arkansas’ most successful athletic programs compete in outstanding facilities like Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Baum Stadium at George Cole Field, Bogle Park and the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
In addition to UA’s home athletic contests, Champions for Kids will be holding the Abbott Nutrition RazorFest in parking lot 44, north of the Broyles Athletic Complex adjacent to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The seventh annual free family event will begin with a kickoff rally at 10 a.m. and activities will continue until 2:30 p.m. The Champions for Kids event includes fun zone, games, music, mascots, giveaways and an autograph session with many Razorback greats.
For more information on the Champions for Kids-Abbott Nutrition RazorFest, including a schedule of events, please click here.
Razorback football fans are invited to pay special attention during the halftime break of the spring game for a ceremony presenting senior and team awards to UA football players.
2011 Woo Pig Spring Weekend
Friday, April 15Baseball – Mississippi State, Baum Stadium, 7 p.m.Softball – South Carolina, Bogle Park, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 16Women’s Tennis – LSU, Billingsley Tennis Center, noonSoftball – South Carolina, Bogle Park, noonFootball – Spring Game, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, 3 p.m.Baseball – Mississippi State, Baum Stadium, 6:35 p.m.
Sunday, April 17Baseball – Mississippi State, Baum Stadium, 1 p.m.Softball – South Carolina, Bogle Park, 1 p.m.