FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Head football coach Bobby Petrino will cap his first spring practice at the University of Arkansas with the annual Red-White Spring Football Game set for Saturday, April 26, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The spring game is set for 6 p.m.
Unlike previous spring finales, Arkansas will stage a true game with only two minor adjustments. The spring game will resemble a regular season game in every way with the exception that punts, kickoffs and placement kicks will not be run at full speed or with contact. In addition, the game clock will run continuously in the second half.
Petrino will split the Razorbacks into two separate teams with the starters making up one squad and the second and third teams making up the other squad.
Fans will also be treated to a special halftime ceremony where members of the 2007 Razorback football team will be honored for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom last season. Former Razorback lettermen will present awards including most valuable offensive player, most valuable defensive player, scholar-athlete of the year and special teams player of the year. In addition, those student-athletes receiving All-America or All-SEC honors and Academic All-SEC honors last season will be recognized.
More information and additional announcements regarding activities to be held in conjunction with this special evening will be announced in the coming weeks.
Prior to the Red-White Spring Game, fans can take part in the fourth-annual EAS RazorFest. The family-friendly day of fun will run from noon-5:30 p.m. in and around Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
RazorFest will feature a seven-on-seven flag football tournament featuring former Razorback players on the practice fields with the championship game played in the stadium. Other activities include live music, kids’ games and other activities featuring former Razorback greats in the parking lot north of the Broyles Athletic Center. Entertainment and interactive games will be in the concourse behind the South end zone of the stadium while a number of interactive booths representing local youth and non-profit organizations will be positioned on the east concourse of the stadium.
For more information on EAS RazorFest, fans may visit www.championsforkids.org.