LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The football Hogs will take the field in Little Rock for their Spring game coming up in April.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will scrimmage at War Memorial Stadium on April 7.
UA Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek made the announcement Thursday in an email.
“This will provide an opportunity for Razorback fans in Central Arkansas to meet Coach Morris and his team and for each of us to get to know you. While staging an off-campus spring game is not traditionally permissible per conference guidelines, we appreciate the Southeastern Conference accommodating our request. The change in venue will also benefit the ongoing construction at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium,” Yurachek wrote.“In addition to the traditional spring game in Central Arkansas, we are planning a family friendly event in Northwest Arkansas as well. Many more details are to come, but I wanted to share with you some of the exciting things to be looking forward to this spring.”
Additional info from official news release issued Thursday afternoon:
University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced Thursday that the Razorbacks will play the 2018 Red-White Spring Football Game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on April 7.
The game will kick off at 1 p.m., and admission will be free and open to the public. Additional details on the spring game and other festivities that weekend will be made in the coming weeks.
In addition to the traditional spring game in Central Arkansas, a family friendly event is being planned in Northwest Arkansas with more details to come at a later date.
This year’s spring game will be the Razorbacks’ first under Chad Morris, who was introduced as the 33rd head coach in Arkansas football history on Dec. 6, 2017. A Texas native, Morris came to The Hill from SMU where he spent the last three seasons as head coach. In his eight seasons as either a head coach or offensive coordinator, including offensive coordinator stints at Tulsa (2010) and Clemson (2011-14), his teams have racked up 46,975 yards of total offense for a 460.5 per game average. At least once at each of his three stops, he’s produced a top-10 offense a total of four times.