A “quick tally” of the economic impact of the University of Arkansas includes information that the economic impact so far in 2012 from home Razorback football games is $40.842 million – a figure similar to the debt listed in the bankruptcy proceedings of Head Hog Coach John L. Smith.
While the entire Southeastern Conference league was buzzing with Thursday’s release of the 2013 league schedule, Arkansas and Ole Miss continued to rest up for next weekend’s showdown in Little Rock that could catapult either school back into the bowl picture for 2012.
Arkansas will host seven in-state games, including conference matchups with Texas A&M, South Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi State, as part of the 2013 football schedule released Thursday (Oct. 18) by the University of Arkansas Athletic Department.
Things are looking up in Northwest Arkansas after the 24-7 victory over Auburn a week ago. Thoughts of the postseason have now re-entered the minds of the UA faithful with a couple of more winnable games showing up in the next three weeks against Kentucky and Ole Miss.
We are halfway there. Living on a prayer? Not exactly.
Winning at Auburn was the midpoint of the season. When a team hits its stride, it is frequently called mid-season form. For old dogs like us, there is no form. We are just glad to have made it over the hump.
What a difference a week makes. Following a rain-drenched throttling at Texas A&M last week, the Razorbacks prevailed on the plains of Auburn on what may have been one of the last hot and sunny days of the season.
This was the reaction Tusk to Tail’s Godfather of Tailgating received around the turn of the century when his streak of consecutive games had begun to reach double digits. It was a different era, to be sure.