A two-year contract extension has Razorback Football Coach Bret Bielema with the program through December 2020, with average annual pay during the period being $4.25 million, University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced Saturday (Feb. 7).
Officials with the University of Arkansas football program say the 2015 recruits are “one of the best signing classes in program history. The program has signed 24 future Razorbacks to National Letters of Intent for the 2015 season, according to Head Coach Bret Bielema.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene, have made a gift of $10.65 million to Razorback Athletics to support the soon-to-be-completed student-athlete success center, a monument to the 1964 football championship team, and the team locker at the Fred W. Smith Football Center.
The University of Arkansas ranks 19th nationally in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors Cup final fall standings released on Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA).
The Razorback football program continues to be active even if the team is not on the field. Head Coach Bret Bielema has inked a highly recruited tight end, and the Texas Bowl featuring the Hogs against the Longhorns has sold out.
Tusk to Tail will travel to Houston in late December to watch the Hogs take on the Longhorns in a bowl game that Head Hog Coach Bret Bielema said is not only a nod to history but will be great for recruiting.
By mid-afternoon Thanksgiving day, the members of Tusk to Tail were stuffed with turkey, dressing, and all the other traditional sides and pies. We had each spent the day with our families, ruminating on the many blessings for which we are thankful.
Let’s be honest. Since Arkansas joined the SEC back in 1992, we have not had a true “hate” rival. LSU and “The Boot” were forced upon us by David Bazzel. And a rivalry has to go both ways. LSU has never considered us a true rival.
That went by fast. Saturday is the final home game of the year for what has been a Razorback football season that may be best remembered for a year of soul-sucking losses that at least delivered a win over LSU and a celebration around The Boot.
12:12 a.m., Sunday. The celebration is over. I’m already feeling the hangover and I haven’t even gone to bed. My eyes look like road maps, my head is pounding, and my tongue feels like a nine pound swab of cotton. But feeling bad has never felt so good.