Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek says Razorbacks planning to play the 2020 season as scheduled
The good news continues to pour in around the nation with the latest nugget of information coming from Fayetteville.
While it’s true that things can change based on new information and developments can arise at a moment’s notice following the coronavirus pandemic, Arkansas is planning on playing the upcoming season as scheduled, according to Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek.
The Razorbacks are currently scheduled to start the season in Fayetteville on Saturday, Sept. 5 against Nevada.
That’s the word from Susan El Khoury of KARK 4 News in Arkansas.
“University of Arkansas planning on starting Razorback football Sept. 5, with practice starting mid July -per Hunter Yurachek on Board of Trustees virtual meeting today,” El Khoury tweeted out.
She then added this comment on Twitter: “Yurachek stressing everything they’ve looked at from disinfecting the stadium, ensuring social distance with fans, having employees wear PPE. He added they have time to make these decisions with football season still several months out.”
This is exactly the news we all want to hear after several hard weeks following the coronavirus outbreak. For the time being, it looks like the vast majority of schools are planning on being open in the fall, which significantly increases the chances that college football will be played in the months to come.