Arkansas announces date, location for 2020 spring game
The first spring game of the Sam Pittman era is now set.
Arkansas had previously filed a waiver with the SEC to move the spring game to Little Rock but the school has announced that waiver request has been denied. The SEC does not permit spring games to be held off-campus.
Following that news, Arkansas has set the beginning of spring practice for Monday, March 16. The spring camp will end Saturday, April 25 with the upcoming spring game taking place in Fayetteville’s Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks’ Pro Day has been set for Wednesday, March 11.
The school released the following statement explaining the situation:
“As part of our ONE Razorback initiative, our goal remains to engage fans throughout Arkansas and beyond. Unfortunately, we did not receive the necessary waiver to accommodate the spring game at War Memorial Stadium as originally planned. However, we will continue to explore additional opportunities to enhance the numerous events already being held throughout the state to help bring the Razorbacks closer to our fans.”
While Arkansas fans in Little Rock will undoubtedly be disappointed following this news, there is a bright side to the SEC’s decision to deny the waiver. With the spring game being held in Fayetteville, the Razorbacks are now allowed to host recruits and their families for the game. No NCAA program is permitted to host recruits off-campus.
Considering how big of a priority recruiting is for Pittman and his coaching staff, holding the spring game in Fayetteville is a win when it comes to Arkansas’ recruiting efforts.