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Dates set for Razorbacks' spring practice

February 25, 2021 at 2:39 p.m.
Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman reacts during the first quarter of a Dec. 12 game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. - Photo by Charlie Kaijo of NWA Democrat-Gazette

The University of Arkansas football team will open spring football practices on Tuesday, March 9, a UA athletics department spokesperson said on Thursday.

The Razorbacks’ annual spring finale in the Red-White game is scheduled for April 17.

It will be the first set of spring drills for second-year Coach Sam Pittman, who had been on the job three months last March when covid-19 began shutting down athletic competition and eventually wiped out spring football for the Razorbacks and all other colleges.

The NCAA allows 15 spring practices for member schools, with designated full-tackling limits.

Arkansas is coming off a 3-7 season against a novel All-SEC schedule, featuring a road win at No. 16 Mississippi State, home wins against Ole Miss and Tennessee, a would-be victory at No. 13 Auburn that was bungled by the officials, and two other games that were decided by three points or less against LSU and Missouri.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to open the 2021 season against former Southwest Conference rival Rice on Sept. 4 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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