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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 25, 2019
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Harding University head football coach Paul Simmons, from left, Harding President Bruce McLarty and Athletic Director Jeff Morgan stand in the back of the end zone inside the new Huckeba Field House, which opened for the start of fall practice on the Harding campus in Searcy. The facility is named for former coach Ronnie Huckeba, who retired following the 2016 season.

Harding indoor football facility now in use

Instead of having to cancel workouts because of dangerously hot weather conditions or lightning, the Harding Bisons football team has been able to run plays and do drills, making good use of the school’s new indoor practice facility so far this fall camp. While the interior and the lobby are not complete at Harding University’s new $5.2 million Huckeba Field House, the 133-yard playing field is up and running with preparations for the the start of the 2019 season. “We had two days already in fall practice where we had lightning,” third-year Harding coach Paul Simmons said. ... READ MORE

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