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Bielema closes spring practice to public

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The first spring practice under University of Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema begins Sunday, March 10. The Razorbacks will practice 15 times and conclude workouts with the Red-White Spring Game on April 20 at 2 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.  Admission to the spring game is free.

 

"I've been impressed with the attitude of everyone in our program throughout my first few months at Arkansas," Coach Bielema said. "This time will be one of the first opportunities we will have to come together as a team on the field and evaluation of our student-athletes during this period will be crucial. We will utilize this period to focus one step at a time on preparing for the fall. The support from our fan base has been overwhelming and we are looking forward to working throughout the spring to showcase our efforts to the fans on April 20."

 

Media policies and interview schedule for spring practice follow:

Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Herbert will be available to the media via teleconference prior to the start of spring practice. Details for the teleconference will be announced shortly.

 

All practices prior to the Red-White Spring Game will be closed to the public and only practices on March 30, April 6 and April 13 along with the Red-White Spring Game will be open to the media.

 

On March 15 at 11 a.m. prior to Pro Day, Coach Bielema will hold a press conference in the Miller Room to discuss the first week of Arkansas spring practice.

 

Throughout the week of March 10, photos and video (video will only be on March 14) will be available to the media through the Arkansas Athletics FTP site. For more information, contact Blair Cartwright (jcartwr@uark.edu)

 

Media is asked to meet in visitor locker room prior to the end of practice on days that have interview availability (see schedule below, which is subject to change).  All requests for post-practice student-athlete interviews are to be submitted via email to the Arkansas Media Relations Office (dsatterf@uark.edu). Interview requests should be made no later than 9 a.m. on weekdays. Specific times of practices and media opportunities will be announced shortly.

 

Media Schedule During Spring Practice

TBA – Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Herbert will be available via teleconference later this week. Details regarding the teleconference are TBA.

March 10 – Practice Closed; No Availability

March 12 – Practice Closed; No Availability

March 14 – Practice Closed; No Availability

March 15 – 11 a.m. Press Conference in Miller Room (Coach Bielema); No Availability for current staff at Pro Day

March 26 – Practice Closed; Coach Chaney and offensive players/coaches available after

March 28 – Practice Closed; Coach Ash and defensive players/coaches available after

March 30 – Practice Open to Media (Photographers/Video shoot first 15 minutes); Coach Bielema available after

April 2 – Practice Closed; Coach Chaney and offensive players/coaches available after

April 4 – Practice Closed; Coach Ash and defensive players/coaches available after

April 6 – Practice Open to Media (Photographers/Video shoot first 15 minutes); Coach Bielema available after

April 9 – Practice Closed; Coach Chaney and offensive players/coaches available after

April 11 – Practice Closed; Coach Ash and defensive players/coaches available after

April 13 – Practice Open to Media (Photographers/Video shoot first 15 minutes); Coach Bielema available after

April 16 – Practice Closed; Coach Chaney and offensive players/coaches available after

April 18 – Practice Closed; Coach Ash and defensive players/coaches available after

April 20 – Red-White Game, 2 p.m.