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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A letter from the Razorback Foundation's executive director to members shows the organization's opposition for a proposed Razorback - Red Wolf rivalry.

The letter, obtained by Channel 7 News, encourages members to go to a website to voice their opposition for a legislatively mandated matchup between the U of A and Arkansas State. You can read the entire letter below.

Dear Razorback Foundation member:

A bill (H.B. 2274) was recently introduced for consideration in the Arkansas House of Representatives that would require the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University to play a football game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. As an active supporter of our program, we want to take the opportunity to share this important information with you.

As you are most likely aware, the University of Arkansas has maintained a long-standing policy of not scheduling intercollegiate athletic competitions against other in-state institutions. This approach continues to serve in the best interests of the University of Arkansas and the Razorback program. It also provides Arkansans the opportunity to be united in their support for the Razorbacks while also supporting other intercollegiate athletic programs in the state.

A website has been set up to allow the citizens of Arkansas to voice their opinion on the pending legislation. We would encourage you to visit the website below to let your voice be heard.

www.arkansasasubenefit.com/

Sincerely,

Sean Rochelle
Executive Director
Razorback Foundation

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