Claremore Daily Progress

September 5, 2013

Arkansas' Bielema makes War Memorial Stadium debut

Arkansas Media Relations
Arkansas Media Relations

LITTLE ROCK — Head coach Bret Bielema makes his Little Rock debut Saturday when the Arkansas Razorbacks host Samford inside War Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.

The game is available in high definition on a pay-per-view basis on participating cable and satellite systems within Arkansas and Alabama. Please note that the game must be purchased individually within Arkansas and Alabama as it will not be available via ESPN Gameplan within the two states. For TV ordering information, fans should contact their cable or satellite provider. Fans in Arkansas and Alabama may also watch the game online courtesy of RazorVision for $34.95. Per SEC guidelines, the pay-per-view broadcast on the computer is not part of the RazorVision subscription and must be purchased separately. Fans outside of Arkansas and Alabama may watch the game as part of ESPN Gameplan or online at ESPN3.

Scott Inman will handle the play-by-play call with Jimmy Dykes providing color commentary and Alyssa Orange on the sideline. Inman has been a sports anchor at KATV since 1999 and is in his 15th year working as a co-host for the pre-game show and post-game Scoreboard Show on the Razorback Sports Network. Dykes is in his 20th year as an analyst at ESPN and is a former basketball letterman at Arkansas. Orange, who has collected TV experience in Florida and Texas in addition to Northwest Arkansas, is a sports reporter for KNWA.

Razorback Athletics has teamed up with the University of Arkansas' Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC) to help distribute donated tickets to various military groups to attend the game. Military Appreciation Day will include a variety of different events including a special pregame ceremony. The Razorbacks also will honor the late Adam Brown, a Navy SEAL Chief from Hot Springs, Ark., and Milton Crenchaw, a Little Rock native and original member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, during halftime of Saturday's game. In advance of Military Appreciation Day, all military groups are encouraged to submit photos to for use in a special video board presentation during the game.

Saturday's game is being sponsored by AT&T and will feature a rally towel giveaway to students. The AT&T Fan Zone, located on the north side of War Memorial Stadium, is set to open at 3 p.m. The team is scheduled to arrive on the east side of the stadium and enter at the northwest corner at approximately 3:45, and a pep rally will be held in the AT&T Fan Zone at 4:15. In addition, honorary captain Jim Barnes will sign autographs from 4-4:30 in the AT&T Fan Zone.

Tusk IV is set to be parked outside of Gate 11 beginning at 3 p.m. Will-Call is located at Gate 1 and will open at noon, with gates to the stadium opening at 4 p.m.

Single-game tickets for both Little Rock games and the remaining four home games in Fayetteville are on sale. Single-game tickets can be purchased at, at the Razorback Ticket Center or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Additionally, tickets for the two Little Rock games can be purchased at the War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.