If you take the numbers, 2-7-2016 for super Bowl 50 we might have thought there was some karma at work.
2+7+2+1+6=18, Peyton Manning’s number.
If you took an average of the major recruiting services rankings the Arkansas Razorbacks would have been 27th, with a high of No. 24 and low of No. 32.
The four signees from the state of Arkansas was probably the lowest number ever. It might be a little better next year but the cycle for now appears to be a little down for Division I players.
For the first time since 2010, bench seat season tickets in the lower deck (100 level) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium will see a price increase while bench seats in the upper deck (500 level) and at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock will see a decrease as part of the 2016 University of Arkansas football season ticket prices released on Tuesday.
The per game price for standard bench seating at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium has remained flat for the past six seasons while many of the club areas in the stadium have not seen a ticket increase since opening in 2001. Ticket prices in the 500 level of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and all general seating at War Memorial Stadium will see a price reduction in 2016. Student ticket prices for both stadiums will not be increased and remain low among institutions that do not charge a mandatory student athletics fee.
University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long outlined the changes and provided further context on the price adjustments in a letter to all Razorback Football season ticket holders. The letter will be distributed to Razorback Foundation members on Wednesday.
“As part of the growing costs associated with meeting our commitment to our more than 460 student-athletes and competing in the Southeastern Conference, we have initiated price adjustments for many of the season tickets within Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “It is imperative we continue to enhance our facilities and address the increasing expenses related to the maintenance and upkeep of facilities, rising scholarship costs in conjunction with providing cost of attendance and escalating expenses of feeding and fueling our student-athletes. The price increases are primarily in the lower levels, clubs and suites, while, for the first time in decades, prices for some seating in the upper deck and at War Memorial Stadium will be reduced.
“Our new ticket pricing structure did not simply increase across all of our seats. We carefully evaluated the demand and history of those sections before considering any potential price alterations. In the end, we have established a pricing model which will help further our investment in student-athletes while still maintaining our standard ticket prices below the Southeastern Conference average and lower than other peer programs throughout our region. We are grateful for the passionate and loyal support of Razorback fans and for their continued investment in the lives of Razorback student-athletes.”
In continued efforts to enhance the game day experience for all fans, Razorback Athletics is working diligently to make several significant enhancements, including the installation of a video board in the south end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium during the 2016 season.
Arkansas will host the best home football schedule in its history in 2016, including home games against four teams who were ranked among the nation’s top 10 last season, Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida and LSU. For more information on tickets, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or contact the Razorback Ticket Center at 1-800-982-4647 (HOGS).
2016 Arkansas Razorback Football Season Ticket Pricing
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Stadium (100 level): $360 (2015 – $300)
Stadium (500 level): $300 (2015 – $250)
Pig Heaven: $300 (2015 – $300)
Red Zone: $360 (2015 – $420)
South Outdoor Club: $850 (2015 – $600)
South Indoor Club: $800 (2015 – $600)
East Outdoor Club: $750 (2015 – $750)
East Indoor Club: $1,100/$1,000 (2015 – $900)
West and East Suites: $2,400 (2015 – $2,100)
South Suites: $2,100 (2015 – $1,800)
War Memorial Stadium
Sideline Seats: $45 (2015 – $55)
End Zone Seats: $35 (2015 – $45
ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced midseason watch lists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.
The watch lists include candidates for the men’s national player of the year (Oscar Robertson Trophy), men’s national freshman player of the year (Wayman Tisdale Award); and women’s national player of the year (Ann Meyers Drysdale Award).
All three awards will be presented at the College Basketball Awards gala in Oklahoma City on April 11, 2016, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Access Sports, a non-profit organization committed to supporting various charitable causes, will serve as host for the gala. Funds from the gala are used to support youth basketball programs in Oklahoma that allow disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate in leagues and training.
The USBWA, comprised of nearly 1,000 sports journalists covering college basketball for newspapers, magazines and websites, will select the recipients of the awards. This will be the first time the women’s college player of the year will be featured at the gala.
Here are the watch lists:
2015-16 USBWA MEN’S AND WOMEN’S MIDSEASON WATCH LISTS
Oscar Robertson Trophy (Men’s National Player of the Year)
Grayson Allen, Duke
Kris Dunn, Providence
Kahlil Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M
Sheldon McClellan, Miami
Monte Morris, Iowa State
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas
Ben Simmons, LSU
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
Wayman Tisdale Award (Men’s National Freshman Player of the Year)
KeVaughn Allen, Florida
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Malik Beasley, Florida State
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Brandon Ingram, Duke
Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Ivan Rabb, California
Ben Simmons, LSU
Diamond Stone, Maryland
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (Women’s National Player of the Year)
Jillian Alleyene, Oregon
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
Nina Davis, Baylor
Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Niya Johnson, Baylor
Jonquel Jones, George Washington
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Kelsey Plum, Washington
Azura Stevens, Duke
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
Morgan Tuck, Connecticut
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland
A’ja Wilson, South Carolina
The Southeastern Conference has appointed nine individuals from campuses across the SEC to form a working group to review and discuss issues concerning compliance with NCAA regulations and effective operation within the NCAA governance process, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on Monday.
Sankey announced in July 2015 at the SEC’s annual Football Media Days that he would convene the SEC Working Group on Compliance, Enforcement and Governance, a collection of campus leaders to review and discuss NCAA issues.
“This working group will work to renew and strengthen the commitment the Conference membership made more than 12 years ago to a culture of compliance in the SEC,” said Sankey. “These campus leaders will review and update the principles which formed the foundation of that commitment and establish effective procedures for the SEC’s participation in the new NCAA governance structure.”
Jere W. Morehead, President of the University of Georgia, will serve as chair of the working group.
Remaining members of the working group are Dr. Stuart R. Bell, President, University of Alabama; Mitch Barnhart, Director of Athletics, University of Kentucky; Ray Tanner, Director of Athletics, University of South Carolina; Dr. Michael Sagas, Faculty Athletics Representative, University of Florida; Ron Rychlak, Faculty Athletics Representative, University of Mississippi; Samantha Huge, Senior Woman Administrator, Texas A&M University; Rich McGlynn, Executive Associate Athletics Director (Compliance), Auburn University; and Jon Fagg, Senior Associate Athletics Director (Compliance), University of Arkansas.