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Arkansas Razorbacks Spring Game Closed to Public Due to Weather

In case you haven’t already changed your weekend plans.

NCAA Football: Texas State at Arkansas
Not the expected weather on Saturday.
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Arkansas announced Thursday night that the Red-White game, the Razorbacks’ annual spring game, will be closed to the public due to expected weather problems.

The game will still take place and will still be televised on the SEC Network starting at noon CT. Tweets from Arkansas media indicate the game is still expected to take place inside the stadium, and would only stop the game or move it if there is more extreme weather like lightning, flooding, or worse. UPDATE: Arkansas has announce the game will be played inside.

I’m not sure how the telecast would work if the game is moved inside, or if it would even be possible to televise it, at least in the way we’re used to seeing football games televised. There isn’t a ton of room for media and observers in the indoor center.

As of right now, weather.com is predicting a 100% chance of thunderstorms and some of them could be severe, including possible tornados.

Arkansas has also cancelled the HogFest event that normally takes place around the stadium prior to the game.

The weather has also changed Arkansas’ baseball series against Ole Miss this weekend. The Hogs and Rebels played their first game on Thursday (Ole Miss won 9-1) and the two will play a doubleheader on Friday.