The Arkansas Razorbacks football season has come to an abrupt end.
The Texas Bowl, which was scheduled for New Year’s Eve in Houston, has been canceled due to an increase of positive COVID-19 tests within TCU, the Hogs’ opponent in the now-scrapped match-up.
“We are very disappointed not to get the opportunity to compete again as a team,” said Arkansas Head Coach Sam Pittman. “We were excited and wanted to go play TCU in the Texas Bowl, but we certainly understand the issues in the TCU program. We had no positive tests from yesterday and were ready to go to Houston this afternoon with a healthy team. Our team and our student-athletes have sacrificed a lot over the last several months, including over the holidays, so this is a tough way to end our season. I’m so proud of our team for fighting and handling themselves through adversity all year.”
“We are disappointed that our student-athletes will not have an opportunity to compete against TCU in the Mercari Texas Bowl,” said U of A Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek. “In what has been one of the most unusual seasons in college football history, our student-athletes made incredible sacrifices and earned the opportunity to safely compete in 10 games during the 2020 football season. That is a tremendous credit to them and the efforts of Coach Sam Pittman, his staff, our medical team, and the leadership of Commissioner Greg Sankey and the Southeastern Conference. We look forward to taking the field again for the 2021 season.”
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