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!"#$%&"'(%)*+% ,*-./%0-*1*23 Jannee Sullivan Senior Staff Writer Home football games are known for bringing thousands of Razorback fans to town. Fans who eat, drink and stay in Fayetteville, often for the whole weekend, bolster the local economy in several different ways, a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce official said. A conference match like this weekend’s game with Alabama brings in tens of
thousands of spectators and tailgaters who boost sales at bars, restaurants, hotel, liquor stores and grocery stores, said Chung Tan, the manager of economic development at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. “In general terms, game weekends are definitely a money-maker,” she said. The only way to calculate the real impact of the visitors that game weekends bring in is through sales tax boosts and the hotel, motel, restaurant tax, Tan said.
Numbers for how much revenue Fayetteville brings in were unavailable, Tan said. Out-of-town Razorback fans have even had to book hotel rooms in Springdale, although not necessarily because Fayetteville hotels are all booked. “Often times, hotel rentals depend on the behavior of local businesses,” Tan said. “Local hotels and motels usually raise their rates during game weekends, so what is usually a room that’s under $100 a night gets hiked up to
$300, and so people go where it’s cheaper.” Hotels in Fayetteville and the surrounding area are generally all booked, especially for conference games, hotel managers said. The Red Roof Inn, on Futrall Drive in Fayetteville and down the street from campus, start contracting rooms for conference games as soon as the year’s football schedule is released, said Nicole Marshall, the manager of the Red Roof Inn. As of Wednesday, the Red Roof Inn still had several rooms available for Friday night, but was totally booked for Saturday, she said. Generally, the rates at the Red Roof Inn are only raised about $50 during game weekends. This weekend, for example, the rates were raised from $59 to $109, Marshall said; and that’s for one of the lower-end hotels in the area. The Extended Stay America hotel on Luvene Avenue in Springdale sells out every home-game weekend, said Revae Gilliam, the assistant general manager. Not only is the hotel sold
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1964 National Championship Controversy Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer
The 1964 Arkansas Razorback football team capped off an undefeated season with a 10-7 Cotton Bowl victory over Nebraska. With the win, Arkansas finished 11-0 and was the only undefeated team in the country, making them the national champions of college football. Or were they? Going into the season, UA head coach Frank Broyles knew his team would have a shot because of recent rule changes, which allowed for more two-platoon football. This allowed Broyles to play certain players specifically on offense or defense, and not both ways. “The NCAA loosened up the rules,” Broyles said. “We were probably one of three teams in the country with two platoons (an offense and defense). We needed platoon football.” With the new rules in place, Arkansas started the season 4-0, outscoring Oklahoma State, Tulsa, TCU, and Baylor a combined 91-44. In week five, Arkansas traveled to Austin and faced archrival Texas.
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The Longhorns were ranked number one in the AP poll at the time, but this didn’t matter to Broyles. “Playing Texas was the biggest game of the year,” Broyles said. “They were THE team you wanted to beat.” Loyd Phillips was a sophomore defensive lineman on the 1964 team, before going on to be an All-American in 1965 and ’66, while winning the Outland Trophy in 1966. “Before the game, it was very tense, but we still felt confident,” Phillips said. Arkansas pulled off the upset, winning 14-13. The Hogs were aided by senior Ken Hatfield’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown. “In the Austin newspaper that morning, a sportswriter wrote ‘I guarantee Arkansas will not return a punt this game,’” Hatfield said. “I still remember that. And our guys hustled (on the play), and once I got to the wall, everyone picked up their blocks, and I scored.” Phillips’ only concern following the game was getting back to Fayetteville. “We couldn’t land the planes because the fans and students were on the runway,”
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Alabama fans said they enjoy Fayetteville on game day and generally find Razorback fans pleasant. Alabama alumna and football fan Connie Brown and her husband are prepared for another exciting Fayetteville game on Saturday, they said. From Cullman, Ala., Brown and her husband have been attending Alabama games in Fayetteville for more than 20 years, she said. â€œWe just love driving
around this beautiful area,â€? Brown said. â€œWe eat at the Fishinâ€™ Hole every year and enjoy our time camping with other Alabama fans.â€? Brown said most Arkansas fans are generally nice to them at the game but that the students can get rowdy. Always the fan, Brown expects Alabama to win on Saturday, but wished the Razorbacks were in a better place, she said. â€œSince youâ€™ve got some injured players itâ€™ll probably turn out in our favor,â€? Brown said. â€œWe would like to play you with everyone healthy.â€? Alabama alumnus Roy Campbell has been to three
â€œI have a good time tailgating with all the hog fans every year.â€? â€œEveryone is pretty curtious on game days.â€? Roy Campbell
Razorback Pep Rally Staff Report The Greek theater is set to host the Arkansas Razorbacks pep rally at 8 p.m. on Friday. Fans will be supporting the Hogs as they prepare to host No. 1 ranked Alabama in Fayetteville on Saturday. The event may be moved to Barnhill Arena at 9 p.m., because of possible inclement weather. Emails will be sent out periodically tomorrow to confirm the location. The student-oriented event will include fight songs from the band, a pom squad performance and a skit from the mascots. In addition, following the pep rally, an assistant coach will speak as well as some football players.
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Alabama games in Fayetteville and keeps coming back to â€œwatch Alabama beat yâ€™all.â€? Campbell finds Fayetteville a fairly friendly place on game day and enjoys the fan enthusiasm, he said. â€œI have a good time tailgating with all the Hog fans every year,â€? Campbell said. â€œEveryoneâ€™s usually pretty courteous on gameday.â€? He is not a huge fan of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium because it is too crowded, he said, but enjoys â€œwatching all the crazy people down on Dickson.â€? Alabama student, Alicia Ayers, will also be attending the game on Friday with five of her friends and fellow students, she said. â€œI have a friend who lives in town and I heard Fayetteville was a fun place to be on game day,â€? Ayers said. â€œI expect to win, but it was definitely crazy how you guys dropped out of the rankings last week.â€?
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In addition to being in the fight of their lives this weekend, the Hogs will probably be dealing with inclement weather, according to forecasts. On Friday, there will be a 60 percent chance of rain, with the chance of precipitation peaking at 5 p.m. at 70 percent. Even more dismal for fans, the Saturday forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of thunderstorms, according to weather.com. Kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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ECONOMY continued from page 1 out, but they make twice as much money. During game weekends, the price of a room at the Extended Stay America hotel doubles, she said. Other hotels do not raise rates quite that high. â€œIt depends on demand,â€? said Christy Marks, the director of sales at the Holiday Inn in Springdale. â€œIt really fluctuates with supply and demand. The closer we get to the game, the more the price goes up. It can be anywhere from 25-50 percent higher (than the regular rate).â€? The Holiday Inn is usually booked several months in advance for conference games, but this weekend there are still some rooms available, she said.
Bars are also busy places during game weekends. The biggest factor in whether a game weekend will be a money maker is the time of the game, said Jason Collins, manager at Grubâ€™s Bar & Grill on West Avenue. For smaller games that start later in the evening, Grubâ€™s gets hardly any business on Friday because people do not start coming into town until mid-morning Saturday, Collins said. For games that start early in the afternoon on Saturdays, however, people start arriving and going to bars on Friday, and they are packed all day on Saturday, he said. Another factor that affects business on Saturdays is the
outcome of the game. Business significantly slows after a loss. â€œIf we lose a game, it affects business majorly. Everybodyâ€™s hurt, sad and disappointed and just wants to go home,â€? Collins said. â€œOf course thereâ€™s always those few stragglers who just want to get drunk after a loss.â€? Win or lose, all games have an impact; the only way to calculate totals is looking at tax revenue, Tan said. Those figures were unavailable, Tan said. Businesses interviewed agree that game weekends are a real boost for the local economy. â€œItâ€™s great for us,â€? Marks said. â€œWeâ€™re really thankful.â€?
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Campersâ€™ Safety Gets Priority to Stadium Traffic
Kayli Farris Senior Staff Writer
Traffic will be controlled Saturday on Stadium Drive for the safety of students camping before the Alabama game, an official said. The southbound lane of Stadium Drive closed at 6 p.m. last night, said Lt. Gary Crain, UAPD spokesperson. Traffic will be redirected at the Stadium Drive Parking Garage driveway, Crain said. Drivers can take Lower Service Drive to continue southbound or turn around and take an alternate route. The UAPD will close the lane so that vehicles do not pass so closely to the student camping, Crain said. â€œThe lane closure is for the safety of the campers,â€? Crain said. Police officers will be
monitoring the camping area for any illegal activities, Crain said. If there are violations, the law will be enforced. â€œWeâ€™ll close that and monitor the area to make sure no one there is causing any problem and that thereâ€™s no safety hazards, things of that nature,â€? Crain said. â€œWeâ€™ll be there until it is time for them to pick up their tents.â€? UAPD officials said they want to reiterate the importance of staying safe and being careful during this game weekend. â€œWe just want everyone, again, to be alert, because even though everyone is out having fun, thereâ€™s one person out there somewhere,â€? Crain said, â€œWe donâ€™t know who that person is that already attacked one person, and we donâ€™t want them attacking anybody else,â€? Crain said, referring to a recent sexual assault.
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New Narcotics Dog Patrols Stadium Bailey Deloney Staff Writer Trained canines and their handlers play a major role in the procedures UAPD uses to deal with narcotics crime. Dingo, the newest canine member of the force, has been the UA narcotics dog for one year. Dingo is trained to detect substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and any derivative thereof, said Corporal Jeff Shetlar. The narcotics dog is used mainly for traffic stops, not to patrol dorms, Shetlar said. Handlers train detector dogs to sniff the air around a vehicle. If the canine detects anything suspicious in the air around the vehicle, this is considered probable cause to search the vehicle. The UAPD handles two explosive detecting canines and one narcotics canine. Each dog has a different patrol shift
and is transported by the handler using the UAPD canine vehicle. The canine vehicle is unlike other police cars in that it has a special temperature gauge, protecting the dogs from the extreme heat of the summer, Shetlar said. In addition, there is also a special device programmed to roll down the rear window in emergency situations, allowing the dogs jump out and run to the aid of an officer in trouble. Handlers take an intensive two-week course, usually consisting of at least 14 hour days, and training does not end there. It takes about a year for a handler and a dog to really bond, Shetlar said. The dog needs to understand what the handler wants, just as the handler has to learn to read the dogâ€™s body language and signals. All three canines handled by the UAPD are passive alert, meaning the dogs are trained to stop and stare, rather than
Ashley Swindell Staff Photographer Dox, a UAPD narcotics dog, works on UA game days to keep campus drug free. scratch and bark, at the location of suspicious odors, Shetlar said. However, these dogs are trained to bite, if given the command. While the UAPD made 11
alcohol related arrests Sept. 1, the day of the Razorbackâ€™s first home game, there were no drug related arrests made that day. Concerning the upcom-
ing Alabama football game, the UAPD does not expect to have any more criminal problems than usual, Shetlar said. Although a majority of game day arrests relate to
alcohol, UAPD takes necessary precautions by patrolling with the narcotics canine the night before, the night of and the night after Razorback football games.
Despite Loss, Students Still Camp Outside Stadium
Karen Stigar Staff Writer
Emily Rhodes Photo Editor Students set up tents on Stadium Drive Thursday, Sept. 13, in anticipation for the Arkansas vs. Alabama game Saturday. Students were allowed to start camping for the game Thursday at 6 p.m.
Students lined up, tents in tow, last night to set up camp for the Saturday Alabama game. The Alabama game marks the second year of â€œcampingâ€? before the football games, said Rudy Trejo, assistant director of student activities for student government. Camping started at Gate 17 for student entry starting at exactly 6 p.m. on Thursday. Students were able to register up to 10 campers per tent, according to osa.uark.edu. â€œPermits were given out by student affairs staff members and Associated Student Government student marshals that were present,â€? Trejo said. â€œWe just brought a tent while we are waiting in line but later we are going to run back to our dorms and get blankets, pillows and other things,â€? said Joey Raynebeau, a freshman criminal justice major. Students not registered, but still camping must register anyway Friday morning. Failure to do this could result
in their spot being lost. The process will resume on Friday, and students who arrive after registration has closed can continue to line up, according to osa.uark.edu. This years policy states that the full tent party must be present four hours prior to kickoff. This policy was put into place based on student recommendations and their feedback from last year. Campers have to clean up their space by 9 a.m., Trejo said. Despite losing to unranked University of Louisiana-Monroe last weekend, Raynebeau still believes his Hogs can pull out a win. â€œI always have faith that we will win. I think we are going to come out and kick butt, despite our injured players,â€? said Joey Raynebeau, freshman criminal justice major. There are plenty of other regulations for campers. Tents must not be staked into the ground. Building, driveway, street, parking lot and stairway access must not be blocked from entry or exit. University electrical outlets can not be used. Forget about traditional
tailgating fare while waiting in line. Grilling, cooking, heating or any use of open flames is prohibited. Generators that emit gas or fumes are also not allowed, according to osa.uark. edu. If rules are broken students could be stripped of their spot in line and may lose ticket privileges. All violations are subject to the discretion of staff present and depends on if the ticket holderâ€™s conduct endangers or disrupts the environment, according the website. Upon the second offense, students could be fined up to $5,000, according to osa.uark. edu. â€œLast year we did not receive any noise complaints because of people camping before games,â€? Trejo said. Students camping said they still plan on working on homework during their stay. â€œI brought my school supplies because I am going to be studying while we camp,â€? Courtney Blake, freshman, said. ASG has also requested camping for the Kentucky game, Trejo said.
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Razorback Fans to the End Barbecue Hogs Alex March Staff Writer
Spend any extended amount of time as a Razorback fan, and sooner or later they’ll break your heart. This isn’t to say, though, that there aren’t plenty of high points. National championships, bowl wins and awards fill our hearts with pride. As recent events have reminded us, however, nothing stings worse than a tough loss. Being a graceful winner is much easier than being a graceful loser. After a big win, don’t get arrogant. Be respectful of your opponent, and remember, just like after a loss, that it is just a game. Sports karma is not something you should tempt. As last Saturday reminded us, losing is a painful experience. Unfortunately, as fans, we
can’t control what happens on the field. We can, however, control our response to the game. We all know the guy who, after a few too many beers, hangs around the tailgate party, irate over game decisions and missed opportunities. Nobody likes that guy. His loud complaints do nothing to help ease the pain. He needs to be, for lack of a better word, a more graceful loser. Here are some helpful tips on taking those heartbreaking losses in stride:
Remember it’s just a game (even though it’s not). This is a tough one. When the alma mater gives you goosebumps, you are obviously emotionally invested in
Razorback games. When you care so deeply, the losses hurt. As a Razorback fan, several gut-wrenching games come to mind, such as “the Stoernover” or “the Fish Flop.” But for all the heartache, there are moments of exhilaration that wipe away the memory of past losses, such as the 1996 basketball championship or the Miracle on Markham. If you care about nothing more than wins, you can go cheer for the Yankees or Duke basketball. Being an Arkansas fan requires a commitment, and you have to be in it for the long haul. When the going gets tough, think about why you care so much about the Razorbacks. It has nothing to do with the numbers in the win-loss column. You love the Hogs because you love your
school. You love the Hogs because you love the state of Arkansas. You love the Hogs because generations of your family have loved the Hogs before you. Nothing that happens on the field affects these things.
Vocalize your support, not your anger. Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to publicly express your anger. Twitter is full of inconsolable fans after a loss, and Internet message boards are pools of vicious, bloodthirsty sharks. As a member of Razorback Nation, it is only natural that
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Extreme Game Wear: How to Stand Out From the Crowd Mandy McClendon Copy Editor
Thousands of fans screaming, decked out in red and white, calling the Hogs and fighting for attention on the Jumbotron: These are the things that characterize an Arkansas home football game. For many students, the spotlight and TV time is more important, and a seat in the front row of the student section means more than just a good view. For many, the ability to show the nation how much they love their team is both significant and exciting. So how do students gain this extra attention at games? Three words: extreme game wear. While most girls opt for a dress or a pair of brightly colored jeans, and many guys go for denim and a classic red shirt, other students think more outside of the box. The student section is always decorated with loud wigs, red morph suits, costumes and painted bodies. The front row especially is known for its extreme outfits and letterspainted-on-stomachs look. Most of the students found in the front row during major conference games camp out for days at a time. Katherine Barnett, a senior journalism major, remembers camping out as a unique college experience. “Camping out for the Ala-
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In a matter of hours, we will be calling the Hogs once again and rallying our team to a hopeful victory (though after last week’s loss, that hope may be dwindling slightly). Many of us are looking forward to camping outside the stadium and sitting in the stands for hours before kickoff. Others are simply looking for a lawn chair and a flat-screen TV to catch the big game. However you choose to celebrate Arkansas vs. Alabama this year, this recipe needs to be a part of the festivity. Boneless wings, chips and salsa, and plenty of desserts are sure to happen at your average tailgate, but this appetizer is a must-make this week. Smoky “Hogs in Blankets” are tasty, inexpensive and easy to prepare, making them the perfect tailgate treat. A spin on the traditional pigs-in-a-blanket snack, these are spicy, savory and so much more. Makes: 16 rolls Ingredients 1/2 package Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies 1 package (8 ounces) crescent roll dough 1 medium jalapeno, diced ¾ cup barbecue sauce 6 slices white American cheese 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 400 F. Unwrap the crescent roll dough, and roll it out onto a cutting board. One at a time, cut each triangle of dough in half to create two smaller triangles, then set aside. Dice the jalapeno, and cut each slice of American cheese into three pieces. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the smoked sausages and your favorite barbecue sauce (I used a Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce that was tangy, spicy and smoky — the perfect flavor for these tailgate snacks).
Courtesy Photo bama game my sophomore year was one of my favorite memories of college,” Barnett said. “The energy on Stadium Drive was out of control all night, and we bonded with complete strangers cheering with us for the Razorbacks.” While it may not always help you get on television, going a little more extreme doesn’t have to mean body paint. Guys can opt for Razorback-patterned pants to distinguish themselves from Alabama fans. Girls may go with a temporary Razorback tattoo on the cheek or a swipe of bright red lipstick. Yet another way to go ex-
treme without face paint or going shirtless is a Hog hat. Fans will want to be particularly careful of colors chosen for the Alabama game due to the similarity in colors. Scott Jones, a member of the “Red Man Group,” explained what he and the rest of the group wears for game day. “We wear black pants, black shoes and long-sleeve black shirts,” Jones said. “We buy bald caps, which are made of latex, and put those over our hair. Then we paint our whole heads and our hands red. We go around to tailgates, too.” Jones also said the group
shares more similarities with the Blue Man Group than just the name. “The Blue Man Group is silent, so we don’t talk,” he said. “We just walk around, wave, take pictures with people and stare. It’s kind of awkward, but in a good way. We usually do it at the homecoming game.” Jones went on to say that dressing up can help boost Razorback morale. “I think it’s something fun and shows what Razorback fans are all about,” he said. “Win or lose, we are still going to have fun and come back to support the guys out on the field.”
A Tale of Two Mascots: Arkansas vs. Alabama Emily DeLong Copy Editor The Razorbacks play the Crimson Tide on Saturday, but what does that even mean? Have you ever wondered why Arkansas' mascot is a pig or what the elephants even have to do with the Crimson Tide? Razorback football first began in 1894. From its inception in 1871 to 1910, the official mascot of Arkansas was the cardinal, named after the official school color, cardinal red, according to the UA admissions webpage. The term Razorback came into being when football coach Hugo Bezdek called the team "a wild band of Razorback hogs" after a 16-0 win over Louisiana in 1909, according to arkansasrazorbacks.com.
After that incident, Bezdek continued to refer to the team as "razorbacks," due to the ferocious and unrelenting nature of the wild animal, and the name stuck. In 1910, the student body voted on changing the mascot from cardinal to Razorback, and it's been that way ever since, according to arkansasrazorbacks.com. As far as the hog call goes, its origin is unknown, although according to arkansasrazorbacks.com, it most likely began some time in the 1920s. Traditional calls for
boars in the wild usually have a form of "Sooie" in them, so presumably the hog call originated from that. Alabama, meanwhile, took longer to stick with a mascot, although they weren't so lucky to have the serendipity of a nickname that doubled as a mascot. Alabama received the "Crimson Tide" moniker after a game against Auburn in 1907 that was played on a red, muddy field, according to rolltidebama.com.
In 1907, Alabama defeated the favored Auburn, and Hugh Roberts of the Birmingham AgeHerald coined the famous term. Before the team was the Crimson Tide, they were known as the "Thin Red Line," the varsity or the Crimson White, according to collegefootballhistory.com. The chant "Roll Tide" logically followed from the Crimson Tide moniker. Alabama became associated with elephants during a game on Oct. 8, 1930, when an excited fan yelled, "Hold your horses, the elephants are coming," in reference to the size of the players, according to rolltide.com. The Alabama team went on to win the national cham-
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Place a slice of cheese onto a crescent dough triangle; cover with the diced jalapenos and one of the barbecue lit’l smokies. Roll the dough over the sausage and secure to create that “crescent roll” shape.
Place on a cookie sheet and repeat until all of the triangles have been filled. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until the filling is hot and the dough is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Photos Emily Rhodes Photo Editor If there is anything better than a fresh-out-of-the-oven pig in a blanket, this is it. The cheese is gooey and creamy, the dough perfectly baked and still fluffy in the center. Adding the jalapeno brings a spicy kick that rounds out this game-day snack. And who can resist a barbecue lit’l smoky, especially when it’s in a spicy and flavorful pig in a blanket? Bring this dish, and you’ll never have to search for a tailgate crowd again, I promise. This meal took less than 30 minutes and cost only $12 to make, and it fed a crowd. Who can beat that? However you choose to celebrate this weekend, remember to keep it packed full of Hog fever and lots of flavor.
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Pre-Game Parties Compete with Tailgates Sarah Villegas Contributing Writer
For a large number of Razorback football fans, hanging out under a tent tailgating for several hours before kickoff is a less-than-ideal way to bring in the upcoming game. Instead, some fans are bringing the tailgate inside and into their homes. Whether it be in a college dorm or an apartment off campus, indoor pre-game parties are becoming an increasingly popular way to count down to kickoff. They are especially popular among students who like to line up early to ensure a great seat once the game starts. â€œWe try to line up as early as possible,â€? said Michelle Smith, junior. â€œWe donâ€™t always line up right when youâ€™re allowed to, but for us, waiting in line is half the fun, even when itâ€™s hot.â€? At most pre-game parties, there are many of the same elements as a traditional tailgate: great food, energetic fans, music and a plethora of Razorback gear. However, indoor tailgaters get to enjoy additional luxuries, such as air-conditioning and a clean bathroom just around the corner, at their tailgate party. â€œI always have everyone over at my place before the game,â€? said Dontay Renuard, junior. As a less formal pre-game tailgate party, some girls get together to get primped for the game. They help each other with hair, makeup and nails and always make sure to sport their most trendy Razorback styles.
â€œI like getting together with all my (sorority) sisters to get ready for the game,â€? said Alicia Oliver, senior. â€œWe just talk and hang out and have fun. And usually weâ€™ll all sit together once we get there.â€? For those interested in a more â€œtraditionalâ€? pre-game party, games like Baggo, horseshoes and darts are a great way to hang out and have fun before the game. Tossing around a football moves the pre-game party outside to the yard, which
excited for the game. Students often enjoy watching other colleges play because it affects rankings for other schools as well as the Razorbacks. â€œIâ€™m a Michigan fan,â€? said Justin Orns, sophomore, â€œso I like to watch games that will affect them and their ranking. But I still love the Razorbacks.â€? For more popular games against rivals LSU, Auburn or Alabama, many parents visit Fayetteville to enjoy the college-town atmosphere on game day as well as the game
â€œWe donâ€™t always line up right when youâ€™re allowed to, but for us, waiting in line is half the fun, even when itâ€™s hot.â€? Michelle Smith UA Junior
can be a nice opportunity to stretch and get some air before spending several hours packed in a stadium filled with thousands of people. â€œI cook for everyone, and they all love my food,â€? Renuard said. â€œThey get pumped for the game, and full, too.â€? For those who are 21 or older, adding a few cold beers to the mix adds to the football spirit. Sometimes party hosts will set up drinking games such as beer pong or flip cup at their house as a way to get everyone acquainted with each other and loosened up for the upcoming game. â€œWe usually drink beer while watching other football games on TV,â€? said Matt Cameron, senior. Watching other college football games on TV is another way to get party guests
itself. While some students get embarrassed by their parents, many say they like to pre-game with their parents at the house. â€œMy parents are in town for the Alabama game,â€? said Katie Evans, senior. â€œMy dad always grills at my place, we play cards, then we drive to the game and all sit together. I can tailgate with my friends anytime I want, so I like to spend time with my parents before the big game.â€? Pre-game parties can include just a few roommates hanging out before the game or a group of friends going all-out to welcome the game with barbecue, horseshoes and good music before kickoff. Either way, tailgating at home can be just as fun and festive as setting up a tent outside the stadium.
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FANS continued from page 5 you have opinions regarding the program. However, you can voice your thoughts in a constructive, respectful manner. Your comments should build up, not tear down. Again, thanks to the Internet, you can also easily express your love of the Razorbacks. It can be as simple as adding a WPS to the end of your tweet. The show of support is what our athletes need, not more criticism. Division among fans accomplishes nothing aside from more angry callers on sports radio.
You are not an athlete/coach/ administrator. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are not a Division I athlete. If John L. Smith called you down from the student section to take over as quarterback in a game, you wouldnâ€™t last much longer than a single down. Being a top-tier athlete is hard work. Think about practices in the August heat, hours and hours of work in the weight room, and binders full of detailed plays. Remember
Sports karma is not something you should tempt. that before you call an athlete out on Twitter. There exists a simple rule of thumb for this: Would you read your tweet out loud in front of the 230-pound linebacker who can bench five times your body weight? Along the same line, even if you spend hours and hours playing Madden on your Xbox, you are not a football mastermind. You have little to no coaching experience. You also have never run a Division I athletics program. Being an administrator requires many incredibly complex, grinding decisions on a daily basis. Thereâ€™s a reason Jeff Long didnâ€™t hire you as head coach. Nobody said being an Arkansas fan would be easy. That is exactly what separates the true believers from the fairweather fans: A Razorback fans keeps on calling the Hogs, no matter if weâ€™re 12-0 or 0-12.
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MASCOTS continued from page 5 pionship, and more and more reporters began to call the Alabama linemen "Red Elephants," the color referring to the schoolâ€™s official color, crimson. Melford Espey Jr. was the first person to don the iconic elephant head in the 1960s, according to Tide fan blog alcrimsontide.com. Espey was close to iconic Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and the two worked together to create the mascot we know today. The elephant you may see
walking along the Alabama sideline is aptly named "Big Al," which came from a student vote. In 1979, the official elephant mascot as we know it was debuted during a Sugar Bowl victory for Alabama over Penn State, according to alcrimsontide. com. Big Al is known for his energy and silliness at Alabama sports events. But he doesn't stop there: The grey-and-red mascot is available for rent at birthday parties, charity events and even weddings.
While there is only one Big Al, multiple people wear his costume, allowing him to delight and entertain wherever he is summoned. There are actually four different Razorback mascots, all of them hogs. Big Red is the traditional mascot and is symbolic of "the intimidating fighting spirit of the Razorbacks," according to the UA admissions webpage. Sue E is the female hog mascot, and Pork Chop is the tiny kid mascot. Even the inflatable hog you see on campus has a
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name: Boss Hog. He's 9 feet tall and the most recent addition to the so-called "family" of mascots. Of course, there is also a live mascot. Tusk III, the current "razorback," who attends every home football game, is actually a Russian boar. The only real razorbacks that exist today are located in the Australian Outback, according to hogwired.com. Arkansas' live mascots have a colorful history. Wild hog Ragnar heroically killed seven rattlesnakes, a coyote
and a 450-pound domestic pig during his tenure as mascot. Big Red III, a mascot from the 60s, escaped its confinement and ravaged the countryside before finally being shot by a farmer, according to hogwired.com. Alabama, meanwhile, does not have an actual live elephant, but not even Nick Saban's vaunted defenses could keep one under control should they bring one inside Bryant-Denney Stadium on game day. Although both mascots
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Matt Trauscke Staff Photographer Junior wide reciever Javontee Herndon experienced the best game of his career Sept. 1 against Jacksonville State. Herndon had four catches for 96 yards and one touchdown.
Javontee Herndon is a name that, until this season, most Razorback fans had merely heard in passing. Considering he is a wide receiver that was playing on the same team as Jarius Wright, Greg Childs and Joe Adams, that is somewhat understandable. But those players are gone now, and the football team needs receivers that can step up and make plays. In the last two seasons, Herndon played in 25 games and caught 10 passes, totaling 169 yards. In 2011 against Mississippi State, he caught a career-high four passes for 40 yards to help the Razorbacks to a 44-17 victory over the Bulldogs. Hopes were high for Herndon going into this season, but camp did not start as well for him as both he and coaches would have liked. A switch of position helped him to get going. Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said Herndon had a bad start to camp, but a strong finish helped him to have an OK camp overall.
“I think I had a decent camp,” Herndon said. “I started off kind of shaky and then when I switched to ‘z’ I started to crank it up and it’s been paying off for me. “I started off playing ‘x’ and then they came to me and told me that they thought I played faster at ‘z’ and that I would have the opportunity to get my balls so I just started working harder and it’s been working for me,” Herndon added. Not only did the switch help Herndon play better, but it was also beneficial to the team as a whole. He is now the back up for Cobi Hamilton, who plays such a vital role in the offense that the coaching staff knew they needed a guy behind him that they could have confidence in. “So much of our offense and so much in practice everyday is to that position,” Petrino said. “And so much of the game plan is going to be to that position that we thought if something ever happens to (Hamilton), we better not have a freshman backing him up because he has to do so much, line up in so many dif-
ferent places, move around so much different.” For many players, being the back up to a player as good as Hamilton could be a reason to get down, but Herndon hasn’t let it bother him. “In practice I was catching a lot more balls,” Herndon said. “So if I just stay positive, I just thought it was gonna work out for the best. As fate would have it, Hamilton was forced to leave the game with an injury and Herndon got his chance to shine. “I like to take advantage of my opportunities,” Herndon said. “Last year I had a big game when (Jarius) Wright wasn’t feeling too well in Little Rock when we played Mississippi State. So when they told me Cobi was down, I just thought to myself I’ve got to step it up and just make some plays.” On the Razorback’s second drive of the third quarter, Herndon got the opportunity to make a big play, scoring a 63-yard touchdown, the first of his career.
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Arkansas Razorbacks v. Alabama Tide Predictions Zack Wheeler Staff Writer Passing Offense:
This is a very interesting matchup of what could be two of the best quarterbacks in the SEC. This all hinges upon Tyler Wilson’s status for the game. Backups Brandon Allen and Brandon Mitchell are taking the snaps in practice while Wilson still isn’t cleared
to play. A.J. McCarron has emerged as a playmaker with weapons on the outside to get the ball to. I would have to give Alabama the edge with the uncertainty of Wilson. Advantage: Alabama
Alabama returns a very talented runner in Eddie Lacy who has looked very strong the first two weeks of the season. Arkansas has talented runners in both Knile Davis
and Dennis Johnson. Arkansas needs to be able to run the clock to give the defense time to rest so Alabama won’t wear them down in the second half. Alabama has a game plan that sticks with their talented backs. Advantage: Alabama
Arkansas will be without its best cornerback, Tevin Mitchel, due to an injury suffered against ULM. Alabama’s
secondary seems to be loaded with top talent each year, but some analysts say that the level of talent may be lower this year than in the past. Alabama will have a good game plan. Arkansas needs to match with a good performance against the pass to keep pace. Advantage: Alabama
Arkansas is still working out some bugs in the linebacker core, but they have the tal-
ent to put pressure on McCarron. Arkansas will have to play strong on the offensive line to slow down the talented pass rush of Alabama. Both teams will look to stop the run to establish their respective game plans, but Arkansas has yet to prove they can get the job done and Alabama has been dominant in stopping the run. Advantage: Alabama
Arkansas’ punter Dylan
Breeding and kicker Zach Hocker have been very efficient in special teams so far this year. Johnson has also done a good job in the return game this year as well. Alabama has some playmakers that Arkansas will have to contain to avoid the momentum-changing plays. Both teams are pretty even in this category. Advantage: Even
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5. Start Strong, Finish Stronger
1. Forget Last Week
The cliché “just take one game at a time” has been used for years in sports. Most often, it is used for teams that have big games in the weeks ahead, but it can also apply to teams coming off bad losses. Arkansas should not have lost to the University of LouisianaMonroe, and everyone knows it. The Razorbacks must completely put the ULM game out of their minds in order to compete against Alabama.
2. No Needless Penalties
Two weeks in a row, Arkansas has been penalized for hitting a player after he was out of bounds. These penalties give opponents a first down and move them up 15 yards. Arkansas
can’t afford to give Alabama any second chances. Likewise, if the Hogs are moving the ball on Alabama’s stiff defense, they can’t afford to lose yards with false starts.
averages 6 feet 4 inches, 299 pounds and will challenge Arkansas’ relatively inexperienced offensive line. Both Arkansas lines must step up their game if Arkansas is to have a chance.
3. Offensive/Defensive Line
4. Wrap Up on Defense
The Crimson Tide are known for their physical play on both sides of the ball. On the offensive line, Alabama is led by reigning Outland Trophy winner Barrett Jones and potential first-round NFL draft picks (D.J. Fluker a n d
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Alabama has scored 35 points in the first quarters of its first two games, compared to 41 over the other three quarters. Some of that can be attributed to blowing a team out, but it can also be attributed to lack of focus late in games. Arkansas will be the toughest opponent Alabama has faced to date and will demand the Tide’s full attention for four quarters. The best thing about SEC football is that it’s a grind for a full four quarters and if you’re not prepared, you will get beat (ask Missouri and Texas A&M). The Hogs will be looking to prove they deserve to be ranked and Alabama can’t take the Razorbacks lightly.
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best way to rattle a talented 2. Establish the Running quarterback is to put presGame Early Alabama had a poor rushsure on him. ing performance against Alabama has Western Kentucky, running multiple pass for a mere 103 yards. To make rushers that matters worse, no Alabama can cause havoc running back had over for any offensive te lineman. The Ra50 yards. Part of the i h blame goes to the W zorback offensive n o offensive line line has shown that s im they are less than car and the other e C pable of protecting Tyler half goes to Th : o the ball carWilson. ot riers. But Ph A l a b a m a’s 4. Stop Arkansas’ Passing
Attack The Razorbacks are a passfirst team and often look to make plays down the field. If there is one unit on the Alabama defense that is vulnerable, it’s the secondary. The secondary is full of talent, but is also prone to give up big plays in the passing game. If Alabama can slow Arkansas’ passing attack, the Hogs will be in for a long afternoon.
McCarron was sacked twice against Michigan and six, I repeat, six times against Western Kentucky. For comparison, Alabama’s defense has a total of four sacks this season. When given time, McCarron and his receivers have shown flashes of big play ability. Alabama’s offensive line was dubbed the best in the country going into the season, but so far they haven’t played like it. The O-line will be looking to make a statement against the Razorback front seven.
entire offense is built on the running game. It sets up McCarron to run play action and hit receivers in stride down the field. Arkansas’ defense isn’t considered elite by Southeastern Conference standards and Alabama should run wild on the Hogs.
Chance War m a ck ) . They provide quarterback A.J. McCarron ample time to find receivers. On the defensive line, Alabama
Several plays against ULM almost resulted in sacks, but Arkansas defenders couldn’t bring down quarterback Kolton Browning. They got a hand on him but never wrapped him up, allowing him to escape and make plays. Also, when the Hogs hit ULM’s running backs and wide receivers, it usually took a couple players to tackle them. If Arkansas gets past Alabama’s stellar offensive line, they must capitalize and sack McCarron or tackle their running back.
5. Fan Support
Arkansas is coming off it’s most embarrassing loss since losing to The Citadel in 1992. Fans are not happy, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t support the team. As much as players say they don’t listen to negativity, they still hear it. If Arkansas fans pack Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, it becomes a very hostile environment for the visiting team. Fans need to come and encourage the team so that the Razorbacks can make the most of the home field advantage.
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Jalston Fowler to Have Knee Surgery
Looking Back on 2010 to Look Forward
Kristen Coppola Sports Editor
Before my freshman year of college, I had never been to a football game. Two years later, Iâ€™m still debating if I made the right decision when I chose my first game. My first football game was the 2010 match-up between Arkansas and Alabama. Though my first football game ended in heartache, the lessons still resonate. In preparation for Arkansasâ€™ Southeastern Conference opener against Alabama Saturday, the 2010 game is especially important to remember. First, we must recognize that Alabamaâ€™s program has only grown stronger since 2010, when they lost the Iron Bowl and the SEC West to Auburn, and Arkansasâ€™ program hasnâ€™t shown vast improvement. A David and Goliath win is always possible if the cards fall in the right place, as Razorback coaches, players and fans alike learned last week when Arkansas was upset by the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. However, a Razorback win against the Crimson Tide is almost on par with a miracle. Second, fans have to trust the team. In 2010, the fans came to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in full force, yelling loudly. Students had rally towels provided by ASG. After upwards of three days of camping, the atmosphere was electric. The Razorbacks need that turn out again. Itâ€™s really energizing when fans rally behind the home team, but the situation is reversed if fans donâ€™t
show their support. The Tide will get the energy boost instead of the Razorbacks. Third, there needs to be an emphasis on the running game. In 2010, the Razorbacks led the Tide 20-7 in the third quarter. Alabama came back to win the game 24-20, after scoring 14 unanswered points in the last 16 minutes of the game. The Razorbacks had a comfortable lead, but two fourth quarter interceptions by Ryan Mallett dashed Arkansasâ€™ hopes of an upset. When you have a 13-point lead, itâ€™s prime time to run the football. Itâ€™s not like Arkansas had a poor run game in 2010, either. Knile Davis wasnâ€™t hurt, so it wasnâ€™t like head coach Bobby Petrino or offensive coordinator Garrick McGee had to run two-yard Broderick Green. But they chose to rely on the pass. Pressure in the pocket and effective coverage by the Tide resulted in the two interceptions that changed the outcome of the game. Interim head coach John L. Smith and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino need to put an emphasis on the run, especially with the status of Tyler Wilson up in the air. Even if Wilson does play, which will be announced Friday, an emphasis on the run isnâ€™t a bad decision. Lastly, the Razorbacks need to come to play and remain in that mindset for the entire game. This year against both Jacksonville State and ULM, the Razorbacks did not start strong, ending both starting offensive drives on a fumble and an interception, respectively. Those mistakes canâ€™t happen against Alabama. The Razorbacks canâ€™t give up in the second half, either. Arkansas allowed Alabama to come back late in the game in 2010 and ULM to come back late in the game last week. Kristen Coppola is the sports editor for The Arkansas Traveler. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.
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Alabama junior running back Jalston Fowler will likely miss the remainder of the 2012 season due to a knee injury, head coach Nick Saban told reporters Monday. Fowler injured his knee during Saturdayâ€™s game vs. Western Kentucky and will need surgery to repair the damage. He was carted off the field in obvious pain and did not return to the game. â€œI know he feels badly,â€? Saban said. â€œWe feel badly, too, for him that he canâ€™t be a part and be able to contribute to our team this year.â€? Saban did not disclose the exact nature of the injury and did not discount a return to the field late in the season. The 6-foot-1, 242-pound bruiser primarily played backup running back during his Crimson Tide career, but had seen time at H-back and
fullback this season, a new wrinkle in new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeierâ€™s system. Fowlerâ€™s size also made him the go-to back in short-yardage and goal line situations. â€œJalstonâ€™s been a great player in the program,â€? Saban said. â€œA great special teams guy, a great backup player for us and a really good attitude guy and has lots of character. A really good competitor.â€? The loss of Fowler leaves the Tide with only three fully-healthy options at running back, all of which are freshmen. Starter Eddie Lacy has been limited by an ankle injury and missed all of spring practice with a toe injury. True freshman T.J. Yeldon opened eyes with his seasonopening performance against Michigan, rushing for over 100 yards for the first time in Crimson Tide history as a debuting freshman. Redshirt freshman Dee Hart is a smaller back at 5-foot-9, 190 lbs. and true freshman Kenyan
Drake scored on a 32-yard run late in Saturdayâ€™s game against Western Kentucky. â€œWe have backups at every one of the positions and roles that he filled. There may not be one particular guy,â€? Saban said. â€œAt running back, Dee Hart, Kenyan Drake will have a little more opportunity. Kelly [Johnson] was his backup at fullback, which is where he plays anyway. â€Ś Itâ€™s going to take a number of people to replace him in various roles that he played on our team.â€? If Fowler does not return to the field in 2012, he would be eligible for a medical redshirt, which would allow him to return in 2013 as a junior and not lose a year of eligibility. â€œWeâ€™re all going to pray for Jalston that hopefully heâ€™ll get back out there soon,â€? wide receiver Kevin Norwood said. â€œBut the only thing we really can do is move on and make sure everybody is focused and preparing right for [Arkansas].â€?
students waiting for us.â€? â€œThat was a wild affair,â€? Hatfield said. â€œIt was an electrifying moment and made me proud to be a Razorback.â€? The upset over the Longhorns vaulted Arkansas to number four in the AP poll. Over the course of the next five games, the Hogs beat Wichita State, Texas A&M, Rice, SMU and Texas Tech to close out the regular season. During those final five regular season games, Arkansas didnâ€™t give up a single point, outscoring their opponents a combined 116-0. Arkansas took â€œgreat prideâ€? in their shutouts, Broyles said. â€œAfter the third (shutout), people were talking about it a little, but I wasnâ€™t thinking about it,â€? Phillips said. â€œBut when we played Texas Tech, it was on everyoneâ€™s mind. We wanted a shutout.â€? Phillips said the â€œmost outstanding thingâ€? in the Texas Tech game was senior Bobby Roper blocking three field goal attempts to preserve the shutout streak. Roper had never blocked a field goal before that game. With the win, Arkansas rose to number two in the AP and UPI polls and earned a
spot in the Cotton Bowl. During this time, the college football national champion was determined by various polls. The two largest and most recognized polls, the AP and UPI, chose their champion at the conclusion of the regular season, before the bowl games. Since Alabama and Arkansas were both undefeated, they awarded the Crimson Tide with their titles. However, several smaller polls waited to name their champion after the bowl games, including the Football Writers Association of America and Helms Athletic Foundation. This meant the Hogs still had a chance to win a national championship, although they werenâ€™t necessarily thinking about it. â€œIt wasnâ€™t even talked about, and if it was, we were more concerned with Nebraska,â€? Phillips said. â€œWe knew if we beat Nebraska, we had a chance.â€? Then, Arkansas won the Cotton Bowl, beating Nebraska 10-7. They still needed Alabama to lose, though. Ironically, Alabama was playing Arkansasâ€™ archrival, Texas, in the Orange Bowl. It and the Cotton Bowl were both played on New Yearâ€™s
Day 1965, but the Cotton Bowl was played in the afternoon. Once the Hogs returned to the hotel, all of the players gathered around TVs to watch the Orange Bowl. â€œIt was the first time we ever rooted hard for Texas,â€? Hatfield said. Texas eventually beat the Crimson Tide 21-7, making Arkansas the only undefeated team in the country. â€œWe did all we could do,â€? Broyles said. â€œWe won them all.â€? The FWAA and Helms Athletic Foundation rewarded the Razorbacks by naming them their national champions. As a result, in 1965 the AP experimented with naming their champion after the bowl games and permanently did so after the 1968 season. The UPI, now known as the Coachesâ€™ Poll, made the switch after the 1974 season. Alabama still claims the 1964 national championship, but the only team that finished the season undefeated was the Arkansas Razorbacks. â€œThe defense took great pride in being a dominant factor and made it much easier on our offense,â€? Broyles said. â€œIt was a great thrill.â€?
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Alabama has a proven winner in Nick Saban, who has won two national titles with the Tide and is in contention year in and year out. Saban keeps his team disciplined every year. Arkansas is still searching for a formula that will work for them. Interim head coach John L. Smith is letting the coordinators coach, but at times there
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â€œ(Quarterback Tyler Wilson) checked it to like all verticals and once I knew that I was like Iâ€™ve gotta get in the end zone, Iâ€™m gonna be wide open,â€? Herndon said. â€œSo I just took off down the middle and tried to outrun that middle linebacker and it worked out for me. â€œWhen that ball was in the air, I felt like it was up there for a year. I just stared it down. The whole time I was like â€˜whatever you do, do not drop this ball.â€™ And then when I caught it I thought to myself â€˜you better take off to the endzoneâ€™ and I scored,â€? Herndon added. Herndon finished the best game of his career with four catches for 96 yards and one touchdown. He did not surprise himself with his performance, but he said he thinks he may have surprised some other people. â€œIâ€™m sure not most people expected that,â€? Herndon said. â€œI feel like I was put out there to do that, so I wanted to show that I could do it.â€? Herndon said he feels like he has enough speed to be a deep threat for the team, but to be any kind of threat he needs to be on the field. Unfortunately for Herndon, Hamilton wonâ€™t be out of every game.
In Saturday nightâ€™s 34-31 overtime loss to the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Herndon had little playing time and didnâ€™t record a single statistic, while Hamilton tallied 99 yards and a touchdown. â€œJust work hard in practice, get better everyday and whatever happens, happens,â€? Herndon said of playing behind Hamilton. Herndon will look to get more playing time against Alabama, a team he did not get to play against the last time they came to town ranked No. 1 in 2010.
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seems to be confusion on the sideline. Arkansas is hoping for everything to click this Saturday in Fayetteville. Advantage: Alabama
Alabama has lost few games over the last several years and has not lost to Arkansas since 2006. Arkansas is searching for an answer that will rally everyone to-
gether to play a complete and solid game. Alabama is very disciplined and well-coached and they will be focused on Arkansas on the road. Arkansas is hoping the home crowd can will them to a victory to get them back on high hopes to ride the rest of the season. Final Score: Alabama 35, Arkansas 21.
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