Wednesday, December 26th, 2007


The No. 24 Arkansas Razorbacks arrived by private vehicle today into Dallas for the 72nd AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Arkansas (8-4, 4-4 SEC) will face the No. 7 Missouri Tigers in the Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.

Both teams enjoyed a special welcome from FOX Sports, the Classic’s network partner since 1999. The event included highlight videos of both schools and a performance by comedian Frank Caliendo of “Frank TV” and “FOX Sports Sunday.”

This will be Arkansas’ 11th appearance in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Its last appearance was in the 2002 Classic, a 10-3 loss to Oklahoma. The Hogs bring a 3-6-1 Cotton Bowl record and 11-21-3 overall bowl record into this year’s Classic.

Arkansas and Missouri, two states separated by the Ozarks, have split their four previous meetings on the gridiron. The two faced off last in the 2003 Independence Bowl, won by Arkansas 27-14.

Tomorrow the Hogs will work out for the first time in Dallas. Arkansas will practice all week at SMU’s Ford Stadium. Practice will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Media may obtain video footage in the first 20 minutes of practice; however, practice is CLOSED to the media following the 20-minute video window.

Arkansas will hold its “media day” following tomorrow’s practice. All Razorback players will be available from 12:45-1:15 p.m. on the field at Ford Stadium, followed by Arkansas Head Coach Reggie Herring from 1:20-1:40 p.m. on the Third Level of the North End Zone facility.

The 72nd AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will be televised nationally on FOX Sports and broadcasted nationally on Westwood One Radio. Kickoff is slated for 10:40 a.m. CST.