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Arkansas looks to end distractions at spring game

By Kurt Voigt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 20 2012 4:06 p.m. MDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Spring practice this year at Arkansas has been one to remember for all the wrong reasons.

The Razorbacks have lost their head coach, been subjected to one piece of the Bobby Petrino scandal after another and have had three arrests in the last month.

Despite the daily soap opera surrounding Petrino's firing on April 10, the players have continued to practice in preparation for what they hope is a championship season in the fall.

The Razorbacks are hoping for a sense of normalcy -- and a record crowd -- at Saturday's annual Red-White game.

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