Legendary Razorback football Coach Frank Broyles was instrumental in getting the Hogs to play in Little Rock. Broyles led the Hogs in the 60s & 70s. Back then, the team played three games each year in the Capitol City.
"Little Rock made us a championship program," Broyles says. "Playing in Little Rock let us be nationally competitive. Without it, we'd have had a hard time."
Coach says his goal was to make Razorback games more accessible to fans across the state.
"In my time, it was important to play in Little Rock because the roads wouldn't let the fans get up here, and we had to have a fan base bigger than what we could get in Fayetteville alone," Broyles says.
Coach Broyles says better roads and highways make it easier for fans to get to Fayetteville these days, but he notes it's still a long trek for many die hard Hogs.
"There's a long way from eastern Arkansas and south Arkansas to Fayetteville."