Sep 13, 2021 - News
Razorbacks fined $100,000 after fans rush the field
A crowd of people on the football field after the Razorbacks-Longhorns game.
Razorbacks fans storm the field at the end of the game against the Texas Longhorns on Sept. 11, 2021 in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks defeated the Longhorns 40-21. Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Unless you've been under a rock, you know the Razorbacks crushed Texas on Saturday.

Flashback: Arkansas fans could not contain their excitement and immediately ran onto the football field to celebrate.

What's happening: The Southeastern Conference fined the Razorbacks $100,000 on Monday for violating the league's policy that prohibits spectators on the playing field. The rule is meant to protect the safety of players and officials.

Yes, but: The Razorbacks knew the consequences. In a video posted on their Twitter account, athletic director Hunter Yurachek can be seen telling Arkansas State Police fans will probably rush the field.

  • Yurachek says he'd rather get fined instead of fans getting hurt if they're held back.
avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios NW Arkansas.

More NW Arkansas stories

No stories could be found

NW Arkansaspostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios NW Arkansas.