Sep 13, 2021 - Sports

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.
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