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      State of the Pack: Dec. 7

      December 7, 2022

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      It was great to spend some time in the EAB radio studio last Friday, joining Matt Stolz and Brad Bobo on the Second To None Podcast that highlights our Athletics Department, programs, student-athletes, coaches and more on a weekly basis.  We covered a lot of ground over the course of the conversation, so it proved to be a great opportunity to provide a lot of updates about A-State Athletics.  There are 71 episodes available, and you can access all the content from the first show to the latest by visiting  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @2ndToNonePod.


      Congratulations to our eight football student-athletes named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Team, and thank you to our seniors for their contributions to our football program.  Our coaches are on the road recruiting this week and next, and we’re looking forward to hosting official visits here this weekend with National Signing Day approaching.  We had the No. 1 recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference last year, and this year’s recruitment is shaping up to provide another strong class of Red Wolves. 

      We want to thank our season ticket holders for their support!  Our Athletics Department is in the process of sending a survey to all our season ticket holders, asking for meaningful feedback about their football game-day experience.  As we conduct a comprehensive review of all our game-day processes, input from our fans will be an important component to adjustments and new initiatives for the 2023 season.

      All the way from tailgating to Red Wolf Walk to in-game elements, it’s our goal to provide the best opportunity for an enjoyable and entertaining fan experience.


      Our Athletics Department is excited to announce several basketball ticket promotions covering the month of December as well as the rest of the men’s and women’s basketball season.  The promotions include a “Flash Sale” for our men’s game against SEMO (Dec. 14), four-pack of tickets to our women’s contest against Grambling State (Dec. 15) and “Howliday Three Pack” for men’s games versus Alabama State (Dec. 19), Little Rock (Dec. 22) and ULM (Dec. 31).  More details are available by clicking here.


      We’re looking forward to the start of ourLive with the Red Wolves” basketball radio show, presented by Greenway Equipment, this Monday, Dec. 12.  The one-hour program will air eight times during the months of December, January and February and will highlight both our women’s and men’s programs.

       The show can be heard live 6:00-7:00 p.m. on 107.9 KFIN FM and select EAB Red Wolves Sports Network affiliates. The program will be conducted at Lost Pizza Co., located at 906 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro. We encourage our fans to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from Coach Rogers and Coach Balado, along with players from each team, while enjoying the great food and atmosphere provided at Lost Pizza Co.

      Our women’s basketball program will be featured from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and our men’s program between 6:30-7:00 p.m. The eight scheduled shows for the season will be held on Dec. 12, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20.


      Completing a fantastic first season with our football program, kicker Dominic Zvada was named to the College Football News (CFN) Freshman All-America Team this week.  He was also named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference last week and to the Pro Football Focus (PFF) College All-True Freshman Team.  Congrats Dominic!


      Congrats to sophomore Abigail Miller, who became the fourth player in our women’s soccer program’s history to earn United States Soccer Coaches All-Region honors.  She started all 18 games for us, logging 1452 out of 1620 minutes of action and helping our Red Wolves post four shutouts in league play and seven total on the season.


      Arkansas State University will hold its 2022 Fall Commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10:00 a.m. at First National Bank Arena, and we’re looking forward to seeing another fantastic group of our student-athletes walk across the stage.  More information about Fall Commencement can be found here.


      This week’s #WolvesUp photos feature Arkansas State University alumni Jon Mark Horton and Allison McElroy.  Jon Mark, a past SGA President and License2Howl (L2H) scholarship recipient, is pictured in Dallas at chiropractor school, where he just graduated this past weekend.  A-State Alumni Association member and President of the McElroy Group – a fundraising consulting firm – is pictured in Venice, Italy.

      Remember to use the hashtag #WolvesUp in your social posts and tweet your photos to me @JeffPurinton if you have any pictures with your Wolves Up! or promoting A-State.  We will select photos to feature in each edition of State of the Pack.


      View the list of scheduled events, broadcast information, start time and stat links on our composite calendar.  (Note:  All times are listed in Central Time.)  Access live stats from your desktop or mobile device by visiting


      Season and single-game tickets for our fall and winter sports are available by visiting or calling the A-State Ticket Office at 870-972-2781.  You can contact the Red Wolves Foundation at 870-972-2401 for additional information and/or to purchase tickets in our premium areas.

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      State of the Pack: Dec. 7. Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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