Go Akransas? Razorbacks coach laughs off misspelled jersey
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema says he'll institute a new double-checking policy after a freshman wore a jersey that said ''Akransas'' during last week's game against TCU.
Bielema says the team always checks the players' last names on the jersey, but no one thought about checking the front of the jersey. Running back TJ Hammonds wore the misspelled jersey, which was caught by television cameras and photos were widely shared online.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2cFo49O ) that Bielema plans to introduce a new protocol to check the front of the jerseys as well as the back. He says the mistake ''brings some humor into the world, which we all need.''
No. 24 Arkansas hosts Texas State this week.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com