Arkansas-Georgia game still on, students get in for free

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Update: We just confirmed with a Cox Communications representative that tonight’s 8 p.m. game will not be shown until 10 p.m. (Channel 119)

Update: According to UA officials (@ArkRazorbacks), University of Arkansas students will get into the game for free.

Despite the snow which covered the area Tuesday, the Arkansas-Georgia basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night is still on for 8 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.

The news was announced by UA officials last night on Twitter, and confirmed by Georgia head coach Mark Fox Wednesday morning.

Those who were following Fox’s tweets Tuesday night had reason to be doubtful, even after the UA sent a message which announced the game would go on. About an hour after the UA’s update, Fox tweeted this: “No flight tonight. Will try again tomorrow.”

Fox’s updates about the team’s travel problems began late in the morning when he posted, “Still no word on travel plans to Arkansas. Horseback has been ruled out.” The tweets continued throughout the day and ended with news that the team still hadn’t made it out of Georgia.

All flights in and out of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport were cancelled Tuesday because of the snow storm. The weather also contributed to cancelled flights in Fort Smith, Tulsa, and Springfield.

Doubts continued Wednesday morning when Fox sent a message shortly after 7 a.m. which read, “It’s game day (in Augusta?) Will try again 2fly 2 Arkansas. This trip reminds me of movie Ground Hog’s Day…”

At 10:30 a.m. it appeared as though the team was finally on its way to Fayetteville.

“We’re a few states away but should be there for tip off in 9.5 hrs,” Fox wrote.

Usually don’t tweet much on game day but unusual circumstances this trip. We’re a few states away but should be there for tip off in 9.5 hrsless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone