WITH SCHEDULE: 2013 Razorback spring football practice begins March 10, spring game set for April 20

Photo: Walt Beazley, UA Athletics

The Bret Bielema era of Razorback football officially begins this weekend.

The new head football coach will conduct his first series of spring football practices beginning this Sunday, March 10 and culminating with the Red-White Spring Game on April 20 at 2 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Spring practices under Bielema will be closed to the public, and media access will also be limited leading up to the spring game, which will be open to the public.

Last year, an estimated 45,250 fans attended the game, which broke the UA spring game attendance record for the second straight year. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., and admission is free.

Arkansas will open the 2013 season on Aug. 31 against Louisiana-Lafayette at Razorback Stadium.