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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Undefeated A-State Rugby Grabs Three Wins In Home Tournament


JONESBORO, Ark. — Chilly temperatures and gray cloudy skies didn’t deter Arkansas State’s rugby team as the Red Wolves claimed three victories in the Elite 7s Rugby Invitational Saturday at the Rugby Pitch complex. The wins extend A-State’s undefeated overall fall record to 13-0.

A-State defeated Oklahoma, 21-6, in the first game, then knocked off Lindenwood, 28-7. The third victory was a dominating 31-7 matchup over Davenport.

The 2013 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, in Greensboro, N.C. Arkansas State University is the defending national champion.

“It was more like a warm-up tournament for all four teams,” said Matt Huckaby, the interim head coach for Arkansas State. “All of the teams have qualified for the national championship and it’s a long wait, so each program wanted to get in some more playing time and give some younger players some action.”

Huckaby was especially pleased with the play of scrumhalf Dylan Carrion. Carrion, a 5-8, 150-pound senior from Plano, Texas, blazed downfield to score twice in a matter of seconds against Lindenwood and was all over the field throughout the day.

“Dylan had an unbelievable day,” continued Huckaby. “He scored on about five or six tries. He was so quick and would just grab the ball and take it upon himself to fight his way through everybody, break away, and get downfield.”

Huckaby also praised the efforts of Harry Higgins, a 6-4, 225-pound sophomore from Brisbane, Australia.

RugbyMag.com ranks the Red Wolves number one in the Mid-South Conference and third nationally. Arkansas State won the South Independent 7s qualifier Oct. 28 by defeating Middle Tennessee State, 33-5, in the semifinal before taking down Life University, 24-19 in the final.

Dylan Carrion
Dylan Carrion, A-State Rugby
—Photo from A-State Rugby website