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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • 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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(870) 972-3820

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ASU Rugby comes from behind to defeat Life, 28-22


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State came from behind and survived an intense finish to defeat the top-ranked team in the country, Life University, 28-22, in men’s rugby Saturday afternoon at the ASU Rugby Field.

“I’m really proud of this team, especially in the second half,” said first-year head coach Alex Houser. “We were behind most of the time and it would have been easy to just hang our heads. But they didn’t do that. They fought back hard and won. It was a big game for us.”

Houser pointed out that the Red Wolves, the second-ranked team in the nation, were excited before the match about playing Life. It marked the first time the two programs have met since ASU defeated Life for the national championship in collegiate 7s back in December. A loud crowd of close to a thousand were in attendance Saturday to cheer on the Red Wolves.

Despite sunny weather, both teams had to figure the wind into their plans. ASU tallied the first points of the match behind a try from lock Robert Hayslip, a 6-3, 225-pound senior from Columbia, S.C. But, the lead was short-lived as the Running Eagles quickly scored eight to go ahead of ASU, 8-5. The visitors were able to take an 11-5 edge at the midway point.

The second half proved to be successful for Arkansas State with scoring from two-time All-American Pat Sullivan on a try, two conversions and three penalties. Following a Life lead at 22-20, Sullivan came back to score and give ASU the 23-22 edge. And, around the five-minute mark remaining in the battle, sophomore wing Dale Bates scored to give the Red Wolves the final 28-22 victory.

ASU rugby will back in action March 16 against league opponent Davenport. The match gets underway at 1 p.m. at the ASU Rugby Field.        

Dale Bates

ASU rugby player Dale Bates scored to help lead Red Wolves to 28-22 win
over Life University Saturday afternoon.

—Photo by Rich Carvell