UA Plans 'Celebration Of Life' For Longtime Sports Icon Frank Broyles

Aug 15, 2017

Former Arkansas Razorbacks coach and Athletic Director Frank Broyles during his days working with ABC Sports.
Credit KATV, Channel 7 News

The University of Arkansas says a "celebration of life" will be held in Fayetteville on Saturday for Frank Broyles, who died Monday at the age of 92.

UA says the celebration will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

Broyles became the school's athletic director in 1974 while still the football coach, eventually retiring from the gridiron to focus on administrative duties following the 1976 season. He retired as athletic director in 2007, moving into a fundraising role with the school's Razorback Foundation until his retirement from that role in 2014.

Remembrances poured in Monday following news of Broyles' death. Former President Bill Clinton says Broyles was "a leader of character, intelligence and determination," while Gov. Asa Hutchinson called Broyles "an Arkansas treasure."