- SAU to name football field for Coach Rip Powell
Coach Rip Powell led the Southern Arkansas University football team to 62 wins during his 10 seasons as the Muleriders’ head coach. Nearly 40 years later, the field where many of those victories were achieved will soon bear his name.
The football field at SAU’s Wilkins Stadium will officially become “Rip Powell Field” during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 19. The ceremony will take place on the field at approximately 5:30 p.m. with kick-off against Harding University slated for 6 p.m.