Julio Pacheco hired as new head women’s basketball coach

April 8, 2015

Pacheco Action

Southern Arkansas University has named Julio Pacheco as the next head women’s basketball coach as it was publically announced by SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning on Wednesday morning. “We are thrilled to name Julio Pacheco as our new head women’s basketball coach at Southern Arkansas,” noted Browning. “Julio’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the… Read More

5th Annual Rip Powell Golf Tournament set for April 24

April 1, 2015


The fifth annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament is just around the corner, and organizers are looking for teams to fill the remaining spots. Participants in the four-man scramble will tee-off in two flights at the Magnolia Country Club on Friday, April 24. A morning flight will begin at 8 a.m., and an afternoon flight… Read More

Mulerider golf captures team title; Adams top individual

golf team

One stroke made all the difference for the Southern Arkansas men’s golf team and in particular for junior golfer George Adams as SAU and Adams claimed the team and individual titles at the Mulerider Spring Classic by one stroke each. The Muleriders, as a team, shot 322 for Tuesday’s final round and had a two-round… Read More

Murphy USA invests $25,000 in SAU softball complex

January 27, 2015

MurphyUSA gives $25K to SAU Softball

The Southern Arkansas University Mulerider softball team is one step closer to a new field house after a $25,000 gift from Murphy USA of El Dorado. The contribution will help fuel momentum for a $1 million construction project that will begin later this year. Over the past few years, the University has worked to improve… Read More

Muleriders chosen as preseason favorites in GAC baseball coaches’ poll

January 14, 2015


The 2015 Great American Conference preseason baseball coaches’ poll was released on Wednesday by the league office, and for the fourth-consecutive year, the Southern Arkansas baseball team tops the rankings as the preseason favorite in the GAC with seven of 11 first-place votes. Last season, the Muleriders finished third in the GAC regular season standings… Read More

SAU Board approves bond issues

November 21, 2014


The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees approved at their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, the issuance of bonds not to exceed $10 million for three facilities – engineering, a softball complex and a world-class track. All of the SAU Board members were in attendance for their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, which was held… Read More

Pre-game festivities announced for Murphy USA Classic vs. Henderson State

October 30, 2014


MAGNOLIA, Ark. ­– Southern Arkansas University and its athletic department have announced a full slate of pre-game festivities on Saturday, November 8 as the SAU football team will square off against nationally-ranked Henderson State in the sixth-annual Murphy USA Classic game, which will be held at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado. Tickets for the game… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU Baseball and Softball both GAC Champions

May 7, 2014

SAU Baseball Champions

Southern Arkansas University’s baseball and softball teams both have brought home 2014 Great American Conference Championship trophies and are gearing up for regional play. After losing their first game of the 2014 Great American Conference Baseball Tournament, the Southern Arkansas baseball team fought their way through the loser’s bracket winning four-straight elimination games as they… Read More

SAU memorial garden to honor Adcox and Biddle

April 10, 2014

SAU Memorial Garden graphic

A dedication ceremony for a garden in memory of the late Jay Adcox and Leonard Biddle at the Southern Arkansas University Aquatic Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The SAU Aquatic Center will also host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Biddle and Adcox developed… Read More