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

SAU mascot to be carried by two mules this season

September 12, 2013

Mulerider Megan Maye on Molly B

This Saturday will be the first Mulerider home football game in more than 20 years at Southern Arkansas University that the beloved mule, Molly B, will not be carrying the mascot. It is going to take two mules to fill her shoes. The loyal and gentle Molly B passed away on March 5, 2013, at… Read More

“Muleriders in Magnolia” wins NCAA Division II Award of Excellence for Community Engagement

April 12, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Southern Arkansas University athletic department has been awarded the 2013 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence for Community Engagement. The award was presented Friday morning during the Division II Identity Workshop at the NCAA national headquarters. The Award of Excellence serves as the Division II National Championship for community engagement. The Muleriders… Read More

Service members will be honored at baseball game

April 5, 2012

Veterans and current members of the United States military will be honored during special events surrounding a Mulerider baseball game on Saturday, April 14. A reception will be held at the Mulerider Activities Center from 12:30-2 p.m. for veterans and current service members. The Muleriders will face off against Henderson State University at 3 p.m…. Read More