Men, we’re excited to have Razorback Announcer Rick Schaeffer as our guest speaker for our next Man Event at Grace Hills Church. Yep, we’re serving an assortment of wings for the meal! We will also be giving away a couple of copies of Rick’s book. September 21st at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!
Bio: Although he grew up in Oklahoma, Rick Schaeffer has been a lifetime Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He saw his first Razorbacks football game when he was a senior in high school, eight years before he became a fulltime staff member in the athletic department. A graduate of Oklahoma State, Schaeffer joined the University of Arkansas athletic department as assistant sports information director in 1976 and was promoted to sports information director in 1979. For 24 years he publicized Razorbacks athletics, and for 10 years he provided color commentary on Razorbacks football radio broadcasts. During his time in the athletic department, Schaeffer worked 283 Razorbacks football games, including 16 bowl games. He worked 738 UA basketball games, including four Final Fours and the national championship games of 1994 and 1995. In August 2000 Schaeffer left the athletic department to join the staff of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Three years later he and his wife, Adelaide, formed Champions for Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides support, training, and resources for youth organizations in Arkansas. Schaeffer is still involved in Razorbacks athletics. He has returned to the UA basketball broadcasts, working with Mike Nail as color analyst, and he works with Chuck Barrett on Razorbacks baseball broadcasts. He serves as Randy Rainwater’s co-host on Drive Time Sports, a statewide radio show that airs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.