March, 2017  

Experience Game Day

In Northwest Arkansas, we love to call the Hogs and fill the stands for home games! So, whether you're visiting with an opposing team or you're in town to cheer on the Razorbacks, welcome to Fayetteville. We can't wait for you to experience game day in our beautiful Ozark Mountain surroundings.

Arkansas has a long tradition of backing its Razorbacks, whether it's football, baseball, basketball, volleyball or any of the other eight sports at the University of Arkansas. Hog fans come out in full force to root on their team.

arkansas razorbacks throwbackThe first team formed on campus and the flagship of the sports programs is the Razorback football team. More than a century ago, the Arkansas football team, then called the Arkansas Cardinals, returned from defeating LSU and as the legend goes, coach Hugo Bezdek proclaimed his team "played like a wild band of razorback hogs." The name was adopted and the rest is history.

The football team plays most home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which holds 76,000 fans – quite a bit more than the original stadium which held a mere 300 fans. The hogs also play two games a year at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Other traditions run throughout the athletic programs, like the famous Hog Call "Woo Pig Sooie" and the live mascot, Tusk. In fact, there are only a few universities that maintain a live mascot program, but Razorback supporters young and old are fans of Tusk and are the primary reason that the tradition continues today.

Calling the Hogs

A chant of “Woo Pig Sooie” is known worldwide as a Hog Call. Just like any good tradition, there are lots of versions of the Hog Call (even spellings).

A properly executed Hog Call is composed of three “calls,” slowly raising one’s arms from the knees to above the head during the “Woo.” Traditionalists prescribe an eight second “Woo.” The fingers should be wiggled and the “Woo” should build in volume and pitch as the arms rise.

Upon completion of the “Woo,” both arms are brought straight down with fists clinched as if executing a chin-up while yelling, “Pig”. The right arm is extended up and out with the “Sooie.”

A full Hog Call -- the kind one will always hear victorious Razorback teams execute after contests -- requires two more Hog Calls, followed immediately by a “Razor-Backs” yell, coordinated with a pumping motion of the right arm after the third “Sooie.” So, in order, the full Hog Call is:

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Razorbacks!

For this year’s schedules or to get your tickets:

Razorback Ticket Office
(479) 575-5151
http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/

University of Arkansas
(479) 575-2000
http://www.uark.edu/home/

Arkansas Alumni Association
(888) 275-2586 or (479) 575-2801
www.arkansasalumni.org

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