If watching top athletes play fast-paced Division I sports in one of the best college venues in the country gets your heart pumping, then Razorback Basketball is a superb reason to spend some quality time in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Home to the University of Arkansas’s Bud Walton Arena and affectionately called the Basketball Palace of Mid-America by thousands of loyal fans, the indoor action through the fall and winter months ensures Fayetteville maintains its stellar reputation as a haven for catching highly competitive sports year-round.
Distance running is a big deal in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The city and its surrounding countryside have a longstanding reputation as being one of the best places in the country to train and compete in cross country racing. A dedicated course designed for University of Arkansas male and female college athletes is one of just a few in the nation—and that, paired with the natural beauty and varied topography of the Ozarks, provides an outstanding experience for runners.
This year’s Arkansas Razorbacks Soccer roster is full of talent, with the 2019 season already garnering a list of individual player accolades on the national level and some very exciting team wins—such as a huge defeat of No. 1 ranked North Carolina. The season continues through October, culminating in the SEC Tournament set for Nov. 3 in Orange Beach, Ala.
There’s that colorful old saying, “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch,” but in this particular case, you can play with the big dogs if you’re willing to leave the porch and head to the volleyball court!
Ozark Volleyball Club, an adult volleyball club for players at all skill levels, is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and will be hosting the Big Dog 2019 doubles volleyball tourney for both men and women. The purse is a hefty $8,000 and there are both “Open” and “A” divisions. Cash and prizes will go to first, second and third place teams in the “Open” division; cash will be awarded to the first place team and prizes to the second place team in the “A” division.
Whether you’re a hardcore gridiron expert bent on critiquing every play on the field or you’re all-in to continue your family’s generations-long tradition of Razorback sports fandom—or perhaps you’re really just focused on finding the most epic tailgating experience—make no mistake, the University of Arkansas has got serious game when it comes to college football culture. There are plenty of reasons why U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Fayetteville the best city to live in within the Southeastern Conference and the fourth-best city overall in the entire nation, and the fan experience certainly reflects that.
Big plans involving major facility upgrades were recently announced for two of the most successful athletic programs at the University of Arkansas, with the goal of significantly enhancing the training and performance development environment for student athletes.
The University’s legendarily winning track and field program that has earned record-breaking success with more than 40 National Championships is receiving a $15 million track operations center. The new facility will dedicate approximately 22,000 square feet to combining and expanding many of the program’s daily operations and training needs that serve over 100 male and female student athletes.
With the Razorbacks competing in the 2018 College World Series, many locals and visitors will be looking for a great place to watch the baseball games. Outside of Omaha, restaurants and bars in Fayetteville are the best places to watch the Hogs compete.
The games will be played from June 16-27, and Arkansas’ first matchup is Sunday, June 17, with an old Southwestern Conference foe, the Texas Longhorns. The “Omahogs” and the ’Horns are scheduled to toss the first pitch at 1 p.m.. If you’re in need of a table or stool to watch, here are a few popular places in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team are hosting an NCAA Super Regional as part of the 2018 NCAA Tournament to reach the College World Series. The “Diamond Hogs” and University of South Carolina will battle it out over the weekend (June 9-11) for a trip to Omaha, Nebraska.
Whether you’re coming to town to root, root, root for the Hogs or Gamecocks, there a lot of other things to do while you’re here in Northwest Arkansas, so make sure to make the most out of your trip to Fayetteville.
The University of Arkansas Lady Razorbacks will host Oklahoma State, Wichita State and DePaul this week in Fayetteville for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Championship.
The games will be held May 18-20 at Bogle Park on the University of Arkansas campus. This is the first time in program history the Razorbacks softball team will play host to an NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, and the eighth tournament appearance for the program.
Under the first year of new Head Coach Chad Morris, the Arkansas Razorbacks football team is looking to make a splash in the SEC during the 2018 season.
The season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1, with a home game against Eastern Illinois in the newly renovated Donald W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville. The renovations, which focus mostly on an expansion of the north end zone, will add 4,800 seats, including new luxury suites, club areas and loge boxes.
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