Bud Walton Arena opened with a bang when the Razorbacks won their only national championship in the arena’s first year. While the Razorbacks may not be in their glory days anymore, you’ll still see plenty of tributes to the 1994 team as well as other teams from the 1990s when attending a game at Bud Walton Arena.
The University of Arkansas does an excellent job of honoring the Razorbacks illustrious basketball history at Bud Walton Arena. The concourse is lined with several displays dedicated to their teams from the 1990s. There are also several banners hanging for these teams as well. You’ll also see exhibits devoted to other outstanding Razorback performances at the Bud Walton Arena Razorback Sports Museum, which features track and field, baseball, tennis, and golf exhibits as well. There is a ton of history on display at Bud Walton Arena, so make sure you arrive early to take it all in.
In addition to the incredible display of history found inside the arena, you’ll also encounter an extremely passionate fan base. You’ll know exactly where you are when the hog calls begin, and everyone rises to their feet to cheer on their Razorbacks.
A trip to Fayetteville also gives you the chance to enjoy an excellent college town. Before or after the game check out Dickerson Street for something to eat or drink.
You’ll have an incredible time attending a Razorbacks game thanks to the amazing amount of Razorbacks history on display and the great atmosphere provided by the fans and town of Fayetteville.
Things to check out
Bud Walton Arena Razorback Sports Museum
Located on the ground level of the arena, the Bud Walton Arena Razorback Sports Museum shows off the illustrious history of the Arkansas basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, and track and field programs. The museum is home to the Razorbacks’ national championship trophy from 1994, so stop by the museum and remember all of the best players and moments in Arkansas history.
Hog Heaven is your place to pick up a wide variety of Razorbacks gear. Here you’ll find an incredible selection of gear featuring all of the Razorbacks athletic programs, so stop by and pick up a souvenir from your trip to Fayetteville.
Hanging from the rafters of Bud Walton Arena are banners honoring all of the Razorbacks championships and Final Four appearances. Five of the banners honor the 1994 National Championship team, so find them all and remember the Razorbacks incredible run to the title.
1994 National Championship Display
All around the concourse you’ll see tributes to the great Razorbacks teams of the 1990s. The 1990s were an amazing time to be a Razorbacks basketball fan, so check out all of the displays during your visit to Bud Walton Arena.
Calling of the Hogs
Razorback fans will start the hog call by raising both hands in the air, waving their fingers as the volume gets louder, and saying “wooooo.” The arms go down with the word “pig” which immediately follows and then go back into the air in a fist motion during the word “sooie.” After the third time, the word “Razorbacks” will follow.Watch video
The Hog Hat
The original style of one of the most recognizable pieces of fan apparel is a hard plastic hat with a long snout, rough razorback ridges across the top, and a sharp, pointed curley-cue tail. Modern versions of the hog hat are made with softer materials but regardless, no Razorback fans closet is complete without the hat!
Pure as the dawn on the brow of thy beauty
Watches thy soul from the mountains of God
Over the Fates of thy children departed
Far from the land where their footsteps have trod.
Beacon of hope in the ways dreary lighted;
Pride of our hearts that are loyal and true;
From those who adore unto one who adores us-
Mother of Mothers, we sing unto you.
We, with our faces turned high to the Eastward,
Proud of our place in the vanguard of Truth,
Will sing unto thee a new song of thanksgiving-
Honor to God and the Springtime of Youth.
Shout of the victor or tear of the vanquished;
Sunshine or tempest thy heart is e’er true;
Pride of the Hills and the white-laden Lowlands-
Mother of Mothers, we kneel unto you.
Ever the Legions of Sin will assail us,
Ever the Battle in Cities afar;
Still in the depths will thy Spirit eternal
Beckon us on like a piloting Star.
Down in dim years do thy dead children call thee,
Wafted to Sleep while the Springtime was new;
We, of the Present, thy hope of the Future-
Mother of Mothers, we pray unto you.
Hit that line! Hit that line!
Keep on going!
Take that ball right
down the field!
Give a cheer. Rah! Rah!
Never fear. Rah! Rah!
Arkansas will never yield!
On your toes, Razorbacks,
to the finish,
Carry on with all your might!
For it’s A-A-A-R-K-A-N-S-A-S
Fight! Fight! Fi-i-i-ight!