Arkansas State Red Wolves Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Bryan Hodgson

Team Mascot: Howl and Scarlet

Year Opened: 1987

Capacity: 10038

City / State: Jonesboro / Arkansas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Little Rock Trojans

Rival Team: Little Rock Trojans

Arkansas State and in-state rivals UA-Little Rock have met over 80 times sparking a rather intense rivalry between the two schools. There are lots bragging rights on the line when these two Arkansas-based Sun Belt teams meet, so make sure to get your tickets to a Red Wolves-Trojans game.

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Rival Team: Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

The Red Wolves and Ragin’ Cajuns have a fierce rivalry on the gridiron, and there is plenty of bad blood between the two Sun Belt teams on the hardwood as well. You’ll be in for an intense matchup whenever these two rivals meet, so don’t miss it when the Ragin’ Cajuns come to Jonesboro.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Stadium Guide

In Game

Arkansas State’s First National Bank Arena is an excellent place to take in a game and is home to just about everything you’d want in a college hoops game. An Arkansas State basketball game features a fantastic band, a lively student section, and a loveable mascot making a trip to Jonesboro a great time for any Sun Belt basketball fan.

The A-State pep band, known as the Fast Break Band, is among the best pep bands in the Sun Belt and they help get and keep the crowd, especially the student section, loud throughout the game. The loud crowd and fantastic band go a long way in making a trip to Jonesboro an enjoyable experience for college hoops fans.

The spirit squads at A-State are also top notch as well. Howl is extremely popular among the Red Wolves faithful, and you’ll see why during your time at a Red Wolves basketball game as he goes all out to keep the crowd entertained. He’s not the only one though who puts on a good show as the A-State Cheerleaders and Red Wolves Dancers also pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd.

Lastly, if you’re looking for some pregame or postgame entertainment, then make sure to check out Main Street. Main Street is home to some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the Jonesboro area, including Skinny J’s, making it the perfect place to hang out before or after the game.

An Arkansas Red Wolves basketball game offer everything you’re looking for in a college hoops game and is a fun time for any Sun Belt basketball fan, so get your tickets today.

Things to check out


Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the biggest accomplishments in Red Wolves men’s and women’s basketball as well as volleyball and track and field. Check out all of the banners at the First National Bank Arena to remember your favorite moments in Red Wolves athletics history.

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Red Wolves Rising and other Signages

All around the arena you’ll find signs with the athletic program’s slogan “Red Wolves Rising.” The signs provide a nice touch and help make the First National Bank Arena feel like the home of the Red Wolves.

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Howl the Red Wolf

Howl is one of the coolest mascots in college sports as he is a bright red wolf with ferocious teeth. He is very active on the cheer squad and also can be seen patrolling the student section, so keep an eye out for him at the game.
The Howlers - The Howlers are the most diehard fans at any Red Wolves basketball game. These students go all out to support A-State win or lose, so enjoy their cheers and chants when attending a game in Jonesboro.
“Indian Uprising” - The “Indian Uprising” tradition dates back to the early 1980’s and has everyone in attendance on their feet for the opening tipoff. Stand with your fellow Red Wolves fans to show off your Arkansas State pride before the game.

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Spirit Squads

The A-State Cheerleaders and Red Wolves Dancers keep the crowd entertained throughout the game with their incredible routines. Don’t leave your seat when either of these groups takes the floor as you won’t want to miss them perform.

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Fast Break Band

Formerly known as the War Party, the Fast Break Band is the official A-State basketball pep band. The band keeps the energy inside the First National Bank Arena at a fever pitch with their tunes and is a big part of the Red Wolves hoops experience.

Fight Songs

  1. ASU Loyalty Song

    On, On, On to victory
    Brave team you’re second to none.
    Let’s make this game history
    along with the others we’ve won.

    with all your might
    so that the world may see that
    RED-W-O-L-V-E-S means Victory!

  2. Alma Mater

    Our Alma Mater ASU
    Your hallowed halls shall ring
    With praise by daughter and noble son
    Who proudly stand and sing
    Mem’ries of your stirring glory
    And of youthful friends we knew
    The red and black shall ever wave
    On high for ASU

Arkansas State Red Wolves Bars & Restaurants

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs as our friends call us) has been the ultimate place to watch the game, have a cold beer and eat some great food.

    1503 Red Wolf Blvd, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  2. Creegan’s Irish Pub

    Creegans Irish Pub beer

    Serving you with a "proper pint", we have beers on tap that can be found no where else in Arkansas, as well as an extensive wine and bottled beer list.

    201 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. J Towns Grill

    J Towns Grill

    A perfect place to go before or after a game for some superlicious snacks!

    2610 E Johnson Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Chef’s In

    Chefs In

    If you crave for country cooking, this is the place to be!

    105 Burke Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Godfathers Pizza

    Godfathers Pizza

    We've been serving "a pizza you can't refuse" since 1973! You could say we know what it takes to make an incredibly delicious and unforgettable pizza.

    105 N Caraway Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  6. Pizza Chef


    Pizza Chef has been serving up Jonesboro's best pizza, subs and salads for more than 20 years.

    2324 E Matthews Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  7. Brickhouse Grill

    Brickhouse Grill beer

    Brickhouse Grill is the vibrant heart and soul of The District. La Bon Temp Roule or “Let the good times roll!”

    218 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Upper Crust Pizza Co

    Upper Crust Pizza Co

    We are the home of Jonesboro's Famous Thin Crust Pizza.

    1810 E Highland Dr, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  9. Skinny J’s

    Skinny Js burger

    The first thing you should know about Skinny J’s is that we aren’t your average steakhouse. We’re also a burger joint, a meeting place, somewhere to celebrate, or just a favorite place to relax and enjoy the company.

    205 N Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  10. The Parsonage

    The Parsonage

    Jonesboro's new farm-to-table restaurant. Classically prepared food with a Southern twist. Comfort food in a home-like setting.

    322 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$