Red Wolves Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Butch Jones

Team Mascot: Howl

Year Opened: 1974

Capacity: 30964

City / State: Jonesboro / Arkansas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Paint Bucket Bowl

Rival Team: Memphis Tigers

The Red Wolves have a fierce rivalry with the Memphis Tiger, which dates back to 1914 when ASU beat Memphis 18-6. The name of the rivalry is derived from the fact that the winner is awarded a trophy made out of a paint bucket and brushes. The winner also gets to smear a designated part of the rival’s campus with paint. Memphis leads the all-time series 30-23-5, but the Red Wolves will be howling to even things up shortly.

Trail of Tears Classic

Rival Team: ULM Warhawks

The Red Wolves and Warhawks have met on a somewhat regular basis since 1959, but things didn’t really kick-off until 2006 when ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves lead the all-time series 22 games to 14 games and have a five-game winning streak that they hope to extend when the two schools meet this season.

Arkansas State vs Louisiana-Lafayette

Rival Team: ULL Ragin Cajuns

The rivalry between these two schools dates back to 1953 when the Red Solves eked out a 13-12 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns. However, it wasn’t until 1966 that the two teams began meeting on a regular basis. The Ragin’ Cajuns lead the all-time series 23-19-1, which doesn’t sit well with the Red Wolves who hope to change this in the coming seasons.

Red Wolves Tailgate Guide


If partying is your thing, then look no further than the student tailgate here at Arkansas State University. The student tailgate takes place in the grove to the east of the stadium, which offers plenty of shade to help you beat the heat during early September games. Located here are all the fraternity and sorority parties as well as the loudest music at the tailgate.

Arkansas has a long running tradition of delicious barbecue, and the tailgate at Red Wolves games is no exception. An ASU tailgate is a fantastic spot for barbecue whether you’re looking for a pulled pork sandwich or a full slab of baby back ribs. The locals supply a wide variety of tangy sauces each coming from their own secret recipe.


Red Wolf Walk

The Red Wolf Walk offers ASU fans a chance to see off the team before they take the field. The band leads the players and coaches through campus from the Pavillion to the locker room. The walk is an excellent way to get your Red Wolves ready to take down the opposition.

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Tailgate City

Tailgate City is the primary tailgate area set up by the school and community sponsors. Here the locals as well as local businesses set up shop to sell food, drinks, and even Red Wolves gear. The tailgate had grown in recent years and is a great place to head to before a game particularly if you left your Arkansas State gear at home.

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Where to tailgate

Red Wolves Stadium Guide

In Game

The Red Wolves kick off the game with a blast as they enter the field through a wolf’s head accompanied by the sound of howls and pyrotechnics. The entrance creates a frenzy amongst the fans that does not stop until the game ends. Not only are the fans here very enthusiastic about their team they also are some of the most dedicated fans as well. ASU has one of the best attendance records in the Sun Belt, which is no surprise with fans like these.

Here at Arkansas State, the weather is almost always fantastic for football. Centennial Bank Stadium features warm sunny weather throughout the seasons as temperatures remain in the 60s throughout the season. With weather and fans like this, there is no reason for you not to include a stop at ASU in your next college football road trip.

Things to check out

Letterman’s Arch

Check out the Letterman’s Arch as you make your way into Centennial Bank Stadium. The Letterman’s Arch is a nice tribute to past Arkansas State players and something everyone should see when attending a Red Wolves game.

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Howl the Red Wolf

Howl is one of the coolest mascots in college football 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. Perhaps the coolest thing about Howl is the way he flies down the field on his motorcycle before every game.

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Red Wolves Entrance

The Red Wolves kick off the game with a blast as they enter the field through a wolf’s head accompanied by the sound of howls and pyrotechnics. The deafening howls and bright firework display are accompanied by the sight of the mascot Howl streaming down the field on a motorcycle. This entrance gets everyone pumped to see some Red Wolves football.

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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! STATE!  

  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

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. Omar’s Uptown

    Omars Uptown

    Northeast Arkansas: Best overall Service, Best Chef, Best Wine list, Best Fine dining, Best Date Restaurant
    -AY Magazine

    301 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  8. 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 - $$

  9. 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 - $$

  10. 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 - $$

  11. 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 - $$