Razorbacks Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Sam Pittman

Team Mascot: Tusk, Big Red

Year Opened: 1938

Capacity: 76212

City / State: Fayetteville / Arkansas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Arkansas vs Ole Miss

Rival Team: Ole Miss Rebels

The Razorbacks first met the Rebels in 1908 and played sporadically until 1981 when the two teams began playing annually. Ole Miss is also geographically the closest school to Arkansas in the SEC, which brings fans from both schools to the games making it a fun one to watch.

Arkansas vs LSU

Rival Team: LSU Tigers

The winner of the matchup between these two SEC West foes is awarded the Golden Boot, a 24-karat gold trophy in the shape of the two states. Although the rivalry is not the most heated, there have been many spectacular moments in this series including Arkansas beating top-ranked LSU in triple overtime in 2007.

Arkansas vs Texas

Rival Team: Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns and Razorbacks haven’t played regularly since the early 90s, but the rivalry is still considered to be one of the fiercest in the eyes of Razorbacks fans. The most notable encounter between these two teams came in 1969 when the played the “Game of the Century.” The #1 ranked Longhorns came back from a 14-0 deficit after three-quarters and won 15-14 ultimately leading to them winning the national championship. Arkansas won the latest meeting between these two teams 31-7 in 2014 and has won three of the five meetings since the turn of the new millennium.

Razorbacks Tailgate Guide


The University of Arkansas offers a couple of different options regarding tailgating that allows for a great game day experience. Fans can tailgate in the surrounding lots of the stadium but the earlier you get there, the better off you’ll be as it fills up fast. Everyone gets up bright and early to get their game day parties started early here in Fayetteville.

Typically alcohol is not allowed on university grounds, but as long as you’re respectful and responsible, there should be no issue with it on game day. Arkansas tailgaters like to have fun but are also a bit more relaxed in their pregame rituals than you’ll find at some other rowdier schools. Come prepared to have a good time at a Razorbacks tailgate where you can grab some drinks and shoot the breeze with friends and fellow fans.

One of the best places to tailgate at Arkansas is The Gardens. This grassy area is filled with tents, grills, and massive tailgate vehicles as far as the eye can see. Located on the east side of Razorback Road, the space here will allow you set up a great tailgate and take part in all the best sights and sounds an Arkansas tailgate has to offer. Make sure to get here early though to claim your spot as The Gardens fills up early.

Finally, when attending a Razorbacks game, make sure to wear white and red and respond to the Hog Call around the stadium so you’ll fit right in with the crowd.


Hog Walk

Join the Razorbacks spirit squad cheer on the team as they make their way from the bus to the stadium. The Hog Walk is a fun tradition and an excellent way to show off your Arkansas pride.

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AT&T Fan Zone at the Gardens

Located inside the Gardens, Fan Zone offers a fun, family friendly experience. Fan Zone features live music (for specific games), inflatable games for children of all ages, and big screen TVs showing all the major games of the day.

Where to tailgate

Razorbacks Stadium Guide

In Game

Arkansas Razorbacks have called Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium home since it opened in 1938. The stadium opened as Razorback Stadium and sat 14,000 fans, however, today when attending a Razorbacks game you’ll be part of a packed crowd of over 70,000 screaming Arkansas fans.  

Like all SEC schools football is king at Arkansas. The fans here are loud and passionate about their team, and fandom is passed down from generation to generation. Arkansas fans come out in particularly strong numbers to support their team when they play SEC rivals. However the fans who show up to nonconference games are the real die-hards who provide most of the noise on game day.

One of the things that sets attending a game at Razorback Stadium apart from other SEC schools is the beautiful scenic backdrop provided by the Boston Mountains. The mountains aren’t the only giant thing you can see from inside Razorback Stadium as here you’ll find one of the largest scoreboards in the SEC. There is a lot to take in at a Razorbacks game, so keep your eyes and ears peeled to not only the action on the field but also the beauty around you.

The stadium itself is a treat to visit as it is one of the most modern and beautiful in the SEC. The brick and glass facade gives Razorback Stadium a very modern look that is commonly associated stadiums that house NFL and MLB. Inside the stadium, the Razorbacks proudly show their strong college football tradition throughout the eastern, western, and southern concourses. You’ll see a rich tapestry of banners and tributes to teams of the past as well as all-time great players.

The gorgeous views, rich history, and die-hard fans make attending an Arkansas Razorbacks game something that every college football should do at least once.

Things to check out

Championship Alley

The east concourse is called Championship Alley and for a good reason: it displays the banners of conference championships, the 1964 national title, and a tribute to every football letterman.

All-American Alley

The south end zone concourse is called All-American Alley and is dedicated to the All-Americans that have come out of the University of Arkansas.

Bowl Alley

The west concourse is dubbed Bowl Alley as it pays tribute to every Razorback bowl team to play throughout the program’s history.

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.

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Running Through the A

This tradition is special for any and all University of Arkansas Razorback fans, players, and marching band members. Arkansas’ massive marching band will conclude their pre-game performance in an “A” formation, in a tribute to Arkansas. The players will then run through the A as they enter the field.

Live Hog Mascot

Live hogs have been a part of the Razorback tradition as early as the 1920s but weren't a staple of the University until forty years later. Currently, a 380-pound Russian boar named Tusk is the live mascot for the Razorbacks, and he attends all home games.

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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 fan’s closet is complete without the hat!

Fight Songs

  1. Alma Mater

    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.

  2. Fight Song

    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
    for Arkansas! Fight! Fight! Fi-i-i-ight!

Razorbacks Bars & Restaurants

  1. Powerhouse’s Party on the Patio

    Powerhouses Party on the Patio

    High-quality food and great service. Powerhouse Seafood has been voted best seafood in NWA for 20 years.

    112 N University Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  2. George’s Majestic Lounge

    Georges Majestic Lounge

    George’s Majestic Lounge is the oldest and longest-running club and live music venue in Arkansas.

    519 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Fayetteville Ale Trail

    Fayetteville Ale Trail

    Start a Beer Adventure in Fayetteville, Arkansas! We may be known for the Razorbacks, but Fayetteville also has a growing passion for craft beer.

    21 S Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. The Cork & Keg

    The Cork and Keg

    THE CORK & KEG is THE place for dinner and drinks before or after a show, or for Happy Hour any night of the week.

    509 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. 21st Amendment

    Twenty First Amendment

    Great bar that has a rooftop section, great selection of drinks, TVs for watching, excellent bartenders, amazing atmosphere all-in-all!

    406 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Smoke and Barrel Tavern

    Smoke and Barrel Tavern

    Purveyors of fine whiskey, good smoke, and excellent beer.

    324 W Dickson St #2, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Sideways


    Laid-back atmosphere, good food, and great selection of beers!

    311 W Dickson St #204, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Pesto Cafe

    Pesto Cafe

    It is a relaxing and entertaining dining experience here at The Pesto Cafe, where you’ll find that hospitality is our passion and italian food is our obsession.

    1830 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA


    Bar website

    italian - cafe - $$

  9. Grub’s Bar & Grille

    Grub’s Bar and Grille

    Grub's has been a staple for University of Arkansas students and Fayetteville locals for many years.

    220 N West Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  10. US Pizza Co

    US Pizza Co

    The very best pizza, salads and sandwiches!

    202 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  11. Doe’s


    "One of the top steaks in America"

    316 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  12. The Catfish Hole

    The Catfish Hole

    The best choice for great catfish and all the fixins' complemented with friendly service, a casual atmosphere, and an appreciation for our guests.

    4127 W Wedington Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Herman’s Ribhouse

    Hermans Ribhouse

    Fun, Friends, and Food at Hernan's that's what life is all about!

    2901 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - steakhouse - $$

  14. Bordinos


    Bordinos offers classic cuisine in a modern elegant setting with an award winning wine list, creative chefs, and knowledgeable waitstaff.

    310 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Hugo’s


    We offer burgers and an eclectic array of appetizers, entrees, and desserts including our well-known homemade french fries, beer cheese soup, and grasshopper crepes.

    25 1/2 N Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$