To kick off a new year and in support of all Razorback student-athletes, Arkansas Athletics announces the inaugural ONE Hog Call planned for Friday, August 31 at 1 p.m. CST. The ONE Hog Call invites Razorback fans across the globe to drop what they’re doing, stand up united as ONE fan base and Call the Hogs in unison to show their love for Razorback athletic teams as they begin a new year.
Events open to the public will be held in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas. A social media contest will allow fans across the world to join in.
“As we kick off a new year of Razorback Athletics, it is only fitting that we unite as ONE utilizing our nationally recognized tradition to support our teams and each other with the biggest Hog Call ever,” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek said. “ONE Hog Call is a great reason to get together with fellow fans for a late lunch or an early start to the weekend of our first home football game. We’re inviting the whole state and the entire Razorback Nation to lock arms with us in supporting our student-athletes while creating an unforgettable experience.”
Fans are encouraged to post photos and videos of their Hog Call on social media using #ONEHogCall. Some of the best submissions will be featured on Razorback social channels and videoboards in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium during Arkansas’ football season opener against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, September 1. For more information, follow the Arkansas Razorbacks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and download the Arkansas Razorbacks Mobile App to receive reminders ahead of ONE Hog Call.
Fayetteville fans are invited to gather at the Fayetteville Town Center Plaza located at 15 West Mountain St. at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 for pre-call activities including free food, prize pack drawings plus appearances by the Razorback Spirit Squads and the Best in Sight and Sound Band. At 1 p.m. Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek will lead those in attendance in ONE Hog Call. Free parking will be available in the Town Center parking garage.
University of Arkansas students, faculty and staff are invited to gather at the Greek Theatre, for an on-campus ONE Hog Call event. Festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with free food, music by DJ Derrick and appearances by the Razorback Spirit Squads and the Best in Sight and Sound Band. At 1 p.m., Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz will lead those in attendance in ONE Hog Call.
Little Rock activities will be held on the field at War Memorial Stadium located at 1 Stadium Drive beginning at 12:30 p.m. the same day. Attendees can enjoy free food, giveaways, Razorback trivia and appearances by former Razorback student-athletes, Tusk and others. Former Razorback and local radio host David Bazzel will emcee the event. To culminate the celebration, fans will gather at the very spot where the Miracle on Markham occurred in 2002 to Call the Hogs as ONE. Fans should park on the west side of War Memorial Stadium and enter the stadium at the home team gate (between gates 8 and 9).