Red Glow Friday Proclaimed for Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to showcase campus-wide pride and Razorback spirit, University of Arkansas Interim Chancellor Charles Robinson has proclaimed that every Friday during the institution’s 150th year celebration will be Red Glow Friday.

All students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to wear red apparel featuring the Razorback logo. The term Red Glow Friday represents the tradition of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium turning red on Friday nights before home football games, a tradition that was started in 2014.

“The football season is fast approaching!” Robinson said. “The Razorbacks will kick off their second season under Coach Sam Pittman this Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against the Rice Owls. I am excited to see the energy and enthusiasm that the season brings to Razorback fans and the campus itself. While the football stadium will be glowing for home games only, hopefully Red Glow Friday will take on new meaning on Fridays throughout the University of Arkansas’ 150th year celebration.”

Red Glow Friday will begin Friday, September 3, in conjunction with College Colors Day, a national movement in conjunction with the start of the college football season. College Colors Day promotes higher education and celebrates the achievements, spirt and traditions of colleges and universities.

“Nothing unites our campus and state in a more visible way than the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “Red Glow Friday is a great way to build community and celebrate the great tradition of the University of Arkansas. I encourage fans to wear their red with Razorback pride throughout the coming year.”

As part of the year-long celebration, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association will light the Toller Bell Tower red every Friday.

“The energy on campus is electric, and students cannot wait for the first home game this weekend,” Associated Student Government President Coleman Warren said. “As we look toward the future of our university and state after 150 years, uniting as a Razorback community is essential. Red Glow Friday will symbolize a moment of growth, excitement, and commonality among students, and I look forward to participating alongside my fellow Razorbacks!”

Students, can secure a seat in the Trough student section for every Razorback game this year by purchasing a Student Access Pass and Collegiate Membership for $115. This pass provides access to available student seating for all home, regular season football, men’s basketball and baseball games. Click here to purchase a Student Access Pass today.