University of Arkansas Razorback Mascot

What to know

Of all the colleges and universities in America, the University of Arkansas is the only one that has a Razorback as its mascot. The athletic teams were originally called the Cardinals. After a hard-fought victory over LSU in 1909, Coach Hugo Bezdek said the team played "like a wild band of Razorback hogs." The students loved it and the rest is history. The "hog call" is the only such cheer in the U.S. as well. Several statues are found around campus, including one in The Commons tailgating area.  One  of fighting hogs dedicated in honor of longtime coach and athletic director Frank Broyles is located on the plaza outside the Broyles center at the north end of Razorback Stadium.


University of Arkansas Campus
Fayetteville, AR 72701