Razorbacks Historical Sign - Fayetteville AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 03.983 W 094° 09.967
15S E 394986 N 3991940
Quick Description: This sign, at the point where the A&M Railroad crosses Dickson Street, explains how the University of Arkansas football team (and hence, all U of A sports teams) became known as the Razorbacks.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 6:01:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMK2NG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member *TnT*
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Long Description:
THE RAZORBACKS

FOLLOWING A 16-0 VICTORY OVER LSU IN MEMPHIS

ON NOV. 13, 1909, THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

FOOTBALL TEAM WAS GREETED AT THE FAYETTEVILLE

TRAIN STATION ACROSS THE STREET BY A CROWD OF

FANS AND STUDENTS. ARKANSAS WAS 5-0 ASFTER THE WIN

AND WOULD FINISH 7-0. HEAD COACH HUGO BEZDER

DELIVERED A SPEECH TO THE CROWD, SAYING THE TEAM

PLAYED "LIKE A WILD BAND OF RAZORBACK HOGS." THE

NAME WAS A HIT WITH THE STUDENT BODY, WHICH

VOTED IN 1910 TO CHANGE THE OFFICIAL MASCOT FROM

CARDINALS TO RAZORBACKS, GIVING ARKANSAS ONE

OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND RECOGNIZABLE MASCOTS

IN THE COUNTRY. THIS MARKER WAS PLACED IN

RECOGNITION OF 1OO YEARS OF THE RAZORBACKS.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

JULY 21, 2009
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