The Razorbacks

The Razorbacks (HM14P5)

Location: Fayetteville, AR 72701 Washington County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 3.983', W 94° 9.97'

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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 after the win and would finish 7-0. Head coach Hugo Bezdek 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 100 years of the Razorbacks.

[Dedicated] July 21, 2009
HM NumberHM14P5
Year Placed2009
Placed ByUniversity of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 394982 N 3991940
Decimal Degrees36.06638333, -94.16616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 3.983', W 94° 9.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 3' 58.98" N, 94° 9' 58.20" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Frisco Trail, Fayetteville AR 72701, US
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