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Tailgates, rituals and attire: University of Arkansas

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CST

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

Hometown: Fayetteville

Team: Razorbacks

Colors: Cardinal red and white

Tailgating: Pre-game rituals in Fayetteville can be a multi-day event as fans claim spots and set up red tents early on the day before kickoff.

"Usually the tailgaters get out early in the morning," said Tammy Tucker, director of communications at the Arkansas Alumni Association. "Friday afternoons you’ll see people start putting their tents up."

"It's pretty much all over campus that you see red canopies, people eating and gathering and calling the hogs." 

Food: Barbecue.

Attire: "You see lots of red, hog hats, people wearing the little river hog snouts, everything from red pants to red shifts," Tucker said. "Lots of students will paint their chests red in the student section."

Rituals: The athletic team has a live mascot named Tusk, a Russian boar that resembles a wild razorback hog and weighs about 475 pounds.

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Comments

Joyce Brister November 26, 2011 | 7:19 p.m.

Coach Petrino has done a great job since coming to Arkansas. The fans are really behind him and good things are happening for Arkansas football. Looks like they will play in another bowl game this year.

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