The Razorbacks name is generally applied to any sport represented by the University. They are also sometimes known as the Hogs because their name was taken from the feral pig referred to as Razorback. The original name of the University of Arkansas was Cardinals. But in 1910, the student body agreed to change it to Arkansas Razorbacks. They are the only major American sports team with a nickname referring to the family of hogs or swine.
As of the present, they have nineteen varsity teams in various sports. Of the nineteen, eleven are men’s team and eight are women’s team. Their sports team include basketball, football, golf, tennis, baseball, swimming, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, diving and indoor track. In football, the Arkansas Razorbacks is part of the Western division of the NCAA.
The home stadium of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team is either at War Memorial Stadium or at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium inside the university. One of the memorable years of the Razorbacks football team was in 1964 where they had an undefeated regular season and bowl game. The same year, they were awarded the Football Writers Association of America National Championship. One of their legendary players was Bill Montgomery who was their quarterback that led the national championship during the Game of the Century where they lost against the Texas Longhorns.
Another major sporting event of the Razorbacks is basketball where they are ranked in the top 10 NCAA programs of all time.
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