Razorback to the Future
The Hogs stand between the Tigers and back-to-back SEC East championships.
Mizzou needs one more regular season victory to make a return trip to Atlanta as the SEC East division representative in the 2014 Southeastern Conference Football Championship.
Thanksgiving week is already a cornucopia of traditions, and Missouri (9–2, 6–1 SEC) welcomes Arkansas (6–5, 2–5) 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, to Memorial Stadium for the inaugural Shelter Insurance Battle Line Rivalry. Although the states share a border, the teams have met on the playing field only five times with Mizzou winning three.
The last two meetings between the programs have been in bowl games. The Razorbacks won the 2003 Independence Bowl, 27–14, and the Tigers won the 2008 Cotton Bowl, 38–7, on the strength of running back Tony Temple’s 281 rushing yards, a Cotton Bowl record at the time.
Before the new rivalry kicks off, read about the University of Arkansas here. — Marcus Wilkins
University of Arkansas
Enrollment: 25,341 (undergraduate 21,083)
President: G. David Gearhart
Size: 130 buildings on 412 acres, main campus; 200-plus degree programs through 10 schools and colleges, and five libraries
Pride: In 2003, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave $300 million to the university, the largest single gift to any institution of higher education. This gift created an honors college and endowed the graduate school.
Community: Fayetteville, Arkansas; population 78,960; located in the state’s northwest region on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains; ranked No. 9 in Top 10 college Towns 2013, Livability.com
Colors: Cardinal red and white
Mascots: Tusk (live Russian boar) Big Red (mascot)
Did You Know? Bill and Hillary Clinton began their careers by teaching law at the University of Arkansas. Before she was a U.S. senator and the nation’s secretary of state, Hillary founded the university’s legal clinic. The university also has the nation’s first on-campus Walmart located in the Garland Center.
Campus Treasures: U of A features a replica of Il Porcellino, a historic wild boar statue and fountain in Florence, Italy.
Traditions: The names of University of Arkansas students, starting with the first senior class of 1876, are carved into a concrete walkway on campus.