Fan events set for Southwest Classic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The beginning of the 10-year series between Arkansas and its former Southwest Conference rival Texas A&M kicks off Oct. 3 at the new, state-of-the-art Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Arkansas Alumni Association is partnering with Razorback Athletics, the University of Arkansas and the Greater Dallas Razorback Club to present events for alumni, friends and Razorback fans to show their pride in the Dallas-Fort Worth area leading up to the inaugural Southwest Classic.

Razorback fans are invited to the following events leading up to the game:

Hog Wild in the Sculpture Garden
Friday, Oct. 2 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sculpture Garden at the Hilton Anatole (2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207):
Current members of the Arkansas Alumni Association and the Razorback Foundation are invited to a private party at the University headquarters hotel to kick off the weekend. In addition to appearances by Tusk II, the Razorback Band and Spirit Squads, a silent auction will be held to benefit the Arkansas Alumni Association's Scholarship Program and the Tusk Fund. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Admission is $5 for members of the Association or Razorback Foundation and $10 for non-member guests. Advance registration is encouraged by calling the Association at 1-888-275-2586.

Hugo's Razorback Rally
Friday, Oct. 2    8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Gilley's - Dallas (Southside Events Center)
1135 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215-1036

The Dallas Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association and the Greater Dallas Razorback Club invite Razorback fans to join them for the official celebration the night before Arkansas takes on Texas A&M. In honor of the 100 Years of the Razorback Celebration, this event is named in honor of Coach Hugo Bezdek, who first called the football team the Razorbacks in 1909. Enjoy Arkansas' own Tragikly White, and an appearance from the Razorback Band and cheerleaders. Chuck Barrett, the Voice of the Razorbacks, will also be the emcee for the evening. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (if availability exists). All ages are permitted, but identification required at entry. Order your tickets by calling the Arkansas Alumni Association at 1-888-275-2586 or purchasing them online at hugos-razorbacks-rally

Pre-Game Parade & Pep Rally
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009

The parade will begin approximately two hours prior to kickoff leading up to the West Plaza of Cowboys Stadium with the band, cheerleaders and Tusk II. There will a pep rally in the plaza area at the end of the parade.