Arkansas Razorbacks Logo

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Arkansas Razorbacks Logo
Since 1931, the logo of the Arkansas Razorbacks has featured a running red and black hog. The creature has been modified over five times, which resulted in a more professional design that we can see today.

Meaning and history

Arkansas Razorbacks Logo history

The University of Arkansas was established in 1871. Originally, the school’s team was called Arkansas Cardinals. It was then that cardinal (a shade of deep red) was chosen as the official color of the university.
In 1910, the team’s name and mascot were changed. The new name was borrowed from the words of the former coach Hugo Bezdek who said the team played like a “wild band of Razorback hogs” in a match against LSU. While the athletic program is officially called the Arkansas Razorbacks, its nickname is “the Hogs.”
The earliest logos were something of a parody, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks logo introduced in 1931. And yet, they already featured the iconic color scheme and the overall design that can be seen on the current emblem: even the earliest logo depicted a red and black hog running to the right.
With time, the cartoonish and exaggerated details like the huge eyes and drooping tongue disappeared. The expression of the hog’s muzzle evolved from the slightly idiotic original to the aggressive creature from the current logo.


Arkansas Razorbacks Logo
The official colors of the University of Arkansas, cardinal and white, dominate not only the academic logo but the athletic logo, too. We can also see some black on the Arkansas Razorbacks logo. It’s used for the outlines and to give some depth to the design. The cardinal can be reproduced using the following values: PMS 201, RGB: 157, 34, 53; Hex: #9D2235.
Over time, there have been some playing around with the shade of cardinal, but the overall scheme has preserved the same.

Arkansas Razorbacks football

Arkansas Razorbacks
Probably the most successful year for the university’s football team was 1964 when they became the only team to go through the regular season and a bowl game undefeated. The team plays its home games either at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium or at War Memorial Stadium.

Arkansas Razorbacks basketball

logo Arkansas Razorbacks
The team, which is listed among the top 10 NCAA programs of all time, plays its home games in Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks have been to NCAA Final Four six times.

Arkansas Razorbacks baseball

Arkansas Razorbacks symbol
Since Dave Van Horn became the coach of the university’s baseball team, it has reached the post-season NCAA tournament every year except 2016.