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50th Anniversary Celebration Headlines 2014 Football Gamedays

BY ANDRES FOCIL
50th Anniversary Celebration Headlines 2014 Football Gamedays

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The50th anniversary celebration for the 1964 Football National Champions will be paired with the home game against Alabama, according to a releasemade public this afternoon by Razorback Athletics.

As partof the 2014schedule,theRazorbacks will play six games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, one game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, andwill return to Arlington, Texasfor the Southwest Classic matchup against Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium.

"Our 2014 schedule will allow the Razorbacks to play in three different home stadiums, which is a one of a kind experience for our fans and student-athletes," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. ""With seven home games in the state of Arkansas, Razorback fans will have the opportunity to see key SEC games as well as non-conference matchups featuring first time football opponentsNIU andNichollsState. We are excited about some of the traditional events that we will celebrate along with our fans along with the new elements that we are moving forward with for the upcoming season. Our goal is to provide a first class sports entertainment experience for all Razorback fanswho support us in Fayetteville, Little Rock and Arlington,as well as on the road."

The homeopener againstNichollsStateonSept. 6, 2014 will be the debut of a new event entitled Day of Champions, where Razorback Athletics will recognize spring and summer youth sports champions from around the state on the field during halftime. This will also be the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor Weekend. The honorees fortheClass of2014willbevoted on andannouncedthis summer.

Parent’s Weekend will accompany the second home game of the season as the Razorbacks play host to Northern Illinois on Sept. 21. This will also be Hometown Heroes Day, as Razorback Athletics recognizes the Armed Forces and First Responders with a special ceremony.

The 50thanniversarycelebrationof the 1964 FootballNationalChampionshipis scheduledfor Oct. 10-12, the weekend Arkansas hosts the Alabama Crimson Tide.Additionaldetails willbe announcedinthe coming weeks as we welcome back Arkansas’first national title winningHogsback tocampus.

Homecoming 2014 will come against UABonOct.25 while theBattle for the GoldenBoot returns to campus onNov. 15. LSU game day willalso be theculmination of Razorback Foundation Appreciation Week.

Thefinal special event oftheseasonwillcomeon Nov. 22 in the SEC home finale against Ole Miss, whenthe 2014 Razorback seniors will play their final home game in cardinal and white at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Kickoff times willbe determined and announcedin the fall per television arrangements.

2014 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Schedule

Date Opponent Designation Site TV
Aug. 30 at Auburn* Auburn, Ala. TBD
Sept. 6 Nicholls State Hallof Honor Weekend Day of Champions Fayetteville TBD
Sept. 13 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas TBD
Spet. 20 Northern Illinois Parent’s Weekend Hometown Heroes Day Fayetteville TBD
Sept. 27 vs Texas A&M*^ Southwest Classic Arlington, Texas TBD
Oct. 11 Alabama* 1964 National Championship Celebration Weekend Fayetteville TBD
Oct. 18 Georgia* Little Rock TBD
Oct. 25 UAB Homecoming Fayetteville TBD
Nov. 1 at Mississippi State* Starkville, Miss. TBD
Nov. 15 LSU* Battle for the Boot Razorback Foundation Appreciation Day Fayetteville TBD
Nov. 22 Ole Miss* Senior Day Fayetteville TBD
Nov. 29 at Missouri* Columbia, Mo. TBD

* – SEC game

^ – Game played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas



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