FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Athletic Department’s celebration of 100 Years of Razorbacks will culminate with the Fan of the Century drawing at the 2010 Red-White spring football game.
The Red-White spring game presented by Cox Digital Cable will be held at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday, April 24. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Throughout the year fans were selected to represent each of the 19 sports by registering at home contests. Fans who could not attend home events were represented by the 20th fan for the drawing, the CyberFan.
The sport-specific winners are: Jane Dilatush (soccer), Ryan Allmond (football), Reed Fogleman (volleyball), Matt Edwards (men’s cross country), Joanna Hudec (women’s cross country), Kris Smith (swimming and diving), Sue Magdefrau (women’s basketball), Roberts Counts (men’s basketball), David Reece (men’s indoor track), Veronica O’Brien (women’s indoor track), Jason Brown (gymnastics), Ewell Lee (men’s tennis), Dr. Andy Mauromoustakos (women’s tennis), Kathy Reece (men’s outdoor track), Constantino Garcia (women’s outdoor track), Bob Dilatush (softball), John Tyson (men’s golf), Suzie Stephens (women’s golf), Jack King (baseball) and Kathy Daigle (CyberFan).
Of the 20 fans, those in attendance at Saturday’s spring game will have their names entered into a drawing at the 2010 Razorback spring football game for the ultimate sports package. The winning fan will receive: choice of Grizzly 350 ATV or V-Star Custom & Classic Motorcycle courtesy of Bill Eddy Motorsports, $1,000 Cash from Coca-Cola, $1,000 Lifetime Credit in Razorback Foundation (must be member of Razorback Foundation for this to apply), two season tickets for five years to the three sports of the winner’s choice for regular season home events in Fayetteville, lunch with Coach Frank Broyles, a $500 gift certificate from Hog Heaven, #1 Fan Jersey (matted and framed), two tickets to 2010 Hall of Honor Banquet, two tickets to the 2011 Razorback Red Tie Dinner, 100 Years of the Razorback Gift Bag, gazebo rental in The Gardens for the 2010 football season (holds approx 60 people, includes five parking passes), a trip for two to one Razorback road football game and a trip for two to one Razorback men’s basketball game (both trips courtesy of Razorback Sports Properties).
A century ago, the Arkansas football team returned from defeating LSU and as the legend goes coach Hugo Bezdek proclaimed his team "played like a wild band of razorback hogs." The name caught on and the scene was much the same on July 21, 2009, as the University of Arkansas’ "100 Years of Razorbacks" celebration began in downtown Fayetteville.
The community-wide event was highlighted by the announcement of a year-long celebration commemorating"100 Years of Razorbacks."Several year-long initiatives were announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. University of Arkansas Chancellor Dr. G. David Gearhart, head football coach Bobby Petrino and former head football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles also participated in the celebration’s kickoff event. Student-athletes and coaches from nearly all 19 Arkansas sports were also in attendance.