Happy Valentine’s Day from Arkansas Athletics and welcome in to a special holiday edition of The Daily Call.
ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE…
Roses are red, violets are blue, Tusk loves his Razorbacks and so should you. Poetry not your thing? How about Arkansas Athletics, merchandise deals and social media? This Valentine’s Day, University of Arkansas Athletics is encouraging fans and supporters to show that they #LoveMyHogs.
With five different home sporting events taking place throughout the day in Fayetteville on Feb. 14, it just became that much easier to show your love and support for the Razorbacks. Even better, you have a chance to be rewarded for it!
Visit any of Friday’s home sporting events and enter a raffle for a chance to win a Valentine’s Day gift basket. One gift basket will be raffled attrack,softball and baseball, andthose inattendance at the listed events Friday can enter to win. One winner will be drawn and announced before the end of the event.
One moregift basket will be at Hog Heaven. Fans are encouraged to stop by Hog Heaven to register to win (no purchase necessary). Registration for the Hog Heaven gift basket will be open until after the men’s basketball game vs. LSU on Saturday. The winner of the Hog Heaven basket will be notified via email or phone, which they will have to provide when signing up.
Included in the gift baskets isone Razorbackblanket,one Razorback travel mug,one bag of chocolate, hot chocolate mix,andavoucher good for two free tickets to either baseball, softball or track. In total, the gift basket has a perceived value of approximately $75.Both the men’s and women’s teams of @RazorbackTF leadoff the dayFriday with the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center beginning at noon. In unison, @RazorbackWTEN hosts No. 24 Oklahoma over at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center at noon.
@RazorbackBSBhas its season-opening series against Appalachian State beginning 3:05 p.m. Friday at Baum Stadium. The nightcap belongs to @RazorbackSB hosting North Carolina State with opening pitch set for 5 p.m.
Throughout the day, fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #LoveMyHogs on all social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Shopping for you or a loved one? Visit Shop.ArkansasRazorbacks.com and use the online promotion code "lovemyhogs14" for 14 percent off your total purchase on Friday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Don’t let the fun and support end Friday. Beginning Thursday and running through the weekend there will be a total of 23 home events featuring a number of different teams and student-athletes. Be sure and show how much you #LoveMyHogs.
@RAZORBACKBSB: STEALING YOUR HEART SINCE THEY’VE BEEN STEALING BASES
Stealing your heart since they’ve been stealing bases, No. 25 @RazorbackBSBreturns to Baum Stadium andopens up its season today with the start of a three-game weekend series against Appalachian State. Action begins at Baum Stadium at 3:05 p.m. today, 12:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
Get yourself ready by purchasing tickets here and reading up on the game notes here.
‘FLOWERS’ ANYONE? TREY HONORED AT LITTLE ROCK TOUCHDOWN CLUB
With love, candy and "flowers" on the brain, its fitting that we segway into updating you on @RazorbackFB defensive end Trey Flowers, who was honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual awards banquet last night held at the Embassy Suites. Flowers was awarded the Dan Hampton Award for the most outstanding college defensive lineman in the state of Arkansas and was also selected at the 2013 MVP for the Razorback football team. Flowers attended the banquet where he had a chance to meet former Arkansas head coach Lou Holtz who was the banquet’s key note speaker.
Travis Swanson was named the first recipient of the Willie Roaf Award for the most outstanding offensive lineman in Arkansas and Kiero Small was selected as the Paul Eells Award winner, which is given to the Razorback player who best exhibits perseverance, determination, courage and resolve in the face of adversity. It is named after the longtime voice of the Razorbacks and KATV sports director.
WHO DOESN’T LOVE WINNING? @RAZORBACKWBB ROUTES ALABAMA
@RazorbackWBB hopes last night was the start of a late-season surge, after the Razorbacks ran away with a 20-point victory over Alabama at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas scored an SEC season-high 75 points in the win and also shot 48 percent, which marked a conference best by the Razorbacks this season.Kelsey Brooks scored a career-high 20 points from off the bench, as fellow freshmen Jessica Jackson (15 points) and McKenzie Adams (11) combined with Brooks to score 46 of the team’s 75 points.
Find a complete recap of the winhere.
With just two home games remaining this season, make plans to join the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena and help cheer them on to a strong finish. Arkansas welcomes No. 16 Vanderbilt to town next Thursday, Feb. 20, with opening tip set for 7 p.m.
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