FAYETTEVILLE — One of the most recognizable traditions in college athletics is the Hog Call.
Familiar to Arkansas Razorback fans around the state and around the world, we are excited to share that tradition with our new fans as the SEC Network launches this fall. Part of the promotional package ESPN and the SEC have put together includes a video that features Tusk IV and our fans as the Call The Hogs.
Click on the video link and watch the promo.
MORE ABOUT THE HOG CALL
A chant of “Wooo Pig Sooie” is known worldwide as a Hog Call. Just like any good tradition, there are lots of versions of the Hog Call (even spellings).
A properly executed Hog Call is composed of three “calls,” slowly raising one’s arms from the knees to above the head during the “Wooo.” Traditionalists prescribe an eight second “Wooo.” The fingers should be wiggled and the “Wooo” should build in volume and pitch as the arms rise.
Upon completion of the “Wooo,” both arms are brought straight down with fists clinched as if executing a chin-up while yelling, “Pig”. The right arm is extended up and out with the “Sooie.”
A full Hog Call — the kind one will always hear victorious Razorback teams execute after contests — requires two more Hog Calls, followed immediately by a “Razor-Backs” yell, coordinated with a pumping motion of the right arm after the third “Sooie.” So, in order, the full Hog Call is:
Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Razorbacks!