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College sports are a big deal in Arkansas. With no professional teams in the state, sports fans flock to college games. Arkansas boasts four Division I schools and a strong tradition of competitive college sports.
The Fighting Razorbacks
Visitors of Northern Arkansas will be treated to some of the best athletics the state has to offer. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks make their home in the town of Fayetteville, just outside of neighboring regions like Bentonville and Eureka Springs.
Fall visitors, be sure to make a stop at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and take in some world-class college football. The Razorbacks compete in the rough and tough Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the NCAA. They’ve made a name for themselves over the years as former national champions and winners of over 10 conference titles.
The Razorbacks have been a part of Arkansas sports for over 100 years, playing their inaugural season in 1894. Check out the Razorbacks football squad during the months of August to December when they take on rival schools Texas A&M, Ole Miss, and Louisiana State University.
From February to June, the NCAA baseball season is in full swing, and the Razorbacks are taking on all comers at Baum Stadium at George Cole Field. Join the cardinal and white faithful as they cheer on the men’s baseball squad to yet another College World Series tournament.
Likewise, the former national champion men’s basketball squad runs the hardwood from November to March at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks' hoops team is known as one of the top 10 NCAA programs of all time – winners of multiple SEC championships and numerous deep runs in the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. Join nearly 20,000 passionate basketball fans this winter in Fayetteville.
Red Wolves of Northern Arkansas
Nestled in northern Arkansas, travelers will find the Division I Arkansas State University Red Wolves. The Red Wolves, hailing from Jonesboro, field 16 varsity teams and compete in the Sun Belt Conference.
Since Arkansas doesn’t have a professional sports team, northern Arkansas sports fans frequently travel from Searcy, Hardy, Mountain View, and Conway to catch the high-octane athleticism. Be a part of the action, as the Red Wolves take on all comers in year-round sporting events.
Sports fans generally can’t get enough football, so thankfully the Red Wolves take to the gridiron every fall at Centennial Bank Stadium. The ASU campus becomes a raucous home field advantage on Saturdays, as fans and students coat themselves in scarlet and black to cheer on the home team.
As members of the Sun Belt Conference, the Red Wolves have won multiple conference championships since their first season in 1911. Visit the ASU campus and witness the Red Wolves take on rivals, Georgia State and Texas Southern fomr August to December.
During the months of November to March, the Red Wolves basketball team lights up the competition at the Convocation Center. As fellow Sun Belt players, the Wolves have made several appearances in the NCAA Tournament since their inception. Join over 10,000 basketball fans and students this college season as the Red Wolves shoot their way back to The Big Dance in March.
Likewise, the Red Wolves baseball team has scratched their way to the top as former Sun Belt Champions. Take in a ball game at Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field this spring or summer, as the Red Wolves swing for the fences against fellow Sun Belt Conference competitors.
Maroon, Black, & Silver Trojans
Visiting the Arkansas capital soon? Be sure to take in a Trojans sporting event while you’re in town. The Trojans field 15 varsity squads, donning maroon, black, and silver year round. As competitors in the Sun Belt Conference, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock boasts a top-notch basketball program. In fact, they recently moved into the Jack Stephens Center featuring a 5,600 seating capacity.
The team garners fandom from neighboring regions like Jacksonville, Lonoke, and North Little Rock, whom continue to make the short drive in to catch a glimpse of the high-flying, slam-dunk action. The Trojans men’s squad has punched their ticket to the NCAA National Tournament multiple times since their inaugural season in 1930. Help the Trojans get back to the tournament this fall, as they compete with inter-conference rivals Arkansas State University. The college basketball season runs from November to March.
Baseball fans looking for some action are sure to find it at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock, home of the Trojans men’s baseball team. The Trojans are former champions of the Sun Belt Conference, having also made an appearance in the NCAA College World Series in the recent past.