You could hear ‘Wooo Pig’ all over the state of Arkansas on Friday as Razorback fans came together for the ‘One Hog Call.’
Fans across Arkansas stopped what they were doing at one o’clock Friday afternoon to be part of what might be the loudest hog call in Razorback history.
“When you call the Hogs, wooo pig, the chills, the goosebumps go up you, and you just let them go, hey it’s something,” said Martin Means III, a Razorback fan.
There was a symphony of sorts echoing through Arkansas on Friday. In Fayetteville, fans packed into the town center where athletic director Hunter Yurachek suited up to lead the ‘One Hog Call.’
“What kind of unites Razorback fans is a tradition that’s like no other tradition in college athletics – the Hog call,” Yurachek said.
Fans went to cheer on their alma mater.
“I grew up loving them and I went to the U of A,” said Nancy Cash, who brought her two children to the pep rally. She hopes to pass the tradition of the hog call onto the next generation of Razorbacks. “I just want them to grow up and love the hogs.”
“Once you get that Hog call in you, you can’t let it go,” Means explained.
While fans called the hogs from offices and classrooms, lakes and courthouses, there’s one place where Yurachek and fans are anxious to make their voices heard.
“I’ve heard our fans call the Hogs in Bud Walton Arena before a sell out crowd, at Baum stadium before a sell out crowd and in Omaha and I can’t wait to hear what that sounds like tomorrow at Razorback stadium,” Yurachek said.
Yurachek said by his count, there were Razorback fans in 35 states and seven foreign countries who were calling the hogs Friday afternoon.