When the University of Arkansas football team faces New Mexico on Sept. 10 in Little Rock, the day will be designated Razorbacks Remember in tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
"We want to invite all Razorback fans to join us for a Red, White and Blue Out for the New Mexico game at War Memorial Stadium," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "Even as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in our nation's history, we will come together to remember those who were lost. We will also celebrate the heroism of the men and women who serve our country as first responders and continue to protect our freedom as members of the United States Armed Forces."
As part of Razorbacks Remember, the UA Athletic Department is asking all fans to participate in the Red, White and Blue Out by wearing alternating red or white depending on their seat location inside War Memorial Stadium. Fans in odd-numbered sections are asked to wear white, and fans in even-numbered sections are asked to wear red.
Fans can purchase officially licensed red or white t-shirts featuring the Red, White and Blue Razorback logo from Hog Heaven, online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, at Game Day Superstore in North Little Rock or at War Memorial Stadium on game day. Students will receive a blue Razorback t-shirt to fill their sections.
The Red, White and Blue Razorback logo will be painted at midfield. Before the national anthem, there will be a moment of silence. There also is a scheduled flyover from the 189th Air Wing of the Arkansas National Guard based at the Little Rock Air Force Base. In addition, the Razorback Marching Band will perform patriotic music at halftime.
The University of Arkansas will host a series of memorial events in conjunction with the anniversary. A full list, including details on the events, will be released next week.
The Razorbacks and Lobos are set to face each other at 6 p.m. in a game to be televised on ESPNU. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at ArkansasRazorbacks.com or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Season ticket packages for both Little Rock games, New Mexico and Mississippi State on Nov. 19, are available for $120.