50th anniversary celebrations planned for 2014 Razorback football
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The 50th anniversary celebration for the 1964 Football National Champions will be paired with the home game against Alabama, according to the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics.
As part of the 2014 schedule, the Razorbacks will play six games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, one game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, and will return to Arlington, Texas, for the Southwest Classic matchup against Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium.
“Our 2014 schedule will allow the Razorbacks to play in three different home stadiums, which is a one of a kind experience for our fans and student-athletes,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said.
The home opener against Nicholls State on Sept. 6, 2014, will be the debut of a new event entitled Day of Champions, where Razorback Athletics will recognize spring and summer youth sports champions from around the state on the field during halftime. This will also be the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor Weekend. The honorees for the Class of 2014 will be voted on and announced this summer.
Parent’s Weekend will accompany the second home game of the season as the Razorbacks play host to Northern Illinois on Sept. 21. This will also be Hometown Heroes Day, as Razorback Athletics recognizes the Armed Forces and First Responders with a special ceremony.
The 50th anniversary celebration of the 1964 Football National Championship is scheduled for Oct. 10-12, the weekend Arkansas hosts the Alabama Crimson Tide. University officials are working to have members of Arkansas’ first national title winning team return for the game.
Homecoming 2014 will come against UAB on Oct.25 while the Battle for the Golden Boot returns to campus on Nov. 15. LSU game day will also be the culmination of Razorback Foundation Appreciation Week.
The final special event of the season will come on Nov. 22 in the SEC home finale against Ole Miss, when the 2014 Razorback seniors will play their final home game in cardinal and white at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.