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Hog Wild Hoops Set For October 27


Press Release University of Arkansas:

The University of Arkansasbasketball teams will officially open the 2013-14 season with Hog Wild Hoopsheld on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Bud Walton Arena.


The event, which is free to thepublic, will feature the annual Red-White men's scrimmage at 3:30 p.m. withdoors opening at 2:30 p.m. The Razorback women's basketball team will beintroduced at halftime of the Red-White scrimmage, while the event will alsoinclude performances by the Arkansas Spirit Squads, contests and prizes forboth Razorback students and fans. Following the Red-White game and after ashort break, student-athletes and coaches will be available for autographs onthe concourse.


Coaches and teams for theRed-White scrimmage will be unveiled at a later date.


Community and campus groups lookingto help raise money for its cause can encourage fans to attend Hog Wild Hoopsand sign up for a chance to win $500 for their charity and another $500 for theentrant, courtesy of Pepsi. Groups looking to participate in the contest willneed to pre-register with the Arkansas Sports Marketing Office by sending anemail to mkthogs@uark.edu with theorganization name and point of contact information. A randomly selected fanfrom each of the top four pre-registered groups with the highest attendance atHog Wild Hoops will have a chance to represent their organization in ahalftime contest to win the prize money.


Hog Wild Hoops will also serve as acollection point for food items to benefit local food pantries. Coach MikeAnderson, Coach Tom Collen and the Razorback Department of Athletics encouragefans to bring two non-perishable food items for donation and collection binswill be located at each entrance to the arena.


Season tickets for Razorback basketball areon sale through the Razorback Ticket Center.  Fans may call 1-800-982-HOGS(4647) or go online to www.ArkansasRazorbacks.comto purchase tickets. Mini plans are also on sale, ranging from $100-$150 perseat. The Cardinal Mini Plan includes showdowns with Clemson (Dec. 7), HighPoint (Dec. 28), Florida (Jan. 11), Auburn (Jan. 25) and LSU (Feb. 15). TheWhite Mini Plan offers games at Bud Walton Arena against Texas-San Antonio(Jan. 4), Kentucky (Jan. 14), Alabama (Feb. 5), South Carolina (Feb. 19) andGeorgia (Mar. 1).


Pleasenote, fans are not permitted to bring prohibited items such as strollers andgolf-style umbrellas into the facility. Compact, short-handled umbrellasare permitted.  For a complete list of other prohibited items, check outthe Fan Guide on www.ArkansasRazorbacks.comin the "fans" section.

For more information on Arkansas basketball, follow @RazorbackMBB& @RazorbackWBB on Twitter.

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