Last week the Tusk to Tail crew were impressive their prediction on the Arkansas matchup against Texas Tech. This week some of the professional tailgaters believe the Hogs will have a tougher battle against the Huskies of Northern Illinois.
It was clear Saturday was going to be different from the moment we stepped outside. Drizzling rain, cold gusty breezes, and temperatures in the 40s is not what Tusk to Tail expected for an early season mid-afternoon game in West Texas.
This week Tusk to Tail is joined by prodigal son Craig Jones, who is coming up from Houston to root for his alma mater, and Thane Chisholm, because every trip to West Texas should have a guy whose name sounds like a Louis L’amour character.
The year was 1989. What do you remember? “Dead Poet’s Society” was the top grossing movie, Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” ruled the Billboards Charts, and Ken Hatfield was coaching the Hogs to a 10-2 season and a 45-13 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock.
"You get Nicholls State, no Coca Cola and no crowd. Enjoy," read Friday's Tusk to Tail headline. The line summarized Jack Clark's displeasure for Arkansas scheduling a small FCS opponent after Razorback Stadium replaced the Southern soda with Pepsi.
Game week has arrived with a flurry of activity for me as the Colonels are coming and Hell’s riding with them. Obviously a small school like Nicholls State is not very intimidating, but it’s all we have for this week’s opponent. At least we are back home on The Hill.
It sounds cliché, but the opening weekend of college football feels like Christmas for Tusk to Tail. Dale Cullins makes his list of tailgating supplies and checks it twice before he and Craig May load the sport utility sleighs with our goodies.
It has been a long eight months of exile for Hog fans, but Game Week is finally here. There was not much good to remember from 2013, and not much to look forward to in 2014, according to the SEC Network.
Heading into the 2014 football season, Tusk to Tail may be suffering an identity crisis. On the one hand, we are the new breed of Arkansas travelers, attending every Razorback football game hither and yon.
The University of Arkansas has finished in the Collegiate Licensing Company’s (CLC) top-15 selling institutions based on royalties generated from officially licensed products. The Razorbacks ranked 14th among more than 160 CLC colleges and universities.
Ty Storey, who is heading into his senior year as quarterback at Charleston High School, has agreed to join the Arkansas Razorback football program. He is scheduled to enroll at the University of Arkansas in January 2015.