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Arkansas Razorbacks

1. The Name. The team was originally known as the Arkansas Cardinals until 1909, when football coach Hugo Bezdek declared that his team played like a bunch of "wild band of razorback hogs." The nickname stuck and became official before the 1910 season. The "hog call" of "Woo Pig Sooey!" came around several years later. The name has remained unique nearly 100 years later, as no other major college team has named itself after a feral pig.

2. Maybe You Should Try the NFL. Embattled Arkansas head coach Stan Heath most likely needed this NCAA berth to save his job. Had he been let go, he might have been wise to interview for a job as an NFL receivers coach. In his six seasons as a head basketball coach, Heath's basketball teams have produced two NFL receivers. He coached San Diego tight end Antonio Gates while at Kent State and Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones while at Arkansas.


3. D j Vu. During the SEC championship game, the Razorbacks played Florida at the Georgia Dome. Back in December, the Razorbacks and the Gators met at the Georgia Dome for the SEC football championship game. This was the first time since the SEC began playing its football championship game in 1992 that the same schools met in both the football and basketball championship games during the same year. — Chris Driver

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