The year 2019 has been a breakthrough one for the University of Arkansas and other college athletic programs in state. For the first time ever, the baseball Razorbacks played against in-state programs (UALR and UAPB).
Then, on May 1, it was announced that the UA would play UAPB in football come 2021. These historic moments beg for a chronology and detailed accounting.
And that, dear reader, is what the below is all about. I will try to update it as time goes on.
The basketball and football programs, meanwhile, have played 41 games against in-state colleges. They are 37-2-2 in those match-ups:
Razorbacks vs. in-state college opponents (basketball)
Hogs vs. A-State (Jonesboro)
1924-25 (home) W 31-9
1925-26 (home) W 32-14
1926-27 (home) W 42-12
1947-48 (away) W 76-59
1986-87 (“neutral” in 1st round of NIT, though was played in Fayetteville) W 67-64
Hogs vs. UCA (Conway)
1933-34 (away): W 54-40
1935-36 (away): W 42-38; W 66-27
1946-47 (home): @ 59-39
Hogs vs. College of the Ozarks (Clarksville)
1924-25 (away): W 27-18
1927-28 (away): W 53-27; W 59-20
Hogs vs. Hendrix (Conway) [All games played in Fayetteville]
1923-24 W 28-18; W 39-21
1924-25 W 40-16; W 34-25
1925-26 W 43-25; W 39-21
1927-28 W 69-30; 50-24
Hogs vs. Arkansas Tech (Russellville)
1950-51 (home) W 50-45
Hogs vs. Ouachita Baptist
1942-43 (in Ft. Smith) W 44-29
Razorbacks vs. in-state college opponents (football)
[Stats via Hogdb.com]
Hogs vs. Hendrix
|1911||Oct 14 1911||45||0||45||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1912||Oct 05 1912||52||0||52||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1913||Oct 11 1913||26||0||26||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1914||Oct 03 1914||13||7||6||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1915||Oct 02 1915||41||0||41||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1916||Oct 07 1916||58||0||58||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1917||Oct 13 1917||19||0||19||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1919||Oct 11 1919||7||0||7||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1920||Oct 09 1920||0||0||0||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1921||Oct 01 1921||28||0||28||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1922||Sept 30 1922||39||0||39||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1924||Oct 11 1924||34||3||31||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1926||Oct 16 1926||14||7||7||Little Rock||unknown|
|1927||Nov 26 1927||20||7||13||Little Rock,||unknown|
|1931||Oct 03 1931||19||0||19||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1932||Sept 24 1932||0||0||0||Fayetteville||unknown|
|1933||Nov 18 1933||63||0||63||Fayetteville,|
Hogs vs. Henderson St.
|1908||Oct 24 1908||51||0||51||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1909||Oct 02 1909||24||0||24||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1910||Oct 09 1910||63||0||63||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1912||Sept 28 1912||39||6||33||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1913||Oct 03 1913||3||0||3||Fayetteville,||unknown|
|1929||Oct 05 1929||30||7||23||Fayetteville,||unknown|
Hogs vs. Oauchita Baptist
The Hogs lost Oauchita Baptist on October 10, 1914, in Fayetteville by the final score of 9-15. That season was the first for the Southwest Conference, and Arkansas was a founding member.
Hogs vs. UCA
Hogs vs. UA-Montellico
So, there you have it. The only time that the Hogs have ever lost a game to an in-state college in the big three sports happened during World War II — to the Boll Weevils of what was then Arkansas A&M (Now UA-Monticello). Interestingly, Fordyce native Paul “Bear” Bryant, who almost became the Razorbacks’ head football coach, briefly attended Arkansas A&M. Read more about that in my feature for WholeHogSports.com.
One more note: As a Little Rock Central High grad, I feel a smidgen of pride that my high school is the only in-state school to put up an undefeated record against the Hogs. Granted, that 5-0 win over Arkansas came in 1901, but still — a win’s a win.
Meanwhile, Fort Smith High (the Bears became the Fort Smith Northside Grizzlies) won 2 of 23 games against Arkansas from 1894-1904.
Arkansas vs In-State Foes in Baseball
April 2, 2019: Arkansas-Little Rock (formerly UALR) 17, Razorbacks 7 (in Fayetteville)
April 16, 2019: Razorbacks 16, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB) 4 (in Fayetteville)
Tori Hunter on Ties between the Razorbacks and Golden Lions
“I bleed Arkansas, period. I’m a Razorback, I signed with these guys in 1993. Norm Debriyn is one of the guys who encouraged me to come here and my wife graduated from here. So Razorbacks is all up in me.
“But I am from Pine Bluff, Arkansas and helped those guys raise money for a new stadium. So, I got ties on both sides, but it’s Arkansas. And I’m here to represent the state.”