Woo Pig Sooie – Vote is On for Arkansas Razorbacks’ Hog Call

FAYETTEVILLE – Woo Pig Sooie! The University of Arkansas’ “Hog Call” is a finalist in the SiriusXM College Sports Traditions Tournament this week. The famed signature cheer is competing against the Army/Navy game as the best college football tradition on the SiriusXM College Sports Nation Facebook page .

Fans can go to the SiriusXM Facebook page vote for the Hog Call until 4:30 p.m. CT on Friday.

Arkansas advanced to the final after defeating other popular college football traditions in earlier rounds of the online contest including the famed hedges at the University of Georgia, the 12th man at Texas A&M University and Howard’s Rock at Clemson University.

First adopted by Razorback fans in the 1920s, the Hog Call has grown into one of college sports’ most endearing traditions. A properly executed Hog Call is composed of three “calls,” slowly raising one’s arms from the knees to above the head during the “Woo.” Traditionalists prescribe an eight second “Woo.” The fingers should be wiggled and the “Woo” should build in volume and pitch as the arms rise.

Upon completion of the “Woo,” both arms are brought straight down with fists clinched as if executing a chin-up while yelling, “Pig”. The right arm is extended up and out with the “Sooie.”

A full Hog Call requires two more Hog Calls, followed immediately by a “Razor-Backs” yell, coordinated with a pumping motion of the right arm after the third “Sooie.” So, in order, the full Hog Call is: Woooooooo Pig Sooie! Woooooooo Pig Sooie! Woooooooo Pig Sooie! “Razorbacks!”

Here is a video to get you in the mood to Woo Pig Sooie.

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