(Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas)
“We’re on our way to see the Hogs play!”
Or the Red Wolves. Or the Bears, the Muleriders, the Golden Lions, the Wonder Boys, the Boll Weevils or a number of other college football teams in the Natural State.
In autumn as reds, yellows and oranges paint the trees with colorful foliage, college football entices fans to put on their school colors and head for stadiums around the state for tasty tailgating and exciting action on the field. Slogans, flags and handmade signs will be in evidence not only on Interstates 30 and 40, but on roads and highways all over the state as fans drive to college towns across Arkansas.
If you’re headed to Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, I-49 will get you there while offering some great views. Or the Pig Trail aka Arkansas 23 will provide breath-taking scenery and more than just a few hairpin turns.
For ASU fans, it may be U.S. 67 to Jonesboro; others might be taking Highway 371 to SAU at Magnolia ostaying on I-40 to get to UCA at Conway or Arkansas Tech at Russellville. And the views are almost always stunning on Scenic 7, whether you’re going to Tech or to Henderson State or Ouachita Baptist at Arkadelphia.
Wherever you’re headed on these college football weekends, allow plenty of time, enjoy the spectacular fall leaves, consult ARDOT’s IDriveArkansas.com for road conditions and current construction projects, and then enjoy cheering your team on to victory.
– Bill Paddack