Big Red is the main costumed mascot of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The mascot is modeled after the wild razorback hog, in the early twentieth century, wild razorback hogs were a common sight in rural Arkansas. The name stuck, and Razorbacks replaced Cardinals as the schools nickname, since the 1960s, live mascots have been kept, the current one being Tusk, a Russian boar which resembles the old razorback hogs, previously, the live mascots were also called Big Red. There are currently five costumed mascots serving the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, Big Red is the original mascot, also nicknamed the Fighting Razorback. Big Red made his debut during the early 1970s and was commonly referred to as the Dancing Razorback throughout the 1980s. A female Razorback mascot, Sue E. Pig, performs at all womens events, there is a child-sized mascot named Pork Chop, popular with younger fans. Pork Chop has appeared at Razorback games since at least 1998, since 1999, Boss Hog has served as a 9-foot-tall inflatable mascot. There is also a baseball-specific razorback mascot named Ribby that attends every Arkansas home baseball game
Big Red poses with Razorback cheerleaders, 2012
Big Red and Sue E. during a Razorback football game.