University of Arkansas shows support of Oklahoma State after tragedy
Arkansas is taking time during its homecoming week to show support for Oklahoma State University in the wake of a horrific tragedy last week during OSU’s homecoming parade in downtown Stillwater, Okla.
Last Saturday morning a car broke through barricades along the homecoming parade route killing four people and injuring nearly 50 others. Arkansas students, staff, faculty, alumni and Razorbacks fans can show their support for the Oklahoma State family.
Officials from the University of Arkansas sent a customized 11-by-28-foot banner to OSU depicting the two adjoining states with each school’s mascot — a Cowboy and a Razorback — and the words “Standing #StillwaterStrong.”
“As we celebrate Homecoming weekend on our campus, it is appropriate we take an opportunity to remember those who were impacted by the recent tragic events in Stillwater,” vice chancellor and director of athletics Jeff Long said. “Much like the University of Arkansas, Oklahoma State is a close, tight-knit campus community. They very much remain in our thoughts and prayers and we invite all Razorbacks to join us in this sign of support for OSU and the Cowboys’ family.”
Anyone interested in signing the banner can visit the International Connections Lounge at the Arkansas Union beginning at 11 a.m. CST on Friday, with the final opportunity during Saturday’s Razorbacks homecoming game against UT-Martin. The banner will be sent to Oklahoma State the following weekend.