Arkansas, Mem­phis set up 3-game se­ries

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS - Spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

FAYETTEVIL­LE — The Univer­sity of Arkansas an­nounced Mon­day that its Ra­zor­backs will play the Univer­sity of Mem­phis Tigers of the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence in three non­con­fer­ence foot­ball games. The first is sched­uled Sept. 20, 2025, at the Lib­erty Bowl Sta­dium in Mem­phis then at Reynolds Ra­zor­back Sta­dium in Fayettevil­le on Sept. 19, 2026 and Sept. 9, 2028. Arkansas and Mem­phis pre­vi­ously played each other for five non­con­fer­ence games from 1992-1998 after Arkansas left the South­west Con­fer­ence to join the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence. “I am ex­cited for our fans through­out Arkansas and ex­tend­ing into Mem­phis that this se­ries has come to fruition,” Arkansas Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Hunter Yu­rachek said through a UA press re­lease Mon­day. “Based on the prox­im­ity of the two in­sti­tu­tions and their re­spec­tive fan bases, I be­lieve these games will gen­er­ate tremen­dous in­ter­est.” Arkansas now has two non­con­fer­ence games sched­uled for the 2025 sea­son adding Mem­phis to Notre Dame’s firstever visit to Fayettevil­le. The Ra­zor­backs open the 2019 sea­son Aug. 31 host­ing Port­land State at Reynolds Ra­zor­back Sta­dium in a 3 p.m. non­con­fer­ence game tele­vised by the SEC Net­work.

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