May 9th, 2013 10:00 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Arkansas, Texas A&M
Tags: Fort Worth, Southwest Conference, TCU, Texas Tech
Last month, new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said that he and the Razorback program were in negotiations with old Southwest Conference rival Texas Tech for a home-and-home series. While those games are still a possibility, the Hogs have gone ahead and locked in two contests with another old SWC foe.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported yesterday that TCU and Arkansas have agreed to a home-and-home series that will send the Razorbacks to Fort Worth in 2016. The Horned Frogs will then visit Fayetteville in 2017. Barring a bowl matchup in the coming seasons, the 2016 game will mark the first meeting between the squads since Arkansas left the Southwest Conference in 1991.
With Texas A&M is now in the same division with Arkansas. TCU is already on the books for a pair of non-conference games. And the Razorbacks are still working to lock in two games with Texas Tech. It’s apparent that Bielema and staff have quickly come to understand just how important the state of Texas will be in their recruiting efforts moving forward.
As for the rest of us, who doesn’t like a matchup between the Hogs and Frogs?
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