Mark your calendars: Arkansas has a not-so-familiar opponent coming to Fayetteville in 2019.
Arkansas announced Thursday a football game, plus a home-and-home basketball series against Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference. The Razorbacks and Rams will play on the gridiron on Sept. 14, 2019 in Fayetteville, and will battle on the hardwood during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
“We are very excited to add Colorado State to our 2019 schedule,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a press release. “Adding an opponent like Colorado State enhances our already-challenging schedule. It’ll be a fun and competitive schedule that will give our great fans in the state of Arkansas a lot of good home games.”
The 2019 game will be the fourth meeting between the schools and the first since 1990. The Razorbacks have won all three games in the series, all by double-digit margins. Colorado State went 7-6 last year in the program’s first season without current Florida coach Jim McElwain. The two teams have never played in basketball.
Colorado State is the third confirmed opponent on Arkansas’ 2019 schedule. The Razorbacks already have a home date with Michigan on Aug. 31 and a Sept. 28 neutral-site game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against Texas A&M.