Michigan and Notre Dame made major headlines on Wednesday night when a report surfaced indicating that the Fighting Irish and Wolverines would resume their football series beginning in 2018.
But lost in the celebration of the return of one of college football’s classic rivalries was the report of a cancellation to at least one game of the scheduled home-and-home series between Arkansas and the Wolverines.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Ryan Krasnoo, the Wolverines are going to pay a $2 million dollar buyout to the Razorbacks to clear room on their non-conference schedule in 2018.
Michigan also cutting the Arkansas game and taking the $2 million loss, per source
— Ryan Krasnoo (@RyanKras) July 7, 2016
Arkansas and Michigan announced an agreement to the series back in Nov. 2012, with the intent of the home-and-home to open the 2018 and 2019 seasons for each team.
The Razorbacks were scheduled to appear at the Big House on Sept. 1, 2018, with the Wolverines making the trip to Fayetteville on Aug. 31, 2019.