Arkansas Razorbacks to play Missouri in Little Rock every other year, sources tell KATV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) —
The Arkansas Razorbacks are in discussions to face Missouri every other year at War Memorial Stadium, sources tell KATV. This would end a long debate about the future of the Razorbacks football team playing in the state's capital city.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was first to report the news. An official announcement is expected at a press conference on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek, Arkansas Director of Parks and Tourism Kane Webb and War Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass will be in attendance.
Additionally, according to a source, there are ongoing discussions regarding the Red-White Spring Game being held in Little Rock in alternating years. This would require special permission from the Southeastern Conference.
The Missouri game, now marketed as the "Battle Line Rivalry," is traditionally played on the Friday following Thanksgiving, when students are away from campus.
The Hogs host Ole Miss this season in what was set to be the final edition of a 70 year relationship between the historic stadium and the state's flagship university. Arkansas opened the 2017 season with a 49-7 win over Florida A&M. The Razorbacks held their annual Red-White Spring Game at War Memorial in March.