TCU AD Confirms Arkansas Series

TCU athletic director confirms series with Arkansas in Fort Worth release.

Arkansas and TCU opened the Southwest Conference season for years. The Hogs are going to get back together with the Horned Frogs, beginning their second year in the Big 12 Conference, starting in 2016.

TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte revealed the contract with Arkansas in a university release Tuesday announcing future nonconference opponents.

Arkansas leads the all-time series with TCU at 43-23-2.

This will give the Hogs two games in the Metroplex as they are scheduled to play Texas A&M in SEC games starting in 2014. Arkansas and A&M were previously scheduled to play a nonconference game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas through 2017. They will resume their series in the Dallas suburb next season after a two-year hiatus, but as conference foes.

There are other highlight nonconference games on the future Arkansas schedules. Other notable scheduled nonconference games There is a home-and-home series against Michigan in 2018 and 2019, and a home game against Texas in 2021.

Arkansas and TCU have not played since the Hogs left the Southwest Conference in 1991. A series against TCU would add to the list of former SWC teams Arkansas has played out of conference in recent years. Other former SWC teams the Razorbacks have played since leaving the league include SMU, Texas and Texas A&M, and Arkansas is in talks to play Texas Tech in a two-year series beginning next year.

"There are a lot of interesting possibilities out there - some things that I know will excite our fan base in more than one way," Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said when asked about scheduling last month in an interview on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly.

"The best thing is to try to take care of what services Arkansas best. You take into account fan base, history and some things that would give flavor to your schedule you can't find in the SEC."

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