FAYETTEVILLE — As per usual, the Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers will close their SEC football season the day after Thanksgiving.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the Razorbacks and Tigers will meet Nov. 23 on CBS national TV in a 1:30 p.m. CST kickoff at Missouri’s Faurot Field in Columbia.
Arkansas and Mizzou have alternated annually between Columbia and Arkansas’ Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville since closing the SEC season against each other starting in 2014, always on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In 2019 and 2021 when Arkansas hosts Missouri, the games will be played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Arkansas now has four of its 12 games for 2018 set with official kickoff times.
The Razorbacks’ Sept. 1 season-opener against Eastern Illinois kicks off at 3 p.m. on the SEC Network at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Arkansas’ Sept. 8 game against Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colorado, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CDT on the CBS Sports Network.
The Razorbacks’ third game of 2018, Sept. 15 against North Texas, kicks off at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on the SEC Alternate Channel.
Arkansas’ SEC games with kickoff times are still to be determined by television include the Razorbacks’ SEC opener Sept. 22 at Auburn in Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, Sept. 29 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; Alabama; Oct. 6 in Fayetteville; Ole Miss, Oct. 13 in Little Rock; Vanderbilt, Oct. 17, in Fayetteville; Louisiana State University, Nov. 10 in Fayetteville and the nonconference game Oct. 20 nonconference game against Tulsa in Fayetteville.
FROM ARKANSAS TO TEAM USA
Matt Cronin and Dominic Fletcher, sophomore stars of Arkansas national runner-up College World Series baseball team, barely have had time put away their Razorbacks uniforms from last week in Omaha, Nebraska, before donning Team USA uniforms for the U.S. National Collegiate team in Cary, North Carolina.
Lefty reliever Cronin set a Razorbacks record with 14 saves for 2018 despite missing time recovering from mononucleosis.
Fletcher, acknowledged as the best defensive center since Dave Van Horn began coaching the Razorbacks in 2003 and named to the All-SEC Defensive team, hit .288 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI for the SEC West co-champion Razorbacks.
Van Horn managed the 2014 Collegiate Team USA, which this season is managed by LSU coach Paul Mainieri and features 11 SEC players.
Team USA has been playing games since June 27 with Fletcher and Cronin joining the squad in time to play against Japan today through July 8 in a five-game series, barnstorming through Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina before finishing July 10-14 with the seventh annual USA versus Cuba International Friendship Series July 10-14 in Havana, Cuba.