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Hogs Line-Up Home-And-Home Series With TCU

TCU-horned-frogLast month, new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said that he and the Razorback program were in negotiations with old Southwest Conference rival Texas Tech for a home-and-home series.  While those games are still a possibility, the Hogs have gone ahead and locked in two contests with another old SWC foe.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported yesterday that TCU and Arkansas have agreed to a home-and-home series that will send the Razorbacks to Fort Worth in 2016.  The Horned Frogs will then visit Fayetteville in 2017.  Barring a bowl matchup in the coming seasons, the 2016 game will mark the first meeting between the squads since Arkansas left the Southwest Conference in 1991.

With Texas A&M is now in the same division with Arkansas.  TCU is already on the books for a pair of non-conference games.  And the Razorbacks are still working to lock in two games with Texas Tech.  It’s apparent that Bielema and staff have quickly come to understand just how important the state of Texas will be in their recruiting efforts moving forward.

As for the rest of us, who doesn’t like a matchup between the Hogs and Frogs?



Great Horny Toads. Should be a good series.


@viciousdawg I think so too. The Toads are doing much better than I would have thought, the Hogs will have three years to rebuild with the new coach. Now, if the Frogs can smack down Texas or Oklahoma a couple of more times before the series, that game could be a real spoiler.


Smart move for the Hogs. Their program, much like OU and OSU, depends on getting recruits from Texas. With A&M in the conference, it gets harder, but certainly not impossible. Arkansas now has two games scheduled in the near term for the DFW metroplex, and at least one game each year for a long while (JerryWorld against A&M). Dallas is much easier to get to for Hog fans outside of the state of Arkansas. It makes sense to try for Tech also, but TCU is an up and coming program. JerryWorld would be a good "neutral site" venue for them, the SWC Classic is a very good money maker for the Hogs, but not sure if they can swing games in that venue since the A&M match up will be held there also.


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