by Max Brantley
It's done. The University of Arkansas football schedule is out for 2012 and the Hogs will play LSU
Little Rock gets Louisiana-Monroe and Ole Miss on Oct. 27.
This has been all but a done deal for weeks. 20,000 more seats. Do the math.
Details here. Said Athletic Director Jeff Long:
“Playing the LSU game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium directly benefits our program in a number of ways including most importantly providing an additional 20,000 Razorback fans an opportunity to cheer on our team and in this great rivalry game. By re-arranging the rotation and playing the regular season finale in Fayetteville, it will also prevent our team from a competitive disadvantage of traveling three straight weekends in the most crucial part of the season. Playing on campus will also allow our football program the recruiting advantage of hosting prospects for a game that has traditionally carried conference and national implications.”
For the future: When the contract with War Memorial Stadium expires, will UA move ALL games to the campus?" Much as I enjoy War Memorial games and understand the local benefit, college football games should be played on the campuses.