Razorbacks, Memphis Set For Three-Game Series
Arkansas will renew rivalry with the Tigers in 2025
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will meet Memphis on the football field for the first time since 1998 when the two schools open a three-game series at Memphis on Sept. 20, 2025.
The two teams will play in Fayetteville on Sept. 19, 2026, and again on Sept. 9, 2028.
The Razorbacks and Tigers have met only five times on the gridiron previously with all five games coming between 1992-98.
The 1998 matchup also came inside Memphis’ Liberty Bowl with the Hogs winning 23-9 in head coach Houston Nutt’s debut season. The two teams met in four consecutive seasons from 1992-95 with the Tigers claiming the first three games and the Razorbacks winning the 1995 game inside Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium 27-20.
“I am excited for our fans throughout Arkansas and extending into Memphis that this series has come to fruition,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said.
“Based on the proximity of the two institutions and their respective fan bases, I believe these games will generate tremendous interest. I want to thank Allie Prescott for his efforts and diligence to finalize the agreement that Tom Bowen and I began discussing a few months ago.”
Arkansas now has two non-conference games scheduled for the 2025 season with Notre Dame’s first-ever visit to Fayetteville joining the Tigers on the schedule.
The Razorbacks open the second season of the Chad Morris era this fall inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against Portland State on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. on SEC Network. Season tickets for the 2019 season are on sale now.
In other Arkansas Athletics news, 62 Razorbacks were named to the 2018-19 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.
The 2018-19 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll includes all sports and is based on grades from the 2018-19 academic calendar.
Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll.
To earn recognition, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution. Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and non scholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons.
First year student-athletes in all sports may be named to the Honor Roll at the conclusion of their first full academic year in residence (spring, fall, and summer terms).