When we found out the Razorbacks were playing in the Belk Bowl last week, maybe the biggest disappointment was that the game was taking place at the exact same time as Arkansas’ home basketball game against Florida.
But fortunately, credit to Jeff Long, Florida, the SEC and anyone else involved, the game has been moved from 6:00 to 8:00. It’s still not perfect since the football game starts at 4:30 (all these times are Central), so the football game will likely butt right up to the basketball game, but it’s still much better than completely overlapping.
It’s important because Arkansas is going to need a good crowd in Bud Walton that night. Florida currently has a top 5 RPI ranking and it is the biggest game Arkansas will have at home this season. The students will already be off campus as well, which you also hate, so it’s important to get as many fans there as possible.
The game will still be played on the SEC Network.
Good work, everybody!