Future nonconference schedules in both football and basketball took a little more shape on Thursday with the announcement that the Razorbacks would play Colorado State once in football and twice in basketball in coming seasons.
The football game will be in Fayetteville in 2019. The Rams have put together a respectable program in the Mountain West Conference in recent years. They've won 10 games four times since 2000, including two years ago when now-Florida coach Jim McElwain led the program. Mike Bobo took over when McElwain left for Gainesville and led the Rams to a 7-6 record last fall. 2019 is also the season Arkansas hosts Michigan at Razorback Stadium.
The basketball games will begin in the 2017-18 season at Bud Walton and will make a return trip to Fort Collins for a road game the following season. The Rams are currently coached by the notorious Larry Eustachy, whom you may remember as the coach at Iowa State in the late '90s/early 2000s, leading the Cyclones to the Elite 8 and was fired for going to frat parties at Missouri the same night Iowa State lost to the Tigers (As always, Mizzou ruins everything).
The Rams made the NCAA Tournament in Eustachy's first year, 2013. They made the NIT in year 3 but otherwise have not won more than 18 games in a season. I'm a big supporter of winnable nonconference road games in basketball so I think this is good.