Arkansas will learn of its first SEC opponent at 2 PM CST on the Paul Finebaum Show on the SEC network. The SEC Office announced today in a news release on Sunday. There will be a special show aired on the SEC Network at 6 PM CST that will break down the 2020 football schedule in its entirety with the SEC Now crew hosted by Dari Nowkah with analysts Greg McElroy, Roman Harper, Laura Rutledge, Kirk Herbsteit, Rece Davis and many more.
In August, the SEC announced that they would move on to a 10-game conference only schedule that would begin play on September 26. The delayed start would give universities time to focus on a healthy return to their campuses, the ability to monitor the novel Covid-19 virus and slowly bring back athletics.
The SEC Championship game has been moved to December 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta from the original December 5 date. The comprised schedule will give each school one mid-season open date and one other December 12.
With the change of the schedule, the SEC added two other cross-divisional opponents for each program. For Arkansas, they will play Georgia (HOME) and Florida (ROAD).
The SEC said that the reasoning behind going to a conference-only schedule is to give its members the “maximum flexibility in making any necessary scheduling adjustments while reacting to the developments around the pandemic and continued advice from media professionals.”
Arkansas will host one of the best schedules in school history but will also be playing the most daunting one at that. Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Georgia will come to Fayetteville in 2020. On the flip side, the Razorbacks will travel to Florida, Mississippi State, Auburn, Missouri and Texas A&M.