Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Women's hoops to host Rutgers
Jimmy Dykes speaks after being introduced as the eighth women's head basketball coach Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Dykes left his job as an analyst for ESPN for the position. Dykes coached at Arkansas, Sacramento State, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Oklahoma State.
FAYETTEVILLE The Arkansas women's basketball schedule will include a home game against Rutgers on Dec. 7 at Bud Walton Arena.
The matchup is the first known home game in Jimmy Dykes' first season as the Razorbacks' head coach. The Scarlet Knights are coached by C. Vivian Stringer, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member whose 929 wins rank third all-time in women's basketball and are most among active coaches.
Arkansas' only other known in-state game is against Oklahoma on Dec. 21 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Other known nonconference games for the Razorbacks include trips to Middle Tennessee on Nov. 20 and Tulsa on Dec. 14, and games against Iowa and Richmond during a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in Las Vegas.
The Razorbacks are expected to release their full schedule next week.