Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Tough home slate for Dykes' first season
Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes speaks during a news conference Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' women will host some of college basketball's heavyweights in Jimmy Dykes' first season.
Home games against Rutgers, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky, and a game against Oklahoma in North Little Rock highlight the Razorbacks' 2014-15 schedule, which was released Friday.
Notable nonconference road trips include regional games at Tulsa, Missouri State and Middle Tennessee State. Arkansas will play Iowa and Richmond during a Thanksgiving weekend trip to Las Vegas.
The Razorbacks will play 14 games at Bud Walton Arena and at least nine games will be televised. The Southeastern Conference Tournament will be held at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.
2014-15 Arkansas Women's Basketball Schedule
Nov. 9 - Northeastern State (exhibition)
Nov. 14 - Nicholls State
Nov. 16 - Savannah State
Nov. 20 - Middle Tennessee State
Nov. 23 - Northwestern State
Nov. 28 - Iowa (Las Vegas)
Nov. 29 - Richmond (Las Vegas)
Dec. 4 - South Dakota State
Dec. 7 - Rutgers
Dec. 10 - Missouri State
Dec. 14 - Tulsa
Dec. 21 - Oklahoma (North Little Rock)
Dec. 28 - Grambling State
Jan. 2 - Ole Miss
Jan. 4 - Texas A&M, ESPNU
Jan. 8 - Mississippi State
Jan. 11 - Tennessee, ESPNU
Jan. 18 - Missouri, SEC Network
Jan. 22 - Vanderbilt
Jan. 25 - Florida, ESPNU
Jan. 29 - Auburn
Feb. 5 - Alabama
Feb. 9 - Georgia, SEC Network
Feb. 12 - Texas A&M, SEC Network
Feb. 15 - Auburn, SEC Network
Feb. 19 - South Carolina, SEC Network
Feb. 22 - LSU, ESPNU
Feb. 26 - Kentucky
March 1 - Missouri
Home games in bold