First 2 football game times set

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Jonathan Williams of Arkansas rushes down the field Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 during the fourth quarter of the game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Samantha Baker
Jonathan Williams of Arkansas rushes down the field Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 during the fourth quarter of the game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas' first two games of the 2014 football season will start at 3 p.m. and will be televised by the soon-to-be-launched SEC Network.

The Razorbacks' opener at Auburn is on Aug. 30 while the team's home opener is Sept. 6 against Nicholls State. It is the second consecutive season Arkansas is scheduled to play its season-opener at 3 p.m. to accommodate TV. Last season's opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Aug. 31 was played in 103-degree heat.

The SEC Network is scheduled to premiere Aug. 14. DISH and AT&T U-Verse are major TV providers who have agreed to carry the network.

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