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 Heisman Trophy.
Report: Field set for Arkansas' time at 2021 Hall of Fame Classic
This Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 photograph shows The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
FAYETTEVILLE The field is reportedly set for Arkansas' appearance in the 2021 Hall of Fame Classic.
Arkansas will be joined by Kansas State, Illinois and Cincinnati at Sprint Center in Kansas City, according to a tweet by CBS college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein. Matchups have not been set for the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 22-23, 2021.
The Razorbacks' involvement in the Hall of Fame Classic, as well as the 2022 Maui Invitational, was learned through an open records request last month. Arkansas will play two games in Fayetteville and two games in Kansas City as part of the Hall of Fame Classic, according to the event contract.
Games played on Arkansas' campus will not be against any of the other three teams that will join the Razorbacks in Kansas City.
Arkansas has not played any of the three teams since a loss to Illinois in North Little Rock in December 2004. The Razorbacks last played Cincinnati in January 1997 and Kansas State in December 1991.
Arkansas is 0-5 all-time against Illinois, 1-3 against Cincinnati and 3-8 against Kansas State.
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