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.
Arkansas vs. Rutgers in the NCAA Soccer Tournament: How to watch, forecast, notables
Arkansas' Bryana Hunter (left) and Notre Dame's Olivia Wingate battle for possession during an NCAA Tournament game Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Fayetteville.
WHEN Friday, 6 p.m., Central
WHERE Yurcak Field, Piscataway, N.J.
RECORDS Arkansas 19-4-0; Rutgers 19-3-1
SERIES First meeting
COACHES Arkansas: Colby Hale — 130-69-18 in 10th season at Arkansas and overall; Rutgers: Mike O'Neill —111-31-28 in eighth season at Rutgers and overall.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed on Big Ten Network-Plus and can be accessed via BigTenPlus.com or via the B1G+ app or FoxSports app (login may be required).
ANNOUNCERS Don Savino (play-by-play) and Glenn Crooks (analyst)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Friday night will be partly cloudy with a high of 49 degrees and a low of 27 degrees in Piscataway, N.J.
NOTABLE The winner will advance to play either Florida State or Michigan in the College Cup on Dec. 3 in Santa Clara, Calif. The loser will be eliminated....Arkansas is in the Elite Eight for the first time. The Razorbacks advanced with a 3-2 win over Notre Dame....Rutgers is looking to advance to its first College Cup since 2015....The Scarlet Knights are the No. 1 seed and the Razorbacks are the No. 2 seed in their bracket quadrant. Rutgers advanced to the Elite Eight with a 5-4 win over TCU in penalty kicks.
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