Report: Arkansas-Oklahoma have discussed 2020 neutral site game
With the SEC mandating each of its schools to have at least one Power 5 non-conference opponent on the schedule, Arkansas appears to be seeking to add a formidable and tradition-rich program to its future slate.
The Tulsa World obtained an email written by Arkansas AD Jeff Long just under two years ago. In the email, Long reached out to Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione to gauge interest in a possible neutral site game between the two schools.
“Do you have interest in playing the proposed FB game in Houston in I believe in 2020? We would very much like playing OU if it works for you. Just let me know what you are thinking,” Long is said to have written in the email.
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Considering the email was written so long ago and the game has yet to be officially announced, it may not still be in the works. However, an opening season showdown between the SEC and Big 12 schools would likely make for a great game. The two schools have played each other 15 times, with OU holding a 10-4-1 edge in the all-time series. The Sooner won the last game in the series, which was held in 2002.
The only non-conference game Oklahoma has scheduled for 2020 is Army, while Arkansas’ non-conference slate is wide open and available should the Sooner want to meet on the field.