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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas will be part of the  first Thursday night of the 2017 college football season when it hosts  Florida A&M in Little Rock. Originally scheduled to be played on  Saturday, Sept. 2, the Razorbacks’ season opener at War Memorial Stadium  will now be played on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. CT on the SEC  Network.

It marks the first time since 2001 that Arkansas will open the season  on a Thursday night. Arkansas defeated UNLV in the 2001 season opener.  It will also be the program’s first Thursday night game since 2003 when  Arkansas took down South Carolina, 28-6. Both of those games were also  played at War Memorial Stadium.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our program and our fans to be  featured on the first Thursday night of the 2017 college football season  on the SEC Network,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff  Long said. “I was excited about the possibility when the SEC offered the  opportunity and I think it’s a great way for our fans to kick off the  season and the holiday weekend. I want to thank Kevin Crass and the War  Memorial Stadium Commission as well as several local hotel owners for  working with us to accommodate Florida A&M in Little Rock on these  dates.”

“I’m excited that our fans and city will enjoy the unique experience  of a Thursday night Razorback game at War Memorial Stadium,” said War  Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass. “I’m grateful to Jeff  Long for working with us and making this happen.”

It will be the first-ever meeting between Arkansas and Florida  A&M and the first time since 2009 that the Razorbacks will open the  season at War Memorial Stadium.

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