FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off a historic 2016 season that featured a program-record 18 wins, a run to the SEC championship game and a final national ranking of No. 16, the Arkansas women’s soccer team learned Wednesday it will have three games on national TV over a two-week span during the 2017 regular season.
All the remaining home games at Razorback Field will be televised online only on SEC Network+. Most, if not all, of the road conference games will be on SEC Network+ as well. Those schedules will be released by each school as the season draws near.
Arkansas will also have two regionally televised games on Cox Sports Television this season. Its season-opener at SMU on Fri, Aug. 18 and its road match at Providence on Sun, Sept. 10 will both appear on the regional network. The match with the Mustangs will be the first time the two programs have faced off since 2013 and the 15th match in the all-time series.
As for Providence, it will be the first time the Razorbacks and the Friars have ever faced each other in each of their program’s history.
2017 Television Schedule | all times central
Fri, Aug. 18 – Arkansas at SMU, 7 p.m. (Cox Sports)
Sun, Sept. 10 – Arkansas at Providence, Noon (Cox Sports)
Sun, Sept. 24 – Ole Miss at Arkansas, 4 p.m. (SEC Network)
Thu, Oct. 5 – Arkansas at Auburn, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Sun, Oct. 8 – South Carolina at Arkansas, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Two of the three nationally televised games will appear on the SEC Network, beginning with a Sunday, Sept. 24 showdown with Ole Miss at 4 p.m. CT at Razorback Field. Arkansas picked up a 2-1 win in Oxford, Miss. in 2016, which was part of its 13-1 start that included a 6-0 mark in SEC action.
In a rematch of the SEC semifinals from last year, the Razorbacks’ road game at Auburn on Thursday, Oct. 5, will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network. Arkansas used a pair of second half goals to defeat the Tigers, 3-1, to advance to the programs first SEC championship game. Auburn went on to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. It marks the second straight year Arkansas will have to travel to Auburn.
Just three days following its trip to Auburn, the Razorbacks will play host to South Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Razorback Field starting at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. The last two meetings between the two programs in Fayetteville have resulted in a tie. The Gamecocks went 21-2-1 in 2016, advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight.
The league office also unveiled that the entire SEC Tournament held in Orange Beach, Ala., will once again be televised on the SEC Network. The tournament runs from Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, at the Orange Beach Sports Complex.
Season tickets are now on sale for $25. Each season ticket order will come with one 2017 Razorback Soccer scarf. Single-game tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Razorback Field box office, which opens one hour before kickoff on game days. Current students can be admitted with their UA ID, and children 17 and under are admitted free.
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