- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ season opener for football - and only game in Little Rock next season - has been moved to a Thursday night.

The university announced Wednesday that Arkansas’ season opener against Florida A&M; will be played Thursday, Aug. 31, at War Memorial Stadium. The game had originally been set for Saturday, Sept. 2.

Arkansas says the game will be aired on the Southeastern Conference Network. Athletic director Jeff Long says opening the season on a Thursday night with a televised game was “an exciting opportunity.”

It’s the first time since 2001 that Arkansas opens its season on Thursday night.

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