The Arkansas Razorbacks have adjusted the kickoff time for his or her 2023 dwelling opener towards the Western Carolina Catamounts, the varsity announced on Monday.
Arkansas will host Western Carolina at Conflict Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday, Sept. 2. The sport was beforehand scheduled to kickoff at 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT, however the contest has been moved up three hours and can now kickoff at 1:00pm ET / midday CT. Reside streaming protection of the sport shall be supplied by SEC Community+ and ESPN+.
The sport was moved up three hours due to the “…climate forecast calling for temperatures within the mid 90s and excessive humidity on Saturday afternoon.” The college additional acknowledged that transferring the sport up “…will enable for safer circumstances for the student-athletes on the sector and followers in attendance.”
As a part of the SEC’s contract with ESPN, one recreation per season shall be streamed solely by SEC Community+ and ESPN+. Colleges are in a position to dictate the kickoff instances for these video games, which allowed Arkansas to initially set the sport for 4:00pm ET earlier than altering it to 1:00pm ET.
Western Carolina is a member of the Southern Convention (SoCon) within the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Catamounts have by no means confronted the Razorbacks on the gridiron.
Arkansas is getting into its fourth season underneath head coach Sam Pittman, who has a 19-17 general document on the college (10-16 SEC). Pittman has additionally guided the Razorbacks to consecutive bowl victories, defeating Penn State within the Outback Bowl following the 2021 season, 24-10, and Kansas within the 2022 Liberty Bowl, 55-53.