Television info, game times for first three Hog football games announced

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We’ve known for a while how many days away we were from the kickoff of the 2011 Razorback Football season. Now, we can start counting down hours.

Game times and television information for the first three games of the season were released on Wednesday.

The Hogs’ opening game against Missouri State on Sept. 3 in Fayetteville will kick off at 6 p.m., and will be televised through pay-per-view.

Arkansas’ matchup with New Mexico State in Little Rock on Sept. 10 will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

The Razorbacks’ third game of the 2011 season versus Troy in Fayetteville Sept. 17 will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and will be televised by CSS/CST.

Beyond that, game times will be announced depending on how things develop for the Hogs over the course of the season, and what games get picked up by national outlets.

Here’s a prediction, though. If the Hogs win these first three games, the Sept. 24 matchup against Alabama is gonna be enormous. We can’t wait. Gawgs.

2011 Razorback Football schedule

Sat, Sep 3Missouri StateFayetteville, Ark.6 p.m.PPV
Sat, Sep 10New MexicoLittle Rock, Ark.6 p.m.ESPNU
Sat, Sep 17TroyFayetteville, Ark.6:30 p.m.CSS/CST
Sat, Sep 24Alabamaat Tuscaloosa, Ala.TBATBA
Sat, Oct 1Texas A&Mat Arlington, TexasTBATBA
Sat, Oct 8AuburnFayetteville, Ark.TBATBA
Sat, Oct 22Ole Miss *at Oxford, Miss.TBATBA
Sat, Oct 29Vanderbilt *at Nashville, Tenn.TBATBA
Sat, Nov 5 South Carolina (HC) *Fayetteville, Ark.TBATBA
Sat, Nov 12TennesseeFayetteville, Ark.TBATBA
Sat, Nov 19Mississippi State *Little Rock, Ark.TBATBA
Fri, Nov 25LSU *at Baton Rouge, La.1:30 p.m.CBS