Arkansas MBB “Stands Up for Cancer” Saturday
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas will participate in its annual “Coaches vs. Cancer” game when the Razorbacks host TCU in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday (Jan. 25). Tipoff is set for 3 pm and the game will be telecast on ESPN2.
- The Arkansas basketball staff will wear pink polos.
- All fans are encouraged to wear pink.
- The first 1,000 fans will receive a pink t-shirt.
- The Southeastern and Big 12 conferences will unite to help bring awareness to the Mike Slive Foundation and its fight against prostate cancer during Big 12/SEC Challenge games on Saturday. All coaches and support staffs from both conferences will wear a Mike Slive Foundation lapel pin during their games. Slive served as commissioner of the SEC from 2002 until his retirement in 2015. Inspired by his own fight with prostate cancer, he created the foundation to become a global leader in the fight to eradicate prostate cancer.
- The athletics department will give out 10,000 pink “I Stand Up For” cards where fans can recognize family members/friends whose lives have been affected by cancer. Fans can also print out the sign (CLICK HERE) at home and bring to the game for our in-game moment of recognition.
Who: Arkansas Razorback (14-4) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (13-5)
What: Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge
When: Saturday – Jan. 25 – 3:00 pm
Where: Fayetteville, Ark. – Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena
How (to follow):
– TV: ESPN2 (Roy Philpott and Bryndon Manze)
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– Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online: CLICK HERE
– Sirius/XM: XM Channel 381, Streaming Online on channel 971
– Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com
Arkansas vs TCU
• TCU is one of Arkansas’ oldest rivals. In fact, the Horned Frops are the third of three teams on this year’s schedule that Arkansas played in its first season of basketball (1923-24) along with Texas A&M and Rice.
• The Arkansas and TCU rivalry dates back to the Razorbacks’ first season of basketball, 1923-24. The two squads played twice that year — both Fayetteville and it was Arkansas’ second Southwest Conference series ever played. (Teams played back-to-back games then.)
• Arkansas owns a 104-38 advantage in the series, including a 54-15 mark in games played in Fayetteville.
• TCU is one of three teams Arkansas has beaten at least 100 times along with Rice (103) and Texas A&M (103).
• With 142 games played, TCU is Arkansas’ sixth-most common opponent behind Texas A&M (159; 103-56), Texas (155; 87-68), SMU (155; 96-59), Rice (144; 103-41), Baylor (143; 95-48) and TCU (142; 104-38).
• However, the Razorbacks and Horned Frogs have not played once since Arkansas left the Southwest Conference to join the SEC for the 1991-92 season.