Rutgers football to play Arkansas

Rutgers announced Friday that it has agreed to play a home-and-home football series with Arkansas.

The Scarlet Knights will play the Razorbacks in Fayetteville this coming season, on Sept. 22. Arkansas will return the favor by playing in Piscataway on Sept. 21, 2013.

"It is a constant priority to secure marquee scheduling opportunities for our football program and our fans," said Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti in a statement. "This home-and-home series with Arkansas clearly illustrates another enhancement of that strategy. We are excited to have the Razorbacks as the first-ever SEC opponent to play at High Point Solutions Stadium and this agreement further enhances our future non-conference game schedule which includes Penn State, Miami and UCLA."

The Scarlet Knights' 2012 schedule is still incomplete. Rutgers has to add one more opponent to its schedule, with the departure of West Virginia from the Big East.