LSU football schedule tweaked as Arkansas finale moved to Fridays
BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-finale against Arkansas will be played the day after Thanksgiving for the next two years, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday.
The teams will play on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 in Tiger Stadium and again on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Little Rock. Both games will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally by CBS.
LSU and Arkansas met on the day after Thanksgiving for 13 straight years from 1996-2008 before playing on Saturday for the past two seasons.
The SEC foes play annually in the Battle for the Boot, which is a 24-karat gold trophy molded in the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas.
2011 LSU football schedule
Sep. 3 Oregon Arlington, Texas
Sep. 10 Northwestern State Baton Rouge
Sep. 15 Miss. St. Starkville, Miss.
Sep. 24 W. Virginia Morgantown, W. Va.
Oct. 1 Kentucky Baton Rouge
Oct. 8 Florida Baton Rouge
Oct. 15 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 22 Auburn Baton Rouge
Oct. 29 Bye
Nov. 5 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Nov. 12 W. Kentucky Baton Rouge
Nov. 19 Ole Miss Oxford, Miss.
Nov. 25 Arkansas Baton Rouge