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