LSU-Arkansas returns to Friday for next two years

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