Texas Tech, Arkansas renew series

Texas Tech and Arkansas have announced plans to play a home-and-home series, beginning with a game in Lubbock, Texas, in 2014. Texas Tech will return to Fayetteville, Ark., in 2015.

Not long ago, this was a conference game in the Southwest Conference. But now the two teams will face off for the first time since 1991, a season before Arkansas left for the SEC. By 1996, the Southwest Conference had folded and the Big 12 was born.

"Texas Tech and Arkansas had many memorable games while conference foes in the Southwest Conference, so this should be very exciting for the fans," Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt said in a release. "We feel like we will be placing ourselves in great position as we kickoff the College Football Playoff era in 2014, with a non-conference opponent the caliber of Arkansas and a challenging Big 12 schedule."

Texas Tech won the last meeting 38-21.