Texas To Meet Arkansas at Fort Bliss in Armed Forces Classic

El Paso, TX - Fort Bliss has one heck of a matchup! The 2018 Armed Forces Classic, owned and operated by ESPN Events, will feature Texas and Arkansas, from Fort Bliss on Friday, November 9, 2018.

The annual event, in its seventh year, will take place on the United States mainland for the first time since its inception in 2012.

Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart said of the matchup:
"We're really excited to be a part of the Armed Forces Classic in November. Our guys will get a phenomenal experience being around our troops and people who protect our country. It will be a very humbling and educational experience for our program. We have the opportunity to play a high-level opponent in Arkansas, and Mike Anderson is one of the best coaches around. Additionally, it's a great thing for us at the University of Texas because it's a game played at a military base in our state, in a part of the state that we don't normally get to. We're looking forward to spending time in El Paso."

Arkansas Head Coach Mike Anderson added:
"We are honored to participate in the Armed Forces Classic next year at Fort Bliss. Any chance we get to honor our service men and women by playing at a military base is a great opportunity to give back to people that sacrifice so much for our freedom."

The game will be televised on ESPN as part of the network's America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans initiative honoring the men and women who are serving and who have served in the United States military, both at home and abroad.

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