Iowa State to host Arkansas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge

It’s now official. Iowa State’s opponent for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge will be the Arkansas Razorbacks on Dec. 4 in Hilton Coliseum. 

Arkansas, who is now led by former Missouri coach Mike Anderson, went 22-12 last season and advanced to the second round of the NIT. Like Iowa State, the Razorbacks are expected to return three starters off of last year’s squad. 

According to a Big 12 press release, the challenge will take place Dec. 3-6 and ESPN will provide coverage of all 10 games (on its networks), which are listed below. 

Iowa State and Arkansas have met four times in history, with the Cyclones holding a 3-1 edge. 

2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Auburn at Texas Tech 

Thursday, Dec. 4

Arkansas at Iowa State

Baylor at Vanderbilt

LSU at West Virginia

TCU at Mississippi

Friday, Dec. 5

Florida at Kansas

Missouri at Oklahoma

Texas at Kentucky

Saturday, Dec. 6

Kansas State at Tennessee

Oklahoma State at South Carolina

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.