Dallas Football Classic

Are You Ready for Some (College Bowl Game) Football?!

While Cowboys Stadium is a greedy, event-eating monster and Texas Stadium is an icon about to be reduced to novelty-act rubble, the Cotton Bowl is still a living, breathing attraction.


Later this month in Phoenix the NCAA will likely grant certification to the start-up Dallas Football Classic, a bowl game to be played in the grand, old Cotton Bowl beginning Jan. 1, 2011.

While Jerry Jones gobbles up high-profile games like Texas Tech-Alabama, BYU-Oklahoma and TCU's 2010 opener, Dallas is left with the scraps. East Central State vs. Texas A&M-Commerce do anything for you? 

The blandly named Dallas Football Classic, which will be televised on ESPN's family of networks - likely starting out on ESPNU, will always match a Big Ten team, opposing in alternating years an opponent from the Big 12 or Conference USA.

Obviously Texas-OU will remain the historic joint's main draw, but are you excited about kicking off your New Year by traveling to Fair Park for, say, Purdue vs. East Carolina?

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Richie Whitt
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