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October 2013

College Football Playoff Announces Selection Committee

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, today announced the members of the committee that will select the four teams to compete in the first playoff.  The 13 members were unanimously chosen by the College Football Playoff Management Committee, the commissioners of the conferences overseeing the new playoff.   The playoff will begin at the end of the 2014 season.

“We wanted people of the highest integrity for this committee, and we got them.

September 2013


Monday, September 30th, 2013

The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic lost one of its greatest legends today when former Texas Wishbone quarterback James Street passed away at the age of 65.

Street led the Longhorns to back-to-back Cotton Bowl Classics, defeating Tennessee 36-13 in 1969, and a year later knocked off Notre Dame 21-17 to help Texas claim the national championship in college football’s 100th anniversary season.

To reach the 1970 Classic, Street guided the Longhorns to an amazing 15-14 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas in a game best known as “The Big Shootout.

August 2013


Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Art Contest has begun and is now accepting entries from local young artists. All North Texas students in first through sixth grade are invited to participate. Art contest materials, including the illustration template, can be downloaded online at The deadline to mail in the illustrations is Friday, October 11th. The winners are determined by a select group of judges.

“For 17 years now we have enjoyed engaging with the younger sports fans in the Metroplex through our art contest,” AT&T Cotton Bowl President Rick Baker said, “We hope that art teachers from across the North Texas community will encourage their students to participate.

July 2013

Home of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is Now AT&T Stadium

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Welcome to the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Today, the iconic American brands, AT&T and the Dallas Cowboys, jointly announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to include the new name as well as plans to create an innovative, mobile-first experience for fans--building on the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network from AT&T.

The name change, effective immediately, will be reflected in substantial signage updates throughout the upcoming football season, prominently featuring AT&T, both inside and outside of the stadium.

2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Sells Out in Record Time

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

ARLINGTON, July 22, 2013 — The AT&T Cotton Bowl announced today that the 78th Classic scheduled for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Cowboys Stadium is officially sold out. This represents one of the quickest sellouts in the bowl game’s history.

The matchup between the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference has generated sellouts the past 7 years. The 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl marks the fifth year the Classic has been played in Cowboys Stadium, with the first four generating four of the top five largest crowds ever at the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

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