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December 2013

Tigers Take to the Turf at AT&T Stadium for Initial Cotton Bowl Practice

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Arlington – The No. 8 Missouri Tigers shook off the rust of the holidays with a spirited 90-minute practice in the team’s first workout at AT&T Stadium for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Mizzou (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) worked on all three phases in short and shoulder pads as the team continued to narrow its focus towards its post-New Year’s date with the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12 Conference). Head coach Gary Pinkel said the Tigers’ attention to detail will need to be sharp as his squad gets ready for a primetime showdown in front of a capacity crowd.

Oklahoma State Completes Second Cotton Bowl Practice

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

EULESS, Texas – The Oklahoma State football team held its second Texas-based practice for the AT&T Cotton Bowl early Saturday afternoon at Euless Trinity High School. The Cowboys practiced outside in clear, sunny conditions on artificial turf while wearing helmets and pads. Coach Mike Gundy talked with Okstate.com following the workout. His comments:

Coach Mike Gundy
On how the practice went
“We had a good practice today.

Cowboys Complete First Cotton Bowl Practice in Texas

Friday, December 27th, 2013

The Oklahoma State football team held its first Texas-based practice for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Friday afternoon at Euless Trinity High School. The Cowboys practiced outside in clear, brisk conditions on artificial turf while wearing helmets and pads. Coach Mike Gundy talked with Okstate.com following the workout. His comments:

Coach Mike Gundy
On how the practice went
"We had a good practice. We've got all of our players here and we worked out for about an hour and fifteen minutes and we were able to run some.

Missouri Arrives in North Texas for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

Friday, December 27th, 2013

The tale of the 2013 season for the No. 8 Missouri Tigers begins its final chapter as the team descended on North Texas today for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Mizzou's official travel party, including approximately 50 players, coaches, support staff, athletic administrators and their families, arrived mid-afternoon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas after flying from Columbia on a charter flight. The remaining 70-plus players met the team at the hotel, arriving individually via private vehicles.

IT’S OFFICIAL: No. 13 OKLAHOMA STATE VS. No. 8 MISSOURI IN THE 78th AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

As much as things change, they remain the same. The Missouri Tigers will meet their old Big 12 conference foe, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, in the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Jan. 3rd. 

“We are thrilled to have two of the top-ranked teams in the country with Oklahoma State and Missouri, and needless to say, Coach Gundy and Coach Pinkel have put together two great teams that deserved to be honored at the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic said.

November 2013

TRAIN'S PAT MONAHAN TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT 78TH CLASSIC

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is proud to announce that Grammy winner Pat Monahan, best known as the lead singer for the rock band Train, will kick off the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Pat, with his bandmates at his side, will sing the national anthem to a sold-out AT&T Stadium on January 3.

"We are thrilled to have Pat perform our country’s National Anthem as part of the pre-game pageantry at the 2014 Classic," Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic said.

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.

September 2013

JAMES STREET, COTTON BOWL LEGEND DIES

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

AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC ART CONTEST NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES

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 www.attcottonbowl.com/fan-zone/art-contest/. 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.

June 2013

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Hosts NCAA Youth Football Clinic

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

IMPORTANT CLINIC INFORMATION

Friday, June 21 • Cowboys Stadium

Session One
Ages: 7-10
Registration: 8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Clnic: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session Two
Ages: 11-14
Registration: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Clinic: 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Location
Cowboys Stadium
Park: Lot 10
Enter: Between Entry K and J
Directions: www.

May 2013

FIELD AND MARY SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT RECIPIENTS

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Field and Mary Scovell Scholarship Foundation today announced the 15 recipients of $4,000 college grants that honor the memory of “Mr. Cotton Bowl” and his wife of nearly 50 years. 

Scovell Scholarships are open to all North Texas high school graduates with strong leadership abilities, high moral character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports. Recipients must continue their education in the State of Texas (including community colleges) or at a Big 12 or Southeastern Conference university – the two conferences associated with the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

April 2013

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic to Join the College Football Playoff

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

ARLINGTON, April 24, 2013 — The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, one of college football’s original New Year’s Day post-season bowls, will once again play its game on the biggest stage. Conference Commissioners announced today that the Classic has been selected to join the new four-team playoff system that will commence after the 2014 regular season.

“This is one of the great days in the 78-year history of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” said Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

College Football Playoff Quotes

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

TOMMY BAIN, CHAIRMAN, AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
“The conference commissioners put their trust in us to be a part of the new playoff system. We pledge that the AT&T Cotton Bowl will continue to be a showcase for North Texas and all of college football. The Classic’s Board of Directors and staff are anxious to get started planning for the new system.”

RICK BAKER, PRESIDENT, AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
“This is a tremendous day for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

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