COWBOYS CONGREGATE IN DALLAS
The No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3, 6-2 Big 12) fought through the aftermath of a record snowfall in Oklahoma to arrive in Dallas by private vehicle today for the 74th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. OSU takes on Ole Miss on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the new Cowboys Stadium in a rematch of the 2004 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Central Oklahoma received a record 14.1 inches of snow on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve). The blizzard led to challenging road conditions throughout Oklahoma and slightly delayed the Cowboys’ arrival into Dallas today.
Head Coach Mike Gundy, 2-1 in bowl games with OSU, said the players are in Dallas and accounted for.
“We are excited to be here in Dallas,” Gundy said. “We’ll get the guys in here today and we’ll begin our week of preparations tomorrow.”
“The Cotton Bowl is a first rate organization and we’re very excited to be part of it,” Gundy continued. “We are looking forward to a great week ahead.”
OSU brings a 12-7 bowl record into this year’s Classic. This will be the Cowboys’ third trip to the Classic, having shutout TCU 34-0 in the 1945 Classic and falling to Ole Miss, 31-28, in the 2004 Classic.
Tomorrow will be Oklahoma State’s first practice since December 22. The Cowboys will work from 1:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium. Practice is open to the media for the first 20 minutes, and media may obtain video footage during that time. This is the only time media will be permitted to attend OSU’s practice.
Oklahoma State Media Day will be tomorrow from 12:30 p.m.-1:25 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium.Coach Gundy will be available from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. in the Main Interview Room, South Side. The players will be available on the field from 12:50-1:25 p.m., before practice.
The 74th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will kick off at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. For the 12th consecutive year, the Classic will be televised on FOX Sports with the legendary Pat Summerall (play-by-play), former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston (analyst) and Krista Voda (sidelines) handling the broadcasting duties. For the 17th consecutive year, the Classic will be carried on the Westwood One Radio Network with Brad Sham (play-by-play) and Terry Donahue (analyst) at the microphones.