Sunday, January 2nd, 2011


The No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies rolled into Dallas by personal vehicles yesterday to begin their stay in North Texas for the 75th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Coming into the game on a six-game winning streak, Texas A&M arrived at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, their bowl headquarters for the week, in preparation to face the 11th-ranked LSU Tigers.

"Everyone reported on time and no travel troubles,” said A&M head coach Mike Sherman. “The hotel and hospitality have already been outstanding.  We are getting situated and look forward to a great event at Cowboys Stadium tonight. We hit the practice field tomorrow and will need to focus and prepare well for a great opponent like LSU.”

The 2011 Classic marks the Aggies 12th trip to North Texas and their ninth since 1986. Texas A&M’s most recent appearance came in 2005 against Tennessee, a 38-7 lost to the Vols. The Aggies own a 4-7-0 record in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Observing 75 years of college football tradition, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic moves into primetime under the lights on Friday, Jan. 7. Airtime on FOX Sports is 7:00 p.m., with kickoff slated for 7:27 p.m. FOX Sports will have a blanket coverage of the broadcast with Kenny Albert and former Dallas Cowboy fullback Daryl Johnston calling the action from the booth, Charles Davis and John Lynch reporting from the sidelines, the legendary Pat Summerall serving in a new role as the Classic\'s essayist and Chris Rose hosting the telecast from the sidelines. Providing insight from an officiating perspective will be Mike Pereira, the former vice president of officiating for the NFL.

For the 19th consecutive year, the Classic will be heard around the world on the Westwood One Radio Network. Describing the action for Westwood One will be Brad Sham, the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys,” and former UCLA head coach Terry Donahue.