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Texas to play UCLA at Cowboys Stadium in ’14

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How about a little bit of a break from the sickening scandal in Happy Valley and all of the NCAA notices that have come down in recent days?

According to the Los Angeles Times, UCLA and Texas have agreed to play a game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex., in 2014.  The schools have yet to confirm the neutral site game, although athletic director Dan Guerrero told boosters earlier this week that the Bruins would indeed be playing a future game at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Subsequent to the report from the Times, UT confirmed the game at JerryWorld.

The game will be played Sept. 13 and will be called “The Cowboys Classic”.  As noted by FBSchedules.com, the Longhorns were scheduled to play Arkansas on that day and the Bruins have been set to take on Virginia.  The Razorbacks announced Thursday that their game with the Longhorns has been moved to 2021.

“Beginning more than a year ago, we have had discussions with the University of Texas regarding re-scheduling the remaining football game in our current contract,” UA athletic director Jeff Long said. “Based on multiple factors, including scheduling changes within the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference, the game was moved to the next available game date for both institutions. We look forward to finishing this two-game series in 2021.”

It’s unclear to which year UCLA-Virginia will be moved, or if the game will be eliminated altogether.

UCLA and Texas have faced each other this year and last, with each team winning on the road.

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16 Responses to “Texas to play UCLA at Cowboys Stadium in ’14”
  1. southernpatriots says: Nov 11, 2011 6:05 AM

    JT: Thank you for helping us a little to focus a little on other matters. These matters in Happy Valley and south Louisiana concerning the horrid molestation of young boys is more than sickening.

    Amidst our counseling, therapy, and assistance for those precious children here in south Louisiana, and monitoring the situation in Happy Valley, we are going to try to focus on LSU’s homecoming game when Mike the Tiger will be in full pagentry, and it gives LSU a break from the slug fest, smash mouth football at Tuscaloosa, where we escaped with a hard fought victory.

    Our experiences at Cowboy Stadium were great. No inept contractors to mess anything up for us at the Cotton Bowl, where we beat Texas A&M who had beaten Texas and Oklahoma in the same season last year and then for the first game of this season against the Oregon Ducks, whom we beat and met many great and venerable Duck fans who love our Cajun cooking.

    These OOC games and inter-conference rivalries are good for football. We are glad to hear some arrangements are being made for the next game. Maybe LSU can have more games at Jerry’s World, it is truly a breathtaking stadium, and great treat to be there for a game.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Nov 11, 2011 9:45 AM

    I really think there aren’t enough reasons for Texas to play a game at jerryworld. It’s a neutral-site game, but its maximum capacity is smaller than even below-average attendance at DKR. And while it might slightly increase the UT recruiting profile in the DFW area, that doesn’t offset the lesser revenue and home-field advantage that would’ve been there had this remained a home game. Plus, why should UT play nicely with jerry?

    OU is the only neutral-site game that makes sense for UT, and that’s only if it remains at the Cotton Bowl at the state fairgrounds.

  3. gorilladunk says: Nov 11, 2011 9:52 AM

    @burntorange….calling a game between UT and UCLA at JerryWorld a “neutral site” game is like playing the University of Moscow in Leningrad and calling it a neutral site. I do see your point about attendance.

  4. soflatrojan says: Nov 11, 2011 10:18 AM

    This is the best game they could come up with? I get UT but UCLA…really! I am not saying this because I am and SC fan but nobody cares about UCLA football.

  5. polegojim says: Nov 11, 2011 10:28 AM

    Wait… is this the State of Texas or the University of Texas?

  6. southernpatriots says: Nov 11, 2011 10:47 AM

    polegojim: ha! We think it is probably the State of Texas, ha!

  7. 700levelvet says: Nov 11, 2011 11:05 AM

    Personally……i have nothing better to do than sit and wait for a football game that will be played in 2014. It being 2011 doesn’t matter… I will sit idly by until “The Cowboys Classic” is unveiled…Then after the game is played, i will sit and wait for the other game that is to be played in 2021……

  8. gorilladunk says: Nov 11, 2011 11:13 AM

    @polego…you have been pretty scarce since the Ags wet their pants last week. By the way, very nice line about the state vs. the university!

  9. woodmeister46 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:52 AM

    Are you kidding me? Mack Brown & DeLost are ducking Ark. to play UCLA. I hope it’s on espn/cow net so no one can watch.

  10. thefiesty1 says: Nov 11, 2011 12:33 PM

    The horns can’t play A&M again but they can switch games against Arkansas with a game against UCLA? Give me a break. These schools change “contracts” all the time. I can’t wait to see New Mexico in 2012 and New Mexico State in 2013, both in Austin.

    Those will be great games to prep the Horns for the grueling Big 9 schedule. NOT!

  11. southernpatriots says: Nov 11, 2011 12:41 PM

    This will win the award for the thread with the most humor. It does give us all a break from the Penn State horror, at least for a few moments.

  12. woodmeister46 says: Nov 11, 2011 12:47 PM

    If Mack can stay employed long enough, the cows might be able to dumb down their schedule to the point that they can play all the games on an irrelevant espn/cow channel. They can go independent & schedule Jr. colleges & Div III powerhouses. UCLA hasn’t been a powerhouse since the 60’s. They weren’t a powerhouse even when they had Aikman.

  13. Scott Mathews says: Nov 11, 2011 12:48 PM

    I agree with the earlier comment about this not being a true “neutral site” game. UT is the flagship university in Texas, with hundreds of thousands of alums and students living in every corner of the state. A UT game played in any stadium in Texas is automatically going to be a “home game” for the Horns. You would have to play UCLA-Texas in Albuquerque or at the Insight Bowl (who?) to get a true neutral site.

  14. frug says: Nov 11, 2011 1:12 PM

    Based on multiple factors, including scheduling changes within the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference

    A possible indication that the SEC is indeed moving to a 9 game schedule?

  15. southernpatriots says: Nov 11, 2011 1:21 PM

    frug: News coming out the SEC in Birmingham is that they are staying with an 8 game conference schedule…for now, which likely means as you have indicated, they will change to a 9 game conference schedule in 2013 or so.

  16. TxGrown says: Nov 11, 2011 2:52 PM

    Dump UCLA and bring back the classic rivalry with A&M @ jerryworld.

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