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LSU, TCU announce ’13 Cowboys Classic agreement

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Earlier this month it was reported that a two-game series between LSU and TCU was in the process of morphing into one neutral-site game in 2013.

Less than two weeks later, the morphing was officially completed.

In a pair of press releases, both LSU and TCU confirmed that the two schools will open the 2013 season in the Cowboys Classic on Aug. 31 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

“The Cowboys Classic has become one of the premier events in college football and we are excited about making another appearance there to start the 2013 season on national television, “ LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “The Dallas-Fort Worth area is also rich with LSU supporters and we look forward to taking the Tigers to a great LSU following.”

The teams last met in football in 1968, and the Tigers hold a 5-2-1 edge all-time on the Horned Frogs.

Next year’s game — the fifth of the series at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys — will mark the second time LSU has played in the Cowboys Classic; the Tigers opened the 2011 season with a 40-27 win over then-No. 3 Oregon.

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7 Responses to “LSU, TCU announce ’13 Cowboys Classic agreement”
  1. foreverlsu says: Sep 25, 2012 4:15 PM

    Love it!

  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 25, 2012 4:29 PM

    LSU’s Senior Associate Athletic Director is doing it again! He scheduled Oregon for the first game in the 2011 season, and Oklahoma in 2017 & 18, kudos to Verge Ausberry! You are the man!

    I hope he has a bite from the Michigan end for a series home and home with Michigan to fill the gap left when Notre Dame vacates the series for at least a few years.

    Looking forward to the TCU game at Cowboy Stadium. That is always a fun trip, though the last couple miles there is always a challenge.

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 25, 2012 4:51 PM

    I am looking forward to going to that game. Now that I know the date, I can plan my work schedule ahead and press toward getting off that entire weekend and maybe Friday as well, make it a long weekend…

    ….by the way doc will you and the family all come to this game. If ya’ll want to tailgate just let me know and I can drive one truck and pull either the grill or the smoker! I know all the TCU tickets will be taken by the locals in that area, but I think I could use at least 5 tickets if your nephew can get us what you need and what I need, I will pay for yours as well. Let me know. My cell is acting up again. I think I will change companies this time.

    This is good news. Any word back from the AAD about scheduling any of the other teams?

  4. thefiesty1 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:29 PM

    Great, almost a home game for the Froggies. But not necessarily a good way to start the season against the tigers.

  5. southernpatriots says: Sep 25, 2012 6:37 PM


    Will you be there? I am planning on going with family and friends.

    This venue is in the Froggies back yard, or maybe side yard, so to speak.


    I will talk with my nephew tonight. Should not be a problem with tickets since we are working on it so soon. Hope to speak with LSU’s AAD tomorrow or as soon as his schedule allows.

  6. pricecube says: Sep 25, 2012 6:49 PM

    Looking forward to this. I am not sure we have the depth of talent to compete with LSU for four quarters but it will be a good barometer on where we are and how far have yet to go. Hopefully we continue to get better and better recruits. It will be a hell of an opening game!

  7. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 26, 2012 9:57 AM

    I am assured we will get all the tickets we need up to 20 total the moment they go on sale. It is great that you are able to speak with Verge, he sure has done a great job. Even the media here gives him kudos for what he has done and is doing. When you have a bold scheduler in your department, who is tenacious as he was with Oklahoma it can bring great excitement to LSU.

    We need to do something special in our tailgating at Cowboy Stadium this time. All the Texas prepare the tri-tips, ribeyes, and bbq. I know you will bring your gumbo pots and jamabalaya cookers, I am thinking about maybe making crawfish pies, or alligator sauce piquant, which I know you made at LSU a few years back. I may/will need your help, doc.

    Well, onward and upward!

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