In '09, Cowboys' stadium to host first Aggies-Hogs game since '91
The schools announced Monday, at the site of the new Dallas Cowboys' stadium, that they have a "long-term agreement" to play games at the stadium that will open in 2009. The first game will be Oct. 3, 2009.
"We're excited about it," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was a co-captain on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team.
Among others on hand for Monday's announcement were Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman, both hired by their respective schools since the end of the 2007 season.
Previously, the Cotton Bowl announced plans to move its game to the new stadium beginning with its 2010 game.
Arkansas and Texas A&M last played Nov. 16, 1991, before the Razorbacks left the Southwest Conference for the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies won that game 13-3, but Arkansas leads the overall series 38-24-3.
Texas A&M remained in the Southwest Conference until the formation of the Big 12 in 1996.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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