NEWS RELEASES

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December 2018

No. 2 vs. No. 3… Clemson vs. Notre Dame

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

The CFP Selection Committee has spoken.  The No. 2 Clemson Tigers and the No.3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming to North Texas for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. The game will kick off at AT&T Stadium at 3 p.m. CT.

Clemson and Notre Dame will match up in a bowl game for the first time in the storied history of both universities. The last meeting between the two occurred in Death Valley in 2015 when the Tigers narrowly took the Irish 24-22.

November 2018

A FINAL SALUTE TO COTTON BOWL HALL OF FAMER WALLACE TRIPLETT

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl lost a legend on Thursday when Wallace Triplett passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Triplett was honored last May with his induction into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

Triplett was a true trailblazer in American sports as a collegian at Penn State in the 1940s and later in the professional ranks with the Detroit Lions. He became the Nittany Lions’ first African-American football starter and varsity letter-winner.

At the end of his junior season in the 1948 Cotton Bowl Classic, Triplett and teammate Dennie Hoggard did more than play football.

October 2018

Goodyear Blimp is Coming to Town! One Lucky Fan Will Win a Ride

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The iconic Goodyear Blimp is coming to North Texas. The world-famous airship will be flying over AT&T Stadium and the Metroplex on Wednesday, Oct. 10th to promote the 83rd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on December 29th.

In advance of the airship’s arrival, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is giving one lucky fan and a guest an opportunity to ride on the blimp on Wednesday. Fans can enter for a chance to win at www.goodyearcottonbowl.com/GoodyearBlimpRide.

“The Goodyear Blimp is synonymous with covering the biggest matchups in sports,” Rick Baker, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic President/CEO said.

September 2018

Classic Partners with Dibit to Create Reservation System for CFP Semifinal Tickets

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

CFP-RSVP.COM, powered by dibit, and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic announced a new partnership today to provide college football fans the ability to reserve tickets to the upcoming College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and pay face value for tickets later.

This program will give fans access to tickets at an affordable price and potentially provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those who may not have the ability to secure tickets through traditional outlets for the Classic on December 29th at AT&T Stadium.

August 2018

Cotton Bowl Art Contest Now Accepting Entries

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

The 22nd Annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Art Contest is now accepting entries from local young artists. All North Texas students in first through sixth grade are invited to participate. Art contest materials, including the illustration template, can be downloaded online at www.goodyearcottonbowl.com. The deadline to mail in the illustrations is Friday, November 2rd. The winners are determined by a select group of judges and notified by the end of November.

“For more than 20 years now, we have enjoyed engaging with the younger sports fans in the Metroplex through our art contest,” Goodyear Cotton Bowl President Rick Baker said, “We hope that art teachers from across the North Texas community will encourage their students to participate.

July 2018

College Football Playoff Exercises Option to Extend Partnership

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The College Football Playoff announced today they have exercised a six-year option to keep the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic as part of college football’s postseason playoff system through at least the 2025-26 season.

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is entering its fifth year as a member of the New Year’s Six as part of the College Football Playoff. The Classic will continue to host one of the CFP Semifinals in rotation every three years along with the Orange, Sugar, Rose, Fiesta, and Peach Bowl.

June 2018

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hosts Free Youth Clinic

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

ARLINGTON – It’s not every day that area youth receive an opportunity to hone their football skills on the turf of AT&T Stadium and then wrap up the day with a surprise visit by two former Dallas Cowboy greats and Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame members.

On Tuesday morning, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic hosted more than 200 local youth, ages 11-14, in a free football clinic sponsored by the Children’s Health Andrews Institute in Plano and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Coaches from college programs throughout Texas guided the youngsters thru three hours of drills, emphasizing offensive and defensive fundamentals that will prove beneficial as they advance in youth sports.

May 2018

SIX COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGENDS ENSHRINED IN COTTON BOWL CLASSIC HALL OF FAME

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Six individuals who helped shape the tradition of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and college football history were inducted today into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies at AT&T Stadium.

The honorees in the 11th Hall of Fame Class included Texas A&M linebacker Quentin Coryatt, Arkansas/Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt, USC head coach John Robinson, Penn State halfback/linebacker Wallace Triplett, Texas running back Ricky Williams, and Oklahoma strong safety Roy Williams.

April 2018

FORMER COTTON BOWL CHAIRMAN PASSES AWAY

Friday, April 13th, 2018

A True Gentlemen and Leader… Gone But Not Forgotten!

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic lost a dear friend on Thursday, April 12, when Gayle M. Earls, the 34th Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, passed away after a lengthy illness.

Earls was Chairman from 2004-06. In his position as Chairman, he coordinated all facets of the CBAA’s business affairs, including key negotiations with conference and television partners. He served on the Board of Directors for eight years and as an Executive Committee member for six years before becoming Chairman.

March 2018

Mr. Cotton Bowl, Field Scovell, Receives Football Bowl Association's Legacy Award

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Field Scovell, who served as Team Selection Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Classic for the better part of four decades, will be honored as a recipient of the Football Bowl Association’s Legacy Award for 2018.

Along with Scovell, three other men will receive the Legacy Award. Earnie Seiler, who created the Orange Bowl Festival and halftime extravaganzas, and Sugar Bowl founders Fred Digby and Warren Miller, will be honored for their “distinguished service within the Bowl industry,” when the FBA holds its annual meeting on April 17-19 in Boise, Idaho.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Ticket Renewals Are Out!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Goodyear Cotton Bowl ticket holders should soon be receiving their renewal packets for the upcoming Semifinal Game, as they were mailed out, Friday, March 16th. 

Plans are well under way for this year’s game between two of the top four teams in the country. Mark your calendars for Saturday, DECEMBER 29, 2018. Kickoff will be at 3pm or 7pm and will be announced after the teams are determined by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee on December 2nd.

For your convenience, there are three ways to renew:
• ONLINE - You may renew your tickets HERE.

CLASS OF 2018 TO BE ENSHRINED IN MAY DURING COTTON BOWL HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Six individuals who helped shape the tradition of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and college football history will be inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies this spring at AT&T Stadium.

The honorees in the 11th Hall of Fame Class include Texas A&M linebacker Quentin Coryatt, Arkansas/Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt, USC head coach John Robinson, Penn State running back/linebacker Wallace Triplett, Texas running back Ricky Williams, and Oklahoma strong safety Roy Williams.

CARL ICE NAMED CHAIRMAN OF CBAA

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

CARL ICE NAMED CHAIRMAN OF COTTON BOWL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

ARLINGTON, March 1, 2018 – North Texas businessman Carl R. Ice has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA), the sponsoring agency of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Ice is President and Chief Executive Officer for BNSF Railway based in Fort Worth. His involvement with the CBAA dates back to 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served as Vice-Chairman on the Classic’s Executive Committee for the past two years.

December 2017

DEFENSE CARRIES BUCKEYES TO COTTON BOWL VICTORY

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

It was a warm and winning welcome back to Texas for J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes. With the 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic as the occasion, Barrett returned to his home state and the fifth-ranked Buckeyes returned to the site of their 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship using an opportunistic defensive effort to notch a 24-7 win over No. 8 USC in front of 67,510 fans at AT&T Stadium Friday night.

Barrett, who rushed for two touchdowns on the night, attended high school in Wichita Falls, Texas, just over two hours from the metroplex.

Webb Wraps up McKnight Trophy

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Ohio State’s safety Damon Webb earned the McKnight Trophy as the defensive MVP for the 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, after the Buckeyes 24-7 victory over the USC Trojans.

On the third play of the game, Webb recovered a fumble that was forced by Kendall Sheffield and returned it 20 yards to the USC 19. The fumble recovery set OSU up for its first score of the day and was the second recovery of Webb’s career.

USC possessed the ball heading into the second quarter, but Webb soon changed that.

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