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Press Release

2020 Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year Preseason Watch List

HOUSTON – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the leading publication for all things football in Texas, and the Texas Bowl proudly announce the 100-player Watch List for the Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year Award. The voters, when appropriate, will add players to the watch list.

Mr. Texas Football annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. Each week, fans are given a chance to vote for the player of the week on TexasFootball.com. At the end of the high school football season, 10 finalists will be named. Fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2020 Mr. Texas Football Award will be announced prior to the 2020 Texas Bowl, which will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

Current players of this year’s watch list include:

Galena Park North Shore QB Dematrius Davis

Lakeview Centennial RB Camar Wheaton

Aledo WR JoJo Earle

Fort Worth All Saints OL Tommy Brockermeyer

Pleasant Grove DL Landon Jackson

Grandview QB Dane Jentsch

Motley County RB Jake Richards

Mart ATH Roddrell Freeman

El Paso Americas RB Aaron Dumas

Sharyland Pioneer QB Eddie Lee Marburger

Lampasas QB Ace Whitehead

Former winners of the award include 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray (2013 and 2014 winner, Allen), 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated), current Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders (2017 winner, Denton Ryan) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Frisco Lone Star and Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims took home the award in 2019.

The 2020 Bowl will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents. The 2019 Texas Bowl, which was among the top-5 most-attended bowls in the country for the sixth consecutive year, featured the Texas A&M Aggies, representing the SEC, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, representing the Big 12. The Aggies edged the Cowboys, 24-21, in a hard-hitting thriller. Overall, the Texas Bowl has ranked fifth in attendance since 2016, trailing only the Rose, Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowls in that time.

For more information on the Mr. Texas Football Award, visit www.thetexasbowl.com or www.texasfootball.com.

About the Texas Bowl

The Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The Bowl has showcased teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences since 2014. The Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over its first 14 years as it is the 5th most-attended bowl in the country since 2016. The bowl generates over $40 million annually for the Houston economy and has donated more than $1,200,000 in financial support and millions more in promotional support to DePelchin Children’s Center, the bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.

About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

For more than 60 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more.

TexasFootball.com is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting all across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos to podcasts to its daily live show, nobody covers football in Texas like TexasFootball.com.

 

2020 Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year

Preseason Watch List

DL David Abiara, Mansfield Legacy

WR Shadrach Banks, Galena Park North Shore

RB Kevorian Barnes, San Augustine

DB CJ Baskerville, Richland

RB Brian Benavides, Laredo United South

LB Kendrick Blackshire, Duncanville

ATH Billy Bowman, Denton Ryan

OL Tommy Brockermeyer, Fort Worth All Saints

OL James Brockermeyer, Fort Worth All Saints

RB Doug Brooks, Shiner

QB Kyle Brown, Cedar Park Vista Ridge

ATH Landon Burkhart, Richland Springs

DL Ethan Byerly, Hamlin

OL Savion Byrd, Duncanville

RB Lane Carrasco, Balmorhea

DB Cicero Caston, Weatherford

ATH Koby Clinkscales, Blum

DB JD Coffey, Kennedale

OL Hayden Conner, Katy Taylor

LB Terrance Cooks II, Alvin Shadow Creek

RB Trey Cross, Midland Greenwood

ATH Dametrious  Crownover, Grandview

ATH Juan Davis, Everman

QB Dematrius Davis, Galena Park North Shore

WR Quaydarius Davis, Dallas Skyline

QB Jay'lon Dobbins, Lubbock Estacado

QB Kyron Drones, Alvin Shadow Creek

RB Aaron Dumas, El Paso Americas

WR JoJo Earle, Aledo

OL Rueben Fatheree, Richmond Foster

OL Bryce Foster, Katy Taylor

ATH Roddrell Freeman, Mart

RB Noah Garcia, Abilne Cooper

WR Dylan Goffney, Bridgeland

WR Bryson Green, Allen

WR Antwaan Gross, Refugio

DB Deuce Harmon, Denton Guyer

LB Derrick Harris Jr., New Caney

QB Kai Horton, Carthage

RB Zach Hrbacek, Troy

DB Ishmael Ibraheem, Dallas Kimballl

DL Braylen Jackson, Mansfield Lake Ridge

DL Landon Jackson, Pleasant Grove

OL Donovan Jackson, Bellaire Episcopal

WR Cody Jackson, Richmond Foster

WR Ketron Jackson, Royse City

RB Jordan Jenkins, Lindale

QB Dane Jentsch, Grandview

RB LJ Johnson, Cy-Fair

RB Steve Johnson, Port Lavaca Calhoun

RB Chris Johnston, Flatonia

RB Cash Jones, Brock

ATH Jordan Kelley, Refugio

TE Landen King, Humble Atascocita

WR Cole Kirkpatrick, Argyle

RB Jacob Lee, Azle

DB Devin Lemear, Manor

ATH De'Anthony Lewis, Converse Judson

TE Jasper Lott, Argyle

ATH Chase Lowery, Frisco

WR Titus Lyons, Pottsboro

QB Eddie Lee Marburger, Sharyland Pioneer

WR Christian Marshalll, Wimberley

QB Will Maynard, Amarillo

RB Alton McCaskill II, Conroe Oak Ridge

DB Latrel McCutchin, Austin LBJ

RB Kaden Meredith, Longview

QB Jalen Milroe, Katy Tompkins

QB Behren Morton, Eastland

DB Andrew Mukuba, Austin LBJ

DL Chris Murray, Wichita Falls Hirschi

WR Latrell Neville, Fort Bend Hightower

QB Garrett Nussemeier, Flower Mound Marcus

RB Rueben Owens, El Campo

ATH Joseph Perez, Bruni

QB Braden Plyler, Pottsboro

QB Garret Rangel, Frisco Lone Star

DB Ara Rauls III, Waco La Vega

DB Lyrik Rawls, Marshall

RB Jake Richards, Motley County

QB Sawyer Robertson, Lubbock Coronado

QB Kaidon Salter, Cedar Hill

ATH Ja'Tavion Sanders, Denton Ryan

QB Kolt Schuckers, Lindsay

QB Carter Senterfitt, Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial

LB Clayton Smith, Texas High

WR Za'Korien Spikes, Cameron Yoe

QB Preston Stone, Dallas Parish Episcoapl

QB Eli Stowers, Denton Guyer

WR J.Michael Sturdivant, Flower Mound Marcus

DL Jordon Thomas, Port Arthur Memorial

DL Shemar Turner, DeSoto

ATH Hunter Warminski, White Deer

DB Hunter Washington, Katy

DL Landyn Watson, Hutto

RB Camar Wheaton, Lakeview Centennial

QB Ace Whitehead, Lampasas

ATH Jack Wilkerson, Spearman

DL Jarveon Williams, Ennis

DB Jimmy Wyrick, South Oak Cliff

Press Release

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL SETS RECORD DONATION TO DEPELCHIN CHILDREN’S CENTER

ELECTS PETE DELONGCHAMPS CHAIR OF ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL BOARD

HOUSTON – The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl today announced a record-setting single-year donation to DePelchin Children’s Center for $210,000. The donation comes from the proceeds from the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

The Bowl presented the check to Jenifer Jarriel, the President and CEO of the DePelchin Children’s Center.

“In 2006, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl adopted DePelchin Children’s Center as its charitable beneficiary,” said Jarriel. “Since then they have donated over $1.8 million dollars in funding and promotional support. Most importantly, they have provided countless smiles on the faces of our children and once in a lifetime experiences for our families, giving them memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you to the incredible Board and staff of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl and all of the amazing volunteers who work to make this event a success each year — and to give even more children a chance at a brighter, happier future!”

Helping to continue to foster this relationship with DePelchin will be Pete DeLongchamps, the new chair of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Board. Mr. DeLongchamps currently serves as Senior Vice President for Group1 Automotive.

“I am looking forward to serving as the chair of the Texas Bowl Board. I am honored to continue the great work we have done in the community, specifically with our partner, DePelchin Children’s Center,” DeLongchamps said. “As someone who grew up in Houston, I look forward to promoting this game to the city of Houston.

“Pete has a passion for college sports and with over 35 years of professional experience and involvement in the Houston community, he is obviously a great choice for our board chair,” said David Fletcher, Executive Director of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. “I would like to thank our previous chair, June Deadrick for her service and contributions to the Bowl and its partners.”

DeLongchamps makes it a priority to give back. He serves on the board of Junior Achievement, Houston Christian Preparatory School and is involved with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Kids Meals, the Houston SPCA and SEARCH Homeless Services.

DePelchin Children’s Center was named as the Bowl’s official charitable beneficiary in 2006. Founded in 1892 by Kezia Payne DePelchin, DePelchin Children’s Center is an accredited foster care and adoption agency serving the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and working to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. DePelchin’s approach to caring for kids integrates at-risk prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children who are at risk of entering or are in the State’s child welfare system. The Texas Bowl has donated nearly $2 million in support of these efforts to date.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl matched Texas A&M against Oklahoma State in the sixth year of the Bowl’s partnership with the Big 12 and the SEC. The Aggies scored 24 straight points to knock off Oklahoma State, 24-21 in the 14th installment of the Bowl game. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events a subsidiary of ESPN, and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment.

CONTACT:
Allie LeClair, (832) 919-0655

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL
The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The Bowl annually showcases teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences. The Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over the years. The game ranked fourth in attendance in 2019 behind only the Rose, Peach and Fiesta and was one of the Top 10 most watched Bowls of the year. In terms of its community impact, the bowl has generated an average of $50 million annually for the Houston economy and through its relationship with DePelchin Children’s Center, its official charitable beneficiary, nearly $2 million in financial support has been donated to the city’s oldest children’s charity.

Press Release

FRISCO LONE STAR WIDE RECEIVER MARVIN MIMS NAMED 2019 MR. TEXAS FOOTBALL

HOUSTON – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the leading publication for all things football in Texas, and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl are proud to announce Frisco Lone Star wide receiver Marvin Mims as the recipient of the 2019 Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year presented by Wells Fargo. Mims will be honored on the field at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl on Friday, December 27th at NRG Stadium, when the Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Texas A&M Aggies.

Mr. Texas Football presented by Wells Fargo annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas.

Mims, a 6-foot, 173-pound receiver, put together one of the most remarkable seasons in Texas high school football history, finishing with 117 catches for a national record 2,629 yards and 32 touchdowns. Aside from his national single-season receiving yards mark, Mims also finishes as the state’s all-time leading receiver in a career, finishing with 5,485 yards — breaking the mark set by Jordan Shipley in 2003. His prolific talents fueled a Frisco Lone Star offense that averaged 49.2 points per game and pushed the Rangers into the Class 5A Division I state semifinals for just the second time in program history. Mims’ gaudy numbers and stalwart leadership make him a worthy recipient of the 2019 Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year award.

Former winners of the award include 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray (2013 and 2014 winner, Allen), 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated), current Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders (2017 winner, Denton Ryan) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Mission Veterans Memorial quarterback Landry Gilpin, now at Southwestern University, took home the honor in 2018.

Fans, coaches and players voted for the state’s player of the week each week during the high school season by going to TexasFootball.com. Each weekly winner was announced online on each of the voting sites and their social media pages. All of the weekly winners were nominated for the Player of the Year award. The winner is selected at the conclusion of the high school football season, based on votes cast throughout the season as well as editorial staff consideration. The votes were tabulated by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off with the Texas A&M Aggies. The 2018 Bowl featured the Baylor Bears, representing the Big 12 Conference, and the Vanderbilt Commodores, representing the SEC. The Bears defeated the Commodores, 45-38, in a thrilling offensive shootout. Overall, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl has ranked in the Top-5 in attendance since 2014, trailing only the Rose, Cotton, Peach and Sugar Bowls in that time.

For more information on the Mr. Texas Football Award, visit http://www.academytexasbowl.com/ or www.texasfootball.com.

About the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The Bowl will showcase teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences, for the next two years. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over the years. The game has ranked fifth in attendance since 2014 behind only the Rose, Peach, Cotton and Sugar Bowls. In terms of its community impact, the bowl has generated an average of $50 million annually for the Houston economy and through its relationship with DePelchin Children’s Center, its official charitable beneficiary, more than $1.6 million in financial support has been donated to the city’s oldest children’s charity.

About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football:

For nearly 60 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more.

TexasFootball.com is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting all across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos to podcasts to its daily live show, nobody covers football in Texas like TexasFootball.com.

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Press Release

TEXAS MUSIC ARTISTS TO HIGHLIGHT ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL PREGAME AND BOWL WEEK FESTIVITIES

Kody West to kick off the weekend!

HOUSTON – Kody West will kick off the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl weekend on Thursday, Dec. 26 with a free concert at Downtown Houston’s newest bar and live music venue, The Rustic, starting at 8:30 p.m. at the 2019 Kickoff Concert presented by Toyota. This free show does require a ticket which can be secured here.  VIP packages are also available for the show starting at $25 and can be purchased by following the previous link. The show concludes a full night of activities around the Karbach Bowl Bash, the fan celebration event in Eado and Downtown Houston the night prior to the game.  For more information on all the events, please visit http://www.academytexasbowl.com/events/.

The country music does not stop there. On game day, Casey Donahew Band will perform live on the Main Stage of Karbach Love Street TexFest at NRG Stadium prior to the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. The pregame festivities begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27 leading up to the 5:45 p.m. kickoff between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas A&M Aggies. 

Kody West started playing music in 2014, eager to take on as many acoustic gigs and songwriting competitions in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area that he could. He took on the role of tour manager in the beginning of 2015. On the road with the band, he rapidly gained valuable hands-on experience working and playing music across the state of Texas. Thanks to this time on the road and his endearing songwriting, he was quick to gain a large following of loyal fans. In the past 3 years, he and his band have traveled across the country playing their good for the soul tunes, and are now working on a new record to be released in the new year. The wheels on the van never stop turning and these boys never stop working.

Country music artist, Casey Donahew, is a Burleson, Texas native that has carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene for over the past 17 years, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, Donahew managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands. For nearly the last two decades, Casey has racked up 18 #1 singles, and became a national headliner, playing coast-to-coast and selling out venues such as Billy Bob’s and The Grizzly Rose multiple times. Donahew has over 120 MILLION on-demand digital music streams, and over 330 MILLION streams on Pandora.

Karbach Love Street TexFest, the official pregame party for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, will take place in and around Bud Light Plaza throughout the south end of NRG Stadium. Along with live entertainment, the event will feature select $2.50 beers, Texas themed food, giveaways, interactive games and spirit walks as the teams enter the stadium. The event is free of charge for all fans with tickets to the game. More than 50,000 seats have already been sold to date for the Bowl.  Limited seats remain and can be purchased online at www.academytexasbowl.com or www.ticketmaster.com, on the phone at 832-667-2390 or in person at the NRG Stadium box office inside Bud Light Plaza. Ticket prices for this game range from $35-200. Special group packages are available by calling 832-667-2390. Fans can also call 832-667-2160 for more information on suites and premium hospitality.

The following is a media schedule for all Bowl Week team activities leading up to the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. Addresses are included at the bottom of the schedule. Media should RSVP to allie.leclair@houstontexans.com for all bowl week events. Times and locations are subject to change. Events are closed to the public unless noted.                                            

DATE

TIME (Central)

EVENT

LOCATION

MONDAY, DEC. 23

5 – 7 p.m.

Rodeo Bowl

NRG Arena

TUESDAY, DEC. 24

8:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Scavenger Hunt at the Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum of Houston

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

11:20 a.m. (TAMU) & 11:35 a.m. (OSU)

Final Head Coach Media Availability

Hyatt Regency Hotel

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

Noon – 2 p.m.

Team Luncheon presented by CenterPoint Energy

Hyatt Regency Hotel

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Media Reception – This event is free and open to all media members

Armadillo Palace

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

6 p.m.

Karbach Hopadillo Bowl Bash V – Open to the public

East Downtown Bar Crawl

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

8:30 p.m.

Toyota Kickoff Concert – Open to the public

The Rustic – Downtown Houston

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

9 – 11 a.m.

Family Spirit Day – Open to the public

Rice Stadium

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

3 – 5:45 p.m.     

Karbach Love Street TexFest – Open to ticket-holding public

Bud Light Plaza – NRG Stadium

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

5:45 p.m.

2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium

 

HEADQUARTER HOTELS

Texas A&M:

Hyatt Regency Downtown
1200 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002 

Oklahoma State:

The Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77056

Media:

Aloft Houston by the Galleria  
5415 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056

BOWL WEEK EVENT LOCATIONS

NRG Stadium
Two NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054

NRG Arena
One NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054 

Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

Armadillo Palace
5015 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098

 

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The Bowl will showcase teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over the years. The game has ranked fifth in attendance since 2014 behind only the Rose, Peach, Cotton and Sugar Bowls in that time. In terms of its community impact, the bowl has generated an average of $50 million annually for the Houston economy and through its relationship with DePelchin Children’s Center, its official charitable beneficiary, more than $1.6 million in financial support has been donated to the city’s oldest children’s charity.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

For more information, visit the official websiteFacebookTwitter or YouTube pages.

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Press Release

2019 ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL TO BE CALLED BY ESPN’S KEVIN BROWN, ANDRE WARE AND ALYSSA LANG

HOUSTON –The matchup between No. 25 ranked Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University will kick off Friday, Dec. 27 at 5:45 p.m. at NRG Stadium and broadcast nationally on ESPN.

Calling the action in the booth for ESPN television will be Kevin Brown and Andre Ware with Alyssa Lang on the sideline. The ESPN Radio crew will consist of Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb and Taylor Davis.

This will be the first time Oklahoma State and Texas A&M have met in a bowl game since the 1981 Independence Bowl, where the Aggies defeated the Cowboys 33-16. The two programs have played each other 27 times and Texas A&M currently leads the series with a 17-10 record. Oklahoma State and Texas A&M first met in 1913 when Oklahoma State won 3-0. Their last meeting occurred in 2011 when the Cowboys came out on top, 30-29.

Ticket prices for this game range from $35-200 and may be purchased online at www.academytexasbowl.com or www.ticketmaster.com, on the phone at 832-667-2390 or in person at the NRG Stadium box office inside Bud Light Plaza. Special group packages are available by calling 832-667-2390. Fans can also call 832-667-2160 for more information on suites and premium hospitality.

 

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The Bowl will showcase teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over the years. The game has ranked fifth in attendance since 2014 behind only the Rose, Peach, Cotton and Sugar Bowls in that time. In terms of its community impact, the bowl has generated an average of $50 million annually for the Houston economy and through its relationship with DePelchin Children’s Center, its official charitable beneficiary, more than $1.6 million in financial support has been donated to the city’s oldest children’s charity.

 

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

For more information, visit the official websiteFacebookTwitter or YouTube pages. 

CONTACTS:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Contact: Allie LeClair, (832) 667-2050 or allie.leclair@houstontexans.com

ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron, (860) 766-2233 or anna.m.negron@espn.com

 

 

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Press Release

PROJECTIONS, WEEK 14

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL

HOUSTON – With the college football regular season now concluded, media outlets continue to update and refine their final bowl projections. Listed below are some selected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl projections from various national outlets. Texas A&M is this week’s consensus pick to represent the SEC, while Oklahoma State is the popular pick out of the Big 12. Official team announcements will be made in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will feature teams from the Big 12 and SEC conferences and will kick off at 5:45 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The following are some projected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl matchups from selected national media outlets:

Outlet

Big 12 Team

SEC Team

ESPN.com (Kyle Bonagura)

Kansas State

Texas A&M

ESPN.com (Mark Schlabach)

Kansas State

Texas A&M

CBSSports.com

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

Bleacher Report

Texas

Mississippi State

The Athletic

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

247 Sports

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

                                                                                                                                                     

Following are the bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12 and SEC Conferences following Week 14:

Big 12 Conference

Southeastern Conference

Baylor (11-1)

LSU (12-0)

Oklahoma (11-1)

Alabama (10-2)

Oklahoma State (8-4)

Georgia (11-1)

Kansas State (8-4)

Florida (10-2)

Texas (7-5)

Auburn (9-3)

Iowa State (7-5)

Texas A&M (7-5)

 

Tennessee (6-5)

 

Kentucky (7-5)

 

Mississippi State (6-6)

 

For more information, please contact Texas Bowl media relations Allie LeClair at 832-667-2050 or visit the Texas Bowl’s official website, www.academytexasbowl.com.

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Press Release

PROJECTIONS, WEEK 13

ACADMEY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL

HOUSTON – As the college football season heads into its final month, media outlets continue to update and refine their bowl projections. Listed below are some selected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl projections from various national outlets. Texas A&M is this week’s consensus pick to represent the SEC, while Texas and Oklahoma State tie as the popular pick out of the Big 12.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will feature teams from the Big 12 and SEC conferences and will kick off at 5:45 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 27 and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The following are some projected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl matchups from selected national media outlets:

Outlet

Big 12 Team

SEC Team

ESPN.com (Kyle Bonagura)

Iowa State

Miss. State

ESPN.com (Mark Schlabach)

Texas

Texas A&M

CBSSports.com

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

SportingNews.com

Texas

Miss. State

The Athletic

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

                                                                                                                      
Following are the bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12 and SEC Conferences at the conclusion of Week 13:

Big 12 Conference

Southeastern Conference

Oklahoma (10-1)

LSU (11-0)

Baylor (10-1)

Alabama (10-1)

Oklahoma State (8-3)

Georgia (10-1)

Iowa State (7-4)

Florida (9-2)

Kansas State (7-4)

Auburn (8-3)

Texas (6-5)

Texas A&M (7-4)

 

Tennessee (6-5)

 

Kentucky (6-5)

 

For more information, please contact Texas Bowl media relations Allie LeClair at 832-667-2050 or visit the Texas Bowl’s official website, www.academytexasbowl.com.

Press Release

PROJECTIONS, WEEK 12

ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL

HOUSTON – As the college football season prepares to head into its final month, media outlets continue to update and refine their bowl projections. Listed below are some selected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl projections from various national outlets. Texas A&M is this week’s consensus pick to represent the SEC, while Iowa State and Oklahoma State is a three-way tie as the popular pick out of the Big 12.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will feature teams from the Big 12 and SEC conferences and will kick off at 5:45 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 27 and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The following are some projected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl matchups from selected national media outlets:

Outlet

Big 12 Team

SEC Team

ESPN.com (Mitch Sherman)

Iowa State

Texas A&M

The Athletic

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

                                                                                                                                Following are the bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12 and SEC Conferences following Week 12:     

Big 12 Conference

Southeastern Conference

Oklahoma (9-1)

LSU (10-0)

Baylor (9-1)

Alabama (9-1)

Oklahoma State ((7-3)

Georgia (9-1)

Iowa State (6-4)

Florida (9-2)

Texas (6-4)

Texas A&M (7-3)

Kansas State (6-4)

Auburn (7-3)

                                                                                                              

For more information, please contact Texas Bowl media relations director Allie LeClair at 832-667-2050 or visit the Texas Bowl’s official website, www.thetexasbowl.com.

Press Release

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Press Release

TICKETS FOR THE 2019 ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOV. 1

HOUSTON – Tickets for the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. CT.

This year’s game, featuring a Big 12 versus SEC showdown for the 6th straight year, will be played on Friday, Dec. 27, at 5:45 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium in Houston and will be televised nationally on ESPN. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl is one of 15 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

Ticket prices range from $37-$150 and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, on the phone at 832-667-2390 or in person at the NRG Stadium box office inside Bud Light Plaza. Special group packages are available by calling 832-667-2390. Fans can also call 832-667-2160 for more information on suites and premium hospitality.  To date, over 44,000 seats have already been sold for the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

Last year’s Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl saw the Baylor Bears defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores 45-38.  The Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl has ranks in the Top-5 overall in bowl attendance since 2014, trailing only the Rose, Cotton, Sugar and Peach Bowls in that time.

For more information, visit www.AcademyTexasBowl.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 15 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event, an esports event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

Collegiate Football
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Fla.); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl (Texas);  Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (Nassau);  MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Myrtle Beach Bowl (South Carolina); New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); SoFi Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta)

Collegiate Basketball

Armed Forces Classic (Anchorage, Alaska); Charleston Classic (South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona (TBD) Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Orlando Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.);  Phil Knight Invitational (Portland, Ore.); State Farm Champions Classic (New York City) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

Collegiate Softball

St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational Presented by Wilson (Clearwater, Fla.)

Collegiate Esports

Collegiate Esports Championship (Houston)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

CONTACT:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Contact: Allie LeClair, (832) 667-2050 or allie.leclair@houstontexans.com

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