Arkansas-Texas A&M on campus 2012-13; could return to Arlington in 2014

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Arkansas-Texas A&M

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The Arkansas-Texas A&M series is now officially set for campus sites in 2012 and 2013 and could return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in 2014.

The two schools will meet at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 29, 2012 and at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 28, 2013.

Arkansas and Texas A&M first played at Cowboys Stadium in 2009 in a series that was dubbed the “Southwest Classic.” The Razorbacks won all three games: 47-19 (2009), 24-17 (2010) and 42-38 (2011). The two teams signed a 10-year contract to play the game in Arlington when Texas A&M was still a member of the Big 12.

With Texas A&M entering the SEC, the game was moved back to campus sites. Both schools are in negotiations to return the game to Cowboys Stadium:

The two institutions have played in the Southwest Classic at Cowboys Stadium in each of the last three years. After Texas A&M officially joined the Southeastern Conference, the Dallas Cowboys worked with both institutions to help address scheduling difficulties created for the Aggies with their entry into the SEC. Discussions between both institutions and the Dallas Cowboys are ongoing and are focused on returning the series to Cowboys Stadium for the 2014 season and beyond.

Texas A&M opens the 2012 season vs. Louisiana Tech in Shreveport (Aug. 30) while Arkansas hosts Jacksonville State (Sept. 1).

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