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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


The Texas A&M Aggies have marched their way back into the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Aggie athletic department officials formally accepted an invitation to the 75th Classic extended by AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Chairman Tommy Bain on Tuesday.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have the Aggies back in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” Bain said. “Texas A&M has had a remarkable season and they deserve to be rewarded for their tremendous efforts. It’s going to be quite a celebration at the 75th Classic.”

No. 18-ranked Texas A&M will face a team from the Southeastern Conference, which will be formally announced on Sunday. The Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country, having won six straight to earn a bid to the Classic.

The 2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl marks the 12th appearance at the Classic for the Aggies and their first since 2005 when Tennessee upended Texas A&M, 38-7.

“The Aggies were here when we celebrated our 50th anniversary, and it was a game for the ages,” CBAA Team Selection Chairman Fin Ewing said. “The 75th AT&T Cotton Bowl is also setting up to be a Classic to remember.”

The 2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will be nationally televised on FOX, and kickoff is set for 7:27 p.m. on January 7th. Limited tickets remain and can be ordered online at or by calling 888-792-BOWL (2695).