It looks like Grambling and Prairie View won’t be the only HBCUs playing at the the Texas State Fair the next few years. Southern and Texas Southern have agreed to ‘major deal’ to play in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl in 2018 and 2019.
“We think it will generate a lot of excitement for our fans, and we think it will create a lot of excitement for Dallas,” SU interim athletic director Roman Banks said via The Baton Rouge Advocate. “For our fans, Dallas is a place that is fan-friendly. Travel is pretty easy with a major airport.
“This is a major deal to be selected to play in the Cotton Bowl. We are fortunate the state fair and the city of Dallas reached out to us.”
“We were able to negotiate what we think is truly a financial gain for Southern University in going to play this game,” Banks said.