According to Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand, ESPN has scheduled the first game at the Cowboys’ Stadium in 2009, and it will feature a pretty interesting matchup. BCS Championship contender Oklahoma will travel due South to Arlington, TX, where they’ll meet up with Mountain West powerhouse BYU….
ESPN will televise the first college football game from the new Cowboys stadium September 5, when Oklahoma plays BYU. The game will be part of ESPN Kickoff Week presented by Gillette. ESPN has not decided yet whether to telecast the game on ESPN or ABC. The game will kick off a five-year deal that will see ESPN or ABC telecast a Labor Day weekend game from the new stadium. “We are delighted to present this compelling game and impressive new venue to a national audience, and look forward to working with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in future years to build a new tradition in college football,” said ESPN/ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer.
That’s a great game, and probably the best venue to hold it in. At least since it’s not a Cowboys’ game, we won’t be beat over the head with Jerry Jones interviews and mentions. Although, I don’t see how they won’t have something with him at some point or another.
ESPN To Televise Oklahoma-BYU From New Cowboys Stadium In September (Sports Business Daily)