May 7, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA has announced that the Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic featuring Army and Louisiana Tech will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game, which will be played at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Sept. 28, will be televised live by Fox Sports.
This season's Conference USA agreement calls for games on FOX Sports 1, FOX's new national sports cable network launching this August. Additional games will be carried nationally on FOX Sports Networks owned-and-affiliated regional networks, which reach more than 85 million homes and FOX College Sports.
The Black Knights and Bulldogs have met once before on the gridiron. Army scored a 14-7 victory at Michie Stadium on Oct. 25, 2008.
Army has never played in historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Black Knights' last trip to Texas was their 16-13 victory over SMU in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas. The Black Knights are 7-11 all-time in games played in the Lone Star State.
The Heart of Dallas is a new non-profit group based in Dallas that became the title sponsor of the former TicketCity Bowl. The game will take place during the opening weekend of the State Fair of Texas. Individuals purchasing a ticket to the game will receive free admission to the fair on the day of the game.