ESPN Gains Rights To First College Game In Cowboys’ New Stadium


ESPN will televise the first college football game at the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Labor Day weekend.

As part of a five-year pact to bring a top college game to the home of America’s Team during Labor Day weekends, the Sept. 5 contest will pit Oklahoma and BYU in primetime on either ABC or ESPN.  

The OU-BYU game this fall will be just the second meeting between these programs: the Cougars won the only previous meeting 31-6 in the 1994 Copper Bowl.

“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 George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, in a statement.