The Cotton Bowl is one of the legendary football venues in all of college football. It was built in the Fairpark area of South Dallas over 80 years ago. And although it only holds a few football games these days, it is still a fantastic place to see a game.

Cotton Bowl tickets this year are for the 75’th annual game. Today, many Cotton Bowl tickets are assured of going out to Texas A&M fans. The Aggies accepted a berth to the January 7’th game, regardless of how the Big 12 championship plays out. With that, all they need to do now is find an SEC opponent for them. That final Cotton Bowl ticket will depend on the SEC title game, and on what the Capital One Bowl does as well.

Cotton Bowl president Rick Baker announced today that Texas A&M had been invited, after their hot finish to the regular season. In the past, Texas A&M frequently came here, when they were in the Southwest Conference. Now, the Aggies have surged back after a 9-3 year.

With one of the Cotton Bowl tickets punched, the next step is determining their SEC opponent. If Auburn loses to South Carolina, that could shake up the bowl destinations for every SEC team. But if the Tigers win after all, order will be maintained.

Nowadays, the Cotton Bowl has slid down the list of prestigious events, as it isn’t even on New Years Day anymore. For Alabama and LSU, it would be a mere consolation prize, after their national title hopes were dashed. But for Texas A&M, it would mark a return to prominence, as they came from nowhere to tie for the Big 12 South crown.

However, Texas A&M fans and students can now get tickets to the Cotton Bowl, for the first time since 2004. Alabama or LSU fans may get to do the same with them after Sunday, before the big game on January 7, 2011.

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