Cotton Bowl rises

Ole Miss has a rich history with the Cotton Bowl.

In the modern era that history includes playing in the final game at the original Cotton Bowl stadium at the Texas state fair grounds as well as the first game at its new home, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

If the Rebels play in the game beyond the 2013 season it will mean they have truly arrived among the nation’s elite. It was announced Wednesday that the Cotton Bowl will host the first championship game of the playoff era following the 2014 season. LINK

It’s a worthy achievement for a bowl committee that worked hard to maintain a big-time image while it wasn’t among the big-time games after the BCS was formed.

The Cotton Bowl has moved up because of its new location. It gained its reputation, though, because of the attention to detail and the effort put forth at making sure everyone involved with its game had a first-class experience. We put hospitality on display in the south. So does this group in Texas.



Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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