The big Texas-OU game that draws a huge crowd from both schools every year is staying at the Cotton Bowl through 2025, according to reports from ESPN Big 12 reporter Jake Trotter. The two schools have faced off at the Cotton Bowl every year since 1932 and with the State Fair of Texas surrounding the stadium, it gives fans one of the best game day experiences in sports.
The game has long been one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports, with both teams constantly battling for the Big 12 title. Texas shocked Oklahoma in the 2013 game, dominating the Sooners the entire way through after losing getting demolished by both BYU and Ole Miss earlier in the season. The two schools have each won five of the last 10 contests, but it’s Texas with the large overall lead at 60-43-5.
The official name of the game DID change, and it’s now the Red River Showdown. The game has also been nicknamed the Red River Rivalry, Red River Shootout, and Texas-OU game or OU-Texas game, depending on which team you’re rooting for. The game is usually one of the hottest tickets of the year, with 2014 likely being no different. The get-in price is currently at $200, with a lower level ticket running $270.