Posted 6 months ago
By John Axtell
RICHARDSON, Texas – The Lone Star Football Festival, which includes Chadron State College meeting West Texas A&M on September 12 in Dallas Cowboys Stadium, has filled out its field with three college football teams from Mexico…a fitting kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Lone Star Festival features 7 games in 3 days, all at Cowboys Stadium and showcasing some of the top NCAA Division II teams from around the country. Four made last year’s playoffs…CSC, West Texas, CSU-Pueblo, and Midwestern State…while Delta State was the 2000 national champion.
The CSC-West Texas game, a rematch of last year’s first-round playoff game won in Chadron by the visitors
opens the Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. It will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network, one of six D-II regular season games being carried by the network this year.
There will be tickets for each game at $25 for adults and $10 for students, as well as 3-day festival passes covering all 7 games at $40 for adults and $15 for students. Sales of both will start soon.
The Lone Star Football Festival has been one of the best attended football events in all of Division II, attracting more than 58,000 fans to 9 games in its first 2 years even though all but 2 of the games have been televised.
2013 Lone Star Football Festival Schedule (All times Mountain)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
6 p.m.: Chadron State vs. West Texas A&M
Friday, September 13, 2013
Noon: Sul Ross State vs. Eastern New Mexico
4 p.m.: Delta State vs. Texas A&M-Commerce
8 p.m.: Monterrey Tech Puebla vs. Monterrey Tech Mexico City
Saturday, September 14, 2013
11 a.m.: Monterrey Tech vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville
3 p.m.: Tarleton State vs. Midwestern State
7 p.m.: Colorado State-Pueblo vs. Angelo State