The Cotton Bowl is a college football game in the United States. It is a bowl game that has taken place on a yearly basis since the first day of January 1937. From 1937 to 2009, the Cotton Bowl was played at the stadium in Dallas, Texas by the very same name. However, in 2010, the Cotton Bowl moved to the Cowboys Stadium close to Arlington. Even though it was not the first recognized game like this, the Cotton Bowl is derived from “cotton boll”, since Texas is the top cotton producer in the United States.
In times gone by, the Cotton Bowl was hosted the winner of the SWC (South West Conference). After the dissolution of the conference in 1996, the Cotton Bowl changed to include a team in the Big 12 Conference, (in most cases) versus a team from the SEC (South Eastern Conference). The Cotton Bowl is just one of the six bowls in the CFP (College Football Playoff) from the season beginning 2014.
The Cotton Bowl Stadium was inaugurated in 1930 and in time, was referred to as “The House That Doak Built”. This was due to the mammoth crowds that the SMU running back Doak Walker constantly drew to the Cotton Bowl Stadium throughout his college football career in latter years of the 1940s. Initially, the stadium was referred to as the Fair Park Bowl. It is situated in the site of the State Fair of Texas, Fair Park. The Cotton Bowl named the home since the competition’s inauguration in 1937 all the way to the 2010 edition. The Cotton Bowl was home to the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years. This was from the formation of the team back in 1960 to the moment they moved to Texas Stadium 1971.
The very first televised game of the Cotton Bowl happened in 1953. It was broadcast by NBC. The company provided broadcast of the bowl game up to 1957. A year later, the broadcast of the Cotton Bowl was taken over by CBS until 1992. From 1993 to 1995, the Cotton Bowl returned to NBC. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, the Cotton Bowl returned to CBS. Fox picked up the baton from 1999 to 2014. However, from the beginning of the 2015 season, as a component of their College Football Playoff programming, the rights to the Cotton Bowl went to ESPN.
The Cotton Bowl was broadcast nationally for the first time in Spanish by Fox Deportes in 2013 and 2014. ESPN Deportes then took over the broadcasting rights for the Cotton Bowl in Spanish in time for the 2015 season.
The Cotton Bowl can also be caught all over the country on radio thanks to ESPN Radio as well as ESPN Deportes Radio for Spanish language listeners. Before the 2013 season, the Cotton Bowl’s radio home was Westwood One. It was in this same year that the Cotton Bowl was broadcast on radio in Spanish.
The Cotton Bowl can also be caught online on a number of devices via live streaming. There are many, many sites out there that allow for live streaming. It is as simple as an internet search and clicking “play” and then start enjoying watching cotton bowl live stream.