Don’t be surprised if a college football game is played south of the border in the near future.
And I’m not talking about that tacky, but yet strangely alluring, pit stop on I-95, where you can climb into the giant sombrero on the border of the Carolinas.
Texas AD Steve Patterson is intrigued about the idea of playing more Longhorns games at neutral sites because he wants to expand the program’s brand.
One of cities being discussed is Mexico City.
ESPN, as it often does, has jumped in the discussion, and is now trying to put together a deal in which teams from the Big-12 and Pac-12 would play a game in there.
“Keep your eye on it,” ESPN president John Skipper told CBSSports.com on Thursday.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, like Patterson, is looking to grow the conference brand, which has led to Washington and Texas scheduling a basketball game in China to be played on Nov. 14, 2015.
“We have been focused on China and Asia,” Scott said. “Next frontier is Latin America.”
Other football games have been played outside the U.S., including when Notre Dame and Navy opened the 2012 season in Dublin. Penn State and UCF will open this season there on Aug. 30.
How do you say “Hook ‘em Horns” in espanol?
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