Texas - Oklahoma Weekend
The yearly meeting between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners is the pinnacle of college football rivalry, and epitomises the spirit of college rivalry. The Red River Shootout pits two of the most distinguished football programs not only in the Big XII, but in the entire NCAA.
The game is played every year in November at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. The entire weekend, the city of Dallas comes alive with college spirit as both the Texas and Oklahoma fans cover the streets of downtown Dallas and come out to support their teams.
This tradition dates all the way back to the year 1900 when the Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 28-2 under coaches S.H. Thompson and fred Roberts, respectively. The meeting is now a yearly battle of BCS heavyweights between nationally ranked teams.