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Texas A&M hockey takes on the Longhorns Jan. 5 at the Cotton Bowl


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At long last, we finally get to see the Texas A&M Aggies face off against the Texas Longhorns on the football field. There just so happens to be an ice rink on top of said field. On Sunday, Jan. 5, the Aggie and Longhorn club hockey teams will play a one-hour exhibition game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, on the same ice that the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators played on for the NHL’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.

Admission is free, the gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the game starts at 5:15. The forecast calls for rain earlier in the day, but it should be clear with temperatures in 40s by game time. Bundle up!

Both A&M and Texas are members of the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference, along with TCU, Texas State, UT-El Paso, North Texas, Dallas Baptist and East Texas Baptist. Two-thirds of the way through the season, the Aggies lead the South Division with 22 points and a record if 11-3-0. They have played the Longhorns twice this season, winning 4-3 in Austin on Oct. 18 and 1-0 in College Station on Oct. 19.