New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014, 11 a.m., Cotton Bowl

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North Texas Mean Green
UNLV Rebels
Brelan Chancellor vs. Idaho Taking the field at Ohio Kickoff at Ohio Brandon McCoy crashes into the Ball State quarterback Derek Thompson scores the game-winning TD vs. Ball State The North Texas defense celebrates against Ball State Ryan Boutwell sacks Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray Marcus Trice blocks a punt against Georgia Brandon McCoy his Tulane quarterback Nick Montana Derek Thompson enjoys time in the pocket against Louisiana Tech The Mean Green sack the Louisiana Tech quarterback North Texas at the line of scrimmage against Southern Miss Derek Thompson motions for Brelan Chancellor to go deep against Southern Miss Zach Orr recovers a fumble against Rice Mean Green fans packed the stands for the Rice game North Texas players join in for the alma mater after the win over Rice The Mean Green sack the UTEP quarterback Brandin Byrd rushes for 202 yards against UTEP Brandin Byrd rushes for 251 yards against Tulsa The Mean Green defense prepares against Tulsa Derek Thompson and the offensive line against Tulsa

New Year's Day At The Cotton Bowl: North Texas To Play In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

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What: Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank
Who: North Texas Mean Green vs. UNLV Rebels
When: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • 11:00 a.m. CST
Where: Historic Cotton Bowl in Fair Park • Dallas, Texas

The Cotton Bowl

The Stadium: The Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl orginally opened in 1930, but recently underwent a $57 million renovation which included the installation of a 57-foot by 83-foot high-definition video board and new sound system. The stadium seats 92,100, has 36 concession stands, and a 5,000-square-foot media center.

The Cotton Bowl was home to the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Texans of the NFL, the Cotton Bowl Classic bowl game, the Red River Rivalry, the Dallas Burn and the 1994 World Cup, and to a variety of college and high school football games, including three North Texas games (one in 1971 and two in 1981).

The Venue: Fair Park in Dallas

Fair Park is a 277-acre complex in Dallas, and is home to the State Fair of Texas. Fair Park boasts nine museums, six performance facilities, and the largest Ferris wheel in North America. It is also dominated by several buildings originally constructed for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, which remain beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture.

Click here for a map of Fair Park.

Click here for parking and public-transport information.

Previous Heart of Dallas Bowls






Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14

QB Clint Chelf, OSU



Houston 34, Penn State 14

QB Case Keenum, Houston



Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38

QB Taylor Potts, Tech



Tickets are available through the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office, and can be purchased online by clicking here, by phone by calling 940-565-2527, or in person at the ticket office located at Apogee Stadium. Click here for more information on student tickets, ticket pickup, ticket-office holiday hours, and tickets for pre-game activities.

Media Credentials

Media credentials are handled by the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and all media attending the Heart of Dallas Bowl must apply for MEDIA/PHOTO credentials through the following website: No exceptions.