Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/17/14
There are lots of good reasons for Alabama to play a Big Ten team at Cowboys Stadium. The last time Alabama tried it (last season), the Crimson Tide destroyed Michigan in one of the most high-profile inter-conference games of the season. It also exposes Alabama in a state where the Tide traditionally has not had much of a footprint and, therefore, has the potential to damage a conference rival (Texas A&M), and it allows Alabama to strengthen its schedule without having to play a true road game. So Wednesday's announcement that Alabama will face Wisconsin in Dallas in 2015 is not surprising, even if it is exciting. "Today's announcement of the matchup continues a college football tradition of bringing two top college programs to Cowboys Stadium on Labor Day weekend to kick off the college football season," a release from the Dallas Cowboys read. The event is technically knows as the Cowboys Classic. This year it hosts LSU and TCU and next year pits Florida ...
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