Cotton Bowl sticking to Friday night spot in 2013

The Cotton Bowl is sticking with its prime-time spot on a Friday

night again next year.

Cotton Bowl officials and Fox Sports announced Monday that the

2013 game will be played on Jan. 4, the third consecutive year the

game at Cowboys Stadium will be played on a Friday night after New

Year’s Day.

The Cotton Bowl was traditionally played on New Year’s Day

before switching last year to a Friday night. LSU defeated Texas

A&M 41-24 in that game.

This year’s game will be played this Friday when No. 7 Arkansas

plays No. 11 Kansas State.

Fox Sports has televised the Cotton Bowl since 1999. Fox Sports

president Eric Shanks says the game is one of the network’s

premiere events. The game is sponsored by AT&T.