Jerry Jones -- owner of the Dallas Cowboys-- is at it again with the help of ESPN to bring a showcase event to his still usponsored palace in Arlington, TX. The game is rumored to be Oregon State to take on TCU with The Portland Tribune saying this is basically a done deal:
"We’re still negotiating with ESPN, but I would hope in the next two weeks we’ll be able to get this thing accomplished," Oregon State Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said Monday.
The game set to be on opening weekend September 4th, and will be similar to the BYU-Oklahoma tilt. The only challenge is that TCU is currently scheduled to play Baylor and Oregon State is set to play Eastern Washington, but ESPN is helping the Beavers find Eastern Washington an opponent. The Baylor game might be able to be moved, because even if TCU adds this game they still need to fill one more non-conference game.
The pay out is anywhere from $300,000 to $1,000,000 for this game. Another reason for Oregon State to play this game is to give brothers James Rodgers and Jacquizz Rodgers who are from the area a game in front of some fans. If this game is added then Oregon State will play non-conference games against TCU, at Boise State, and Louisville at home. While TCU will be playing Oregon State, SMU, Baylor, and an opponent still not determined.
This would be a daunting game for Oregon State since they will be breaking in a new quarterback in a road game that is being played in close range of the TCU campus. The Horned Frogs will be primed for another shot at the BCS with a possibility of a national title run.