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  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics

    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School

    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.



  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!



Minnesota and Syracuse accept bids for Texas Bowl

Posted Dec 9, 2013

The University of Minnesota and Syracuse University have accepted bids to play in the 2013 Texas Bowl, the bowl organizing committee announced today.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

HOUSTON – The University of Minnesota and Syracuse University have accepted bids to play in the 2013 Texas Bowl, the bowl organizing committee announced today. The Orange will fill the Big 12 position as an at-large bid representing the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Golden Gophers will represent the Big Ten Conference. The 2013 Texas Bowl will be played on Friday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. CST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

“We are excited to welcome Minnesota, Syracuse and all of their fans to our community,” said Texas Bowl president Jamey Rootes. “We look forward to another great bowl week and Texas Bowl game on December 27.”

Syracuse and Minnesota have met four times previously with the most recent game last season, a 17-10 victory by Minnesota. The Golden Gophers lead the all-time series 3-1. The teams met for the first time in 1995 with Syracuse winning 27-17. The last three meetings between the teams have all been decided by a touchdown or less.

Ticket prices range from $30-115 and may be purchased online at http://thetexasbowl.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com, on the phone at 832-667-2390 or in person at the Reliant Stadium box office inside Budweiser Plaza. The Bowl has already sold more than 42,000 tickets through renewals, Bowl Backer packages, pre-sales and team allotments. For information on luxury suites call 832-667-2160.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers finished the regular season with an 8-4 record (4-4 Big Ten) and qualified for a bowl game for the second straight year under third-year coach Jerry Kill. It will mark the second Texas Bowl appearance for the Golden Gophers, who lost 34-31 to Texas Tech last Dec. 28. The Gophers, who were 3-9 two years ago and finished 6-7 last year, have turned into one of the best stories in college football. Minnesota was universally picked to finish last in its division in Big Ten play, but began the season 4-0 before dropping conference affairs to Iowa and Michigan. A bye week after the Michigan loss provided some time to heal physically and prepare mentally for the rest of the season. Minnesota then won four straight Big Ten games for the first time since 1973. Included in the streak were wins against traditional powers Nebraska and Penn State. The Gophers ended a 16-game losing streak to the Huskers and claimed the Governor’s Victory Bell from the Nittany Lions. The Maroon and Gold then ended its season against ranked foes Wisconsin and Michigan State. Minnesota finished 2013 with its best record since it won 10 games in 2003. This is the seventh eight-win season for the Gophers since 1960 and their 18th eight-win season overall.
"We are excited to return to Houston to play in the Texas Bowl. We enjoyed our experience last year and wish we could have come away with a victory,” said Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill. “The hospitality from the bowl committee, local support staffs and area college football fans was second to none. I know our players – especially the 12 from Texas – welcome the opportunity to represent the University of Minnesota in a state that has great football tradition. Our fans, who have been tremendous at home and on the road all year, are excited as well and are ready to support the Gophers in Houston at the Texas Bowl." 
This will be Syracuse’s first trip to the Texas Bowl, which was founded in 2006, and the second bowl game in the state of Texas for Syracuse. The Orange beat the University of Texas, 23-14, in the 1960 Cotton Bowl.
“It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game,” said Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer. “I couldn’t be happier for our senior class to have the opportunity to go to Texas and play a Big Ten school. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about this season is our seniors. They are tough kids who never give in. This is a perfect way for them to end their season and their Syracuse career – playing in their final game in an SU uniform in the Texas Bowl.”

Syracuse is 6-6 overall and finished with a 4-4 conference record in its first year in the ACC. The Orange tied Boston College for third place in the Atlantic Division, finishing behind only top-ranked Florida State and 12th-ranked Clemson. Syracuse features the ACC’s fourth-ranked rushing attack (193.8 yards per game), led by All-ACC Third Team selection Jerome Smith who is averaging 70 yards per game on the ground. Smith has 12 total touchdowns, including 11 rushing scores.

Sophomore Durell Eskridge and seniors Jay Bromley and Marquis Spruill spearhead an aggressive Orange defense that ranks 19th nationally in tackles for loss per game (7.3) and is tied for 23rd in sacks (2.75 per game).  An All-ACC Third Team performer, Eskridge leads the team in tackles (78) and interceptions (4). Bromley, who also received All-ACC Third Team honors, has 38 stops, including 12.5 for a loss and a squad-best nine sacks. Spruill was an honorable mention All-ACC choice. He has 62 tackles, including a team-best 13.5 for a loss.

Syracuse has a rich bowl history. The Orange owns a 14-9-1 postseason record and won seven straight bowl games from 1988 to 1996. Currently, SU is riding a two-game bowl winning streak, having won the 2010 and 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowls against Kansas State and West Virginia, respectively.

Texas Bowl
The Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over its first seven years.  The bowl has generated an average of $30 million per year for the Houston economy and has over 25,000 season ticket holders.  The game has averaged more than 63,000 fans in its seven-year history, including a crowd of 50,386 for last year’s game between Texas Tech and Minnesota.  Away from the field, the Texas Bowl has donated nearly $600,000 to date and more than $12 million in promotional support and publicity to DePelchin Children’s Center, the Bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.


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