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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Harvey Martin Classic moving to Arlington

By Calvin Watkins

The Harvey Martin Classic, a game pitting Texas A&M Commerce vs. a team from the Lone Star Conference, is moving from the Cotton Bowl to Cowboys Stadium for the 2011 season.

The three-year old game was named after the former Cowboys defensive lineman, who attended East Texas State, which is now Texas A&M Commerce.

Last season, Texas A&M Kingsville beat Commerce, 21-0.

"The vision is to have the game associated with the Cowboys," said Commerce athletic director Carlton Cooper. "We're very excited about this opportunity to move the classic to Arlington. This event will be great for our conference and great exposure for our Texas A&M Commerce family."

The Classic is part of a triple-header of games for Sept. 17 from the Lone Star Conference that will have Abilene Christian, Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Kingsville and West Texas A&M. The triple header will feature two conference games and one nonconference contest.