Texas football considering playing game in Mexico City

Monday May 18th, 2015

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said the Longhorns are considering playing a football game in Mexico City, according to the Associated Press.

The potential game could happen by 2020. Patterson talked about how Texas is trying to expand its international brand and cited a natural advantage the university has because of how close it is to Mexico, according to the AP.

According to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman, Patterson said Pac-12 teams have "shown the most interest" in playing the Longhorns in Mexico City. 

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Texas men's basketball team will play Washington in China in November 2015. It will be the first time a major American sports league will play a regular season game in the country. 

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In February, the Texas women's soccer team played an exhibition against Monterrey Tech in Mexico. 

Texas football went 6–7 last season in its first year under coach Charlie Strong.

Jack Jorgensen

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