TEXARKANA, Texas — The football documentary "The Big Shootout" will be shown from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Saturday at University Center, Room 217, on the campus of Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
"The Big Shootout" is a film about the 1969 football game between the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks that many have dubbed "The Game of the Century." On Dec. 9 of that year the No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns played No. 2 ranked Arkansas in a Southwest Conference game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Longhorns won the game 15-14 and would go on to win The Cotton Bowl and be crowned National Champions.
The film's author and producer Mike Looney will be at the event for a discussion of the book and movie and to answer questions.
This event is free and open to the public.
Texas players Bobby Mitchell and David Arledge are scheduled to attend the screening along with Arkansas player Rick Kersey and Joe Tave, the former Assistant Dean of Men who was the first African American employee at the University of Arkansas.
The screening is hosted by the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, which supports the collection, preservation, exchange, and dissemination of locally and regionally significant materials relating to history and culture in the four-states area. One of its missions is to make history more useful and inspirational and to improve our region by bringing to life its cultural heritage through dynamic exhibits, educational programming, and impactful research.
Texas A&M University-Texarkana is part of the Texas A&M University System.
(For more information contact Director Dr. Andrew McGregor at 903.334.6745 or email him at [email protected])