Dec 07, 2018

2018 Cotton Bowl Central

Clemson vs. Notre Dame

*** Ticket Information Coming Soon *** || IPTAY Parking Info

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Dec. 29, 2018 || 4 p.m. || Arlington, Texas

CLEMSON, S.C. — The College Football Playoff and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl announced today that the second-seeded Clemson Tigers will face the third-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Kick is scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 29 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 4 p.m.

The selection marks Clemson’s fourth consecutive College Football Playoff (CFP) appearance, as Clemson joins Alabama as the only programs ever to earn at least four straight CFP berths.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to for more information on tickets, travel packages, merchandise and more. For the ultimate experience, official travel packages are available through PrimeSport. With limited availability, fans should act now by visiting to book their trips. Fans are also encouraged to visit the Clemson Tigers Store to get official ACC Championship and College Football Playoff merchandise.

Make a Difference in Dallas - Clemson Family Service Project

Team up with Clemson faculty, staff and other volunteers to make a difference in Dallas!
As the Clemson Tigers prepare to face Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Clemson Alumni Association and Clemson University Student Affairs are teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Dallas to perform tasks like sorting donations, unloading trucks, working in the repair shop and preparing care packages.

The mission of Goodwill is to provide job training and employment to persons with disabilities and disadvantages to help transform their lives through the power of jobs. Donated goods provide jobs through the collection, processing and reselling of goods.

Click HERE to register on Eventbrite to show the world Every Tiger Cares!  Space is limited!

Alumni Events

Friday, Dec. 28 || Welcome To Texas!

Join the Clemson Alumni Association, IPTAY and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Clemson Club at the Welcome to Texas Event!

We hope that you’ll join us at Texas Live! On Friday, December 28th from 5-7 PM following the Battle of the Bands! More details to come, be sure to check the Bowl Central page .

Texas Live! is located at 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011. For more information about Texas Live! please visit their website:

We hope to CU there! Go Tigers!

The Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl berth brings Clemson’s bowl history full circle, The game will be only the Tigers’ second all-time appearance in the Cotton Bowl, dating back to the program’s first ever bowl bid. That year, Head Coach Jess Neely’s Tigers completed a 9-1 campaign in 1939 with a 6-3 victory against Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. The victory was a landmark one for Clemson, as in addition to being the program’s first bowl game, it represented the school’s first win against a Top 20 team.

Clemson will be making a bowl appearance for the 14th consecutive year, adding to its current school record that began in 2005. In total, it will be Clemson’s 43rd bowl appearance, with the Tigers entering their upcoming bowl schedule with an existing 22-20 all-time record in bowl play.

The meeting between the Tigers and Irish will be only the fourth all-time meeting between the two programs. Clemson holds a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series between the schools, including a win in the programs’ most recent meeting in 2015, when Clemson stopped a two-point conversion attempt in a driving rain storm to secure a 24-22 victory at Memorial Stadium.