I’m totally here for the Global Clasico

The world is about to get a blast of Red Wolves football (Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro Edition)

If you think that Red Wolves football can’t come soon enough, we have some good news: Red Wolves football begins play on August 27. OMG! Has Butch Jones even had time to sponge and press his black tracksuits? Relax. The A-State Red Wolves of Jonesboro don’t hit the gridiron until September 3. However, A-State of Querétaro, Mexico suit up a week early.

Welcome to the Global Clasico, a cross-border event that has never before been attempted, but shall be attempted nonetheless in Forth Worth, Texas. According to the event’s website, “The contest will be among the few international football games to be played in North America this upcoming season. ASUCQ is the only university in Mexico that gives its students the ability to gain an American college degree inside of Mexico for approximately 1,000 students.”

These guys mean business.

Taking on the Red Wolves of Querétaro are the Rams of Texas Wesleyan University, who state in a recent press release: “This event will not only host this international team, spectators and fans, but also give Texas Wesleyan the opportunity to celebrate our Hispanic community right here in Fort Worth.” The Rams are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) since the 2013. The Rams finished in third place last season with a 7-3 record.

“We will all be winners regardless of the result and an important link will be formed between ASUQC and Texas Wesleyan,” said ASUCQ Head Coach Gerardo Garduño at media event announcing the historic meeting. Coach Garduño has coached the ASUCQ Red Wolves since 2020.

I’m gonna come clean and admit I know absolutely zip about ASUCQ Red Wolves Football, but you can get an idea of what the team is about on their Facebook page. They seem very nice! The game is held AUGUST 27th, 5:00PM at Farrington Field 1501 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX. Tickets are only $10 and that gets you into a concert, too.

If there are any plans to stream the game on the world wide web, I’ll pass the info along.

PHOTO CREDITS: Texas Wesleyan University