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Collision Course: F1, Horns on Same Weekend in 2013? (Update)

F1 photo; Bevo photo

Update: Circuit of the Americas emails KUT News the following statement from COTA principal Bobby Epstein:

"Circuit of The Americas has expressed our strong preference for an alternate race date in 2013. We understand that setting a global calendar can be very challenging, involves many factors and is out of our control. We feel confident that Formula One has taken our concerns seriously and is working earnestly towards a collective solution. Ultimately, our 2013 race date may remain as it currently stands."

Original post (Nov. 20, 4:51 p.m.): If you thought it was crowded in Austin last weekend, just wait until next November.

UT will play Oklahoma State University on November 16, 2013, according to the Big 12 athletic conference's  2013 football schedule. That's the same weekend as Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.

The Big 12 schedule does note that the schedule is subject to change.

This year, F1 drew almost 120,000 fans to the Grand Prix on Sunday. Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium holds 100,000 fans.

Elsewhere on the Longhorns' schedule: a Thanksgiving Day game against Texas Tech.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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