Rivalry Renewed Between Texas A&M Football and Longhorns; Date Set for First Reunion on Gridiron
Ever since the announcement was made that Texas and OU would be following Texas A&M football to the SEC, every college football fan has been wondering when the rivalry between A&M and their in-state foe would be renewed. For a while, the thought was that the Aggies and Longhorns wouldn’t reunite on the field until 2025; then, after a push from OU and Texas to join the Aggies in the SEC sooner, the date got moved up to 2024. Even then, the actual date had yet to be released. Would the game be held on its traditional last weekend of the year? Thanksgiving? Or would the conference keep Texas A&M football and LSU paired up on that final week?
We now have a solid date nailed down for the first meeting between the two since the Longhorns followed in the Aggies’ footsteps to the premier conference in the country. According to a story from ESPN, it looks like the first game in the renewed Lone Star Showdown will be on November 30, 2024.
I don’t know much, but I do know this: this game will be the hottest ticket in the whole sport save possibly the national championship next season. This is one of the most storied rivalries in the sport, brought back finally after the Longhorns finally admitted defeat and saw the wisdom that A&M exercised almost a decade earlier, following in their footsteps to the SEC. There’s been a lot made between these two schools since the breakup at the turn of the previous decade, but we are now just slightly over one year between being able to hash things out on the field once more.