Report: SEC, A&M would nix bowl game vs. Texas

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Report: SEC, A&M would nix bowl game vs. Texas
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One of the casualties of conference expansion was Texas-Texas A&M, the long-running and heated in-state rivalry that was first played in 1894 and played every year from 1915-2011. Since A&M officially left for the SEC in 2012, neither side has been inclined to reignite the rivalry with a non-conference series.

Hopes were raised, however, when it became clear as the 2014 season moved along that there was the possibility the Aggies and Longhorns could meet up in the postseason. It appears, though, those hopes were a false one.

Citing a pair of sources close to the situation, Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com is reporting that an A&M-UT bowl game this year will not happen because “apparently the Aggies –- or perhaps the SEC on the Aggies’ behalf –- [will make] sure there will be no postseason matchup of two of college football’s most bitter divorcees.” Per the report, the SEC has made it clear to bowl games with SEC-Big 12 tie-ins that the conference “won’t support a Texas vs Texas A&M postseason matchup” because, Brown writes, “A&M has too much to lose from a potential loss.” continues on NBCSports.com

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