Reinstate Texas vs. Texas A&M Rivalry Football Game
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Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 marked the end of an era.
On that day, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas met on the football field for the 118th and final time, closing the chapter on college football’s third oldest rivalry. In spite of six years without the State of Texas’s most storied game, the tradition continues to run in our blood. Now it’s time to Reinstate the Rivalry.
For generations, this competition has embodied what we love about our schools: the burning passion of Aggie Bonfire, the shining lights of a burnt-orange UT Tower, the grudge embodied in both fight songs, and family Thanksgivings painted in burnt-orange and maroon. Passion, pride, and tradition at both universities have their roots deeply embedded in this rivalry which has always propelled us Texans to achieve more. This game doesn’t divide us--it challenges us.
In that spirit, Reinstate the Rivalry is a united, student-led movement aiming to reestablish the annual Texas vs. Texas A&M football game. Despite our fierce rivalry, current Aggies and Longhorns are working together to influence the administrations of both schools to Reinstate the Rivalry by demonstrating how passionate students, alumni, and fans are about this game.
94% of current Aggie students and 97% of current Longhorn students recently voted to Reinstate the Rivalry. Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Chancellor William McRaven, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, Coach Tom Herman, and Coach Kevin Sumlin have all publicly supported bringing the game back. Enough talk--let’s do something about it.
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