Controversy brewing over the first Aggies Longhorns SEC matchup?

It didn’t take long for the controversy and the old rivalry between Texas A&M and the University of Texas to fire back up once the Longhorns transition to the SEC got it’s official “go date”.

Now that we know the Horns will be joining the best conference in the land for the 2024 season, almost certainly bringing “The Game” back after a 12 year hiatus, the question remains, Where will the first matchup take place?

The last time the teams played, in November 2011, they played at Kyle Field in College Station, leading Longhorns to believe that the next game should be in Austin, but it’s the Longhorns stepping up a weightclass to the SEC, where the Aggies have been for over a decade, leading Aggies to feel they should be the ones with the first home field advantage.

According to an article by Sam Khan of The Athletic there seem to be some disagreements between administrators at the two schools as well.

Aggies athletic director Ross Bjork has said “It will take place at Kyle Field” in reference to the that first matchup, and in Khan’s article, reaffirmed his desire for the game to be held in College Station, saying “Let’s just say that is a very, very firm position from our standpoint.” But Longhorns AD Chris Del Conte seems oblivious, “That’s all news to me. I read it somewhere, I just haven’t heard it from the powers that be. As far as I know, that’s just internet fodder”, he told Khan.

We’ll see how it all goes down once the conference chooses a scheduling model and releases a schedule. But until then, there will certainly be a lot of “internet fodder” to discuss.

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