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Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Renew Texas-Texas A&M Rivalry

November 27, 2018 - 5:54 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - If it were up to a Texas congressman, the University of Texas and Texas A&M football teams will renew their rivalries with one another, or else. 

According to HB (House Bill) 412 filed by Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson, the two schools would be required to play each other in football on the fourth Thursday, Friday or Saturday of each November. 

Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson filed a bill, HB 412, Tuesday that would require University of Texas and Texas A&M football teams to play on the fourth Thursday, Friday or Saturday of each November, according to a tweet from Chuck Lindell of the Austin American-Statesman.

Larson later confirmed the bill on Twitter, saying: "After another Thanksgiving void of one of the most historic collegiate football rivalries, we filed House Bill 412 to start the negotiating process between Texas A&M and University of Texas to bring back the fabled football game."

If the bill passes legislation (beginning on January 8, 2019), and the teams fail to play each other on those days, both schools would lose all football scholarship money that comes from the state.