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Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

Posted on: February 20, 2012 2:08 pm
 



Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In something of a surprise, the Arkansas-Texas A&M series will continue to be played as a neutral-site contest at Arlington's Cowboys Stadium--but only after a two-year on-campus hiatus.

The Razorbacks and Aggies had previously agreed to a 10-year nonconference series to be played at Jerry Jones' space palace, and after three meetings still had seven contests left on the contract. But with A&M joining the SEC and turning the series into an annual conference rivalry game, the Aggies were reportedly less excited about keeping the game off campus. But A&M athletic director Bill Byrne nonetheless announced Saturday that the 2012 meeting would be played at the Aggies' Kyle Field, with the 2013 matchup moving to Arkansas and the game returning to Cowboys Stadium in 2014.

The arrangement would appear to represent a compromise, with one Aggie official having said in December that A&M would "never" want to play the Razorbacks in Arlington again, thanks to an SEC regulation that prevents teams from hosting recruits at off-campus sites. But with Arkansas preferring to maintain an annual recruiting foothold in the Lone Star State, Bobby Petrino made no secret of his desire to keep the game at the neutral site.  

With a full three years still between Saturday's announcement and the two teams' return to Arlington -- and the issues that led to the move on campus for 2012 and 2013 not going way -- it's possible that some other hurdle might be thrown in the way of continuing the series at Cowboys Stadium. But for now, it looks like those remaining seven games will be played as originally planned.

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

Gosh....I have no "pig" in this hunt, but your grammar and spelling leave a lot to be desired.  I'm not sure if it's the Arkansas education system or a failure of Murray State, but spelling embarrassed incorrectly twice in the same post, each in a different way is... well, embarrassing to put it bluntly.  At least you spelled wooo pigggg souieeeee correct, at least I think you did.



Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:44 am
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

TEXAS A&M is just to embarrest about having a 0-3 record vs ARKANSAS @ Cowboy stadium so they wanted to improve there possible 0-3 record to a 1-3 record.

Just keep the 3 year tradition and this years BY playing at COWBOY STADIUM instead of GETTIN EMBARRESED AT KYLE FEILD IN COLLEGE STATION!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAh

WOOOO PIGGGGGGG SOUIEEEEEEEEEEE

GO HOGS

 




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Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:14 am
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

I think you forgot a couple of decades, two N/C in the 70's, and a 3pt lose in Cotton bowl in the 60's cost Neb the N/C.
The Huskers moved to a better conference, that has much more to offer than, just football. We will be one of the top prorams there for years to come in all the major sports, once we are settled in. Sounds like you won't miss your old Big-8 brothers, but I wish you and all of them good luck in the future.

gbr...



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2012 10:27 pm
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

There should be this rule that people are not allowed to drink or do drugs and then post as Pokes21 has done. If you think WVU, Louisville, and Cincy have the football history, drawing power, fan base, and make as much geographical sense to the Big 12 as did Mizzo and TA&M, then I have some swamp land you will surely buy at $1 million an acre.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2012 9:15 pm
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

Get used to it Hog Authority - like Nebraska, everything is fine as long at they were on top (late 80's and most of the 90's), but now they've fallen behind and haven't even entered conference play yet and they've already started...

Thank you SEC for taking them and continuous malcontent Missouri out of the Big 12!   West Virginia, Louisville, and in the near future Cincy will make much better conference mates and bring much more to the table. 



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

Well the Aggies come in the SEC whining.  Goodness what a bunch of wimps.  They will do anything to prevent it from being 4 in a row.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Arkansas, A&M to meet on campus next two years

I'm not usually paying attention to the Oklahoma/Texas game. :)  I was more interested in seeing another Neutral site SEC game.


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