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Aggies, Hogs moving game to campus for two years

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When Texas A&M made the official move to the SEC last fall, the Aggies knew they would have to adjust the non-conference game with Arkansas, which is now an annual SEC West game.

For the past three seasons, the two have met in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium. For the next two years, however, the game will be held on campus, according to multiple reports out of both College Station and Fayetteville.

Arkansas will visit A&M this season with the Aggies going to Fayetteville in 2013. After that, the game will be relocated back to Dallas to finish up seven years on the contract the two signed when it was a non-conference game.

The move gives A&M six home games this season, and given how quickly things moved with the Aggies’ conference shift, each side has to make sure they’re going to get at least six home games until they can get their non-conference schedule figured out over the next few years.

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13 Responses to “Aggies, Hogs moving game to campus for two years”
  1. mrslay1 says: Feb 18, 2012 11:17 PM

    Coming of of the gate these aggies show they have NO CLASS. Make a contract with Jerry World when it’s good for them and then chicken out break the contract. No guts… no glory… no honor and no class. Guess they are taking lessions from irsay. I hope Jerry Jones sues their a$$ off!!!

  2. saints97 says: Feb 18, 2012 11:21 PM

    You mean the same Jerry Jones that told them they’d get $5 million a year and then gave them less than 3 last year?

  3. mrslay1 says: Feb 19, 2012 12:05 AM

    They got the same payout as the Razorbacks and did not guaranty that in the contract. They loved the deal until they got lucky enough to play in the SEC. It will be more fun kicking their butt in college station anyway.

  4. saints97 says: Feb 19, 2012 12:15 AM

    There are also recruiting reasons to play it as a home and home. The SEC does not allow recruits to attend neutral site conference games.

    But mostly this is just a temporary fix because the bind that A&M is in with scheduling. Obviously Jones and his alma mater agreed to two year hiatus. I do not think is a big deal at all.

  5. mrslay1 says: Feb 19, 2012 1:33 AM

    I understand your point. It was just not a good thing for Arkansas who went into this deal for the promotional benefit and for recruiting. Getting to tell a player that he would get to play in Jerry world every year was a BIG bonus for Arkansas. Had this been decided by a&m earlier, Arkansas could have found another team who would have loved to play a game there. I would bet most any team in the country would have loved to play a team like Arkansas there (maybe Florida state) if they were given enough time. This did hurt Arkansas, and helped a&m and therefore not a honorable thing to do. I would hope the Hogs find someone else to play there next year and in the future. This is a bonus game for anyone and a&m does not deserve it!

  6. cyraider says: Feb 19, 2012 5:45 AM

    New confrence, same result. A&M is average, nobody cares about them….

  7. lemmam says: Feb 19, 2012 8:27 AM

    mrslay1 – please attach a copy of the contract between Texas A&M – Arkansas that is played in Dallas. I’d like to see it and have my attorney look it over with a fine tooth comb. You dickwad

  8. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 19, 2012 11:12 AM

    This is an agreement made by all parties, including Arkansas, AND Jerruh Jones (who btw will never have a relevant NFL team again, until he hires a real GM).

    What’s the big deal here?

  9. corvusrex96 says: Feb 19, 2012 3:27 PM

    What’s the big deal ?? The contract is not broken, just postponed.

    Since Ark is now a conference game the aggs are trying to put together a non-conf schedule.

    Also given that the Big XII have colluded with each other to blacklist any school from their schedules that left the conference, the non conf is not as simple as it looks.

    All things considered I am sure aTm is happy to out from UT’s thumb, even it means a less than steller non conf line up.

  10. mrslay1 says: Feb 19, 2012 4:09 PM

    For all of you aggies to understand, Petrino and AD Jeff Long were against this being changed. They were both quoted on this subject many times. They were forced to go along with the deal because of a&m crying about their schedual and their home games. This forced Arkansas to find a new team to play at the last minute and keeps them out of a Cowboys stadium game, for two years now. Of coarse a&m don’t see a problem, it worked for them. Two major points here. First we have another little 12 team coming in the SEC, crying like a girl coming out of the gate to get what they want, but most important, forcing Arkansas to break a contract. Second, Arkansas now becomes a lier to recruits that were promised a chance to play in Cowboy stadium every year. And that IS a big deal for Arkansas recuiting in Texas. Forcing Arkansas to break a contract and making them a lier may be nothing to you, but then that shows what kind of people you are.

  11. brettlgriffin says: Feb 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    The contract isn’t being broken, it will be fulfilled just two years later than expected. Arkansas will be fine, they are building a hell of a program up there in Fayetteville, this will not derail them in the slightest. Also I’m sure A&M was not crying about their “schedual” and surely that doesn’t make them a “lier”, does it?

  12. mrslay1 says: Feb 20, 2012 10:07 AM

    I appecate you kind words about Arkansas and I’m sorry about getting a bit mad here. Living here in Arkansas, reading and hearing everything that is said I have to tell you that some folks are mad about this. There are kids who will graduate in the next 2 years that never got into a game in Cowboys stadium and their time is now. Coach Petrino and AD Jeff Long have said many time that this was not good for Arkansas and they are not happy about this. Yes they accepted the deal, they had no choice. I and many here in Arkansas loved the trip to play in Dallas as well. But enough I guess as it’s done and time only goes one direction.
    I will say that living in Houston for 8 years in the 80’s, my territory took me to College Station much of the time. It is a beautiful city and college. As a young man at the time I have to say, what ever else they had or didn’t, I’ve never seen so many beautiful girls in any college in my life! I certainly enjoyed my time there:-)

  13. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 20, 2012 10:59 AM

    You had better go back to kollege, mrslay1. Yur speeling is turrble.

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