Arkansas, Texas A&M to renew rivalry

March 10, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- Arkansas and Texas A&M, which had intense battles when both were in the Southwest Conference, have agreed to restart their football rivalry.

The schools on Monday said they would play each season from 2009-18 in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"I am very excited about this agreement between our two schools and Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys organization," Texas A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne said. "This provides a marquee non-conference game with national television exposure. The stadium is going to be one of the finest in the country and that should excite our players and fans."

Texas A&M and Arkansas have played 65 times -- with the Razorbacks owning a 38-24-3 series lead -- but haven't played since 1991, which was Arkansas' last season in the SWC. The Razorbacks left for the Southeastern Conference and the Aggies were among SWC teams that joined the conference that became the Big 12.

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