Texas A&M and Arkansas were long-standing rivals in the old Southwest Conference. All of that changed when Arkansas left for the SEC. Some 20 years later, the two teams resumed their annual battle at the neutral AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
Then Texas A&M joined the SEC as well, throwing another wrench in the grand scheme of things. While there have been some breaks in the 10-year agreement (2012 and 2013 saw games at the teams’ respective home fields), the game is set to continue in Arlington for at least the next 10 years.
Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman may be looking to change all of that, according to 247 Sports:
“I’m constantly re-evaluating. Circumstances may change two, three, four, five years from now.”
As 247 Sports notes, tickets are more expensive at AT&T Stadium than at Kyle Field and the fact that Arkansas can get its foot in the door of the area’s recruiting pipeline, is also concerning. Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long doesn’t seem to be as receptive to a change in the deal at the moment.
“We have 10 more games in the series, including this year,” Long said, according to 247 Sports. “We have a contract through 2024. We are excited about it, and we expect it to continue.”
[h/t 247 Sports]