A&M Billboard Near Austin Gets a UT Makeover
The rivalry continues off the field: A "This is SEC Country" billboard in North Austin was defaced with University of Texas colors over the weekend.
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UT versus A&M: The rivalry lives on via a billboard, and some illegal graffiti.
As Ashley Goudeau of KVUE reported, a North Austin billboard for Texas A&M proclaiming “This is SEC Country” (which had already become infamous when it first went up), was defaced with orange paint over the weekend.
The vandals “X”ed out the name and number on the player’s maroon jersey, and wrote “UT” alongside that. An Aggies logo elsewhere on the billboard also got completely oranged.
Watch the video, which includes some (mostly silly) reactions from passersby and Longhorns fans:
Goudeau reported that no charges had been filed as of yet, because it was the weekend. The billboard is owned by Lamar Advertising.
Unlike the snarky billboard that was put up (and then removed) in Gainesville, Florida, this is one of several that Texas A&M’s own marketing department put up around the state last month.
As Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News has previously reported, there are billboards in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as “on I-35 entering Texas from Oklahoma; I-10 and I-20 entering Texas from Louisiana; and I-30 entering Texas from Arkansas/Louisiana.”