If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M had been permanently put on ice, you are correct. Tonight, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey.
As Adam Winkler of Austin’s KEYE-TV first noted, this weekend’s home-and-home (tonight in College Station, tomorrow in Cedar Park) “is believed to be the first athletic event between the Aggies and UT since Texas A&M split for the SEC July 1st.”
It’s club hockey, meaning, no NCAA, no scholarships and no school-provided athletic budget, played at the Division 2 level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Texas State, UTSA, SMU, UNT, Dallas Baptist and TCU also skate in that division.
But while the Horned Frogs may be the Longhorns’ new Thanksgiving Big 12 football rival, UT’s hockey players are still all about the Aggies, and vice-versa.
“We hate A&M,” Longhorns right wing Joseph Halford told KEYE’s Winkler. “Ever since they left the