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A New York Times report on Aug. 30 indicated that Texas A&M notified the Big-12 that they are leaving the conference.

The Aggies want to move to the SEC, where they would receive more money and more exposure on TV.

The school is also upset about Texas creating the Longhorn Network and that Big-12 revenue from TV contracts are not split equally among the schools.

Nevertheless, they should stay put in the Big-12 because of their rivalries within the conference.

While A&M could regain rivalries with Arkansas or LSU in the SEC, the Aggies biggest rivalry is clearly the University of Texas.

But A&M might not want anything to do with Texas after they leave the Big-12 because of the issues with Texas, which is why they left in the first place.

The “Lone Star Showdown” is one of the sport’s great in-state rivalries. There have been 117 meetings between Texas A&M and Texas and it would be a shame not to have it again.

The rivalry takes place every Thanksgiving, similar to the Territorial Cup.

Could you imagine a season without playing your most hated rival, somebody like UA?

Neither could I.

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