Hard to believe it's been 7 years since we enjoyed a Texas vs Texas A&M football game. Now, one Texas House member wants to end the drought and bring back the annual rivalry game. On Tuesday, state Rep. Lyle Larson, a San Antonio Republican who earned a bachelor's degree from A&M, filed House Bill 412, which would require the two teams to "play a nonconference, regular-season football game against one another on the fourth Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of November each year."
Larson's HB 412 would also prevent a university from awarding athletic scholarships or "similar financial assistance funded by state funds" should it choose to not participate in the football game. Larson isn't the first state lawmaker to push for the two teams to resume the rivalry. In 2013, another A&M graduate — state Rep. Ryan Guillen, a Rio Grande City Democrat — filed similar legislation. The bill was referred to a House committee, though it never received a hearing.