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Rivalry on the Rink: A&M/Texas Series Skates On

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
There are several lasting images of the University of Texas/Texas A&M rivalry that spanned 118 years. The final one our cameras captured was in June - three days before the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. Reveille, paid a visit to the ranch to say bye to BEVO as the two mascots, like their respective universities - went their separate ways.

But while conference realignment has put a freeze on head to head meetings between the Aggies and Longhorns on the field and the court, the rivalry on the rink is alive and well, maybe not so friendly.

"Hockey is everything football is, except you've got razorblades on your feet," says UT head ice hockey coach Rick Jardine.

The University of Texas ice hockey team, a club sport in its 12th year, has a home-and-home series with Texas A&M this weekend in what is believed to be the first athletic event between the Aggies and UT since Texas A&M split for the SEC July 1st. Time has clearly not healed all wounds.

"We hate A&M," says Longhorns right wing Joseph Halford. "Ever since they left the Big 12 and they're going to the SEC for football, this is our one chance we get to pound on these guys."

The UT/A&M rivalry is carved so deep into senior defenseman Will Harlin, that it would take a fleet of zambonis to smooth it over. Harlin's father played baseball at Texas A&M. Will is a senior at UT. While Thanksgiving night won't divide the house anymore, he's excited for another slap shot at the Aggies.

"It's my favorite game every year," says Harlin. "I look forward to it. I mark it on the calendar every year. It means a lot to me, it's a rivalry game. It means everything to this team."

Texas A&M swept the season season series from the Longhorns last year. But unlike every varsity sport, that's not the end of the road for this team. Conference realignment put the A&M/Texas rivalry on ice for the foreseeable future, and that's exactly where this group wants it.Rivalry on the Rink: A&M/Texas Series Skates On


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Scores & Schedules

December 18, 2014 08:09 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix 111, Charlotte 106

Atlanta 127, Cleveland 98

Utah 105, Miami 87

Dallas 117, Detroit 106

Boston 109, Orlando 92

Toronto 105, Brooklyn 89

Memphis 117, San Antonio 116,3OT

Portland 104, Milwaukee 97

L.A. Clippers 102, Indiana 100

Houston 115, Denver 111, OT

Thursday's Games

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0

Boston 3, Minnesota 2, OT

Dallas 2, Vancouver 0

Thursday's Games

Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NFL

Thursday, Dec. 18

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 22

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

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