Texas A&M President Confirms Permanent Series With Gamecocks In 2013


Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin confirmed via Twitter that Texas A&M’s new permanent rival in 2013 will be South Carolina in the SEC. Obviously, the SEC has neither confirmed or denied such a report, yet.

And do you think President Loftin is excited about joining the SEC? He threw in a #SEC #WHOOP. Not sure I’ve seen WHOOP tweeted, ever.

As we all know, South Carolina has a yearly bout with SEC West foe Arkansas right now. Looks like that will indeed be changed.



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  • A&M vs South Carolina, huh? Well, that’s a choice. Seems like Mizzou would’ve been the sensible choice.

  • You would think AllnOak…. TAMU is getting whatever it wants; game with the Razorbacks moved from Dallas, SCar for permanent rival instead of Mizz and they’re looking to play LSU at the end of the year to replace their ‘national marquis’ game they lost with UT.

    • Don’t think TAMU will ever get LSU as their last game of the season. The SEC would be hard pressed to give up the Arky/LSU game, it’s seen a lot of great games here lately.

  • As a gamecock fan I don’t like this. We have been playing Arkansas for 20 years now and all of a sudden we are switching to make TAMU our yearly game… why? I can’t help but think they are doing this to move Mizzou over to the west and auburn to the east in 2013. Other than that it doesn’t make sense.

    • I really hope that happens. Missouri belongs in the West where it can build natural rivalries with Arky, A&M, and LSU and Auburn belongs in the East where they ALREADY have existing rivalries with Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee (In fact, all of Auburn’s longest rivalries are with East teams except of Bama) If a switch happened, you could have Missouri, Arky, Tennessee, and Georgia as new cross-division possibilities. You could even stir the pot more buy creating games like Tennessee- A&M, Georgia-Miss State (Call it the Dawg Bowl or something), Kentucky-Missouri (the Border State Bash) and so on. This would save almost all the rivalries, save for Bama-Tenn, and help create others.

  • Losing USC is not a good thing for Arkansas, but I guess the losing of rivalry games is now getting started. It will work well for Arkansas as Mizzory will be much easier to beat every year. But a&m will never get the last game with LSU over Arkansas. That game is to big every year and a&m just isn’t that important.

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