Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp issued a response to the University of Texas' decision to start selling beer at football games in 2015 by saying, “Our athletic program has not reached the point where we require the numbing effects of alcohol,” according to TexAgs radio host Gabe Bock.
On Wednesday, Texas announced its plans to start selling alcohol at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium during the 2015 regular season. Texas' beer-selling pilot program debuted at baseball games in 2014 and will now be implemented at football games. The first home game is scheduled for Sept. 12 against Rice.
The Longhorns have not finished the season with a better record than the Aggies since 2011. Last season, Kevin Sumlin led the Aggies to an 8–5 record before a victory at the 2014 Liberty Bowl. Charlie Strong finished his first season as the Texas head coach with a 6–7 record and a loss in the Texas Bowl.
Texas and Texas A&M last played in 2011, where the Longhorns won 27–25 at home to add on to their 76–37–5 record in the rivalry. Plans for another rivalry game have been put on hold since Texas A&M moved to the SEC in 2012.
- Christopher Chavez