One of college football’s most storied rivalries will get a reboot on the baseball diamond this weekend.
Texas A&M will travel to Austin, Texas, to take on the rival Longhorns in an NCAA Regional. The Aggies are the No. 3 seed in the grouping, which features Texas as the No. 13 overall squad in the tournament.
The Aggies are seemingly at a disadvantage here, but they have won their last three straight regionals. A&M advanced all the way to Omaha, Neb., last season after winning the Houston Regional and sweeping Davidson in College Station in the Super Regionals.
This is the first time Texas has hosted a regional since 2011, which is coincidentally the last time these two teams met on the gridiron. Texas won the final matchup 27-25 before A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC.
However, their matchups have been far more prevalent in baseball. The two teams have frequently met in nonconference matchups over the last few years, including once this season when Texas A&M defeated Texas 6-5 in College Station.
While these two teams have played recently, seeing them in the postseason could produce an entirely different atmosphere.
No. 2 Indiana and No. 4 Texas Southern also will compete in the Austin Regional.