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Texas Official Says ‘It Will be a Long While’ Before Any Team Goes to Lubbock

The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders met on Black Friday for what will be the final time on the football field as Big 12 foes. But any idea that a future non-conference match up could be on the horizon seems slim to none. And not just in football, but in any sport for that matter.

In a piece from the Austin American-Statesman, Kirk Bohls wrote that a Texas official said, “It will be a long while before Texas sends its teams to Lubbock.”

 

The reasons cited included Texas Tech fans storming the field when the Red Raiders beat Texas in 2022. Also noted was former Texas coach Chris Beard‘s return to Lubbock for the first time, when the Longhorns team bus was stopped by Texas Tech students.

While these two programs have been playing every season since 1960, it’s now coming to an end. Another causality of conference realignment, unfortunately.

As for Texas‘ reasoning, it seems awfully weak. Field storming? Like every other college program in this country does? Cone on.

This sounds more like a Texas athletic department that doesn’t want to deal with Texas Tech anymore. And that’s fine, if they feel that way. The incentive may not be there, as they only have something to lose and nothing to gain. But blaming on it needing a long “healing period” is quite the excuse.

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