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BU, A&M student presidents: Sportsmanship key this weekend

BU, A&M student presidents: Sportsmanship key this weekend
October 12
00:53 2011

Zach Rogers | Student body president

After a historic 108 year athletic rivalry, the Baylor Bears and the Aggie football teams will face off for potentially the last time.

The historic nature of this game is unprecedented. There is a unique sense of camaraderie between these two great schools that each serves the great state of Texas.

As student body presidents of Baylor University and Texas A&M University, we would like to emphasize to our respective student bodies that this football game is one of the nation’s longest- standing rivalries.

We believe that the highest form of sportsmanship we can show come Saturday is to be united in our love for Texas football. It is our hope that each of our student bodies will passionately support our teams in a manner that is respectful to one another. This is the greatest way to conclude such a storied rivalry.

The future for both of our schools is bright as Texas A&M transitions into the SEC to compete at one of the highest levels of college football and Baylor continues to rise as a top competitor in the Big XII. On this game day, let us hold reverent the past and cherish this final Battle on the Brazos.

— Zach Rogers
Student Body President

­— Jeff Pickering
Student Body President
Texas A&M University

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