COLLEGE STATION, Texas —
88% of A&M students who voted are in favor of bringing the game back. Three percent of votes cast are indifferent.
The vote lasted two days, February 21st and 22nd. The results were released at 7:30pm on Friday, the 22nd, to a gathering of roughly 100 students at the Memorial Student Center.
The Texas A&M Student Senate, which originally voted to put the question on a student-wide ballot, was reportedly asked by A&M System Chancellor John Sharp to organize a vote that would allow students to voice their thoughts on the game.
Organizers of the vote said they pushed to get the question on the ballot to show school administrators there was support to bring the game back.
Both schools’ presidents have voiced support to bring the game back. In his state of the state address, Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) also revelry threw his support behind an Aggie legislator’s bill to mandate that the rivalry game return.
"I think it's selfish on the part of people who went to school there, who experienced the rivalry...not allowing classes from 2015 onwards experience it," the bill’s sponsor, San Antonio State Rep Lyle Larson, said in an exclusive one-on-one interview with KAGS last week.
"Its a big part of our heritage,” he added.