Texas A&M To Face Off Against Texas In Home Meet

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November 02nd, 2017 College, SEC

Press Release courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host the Texas Longhorns in a 6 p.m. dual meet on Friday at the Student Recreation Natatorium.

The Coaches said…

Women’s head coach Steve Bultman: “It’s a tremendous rivalry and they have a very good team, so I know we have a huge challenge and I’m excited to see how the two teams stack up. We have a long history with them and I expect every event to be hotly contested.”

Men’s head coach Jay Holmes: “The University of Texas has great tradition in swimming and diving and this will be the first time we’ve swam against them since the current senior class were freshmen. A lot has happened in three years and we will use this meet to gauge our progress as a program. We’ve come a long way, but we still have lots to do and meets like this one are part of the progress.”

In the CSCAA Div. I Top 25 …

Texas women – No. 2 | Texas A&M women – No. 5

Texas men – No. 5 | Texas A&M men – No. 11

2017-18 dual meet records …

Texas women – 2-0 | Texas A&M women – 3-0

Texas men – 0-2 | Texas A&M men – 2-1

Series Notables …

  • Since leaving the Big 12 and joining the SEC for the 2012-13 season, the Aggie women have split four dual meets with Texas, but the Longhorns have won the past two meetings. The Aggies’ last victory in the series was a 169-131 win in Austin on Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Friday’s dual meet will be the first meeting between the men’s teams since the 2014-15 season when the Longhorns handed the Aggies a 153-115 defeat on Oct. 18, 2014. The Aggie men’s last victory in the almost-annual series came in 1962 when Art Adamson’s “Tankers” posted a 54-41 win in College Station.

Follow the action …

Friday’s meet will be broadcast on SEC Network +, which is available on SECNetwork.com and on iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku devices through participating providers via WatchESPN. Visit getsecnetwork.com for more information.

Live results can be found on: 12thMan.com <http://www.sidearmstats.com/tamu/swim/1718TEXAS/index.htm>

or Meet Mobile.

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