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Texas to play Texas A&M again... in baseball

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It's not football, but it is something.

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When the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies meet once again on the field of play for a regular-season contest in a major sport, it won't be in football. Or even basketball.

But the two schools are set to face off on the diamond in 2016 in College Station and in 2017 in Austin, according to Aggies head coach Rob Childress. The plans are not yet official.

In 2013, the schools failed to meet in baseball for the first time since 1914, but the Horns did beat the Aggies twice in the Houston Regional last year to advance in the NCAA Tournament that eventually saw Texas narrowly miss a berth in the College World Series finals.

The football and basketball programs haven't met since the 2011-2012 season, after which Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC, though the women's basketball teams played in each of the last two seasons. Does the decision to play again in baseball foreshadow the rivalry's return in the other two important men's sports?

Don't expect a non-conference football game in the near future, but this move could certainly signal the potential for the schools to schedule a non-conference basketball series.