At one time wasn't there a Florida law requiring the big schools(Miami, FSU, UF) to play each other? Or maybe it is still on the books. http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/0...landing_big12.html?blockID=856135&feedID=3742 Legislature to force Texas-Texas A&M rivalry? They say football is a religion in Texas. It's also politics, too, as evidenced by a recent bill in the state legislature that would require the University of Texas and Texas A&M to play every year in football. State representative Ryan Guillen, a Democrat from Rio Grande City and Texas A&M alum, introduced the bill Monday night, according to report on The Dallas Morning News' website. The bill states that "The intercollegiate football teams of The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University shall annually play a non-conference, regular-season football game against one another." The bill goes on to stipulate that if either university refuses to play the game, then that school cannot offer football scholarships funded with state money. Texas and Texas A&M did play each other since 1894, but the rivalry was halted in 2012 when A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference.