State Farm Lone Star Showdown

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State Farm Lone Star Showdown
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Texas (6) Texas A&M (2)
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2007–2008
2008–2009

The State Farm Lone Star Showdown was the official moniker (trademarked in 1996)[1] for all varsity men's and women's athletics competitions between the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. The name comes from Lone Star State, which is the nickname of the state of Texas.[2]

Being two of the oldest public universities in the State of Texas, the two schools are rivals in major sports (primarily football). The current showdown was created on a two-year trial basis to bring more attention to the rivalry in non-major sports. Both universities boast large living alumni bases (over 665,000) and a significant following from supporters throughout the state and nation. The Lone Star Showdown trophy was awarded to the winning school. The final rivalry occurred during the 2011-2012 academic year, coming to an end following Texas A&M's move to the Southeastern Conference.[3]

Point system[edit]

Points are awarded for all sports in which both schools maintain an intercollegiate team. Each sport is worth one point, which is awarded to the winner of the head-to-head matchup between the two teams. If the head-to-head matchup ends in a tie, each team receives ½ point. In baseball, the team that wins the regular season three-game series is awarded one point (In the rare event of a split caused by each team winning one of the first two games, and the third game is called on account of weather with the game tied or not played, each team receives ½ point.). In sports where the teams meet twice during the season — currently softball, volleyball, and men's and women’s basketball — each contest is worth ½ point.

If the universities do not compete in head-to-head regular season competition, the university that places higher at the Big 12 Conference Championship will earn the point. Should the universities tie in Big 12 Conference Championship competition the point will be split between the two schools. In the sport of track and field, multi-school meets do not count as head-to-head competition.

There are a total of 19 possible points, with 10 points needed to win. In the event of a 9½ to 9½ tie, the winner of the previous year will retain the title for the following year.[4]

Series history and standings[edit]

  • 2004–05 Winner: Texas — Score: 14½ to 4½
  • 2005–06 Winner: Texas — Score: 14 to 5
  • 2006–07 Winner: Texas — Score: 10½ to 8½
  • 2007–08 Winner: Texas A&M — Score: 10½ to 8½
  • 2008–09 Winner: Texas A&M — Score: Tied 9½ to 9½ †
  • 2009–10 Winner: Texas – Score: 10 to 9
  • 2010–11 Winner: Texas — Score: Tied 9½ to 9½ †
  • 2011-12 Winner: Texas — Score: 12 to 7

School keeps the title since they were the previous year's winner, as per the tie-breaker rule.

Results 2004-2012

  • Total Wins: Texas 6 (63%), Texas A&M 2 (37%)
  • Total Points: Texas 90.5 (60%), Texas A&M 61.5 (40%)

2011–12 Schedule[edit]

2006-2007 Lone Star Showdown Football Game in Austin, TX
2007-2008 Lone Star Showdown Basketball Game in College Station, TX
DATE SPORT LOCATION TV A&M
Points
UT
Points
October 5, 2011 Volleyball Austin FSN ½
October 28, 2011 Soccer Austin LHN 1
October 29, 2011 Big 12 Men's Cross Country Championship College Station 1
October 29, 2011 Big 12 Women's Cross Country Championship College Station 1
November 4, 2011 Women's Swimming & Diving Austin LHN 1
November 23, 2011 Volleyball College Station ½
November 24, 2011 Football College Station ESPN 1
January 11, 2012 Men's Basketball Austin ESPN2 ½
January 11, 2012 Women's Basketball College Station ½
February 3, 2012 Men's Swimming & Diving College Station 1
February 6, 2012 Men's Basketball College Station ESPN ½
February 24–25, 2012 Big 12 Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship College Station 1
February 24–25, 2012 Big 12 Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship College Station 1
March 4, 2012 Women's Basketball Austin FSN ½
April 14, 2012 Men's Tennis Austin LHN 1
April 17, 2012 Women’s Tennis College Station 1
April 27, 2012 Baseball College Station 1
April 28, 2012 Austin FSN
April 29, 2012 LHN
April 27, 2012 Softball College Station ESPN2 1
April 28, 2012 Austin FSN
April 29, 2012 LHN
April 27–29, 2012 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship Trinity, TX 1
April 27–29, 2012 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship Lawrence, KS 1
May 11–13, 2012 Big 12 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Manhattan, KS 1
May 11–13, 2012 Big 12 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Manhattan, KS 1
TOTALS:   7 12

State Farm Scholar-Athlete[edit]

Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, State Farm began honoring a member of the home team at each Showdown event as a State Farm Scholar-Athlete, for their achievements both in competition and in the classroom.

2009-2010 Honorees:

  • Jon Weigand, Texas, Tennis
  • Loryn Johnson, Texas, Softball
  • Elze Potgieter, Texas A&M, Tennis
  • Michael Wacha, Texas A&M, Baseball
  • Kendal Carillo, Texas, Baseball
  • Kelsea Orsak, Texas A&M, Softball
  • Nathan Walkup, Texas A&M, Basketball
  • Damitria Buchanan, Texas A&M, Basketball
  • Casey Strange, Texas A&M, Swimming & Diving
  • Damion James, Texas, Basketball
  • Justin Mason, Texas, Basketball
  • Dexter Pittman, Texas, Basketball
  • Kristen Nash, Texas, Basketball
  • Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, Football
  • Adrienne Woods, Texas, Swimming & Diving
  • Rachel Shipley, Texas A&M, Soccer
  • Jennifer Banse, Texas A&M, Volleyball
  • Heather Kisner, Texas, Volleyball

2008-2009 Honorees:

  • Keith Shinaberry, Texas, Baseball
  • Kyle Thebeau, Texas A&M, Baseball
  • Erin Tresselt, Texas, Softball
  • Conor Pollock, Texas A&M, Tennis
  • Bailey Schroeder, Texas A&M, Softball
  • Sarah Lancaster, Texas, Tennis
  • La Toya Micheaux, Texas A&M, Basketball
  • Josh Carter, Texas A&M, Basketball
  • Scott Drews, Texas, Swimming & Diving
  • Kathleen Nash, Texas, Basketball
  • Stephanie Logterman, Texas, Soccer
  • Mary Batis, Texas A&M, Volleyball
  • Lauren Paolini, Texas, Volleyball
  • Chris Ogbonnaya, Texas, Football
  • Sarah Woods, Texas A&M, Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Connor Atchley, Texas, Men's Basketball

2007-2008 Honorees:

  • Jen Moore, Texas A&M, Volleyball
  • Elisabeth Jones, Texas A&M, Soccer
  • Michelle Moriarty, Texas, Volleyball
  • Stephen McGee, Texas A&M, Football
  • Joseph Jones, Texas A&M, Men's Basketball
  • Mary Yarrison, Texas, Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Alejandro Jacobo, Texas A&M, Men's Swimming & Diving
  • Morenike Atunrase, Texas A&M, Women's Basketball
  • Connor Atchley, Texas, Men's Basketball
  • Earnesia Williams, Texas, Women's Basketball
  • Erin Tresselt, Texas, Softball
  • Anna Blagodarova, Texas A&M, Women's Tennis

2006-2007 Honorees:

  • Karen Haight, Texas, Soccer
  • Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M, Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Michelle Moriarty, Texas, Volleyball
  • Neale Tweedie, Texas, Football
  • Earnesia Williams, Texas, Women's Basketball
  • Tyler O'Halloran, Texas, Men's Swimming & Diving
  • Acie Law IV, Texas A&M, Men's Basketball
  • Katy Pounds, Texas A&M, Women's Basketball
  • Craig Winder, Texas, Men's Basketball
  • Kacie Gaskin, Texas, Softball
  • Conor Pollock, Texas A&M, Men's Tennis
  • Petra Dizdar, Texas, Women's Tennis
  • Amanda Scarborough, Texas A&M, Softball
  • Matt Ueckert, Texas A&M, Baseball
  • Bradley Suttle, Texas, Baseball

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Popik, Barry (2006-10-21). "Lone Star Showdown (Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies)" (blog entry quoting trademark application). The Big Apple. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. ^ "State Nicknames". 50States.com (Marchex Inc). Retrieved 2007-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Farmers Fight!". texasmonthly.com (Emmis Publishing). Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ http://lonestarshowdown.net/index.php?s=&change_well_id=2&url_article_id=7

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