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Requiem for a rivalry

After more than a century, fans sad to see rivals torn apart

Updated: April 30, 2012, 12:45 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- A routine grounder to short.

A simple throw and put-out at first.

And it was over.

Time of death: 7:14 p.m. CT

The cause was much deeper than just one out in one game between Texas and Texas A&M. After more than a century of being inexorably tethered, a mixture of petulance and pettiness has torn these two programs asunder.

But for four days, across 110 miles in four stadiums, in front of record crowd after record crowd, what had always ...

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