State Farm Lone Star Showdown: Wikis


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

Being the two oldest public universities of the State of Texas, the two schools are archrivals 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 is awarded to the winning school.


Point system

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.[3]

Series history and standings

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. Texas A&M keeps the title since the previous year's winner retains the title in case of a tie.

2009–10 Schedule

2006 Lone Star Showdown - TAMU at their own goal-line
2007-08 LSS Basketball Game at Reed Arena
September 30, 2009 Volleyball Austin ½
October 28, 2009 Volleyball College Station ½
October 30, 2009 Soccer College Station 1
October 31, 2009 Big 12 Men's Cross Country Championship Columbia, Missouri 1
October 31, 2009 Big 12 Women's Cross Country Championship Columbia, Missouri 1
November 6, 2009 Women's Swimming & Diving Austin 1
November 26, 2009 Football College Station ESPN 1
January 9, 2010 Women's Basketball Austin FSN ½
January 16, 2010 Men's Basketball Austin ESPN U
February 5, 2010 Men's Swimming & Diving College Station
February 20, 2010 Women's Basketball College Station FSN
February 26-27, 2010 Big 12 Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship Ames, Iowa
February 26–27, 2010 Big 12 Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship Ames, Iowa
February 27, 2010 Men's Basketball College Station ESPN
April 7, 2010 Softball College Station
April 17, 2010 Men's Tennis Austin
April 16, 2010 Baseball Austin
April 17, 2010 College Station
April 18, 2010 College Station
April 20, 2010 Women's Tennis College Station
April 21, 2010 Softball Austin
April 23–25, 2010 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship Norman, Oklahoma
April 23–25, 2010 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship Trinity, Texas
May 14–16, 2010 Big 12 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Columbia, Missouri
May 14–16, 2010 Big 12 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Columbia, Missouri

State Farm Scholar-Athlete

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:

  • 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

Wheaties Box

In October 2006, General Mills announced they would feature the Lone Star Showdown on boxes of its Wheaties brand cereal, featuring Texas' Royal-Memorial Stadium and the Longhorn helmet on one side and A&M's Kyle Field and Aggie helmet on the other.[4] This is the first time Wheaties has honored such a rivalry.[5]

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