Did Aggies mess with Texas’ state flower on Longhorns’ campus?
Texas and Texas A&M don’t play each other on the football field anymore, but the rivalry might be growing … literally.
Bluebonnets, the state’s official flower, bloom across Texas this time of year.
But there’s something not right on the Longhorns’ campus.
The bluebonnets are growing maroon, which just happens to be the Aggies’ school color. Many in Austin believe these mysterious ones, also outside the nearby state capitol building, are genetically modified.
— Grant Thompson (@gthomp_) April 9, 2014
"It’s definitely going to get worse," Markus Hogue, program coordinator for irrigation and water conservation at the University of Texas, told KEYE-TV. "They are going to keep multiplying."
But no one knows for sure if it’s a prank by Aggies.
"It is just a weird coincidence that the only place that we have them on campus that we know of is right by the (university) tower," Hogue said.
Schedule-wise, the century-old rivarly between Texas and Texas A&M ended in 2011 when the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC.
But is it really over?
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