Aggieland Outfitters Sending Bevo Sculpture To Pasture, Other Changes For SEC Switch

So long to the orange and white.

The long standing rivalry between Texas A&M and The University of Texas ends this year.

So, a few changes are on the horizon.

Aggieland Outfitters, a local collegiate clothing store, is switching its focus to the Aggies move to the SEC and getting rid of its Bevo sculpture and the, "Saw 'Em Off" logo, kind of.

News 3 has more on the changes and reaction from fans who bleed maroon and burnt orange.

It's a memorable site for anyone driving down George Bush Drive near Texas A&M and it's soon going out to pasture.

Aggieland Outfitters is having a contest on the best way to get rid of this bovine as UT fades away from being an arch rival in Aggieland.

"We'll still sell the "Saw 'em Off" t-shirts you know in some form of fashion but as far as branding in front of the store we thought there's really no need," said Dallas Shipp, Marketing Director for Aggieland Outfitters.

Shipp said the murals at their locations on University and George Bush are fading away and being replaced with something focused on Aggieland.

Bevo's fate is to be determined with lots of ideas already coming in.

"One of them is have somebody run over it with a tank, we had one put it on top of the Plaza Hotel and put some sort of camera on it so you can watch it... a lot of people that want us to auction it off or raffle it off for charity," he added.

Kori Mondin and her friend Niki Spletter are chemical engineering students at A&M and think the changes are good.

"Also the transition that they're doing outside I think it kind of showcases more of A&M rather than UT," said Mondin.

"It's a big change especially 'cause I'm so used to A&M being like, "Saw 'Em Off" and such and it's such a big tradition, but I think it'll be good," added Spletter.

Michael John is a former student and was hat hunting before the last baseball game against the horns for now, and supports the changes.

"I think it's a great way to signal the transition to the SEC," said John.

Longhorn fans like Mike Thornhill were expecting a historic night at Blue Bell Park. His son Nathan is the starting pitcher for Texas.

"It's going to be kind of sad to lose this rivalry. We like it, we like having the rivalry and I wish they weren't leaving but we'll find other rivalries," said Thornhill.

Aggieland Outfitters will be saying bye bye to Bevo the weekend of June 30th.

Texas A&M officially joins the SEC on July 1st.

Aggieland Outfitters will create an online poll of options for their Bevo by mid May.

You can come up with your own ideas too at the company's website.

We have a link attached below.

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