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Texas A&M May Lose 7-on-7 Competition

The NCAA and the Southeastern Conference don't really like 7-on-7 football competitions, apparently. Luckily for Texas A&M, they are both relenting on a one-year basis so the annual state tournament can once again be hosted in Aggieland, as it has been since 1998.

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The future of the competition is very much in doubt. At least, the future of it being held in College Station. I can see why the NCAA would dislike holding it at a college campus, since it has such strict rules about recruiting and all. Of course, 7-on-7 competitions also have strict rules about high school coaches not being involved directly with their teams in these contests. Just look at the spectators at the state competition, though, and you'll see a host of those coaches. You know, not coaching.

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The question is where do you move this competition if not a college campus? The article lists Frisco, Round Rock and San Antonio, but the real question is whether there are fields to support so many games. They happen so quickly and there are so many of them in a compact amount of time, you really need multiple fields available at the same location.

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I'm not sure why the Reliant Park Bubble isn't being considered, as it'd take place in a dead time for Texans football and have the space necessary for playing that many games. Plus, Reliant has no preexisting college ties.

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At any rate, it looks like decisions will be made soon, but the future in Aggieland looks bleaker and bleaker.

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