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Arkansas lawmakers reject Arkansas-ASU matchup

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By MICHAEL STRATFORD
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State Red Wolves won't be meeting up on the football field any time soon now that a panel of state lawmakers shot down a proposal that would have required the matchup.

A proposal to require the two teams to face each other for a 1-time game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock was rejected Tuesday by a House committee. Opponents of the measure said while they liked the idea, they didn't want to legislate a football rivalry.

The bill by Republican Rep. Andy Mayberry of Hensley and Democratic Rep. Harold Copenhaver of Jonesboro would have required at least $250,000 of the ticket sales from the game to go to charity.

Mayberry said Wednesday he had no plans to pursue the bill any further.

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