The TCU Horned Frogs and SMU Mustangs are indefinitely “pausing” their soccer sequence after the 2025 contest, per a report from Brett McMurphy of Motion Community.
Texas Christian College, positioned in Fort Price, Texas, and Southern Methodist College, positioned in Dallas, Texas, are located about 35 miles aside. The 2 faculties first met on the gridiron in 1915 in a contest that’s now often called the Battle for the Iron Skillet.
This season, TCU is slated to host SMU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Price on Saturday, Sept. 23. The 2024 contest is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, earlier than the sequence returns to Fort Price in 2025.
Of their most up-to-date matchup in 2022 in Dallas, the Horned Frogs defeated the Mustangs 42-34 to increase their benefit within the general sequence to 52-42-7.
It’s not presently identified the precise purpose for the “pausing” of the Battle for the Iron Skillet, but it surely’s seemingly associated to the continued convention realignment that has claimed a number of different outstanding non-conference soccer sequence.
One chance is that the enlargement of the Large 12 Convention to 16 groups may end in a 10-game convention schedule with solely two non-conference video games per staff per season. If that’s the case, the “pausing” of the sequence is sensible in order that the colleges can see how their schedules will shake out.
One other chance is that the Large 12 may ultimately extend an offer to SMU to hitch the convention, which might then make their sequence a convention sport. The Mustangs have additionally emerged as a possible candidate for the ACC together with Stanford and Cal.