The University of Texas at Austin will hold its annual Hex Rally tonight, despite not playing Texas A&M in their annual football rivalry game.
The rally has been held every year since 1941 to put a curse on A&M ahead of the game. But the rivalry was effectively ended when A&M left the Big 12 this year.
The target of the hex this year will be Texas Christian University. UT plays TCU on Thanksgiving Day.
Allyson Copeland is with the Texas Exes Spirit and Traditions Council, which puts on the Hex Rally.
“There will be some extra surprises that the Hex Rally wouldn’t normally have," Copeland says. "But we’re still keeping the tradition of the red candles. I know there’s been a lot of questions about whether we’re switching to purple. We’re keeping the hex as it’s been since 1941.”
The rally will be held, as usual, on the south mall of the UT tower starting at 8 p.m.