Author Archives: Marc Parrish

Mel Tjeerdsma Day

All of the “Roo Tale” writing over the past few years has led me to some discussions with other writers and their process. I had a conversation recently with one of them (will tell you about him in person David Norman). He’s forged a career out of writing and journalism, and is the author of

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September 11th, 1918

Probably gonna see a lot of photos of Ol’ Glory online today. Hey, me too. It’s important to remember. The fall of 1918 was a time of immense change around the country. At my alma mater as well. The first class of women enrolled that semester. They were met with reactions that ranged from curiosity

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The Birthplace of Texas College Football

Introduction: College football was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1893. Technically, not true. The game officially traces its roots to the 1869 Rutgers – Harvard matchup in New Jersey. The 1875 Tufts – Harvard game is likely the first instance of the “game as we know it today.” The arrival of the Harvard – Yale rivalry

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Austin College & Tulsa

September is Boston month at Go Roos Central, but we are gonna take an unrelated detour to Tulsa today. We’ll be back in Beantown this weekend. Man, Tulsa native Jeff Griffith is gonna like this one. Or roll his eyes. Probably both. Recommended reading for you Roo Kate Willis. You too Greg & Jonica Cason.

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A Mexico Roo Tale

Chapter 1: 1896 Austin College & Texas A&M met on the football field in Sherman on Thanksgiving Day, 1896. That same afternoon, the University of Texas Longhorns were squaring off against a Dallas football club in Austin. At the time, football was a working class club game played by laborers. UT, A&M, and AC were

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A Mexico Roo Tale – 6 Previews

Hey, Mexico is playing Germany in the World Cup right now!  Vamos El Tri!  I’m gonna go watch.  Maybe we’ll see a little Roo Tale magic for La Seleccion Mexicana. This summer, it’s the end of two eras in Mexico. Estadio Azul will be torn down this summer.  The stadium, built just after World War

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