Texas A&M’s 12th Man tradition began nearly 100 years ago, when E. King Gill left the stands, suited up, and prepared to enter a football game to help his Aggies achieve a victory. Inspired by Gill’s dedication, the Aggies managed to pull off the upset win in the Dixie Classic. I wrote about Gill yesterday
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Porvenir, Texas is Roo Tale approved y’all. The movie is directed and produced by an Austin College family.
Austin College Trustee P.B. Hill made it clear to all those who would listen. On a disgraceful day in Sherman, TX with very few heroes, one exception was his friend and fellow Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. It was true. The 1930 lynching of Mr. George Hughes by the citizens of Sherman was one of the
Ken Burns has a new documentary series on PBS this fall; it’s about the history of country music. Burns has a way of telling a story that makes those not interested in the topic suddenly very much so, without affecting the enthusiasm of those who are already sold. He’s not without controversy; while his work
How ‘bout them Roos? Austin College shocked the #19 team in the country yesterday. The Roos came away with a dramatic 20-13 win over Centre College at home, thanks in part to a goal line stand in the game’s final minute. I wasn’t planning on writing about the game. But then I read yesterday about
If I were Southwestern Assemblies of God University, I think I’d go with the acronym SWAG instead of SAGU. SWAG is the free stuff you get at a convention, and Generation Z’s new term for “cool.” SAGU sounds like something you’d need to clear up with a script from your family practitioner. SWAG used to
By the end of my freshman year at AC, I still had no idea what my academic focus would be. Pre-med? Haha….no. Business left me wanting more. Communications? Not my bag baby. English? I suppose, but ehh. That first year I pretty much majored in tennis and beer. Then I took a class in the
College football has arrived, and the sport is celebrating a number of anniversaries this year. 2019 marks the official 150th birthday of the sport, although an old Roo Tale preview makes it clear that the Princeton-Rutgers game of 1869 was probably soccer. The true birth of college football can be found at Tufts, on of
My lovely wife Dianne is a Longhorn. I took her to an Austin College football game for the first time about 20 years ago. Her first impression? “Where the heck is the band?” Haha. Come on now hon. This ain’t the 40 acres with its “Showband of the Southwest.” This is Division 3 my love.
Wow! Check out this post and look at that photo. There’s an incredible soccer player in that photo. Accolades, honors, records? Yup, she won ’em. She’s being honored this summer for those legendary accomplishment. What a pic! Oh yeah, Abby Wambach is in it as well. I hear she’s pretty good too. See you at
All Roos have their Roo groups. One of mine meets this weekend. I won’t be able to make it, in part because of bad timing. The reunion is sandwiched between family vacation and Bastille Day (July 14th). UT System Information Technology (I.T.) work absolutely requires my presence on July 14th; that day for me is