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This week is the Field of Dreams game between the Yankees and White Sox. This week is also the Crimson & Gold challenge week at Austin College. JR Ohr asked me to write online to promote the AC fundraising challenge. Hey JR, you know I am always a yes. There will be an Austin College
[Written on April 25, 2019] On this day 100 years ago, Austin College had a special visitor. The 27th President of the United States. Republican William Howard Taft had won election in 1908, serving one term. By 1921, he would be appointed Chief Justice of the United States. Taft is the only person to have
The Battle of Cantigny was the first. The Battle of Cantigny, fought on May 28, 1918, was the first American offensive in a World War 1 that was going poorly for the Western Front. Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany still held significant amounts of French territory and could see the blinking lights of Paris in the distance.
Congratulations to Sam Houston State. The Bearkats earned a D1 FCS title in football today with a dramatic, last second win over South Dakota State.In attendance was JR Ohr. JR is a former Roo QB, former Bearkat athletics staffer, and current Roo Executive Director for development. JR’s daughter is now 1-0 in national championship games.
Dianne and I were sitting in Tiananmen Square, having just arrived in May of 2011 to finish the adoption of our daughter Ms. M. I looked up at the big portrait of Mao, and noticed a flag hanging next to China’s. “Whose flag is that?,” I wondered. I looked it up later. It was the
I was messaging with Christopher Hall this weekend about his father. You know his Dad right? Dr. Clyde Hall? An AC living legend? Dr. Hall turned 98 years old last week. I told Chris how inspired I was by his Dad’s story. What I didn’t mention to Chris though was my favorite picture of Dr.
L.T. Cook Jr. had only one real dream. To fly. His father L.T. Cook Sr. was different. Cook Sr., a lifelong educator, took the job of Superintendent of Sherman ISD in 1930. For nearly 15 years, he presided over the education of Sherman students, often guiding them towards nearby Austin College. Cook Sr. worked closely
12 Oaks stand between Dean and Baker Halls on the campus of Austin College, memorializing the 12 Kangaroos lost during World War 1. This is the story of one of those Oaks, dedicated to Charles Ignatius Coffin. The Coffin family of Itasca, TX has sent generations through the halls of AC. Charles is not nearly
It’s my birthday! I was born on April 29th, 1970. But it’s a different April 29th that’s been on my mind lately. On April 29th, 1922, Austin College Kangaroo Charlie Robertson retired for the night alongside his Chicago White Sox teammates at the Statler Hotel in downtown Detroit, MI. Robertson, a rookie pitcher with two
Austin College Kangaroo Charlie Robertson is on my mind. Robertson is a former Roo baseball player who pitched a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox on April 30th, 1922. The 99th anniversary of his perfect game is this week. So, I’m going to honor this Roo by counting down my Top 5 favorite Charlie