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Austin College & TCU: The 1920 Roo Season in Review

“Austin College & TCU: The 1920 Roo Season in Review” Chapter 1: Austin College vs. Durant Normal (SE Oklahoma State) The story of the 1920 Austin College Kangaroo football season covers many topics. It’s a Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA) championship season with a conference title, and an historic victory by a 110-0 margin. It’s

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AC & the UT-OU Red River Rivalry

Despite the pandemic, another Red River Rivalry kicks off at Fair Park today. That kinda makes sense; the Longhorns & Sooners didn’t even suspend their rivalry during World War 2. They’ve been playing for nearly 100 years straight. So for those watching, here’s a little TX-OU pregame for you. The top five facts about the

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AC & Kyle Field

The ties between Austin College & Texas A&M? They run deep. I’ve been working on the “Roo book” for most of 2020. It’s almost done! I’ve also been writing weekly stories as a part of my College Station high school’s centennial committee. Those stories will also become a book. This week’s story was about the

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AC & Aggie Yells

There’s a new AC Cheerleaders group. See the link in the comments. Typical of me, I went looking for something interesting about AC cheerleaders. Here’s something. The ties between AC and Texas A&M are strong. I’m a College Station boy, so I’m a fan of the ties. There are AC cheers going back to the

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AC Football @ DKR Texas Memorial Stadium

Roo football played at Kyle Field (Texas A&M) nine times back in the day. But have the Roos ever suited up at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, home of the Longhorns? Yes. One time. Against St Edward’s University at the end of the 1929 season. See photos. When the Roos kicked off the 1929 season, American prosperity

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AC & Lance Armstrong

“Lance,” the two-part ESPN 30-for-30 documentary about Lance Armstrong, airs tonight and next Sunday night (May 31st). I’ve shared a photo of Armstrong with his very first manager. Austin College Kangaroo Scott Eder. Armstrong was a phenomenal young swimmer and runner from the Dallas area at age 14. Eder, AC Class of 1980, took young

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Larry Fedora & Southern Miss

At first glance, this interview just looks like some Texas high school committee huddling up with an accomplished alumnus on the occasion of that school’s 100th anniversary. But look at little closer, and you’ll see it’s just one Roo chatting with another. Thanks Larry. ~Marc Texas A&M had their guy. After leading the University of

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LSU & Death Valley

This one goes out to Clayton Oliphint & Stuart Oliphint. “It is a pantheon of concrete & steel.It’s a city that rises defiantly in the DeltaAlongside the Father of Waters.It is the humidity of autumn eveningsThat drapes stately oaks and broad magnolias.It is haunted…and it is loud.It is Halloween night & Cannon blasts.It is a

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