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True for competitors. Also true for coaches.

Man, what a game in Austin yesterday. Longhorn fans left disappointed when a last second West Virginia TD and two-point conversion gave the Mountaineers the inside track to the Big XII championship game. UT Coach Tom Herman left frustrated, while WV Coach Dana Holgorsen was ecstatic. Typical of the two former wide receiver coaches, the

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Fight Song! Part #1 of 2.

Jordan Schneider, Graham Schneider, & Katie Clifford? This one’s for you. You too Chris Coburn and Cindy Weaver Schaufenbuel. I attended to a preschool in College Station, TX in the early 1970s called “Wee Aggieland.” We actually had a fight song. Yes, it’s true. The lyrics were unique, but the tune was not. The lyrics

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Trinity & 2018-19 AC Women’s Basketball

It’s October 26th! Why, that must mean it’s Paul Parrish’s birthday. Paul Parrish is not just a dad. He’s also a former professor of British Literature at Texas A&M. He’s good. I mean, real good. Don’t let the decency and humility fool ya. The man knows his stuff. Quiz him about Shakespeare. Quiz him! I

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Roos & Legion Field

Roos are hanging tough with Birmingham Southern today in Alabama. The BSC campus sits just down the road from the huge Legion Field, also known as the “Football Capital of the South.” Legion Field no longer has the prominence it once did, when it hosted numerous Alabama home games and 40 Iron Bowls in the

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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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