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A Kyle Field First

The first football games at Kyle Field, one of the oldest stadiums in Texas, took place in the Fall of 1905. One of the first Aggie football opponents at Kyle in the Fall of 1905 was……….OK, fine, it was NOT Austin College. Haha. A&M was unwilling to provide funds for an athletic park, so in

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A Notre Dame Roo Tale

Chapter 1: Notre Dame & St. Edward’s University (Saturday 9/18) Father Edward Sorin established two Catholic Universities in 19th century America. The first university, Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, is perhaps the most famous Catholic school in the United States. The second university might surprise you. Born in France during the Napoleonic wars, Father

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A Field of Dreams Roo Tale

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

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The Memorial Day Tale of Robert J. Maxey

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. 

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Congratulations to Sam Houston State

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.

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Myanmmar & Tex Hill

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

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Dr. Clyde Hall

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.

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Miracle on the Hudson

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

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