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Twelfth Night: A&M, AC & Fair Park

I’m a College Station boy. The 1973 OPEC oil embargo was a boon for Persian Gulf and Texas oil producers, Texas refining, and by extension the Texas economy and state coffers. As the Permanent University Fund (PUF) grew, so too did A&M’s ambitions. No longer content to be a Citadel or VMI, Texas A&M began

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Bear Down, AC Roos

We’ve got a great little neighborhood. Our community in Southwest Austin has it all. Walking distance to schools. Nearby retail. And proximity to downtown. But mainly, it’s the neighbors themselves that make it special. A number have already lived abroad, and more have plans to do so. They come from all across the country. New

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United #RooNations

Monday, August 1st will be a solemn day in Austin, TX, and for good reason. 50 years ago on this date, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the UT Tower and began firing at students with deadly accuracy. 48 people would be killed or wounded over 90 minutes, before his deadly rampage was ended

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Texas Tech: The House That AC Built

A powerful storm literally came out of nowhere on a hot July day in Sherman last Saturday. The storm took out all power on campus during Austin College Legends weekend. But the ceremony and celebration were moved elsewhere, and the resilient Roos were honored all the same. Sounds appropriate for this week’s Roo Tale. This

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Joe Spencer & Joe Namath

This week’s Roo Tale is dedicated to AC Athletic Director David Norman, member of the 1981 Roo National Championship football team, coach of the 1991 Roo baseball team, and former Roo football coach in the 2000s. Coach Norman was the skipper of AC baseball, and I was an AC tennis guy. However, the fellas I

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UT & Homer Rainey

This week’s story is dedicated to John Cotton, Austin College Class of 1984. After years in Boston, MA, your humble author returned home to Texas in 2000. Home to family, friends, climate, and the hopeful start of a new career in information technology (IT). While the private sector was initially appealing, my path would lead

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Hub Hollis: We’ll Always Have Paris

Roo fans: This week’s story takes us back from West to East Texas, and is dedicated to my good friend and AC alum Mr. Cliff Brooks. Chapter 1: The Season Chapter 2: The Protest Chapter 3: Herbert on Fire Chapter 4: We’ll always have Paris Chapter 1: The Season Herbert Hollis (AC ’24) arrived on

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Pete Cawthon & Knute Rockne

Our next AC Roo story has been broken up into four chapters. This story is dedicated to my friend Mike Cloonan, Notre Dame alum, fan, and NBC producer of Notre Dame athletics. Welcome to AC Roo stories Mike! Chapter 1: The Coach Chapter 2: The Protégé Chapter 3: The Relationship Chapter 4: The Trip Chapter

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AC: Father of the Fumblerooski

Our next AC Roo story has been broken up into four chapters. Chapter 1: The Huskers Chapter 2: The Championship Chapter 3: The Call Chapter 4: The Aftermath Chapter 1: The Huskers All AC Roo stories should be dedicated to someone, right?. This one is dedicated to former AC Roo football player and Nebraska native

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