September is Boston month at Go Roos Central, but we are gonna take an unrelated detour to Tulsa today. We’ll be back in Beantown this weekend. Man, Tulsa native Jeff Griffith is gonna like this one. Or roll his eyes. Probably both. Recommended reading for you Roo Kate Willis. You too Greg & Jonica Cason.
There are a good number of elite academic institutions in the state of Texas. Austin College is one. However, there’s only one “Harvard of the South” in Texas. That honor goes to Rice University. Rice dates its founding back to 1912. At 106 years old, the Houston school has seen a lot of history. Melissa
Chapter 1: 1896 Austin College & Texas A&M met on the football field in Sherman on Thanksgiving Day, 1896. That same afternoon, the University of Texas Longhorns were squaring off against a Dallas football club in Austin. At the time, football was a working class club game played by laborers. UT, A&M, and AC were
Hey, Mexico is playing Germany in the World Cup right now! Vamos El Tri! I’m gonna go watch. Maybe we’ll see a little Roo Tale magic for La Seleccion Mexicana. This summer, it’s the end of two eras in Mexico. Estadio Azul will be torn down this summer. The stadium, built just after World War
Chapter 1: Sherman Dr. Pierre Bernard (P.B.) Hill found his calling in Asia. The Presbyterian minister moved his family to Japanese-occupied Korea in 1910 in order to further his missionary work. There, he saw firsthand the brutality of the Japanese military regime in the early 20th century. P.B. and his wife Ella did their best
Preview 1: Birthday Preview 2: William McRaven Preview 3: Winston Churchill Preview 4: China Preview 5: Phi Sigma Alpha Y’all should always listen to your Mom. Moms are always teaching. Linda Parrish celebrated a birthday when I was a kid. What year I forget. What I remember though, is that she gave everyone in the
Chapter 1: Terrill One of the stories of Austin College is survival. 1918 is a good example. Enrollment was down because of the Great War. Budgets were tight. Layoffs were common and programs of study were reduced. The fall semester of 1918 began with unpleasant news. John Morgan Currie, captain of Roo football in 1916,
Preview #1: It’s Kevin Krause’s birthday! HBD Kevin. Krause is a former Kangaroo second baseman, Luckett Hall resident, and 1992 AC graduate. Just like Ray Morehart! Well, almost. Morehart is a former Kangaroo second baseman, Luckett Hall resident, and 1922 AC graduate. Yeah, watching baseball back in the 1990s sure does take me back…….. [insert
Coach Tom Herman’s Bulldogs loaded onto the bus in Seguin. They were bound for Sherman, TX, where Texas Lutheran would face David Norman’s Austin College Kangaroos in the season opener of the American Southwest Conference. Herman was a receivers coach for the Bulldogs, and had high hopes for a strong offensive showing and a win.
Wait, what? It’s Jason Johnson’s birthday today? One day before the start of the “12 Days of Roo Football Christmas” story about the 1988 AC football team? That’s awfully convenient. Jason was a freshman running back on the 1988 team that won a TIAA conference title and lost in the NAIA playoffs to the eventual