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Austin College: No, It’s Not in Austin

“Austin College: No, It’s Not in Austin” An article with this headline ran in newspapers around the state of Texas back on a Friday, December 11th. Hey wait, TODAY is Friday, December 11th. How ‘bout that? See the comments for the article. Back during the 1981 version of December 11th, Roos were marveling that the

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February Football

Hey, it’s February! I’ve got a lot of wacky ideas that will never see the light of day. One of those ideas is that football is in the wrong damn season. The summer/fall? I dunno, man. Football is supposed to be a cold weather game. The elements. The mercury. The Ice Bowl on the frozen

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Kyle Matlock from 54 yards.

Sometimes the Go Roos posts are inspired by all y’all out there. Former AC kicker Kyle Matlock wrote earlier today: “So, the Cincinnati quarterback underthrows his receiver on a play that would have sealed their victory over Georgia. Then, the Cincinnati defensive back drops an easy interception that would have sealed the victory. Then, the

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Southlake Carroll: A Roo Family

The Southlake Carroll Dragons meet the Austin Westlake Chaps in the Texas Class 6A D1 championship game. Kickoff is 7pm Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. If you are a Roo fan deciding for whom to root, well, maybe I can help. The family of Roo football veteran Art Clayton has a sophomore offensive lineman

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Shane Montgomery & Denton Ryan: State Champs

Congratulations to these two champions. On the left is Shane Montgomery, Assistant Coach at Denton Ryan HS and former Austin College Kangaroo baseball player. Coach Montgomery’s Ryan Raiders won a 5A state championship tonight in dominating fashion at Jerry World in Dallas. On the right is Nick Something, a coach at a University somewhere east

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Thanks Dennis Ralston for the Roo Tale

Tennis was everything from 1980 to 1990. Texas state rankings, UIL state tournaments in high school, and NAIA competition in college. And then suddenly, nothing. If I was gonna do something athletic after 1990, it wasn’t going to be tennis. Been there, done that. For 25 years, I did pretty much anything else. But Dennis

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Crimson & Gold Fun: Book Winners

Quick! Gimme your Top Five. Here’s mine. Top Five high school sports programs? Lake Washington (WA) KangaroosTerryville (CT) KangaroosAbington (PA) KangaroosKilleen (TX) KangaroosWeatherford (TX) Kangaroos Top Five college sports mascots? Kasey Kangaroo (UMKC)Zippy the Kangaroo (University of Akron)Moe the Kangaroo (VMI)Roody the Kangaroo (SUNY-Canton)Katy ‘Roo (Austin College) AC Athletics had a successful Crimson & Gold

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Crimson & Gold Fund

So I wrote this AC book you see. It took me about FIVE years. And I’ve discovered that I really enjoy just giving them away. When Austin College announced a FIVE day “Crimson & Gold” challenge to benefit Austin College athletics, I said “how ‘bout I give away FIVE copies of the book to FIVE

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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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