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Roo Football 1908

Why was AC invited to join the big league T.I.A.A. with UT, A&M, and others in 1909? I dunno. But 1908 AC football may have played a role. The Roos were undefeated and dominant in 1908 against regional competition, and were unscored upon for most of the season. The highlights of the 1908 campaign were

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A&M Baseball 1912

More AC baseball…. We know that 1909-1914 were the glory years. We know that AC bested UT 1909-1911. We know AC played against the NY Giants in 1908. Have the Roos ever taken down A&M in baseball? Yessir! AC traveled to Aggieland in April 1912 and won. While I can’t find a recap of the

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New York Giants 1908

We’ll call today’s post: “The Roos win the Pennant! The Roos win the Pennant!” Back in the day, MLB clubs would spend spring training in a location chosen by the team. And for years after 1905, John McGraw’s New York Giants would come to Texas to start the season. Their preparation often involved exhibition games

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Kangaroo Mascot & UT Football 1923

Today’s post was going to focus on AC baseball and the glory years (1909-1914). But I’ve changed directions temporarily because of some of you. AC baseball will have to wait a bit. Today’s post will instead be called “Pat & the Horns”. Will return to the glory years later; the people have spoken and demand

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TIAA 1909

Pat Abernathey likes to give me a hard time. I always refer to AC’s conference as the TIAA. It’s not anymore, it’s the ASC (Whoops! SCAC). And he always corrects me while rolling his eyes. But I’m starting to think there’s good reason to keep annoying him. At the turn of the century, collegiate athletics

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UT Baseball 1911

So I’m an AC baseball guy. That’s where I spent most of my time (in the stands, not the field), and those are the fellas I spent the most time with. So it makes sense to start off with a baseball story. We are all familiar with baseball royalty in Texas. The Longhorns. Six national

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