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Ray Morehart and the 1927 Yankees

In an earlier story, I mentioned the AC baseball team traveling to Austin and losing to Bibb Falk and the Longhorns in 1919. Falk would then move on to the Chicago White Sox, where he replaced Shoeless Joe Jackson in left field and enjoyed an 11 year career in the majors. After retirement, Falk returned

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Roo Football tops Heisman

Now this is how you take a story full circle. Our last tale involved the 1912 AC Roos crushing the Rice Owls 81-0, to date their worst defeat ever. While one sided, it is nowhere near the most lopsided victory in college football history. That honor goes to John Heisman, he of the Heisman Trophy.

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AC defeats Rice 81-0

President Kennedy challenged the nation to reach the moon in September 1962 at a speech at Rice stadium, and did so by asking why humankind would do anything challenging: “But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago,

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Roos, Baseball & Bibb Falk

For tonight’s post, we are back to AC baseball. In Texas, Longhorn baseball is royalty. 6 national championships, 35 CWS appearances, and 73 conference championships since 1911……….the last year the Horns fell to the Roos (see earlier post). AC continued to face the Horns well into the 1920s, but the results were not quite as

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AC Basketball 1925

Tonight’s post is for fun. Austin College men’s basketball goes back to at least 1920. I’m still digging. Austin College women’s basketball goes back to at least 1926. Also still digging. AC went coed in 1918, so many women sports are likely a product of the roaring 1920s. We’ll see what we can find for

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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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