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The Roo Tale of Tex Hill

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

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The Roo Tale of Tex Hill – 5 Previews

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

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Ray Morehart & the 1927 New York Yankees

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,

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Previews: Ray Morehart & the 1927 New York Yankees

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

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We. Wuz. Robbed. Longhorns vs. Roos

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.

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Sherman-Denison: The Granddaddy Of Them All

Teddy Roosevelt was re-elected President of the United States on November 8, 1904. A week later, Denison finally got its first victory ever against the Sherman Bearcats on the football field. The Yellow Jackets held on for an 11-5 win, and the Dallas Morning News wrote about the game. The official working the game was

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Vayan Canguros!

The 1927 TCU Horned Frogs played 5 teams in the month of October. Texas @ DKR Memorial in Austin. Texas Tech in Fort Worth. Austin College in Fort Worth. Texas A&M in Fort Worth. Baylor @ The Cotton Palace in Waco. TCU didn’t lose a single one. Against AC, the Horned Frogs jumped out to

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Austin College, Trinity, and December 7, 1941

The Great Depression took a toll on both Austin College & Trinity University. AC was barely able to scrape by thanks to some huge sacrifices and very creative financing. Trinity, located in struggling Waxahachie, fared much worse. To combat the crisis, the two Presbyterian Synods of Texas which governed Austin College & Trinity began to

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