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  • Kyle Rittenhouse chooses Texas A&M, says it's going to be "awesome"

    06/05/2022 9:28:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 63 replies
    KAGS via WFAA ^ | 06/05/2022 | Erin Wenci
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kyle Rittenhouse announced Friday he will be attending Texas A&M University on the Charlie Kirk Show. Rittenhouse said he had made the decision after touring the college campus earlier this year and told Kirk going to the university would be an "amazing" experience. "Kyle Rittenhouse is announcing he's an Aggie," Kirk said as Rittenhouse put on a Texas A&M hat. "It's going to be awesome," Rittenhouse said. "Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food." Rittenhouse also told Kirk he is considering joining the Corps of Cadets. "I haven't decided yet, I may," Rittenhouse said. Rittenhouse had been...
  • Is this the year the Longhorns and Aggies renew their rivalry? (Vanity)

    11/30/2019 6:41:30 PM PST · by OrangeHoof · 17 replies
    me | 11-30-2019 | OrangeHoof
    I've always thought the only way to get the Longhorns and Aggies on the football field again was through a bowl game. To the uninitiated, Texas and Texas A&M had a bitter rivalry for more than a century but A&M switched to the better-paying Southeastern Conference and Texas has refused to schedule a football game against them ever since. Accusations have been hurled in both directions but the most salient stems from the day ESPN showed up in Austin and asked the Longhorns if they wanted their own national sports channel. Well, who wouldn't? Texas gets paid zillions of Disney...
  • Texas A&M's first openly gay student body president to take office

    03/20/2017 9:14:53 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 36 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 3/20/17 | Cassandra Pollock
    Texas A&M University's first openly gay student body president is set to take office next month, marking a milestone for the largest public university in the state. Bobby Brooks, an economics junior at the flagship campus in College Station, was elected by A&M students as the university's 74th student body president March 9. In an interview published Sunday in The Battalion, the student newspaper, Brooks said he "was fulfilling the dream I had been building since my freshman year," and added he wanted his victory to reflect his readiness to lead.
  • University statement on 'controversial speaker' Richard Spencer's visit, Aggies express outrage

    11/23/2016 12:29:46 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 27 replies
    The Batt ^ | 11/22/16 | Chevall Pryce
    Richard Spencer, white nationalist and creator of the term “alt-right,” will be speaking in Rudder Tower this December. Spencer will be speaking on the alt-right movement, a radical offshoot of conservatism which promotes white identity and white nationalism. Spencer’s speech will be focusing on explaining what the alt-right is, and how he believes this movement will affect the United States. Recently, video of a speech Spencer gave at a conference for the National Policy Institute, a think tank for white nationalists and the alt-right, circulated around the internet. Much of the speech included anti-semitic remarks and Nazi rhetoric. At the...
  • Viral Photo Captures the 'Aggie Spirit'

    10/27/2015 2:31:36 PM PDT · by TADSLOS · 21 replies
    KHOU ^ | 27 Oct, 2015 | Staff
    (KHOU) -- It was only a photo of the stands at a Texas A&M home football game. But the commandant of the Corps of Cadets took to social media to say that the story behind that photograph captured what the “Aggie Spirit” is all about. The photo shows the Corps of Cadets section at the Kyle Field when the Aggies hosted Mississippi State on Oct. 3. As the cadets stand to cheer for the team in the fourth quarter, one cadet stands quietly holding his 6-year-old son. Despite the noise, the boy is asleep – his feet resting on the...
  • Texas A&M's redone Kyle Field is now largest in SEC, full of new amenities

    08/28/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Newcomb
    Some Texas A&M officials felt 92,000 was enough. Not for Chancellor John Sharp. This Aggie knew that he needed to unify Kyle Field by making it symmetrical. And doing that bumped capacity to 102,512, the largest football stadium in the SEC and fourth largest in the nation. “When this thing started it was the most nervous time in my life,” Sharp tells “Folks didn’t think we could fill up a 102,000-seat stadium. We sold all 102,000 tickets in 18 minutes.” And those 102,000 folks will filter into the completely overhauled Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, for the first...
  • Record Flooding Could Mean Big Problems for Gulf of Mexico

    06/11/2015 12:07:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 77 replies
    KBTX ^ | 6-10-15 | Texas A&M University Press
    COLLEGE STATION - Record rainfall totals in many parts of Texas the past few weeks means a record amount of freshwater pouring into the Gulf of Mexico – as high as 10 times the normal rate – and that could lead to huge problems for marine life and commercial fishermen very soon, warns a Texas A&M University oceanographer. Steve DiMarco, professor of oceanography, says the huge rainfall amounts in the last month mean that such rivers as the Brazos, Trinity, Colorado and others currently are carrying record amounts of water flowing southward to the Gulf, similar to a situation that...
  • Texas A&M study names Obama 5th best American President

    03/21/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 52 replies
    facebook ^ | 3/21/14 | unknown
    In a recently completed study from Texas A&M University, President Barack Obama has been rated as the 5th best in history. “After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best in history.”Here are the Results: 1) Reagan and Lincoln tied for first 2) Seventeen presidents tied for second 3)Twenty-three other presidents tied for third 4) Jimmy Carty came in 4th 5) Obama was fifth Heh. gig'em!
  • TX A&M vs. Duke: Onside Kick Karma.

    12/31/2013 10:30:19 PM PST · by ziravan · 17 replies
    Full Disclosure: I'm a Texas A&M Graduate... When Duke kicked the onside kick late in the second half, I was telling my friends I watched the game with that that move was a grave strategic mistake not only because it was bad karma but because it would rally the Aggies. I know that you can't rule Johnny Football out and any way to pad the score is fair. Yeah. Yeah. But. You don't kick a dog when it's down. Duke just needed to play efficient football from that point forward to win the game. The LAST thing that Duke needed...
  • Anti-Gun Aggies?!

    12/09/2013 2:47:19 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | 12/07/2013 | Michael Quinn Sullican
    Everyone laughed when Texas A&M went and bought itself a law school. Now the joke really is on conservative Aggies, with word that the dean selection committee includes a professor who says the Second Amendment should be repealed and tells students that the U.S. Constitution is outdated. One can only wonder what prominent, pro-gun, pro-constitution conservative Aggie officials like Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General-hopeful Barry Smitherman, Lieutenant Governor-hopefuls Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples have to say about the decidedly out-there views of Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose. Or even about the circumstances that allowed her to be among those deciding...
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • Reveille VII dies after respiratory complications

    06/01/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 6-1-13 | Allan Reed
    The former First Lady of Aggieland passed away Thursday morning. Reveille VII, the American Collie who served as Texas A&M's mascot from 2001 to 2008, succumbed to a respiratory complication at about 10 a.m., said Dr. Stacy Eckman, the A&M veterinarian who had served as Reveille VII's primary caregiver. She was 12-and-a-half-years old. The 70-pound purebred was admitted to the Small Animal Clinic at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Tuesday morning and had emergency surgery that afternoon. Caregivers said Reveille VII seemed to be recovering well from pneumonia-like symptoms on Wednesday and that the Thursday downturn...
  • Texas A&M Bill Threatens Funds for Gay Group

    04/04/2013 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    If the Texas A&M student senate has its way, the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center could soon find itself lacking funds. The senate last night passed the Religious Funding Exemption Bill, which allows students to opt out of paying student fees that fund university services they disagree with on religious grounds, reports the Eagle. Up until 24 hours before the final vote, the measure had been called the GLBT Funding Opt Out Bill, but backers broadened it and took out specific references to GLBT services. One opponent of the bill called it "a facade to deprive GLBT...
  • Texas A&M students create human wall to block Westboro Baptist protesters

    07/07/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 5, 2012 | Angel Clark
    Many shades of red are normally associated with anger, however, on Thursday, a "wall of maroon" was a show of love and respect in Texas. Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, a Texas A&M University graduate in 1993, was killed during a training exercise at Fort Bragg on June 28. During a safety briefing in North Carolina, Lt. Col. Tisdale was shot and killed by a fellow soldier who committed suicide. Family members and friends were shocked at the loss, claiming that with all of the deployments Tisdale had, they never thought anything would happen to him at home. The Westboro Baptist...
  • (Texas) Illegal immigrant campaigns for A&M student body president

    02/29/2012 4:04:01 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KENS / KHOU ^ | February 29, 2012 | Kevin Reece
    HOUSTON — In the final hours before the vote at Texas A&M for student body president, Jose Luis Zelaya shook a few more hands, asked for few more votes, and proudly explained to those who inquired why he can be an Aggie and an illegal immigrant. Zelaya, 24, is a graduate education student in College Station. He came to the U.S. from Honduras with his mom when he was 14, graduated from Langham Creek High School in Houston and dreamed of being an Aggie from the first day his mom found an “Aggie Mom” t-shirt when, homeless, she stayed at...
  • Brother, can you spare a dime to help out the Aggies?

    12/05/2011 10:28:16 AM PST · by trumandogz · 30 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12.2,11 | Richard Justice
    OK, there was that $16-million budget deficit. I believe that may have been taken care of. Now the fired coach is owed $8.8 million, while the new coach is going to want at least $3 million a year, possibly closer to $4 million if the Aggies get into a bidding war for Kevin Sumlin. Does anyone know if Coach Fran has been paid off yet? He got himself a very nice parting gift. Speaking of parting gift, there’s that whole Big 12 exit fee. I’ve heard numbers ranging from $5 million to $12 million. I’m not sure what the final...
  • Longhorns win final game against Aggies and win Series 76-37–5

    11/24/2011 9:13:51 PM PST · by trumandogz · 71 replies
    Good Bye to A&M!
  • Razorbacks rally from 18 down to beat Aggies 42-38

    10/01/2011 1:51:34 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 17 replies
    Houston Chron ^ | 10.1.11 | JAIME ARON
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Wilson, Jarius Wright and the No. 18 Arkansas Razorbacks gave No. 14 Texas A&M a rude preview of what to expect in the SEC next season.
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • SEC says its sticking to 12 members for now

    08/14/2011 5:11:04 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Southeastern Conference is staying just at it is — for now. However, the game of major college conference realignment appears far from finished. University of Florida President Bernie Machen, the chairman of the league’s presidents and chancellors committee, said the group met Sunday and “reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment.”