Could Kansas State (62) vs. A&M (14) impact the governor’s race?

Oct 22, 2009 By Paul Burka

The issue here is cronyism in the 2008 hiring of football coach Mike Sherman, whose brief tenure has so far been, shall we say, less than a spectacular success, culminating in K-State’s pasting of the Aggies last Saturday, a game in which oddsmakers had made A&M the favorite. Brent Zwerneman,…

If Bonfire returns to campus: the Bowen safety plan

Sep 11, 2009 By Paul Burka

Here are some conditions that may — indeed, should — apply to its return. I found this by googling “Ray Bowen bonfire recommendations.” University president Ray Bowen said Friday [I believe the date referred to is September 8, 2001] that when the tradition does resume, in 2002 at…

Perry considering bringing Bonfire back to A&M as early as next year

Sep 8, 2009 By Paul Burka

This report is from Senior Editor Pam Colloff: In the course of working on an oral history of the A&M Bonfire tragedy for our November issue—a story that will mark the tenth anniversary of the Bonfire tragedy, which claimed the lives of twelve Aggies—I had the opportunity to interview Rick…