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Who Is Johnny Football?

Aug 9, 2013 By S. C. Gwynne

Johnny Manziel seemed like a superhero, the Manziel of Steel, able to leap tall linemen in a single bound. Is he something else?

The Strange And Sordid End of An A&M Professor

Mar 27, 2013 By Ross Dubois

James Arnt Aune took his own life after allegedly being blackmailed for having an online relationship with a minor. The underage girl he corresponded with apparently may not have been a girl at all, but a grown man running a "catfishing" scam.

How Should History Be Taught at A&M and UT?

Mar 6, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

In a story with the headline “Legislators Seek to Tweak College History Requirement,” Ralph K.M. Haurwitz writes in today’s Austin American-Statesman: Some history courses offered at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and other public institutions of higher learning in the state would no longer count toward…

Our Aggie Governor’s Prediction for a Democratic-Leaning State…

Feb 25, 2013 By Jason Cohen

“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.” – Rick Perry, always thinking about college football (just like all of us). (From the Wall Street Journal. For the back story, read Erica Greider’s Thursday column.)…

Meet Johnny Football

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel finally speaks, UT-TCU, the Cotton Bowl, UTSA-Texas State and other highlights from the college football week that was. 

UT and A&M Resume Hostilities This Weekend

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

If you thought the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M was currently on ice, you are correct. Tonight in College Station, the two schools face off in, you guessed it, hockey. 

Book ’Em Horns

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Highlights from two football weekend's worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter. 

The Meeting of Two Mascots

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Just before Texas A&M officially joined the SEC, Reveille VIII and Bevo XIV bonded with each other (and their handlers) at a Williamson County ranch. 

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Ring of Fire

Jan 20, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

On November 18, 1999, at 2:42 a.m., the most passionately observed collegiate tradition in Texas—if not the world—came crashing down. Nearly sixty people were on top of the Texas A&M Bonfire when the million-pound structure collapsed, killing twelve, wounding dozens more, and eventually leading to the suspension of the ninety-year-old ritual. Now, ten years later, on what would have been Bonfire’s centennial, the Aggies celebrate the history, relive the tragedy, and wrestle over what happens next.

The Little 10

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

I’ll give the new conference a fifty-fifty chance of lasting four years.

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The Aggie Bonfire Tragedy

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

What’s so important about a stack of wood? Every Aggie knows that the answer is tradition—which is why, after a catastrophe that took the lives of twelve young men and women, the decision of whether to continue, change, or call a halt to the bonfire looms so large at Texas A&M.

The Aggies and the Ecstasy

Jan 7, 2013 By Paul Burka

I attended the AT&T Cotton Bowl game on Friday, which is no longer played at the Cotton Bowl but rather in Jerry Jones’ mammoth Cowboys Stadium, often referred to in extraterrestial terms like “The Death Star” or “the mother ship.” The place to be during the game was the Chancellor…