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Five days following her announcement of going pro, former Texas A&M track star Athing Mu has signed a multi-year deal wi...
06/24/2021
Nike signs Athing Mu

Five days following her announcement of going pro, former Texas A&M track star Athing Mu has signed a multi-year deal with Nike.

Former Texas A&M middle distance runner Athing Mu has signed a multi-year deal with Nike.

Despite blatant inequalities between the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments,  Texas A&M women's basketball pe...
06/24/2021
Making more from less

Despite blatant inequalities between the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments, Texas A&M women's basketball persevered to the Sweet Sixteen during a historic 2020-2021 season.

Flipping through 95 pages of instructions, Tanna Burge, Texas A&M assistant athletic director for sports performance, thought the 2021 National Tournament manual could not be serious. Burge and the rest

Former University of Houston assistant golf coach Matt Fast officially made the switch to become the assistant coach for...
06/24/2021
Texas A&M golf moves into Fast lane

Former University of Houston assistant golf coach Matt Fast officially made the switch to become the assistant coach for Texas A&M, 12thMan.com announced Tuesday.

Another figurehead in the world of golf has joined the Texas A&M men’s golf program.

Columnist Joshua Howell says that John August’s response to the Hardy controversy was lackluster at best.
06/24/2021
Where August fell short

Columnist Joshua Howell says that John August’s response to the Hardy controversy was lackluster at best.

To those who don’t understand why so many Aggies felt John August’s message fell short, consider the following hypothetical, cheekily tailored for an SEC audience.

The first female student-athlete inducted into Texas A&M’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Linda Cornelius, recently lost her ba...
06/24/2021
Linda Cornelius leaves lasting legacy at A&M

The first female student-athlete inducted into Texas A&M’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Linda Cornelius, recently lost her battle with cancer, but her legacy lives on.

Legendary Texas A&M pentathlon runner Linda Cornelius passed away on Tuesday after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Arts Criticism writer Katen Adams says “Spiral”, the newest release in the "Saw" franchise is a decent and frightening h...
06/23/2021
“Spiral,” a gory film dedicated to scaring viewers

Arts Criticism writer Katen Adams says “Spiral”, the newest release in the "Saw" franchise is a decent and frightening horror film, but is not for those with a weak stomach.

In the recently released “Spiral,” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Chris Rock, playing detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, and Max Minghella, playing detective William Schenk, make quite the duo. The film

According to several residents in 2818 Place apartments, the complex and its management are continually moving forward w...
06/23/2021
Students encounter severe issues with summer renovations

According to several residents in 2818 Place apartments, the complex and its management are continually moving forward with summer renovations while actively displacing students.

After falling under new management, the 2818 Place apartment complex has been undergoing renovations, though this construction has caused issues for students staying on the property over the summer.

After an offensive email from a staff member, the dean of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Scie...
06/22/2021
A&M responds to hate speech within CVMBS

After an offensive email from a staff member, the dean of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has made an announcement on behalf of the college.

Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, or CVMBS, has responded after a faculty member sent an email expressing his disapproval of the LGBTQ+ community.

BREAKING: Former interim athletic director and head coach of Texas A&M football, Richard Copeland “R.C.” Slocum, will be...
06/22/2021
R.C. Slocum diagnosed with form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma

BREAKING: Former interim athletic director and head coach of Texas A&M football, Richard Copeland “R.C.” Slocum, will be undergoing chemotherapy in College Station as a result of a recent diagnosis of a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Former Texas A&M head football coach Richard Copeland “R.C.” Slocum announced on Texas A&M Football’s Facebook on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As summer heats up, Aggies share tips on how to survive summer classes, staying in touch with friends, and finding enter...
06/22/2021
Summer Class Survival Guide

As summer heats up, Aggies share tips on how to survive summer classes, staying in touch with friends, and finding entertainment during the hottest months of the year.

After surviving the first few weeks of summer classes, Aggies are sharing tips and tricks to help fellow students get through their courses.

Experts advise what the Brazos Valley can expect from this hurricane season and how to stay prepared for natural disaste...
06/22/2021
Texas A&M experts advise on emergency preparedness

Experts advise what the Brazos Valley can expect from this hurricane season and how to stay prepared for natural disasters.

As the Southeast United States is struck by one of the first storms of the 2021 hurricane season, Texans should be preparing themselves now, instead of later. It only takes

Columnist Joshua Howell says that Vincent Hardy’s recent email is grounds for termination.
06/22/2021
Hardy has to go

Columnist Joshua Howell says that Vincent Hardy’s recent email is grounds for termination.

There can be no denying that Vincent Hardy — a program coordinator in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, or CVMBS — is a homophobe. Those might be

Following an extremely successful first year at Texas A&M, freshman middle distance athlete Athing Mu has declared she w...
06/19/2021
Athing Mu forgoes NCAA eligibility to pursue professional career

Following an extremely successful first year at Texas A&M, freshman middle distance athlete Athing Mu has declared she will be leaving Aggieland to pursue a professional career.

Freshman middle distance runner Athing Mu is one of few athletes to go pro after one year of NCAA competition. Following the conclusion of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Mu is

All non-essential Texas A&M employees will be off work tomorrow in recognition of Juneteenth.
06/18/2021
A&M to be closed Friday, June 18 to honor Juneteenth holiday

All non-essential Texas A&M employees will be off work tomorrow in recognition of Juneteenth.

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp announced Thursday in a press release that theTexas A&M University System would be closed on Friday, June 18 for the Juneteenth national holiday.

Film Critic Katen Adams says “Without Remorse” is full of action but lacks character development
06/15/2021
“Without Remorse” falls short emotionally

Film Critic Katen Adams says “Without Remorse” is full of action but lacks character development

Michael B. Jordan plays Navy SEAL John Clark in the new release “Without Remorse,” journeying across borders to avenge the death of his wife and unborn child. The film is

With the 2021 NFL Draft officially concluded, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has had some time to reflect on his role and ...
06/15/2021
Fisher’s Aggie family

With the 2021 NFL Draft officially concluded, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has had some time to reflect on his role and relationships with some of his current and former players, especially with quarterback Kellen Mond.

Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher is a family man.

Students remember and celebrate Juneteenth, while encouraging others to delve deeper into Black American history.
06/15/2021
More than June 19, 1865

Students remember and celebrate Juneteenth, while encouraging others to delve deeper into Black American history.

June 19, or Juneteenth, is the annual celebration of national emancipation. Though this day has nationwide significance, it is even more important to the Black community, especially those in Texas.

With the goal of a national title in mind, new Texas A&M baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he is ready to get to...
06/15/2021
‘I want to be in Omaha next year — we’re coming’

With the goal of a national title in mind, new Texas A&M baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he is ready to get to work with the maroon and white, after being welcomed to Aggieland on Wednesday.

New Texas A&M baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle made a grand first appearance with the 12th Man, setting the stage for what the Aggies hope will be the coaching run

The Don & Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource & Support Center provides a space for student veterans to gather and receive res...
06/15/2021
Newly remodeled VRSC hosts dedication, opening ceremony

The Don & Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource & Support Center provides a space for student veterans to gather and receive resources from support staff.

The Don & Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource & Support Center, or VRSC, hosted the namesakes, Don and Ellie Knauss, and other guests of honor for a ribbon cutting ceremony and

With high temperatures comes high demand for air conditioning. ERCOT is asking Texans to conserve power this week to com...
06/14/2021
ERCOT urges electricity conservation through June 18

With high temperatures comes high demand for air conditioning. ERCOT is asking Texans to conserve power this week to combat the demand for electricity.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, is asking residents to conserve electricity through Friday, June 18, according to a June 14 press release.

After a record-breaking run, the Texas A&M women’s track and field season has come to close, including a second place NC...
06/14/2021
A&M women’s track places second with three national titles

After a record-breaking run, the Texas A&M women’s track and field season has come to close, including a second place NCAA finish and three national title victories.

The Texas A&M women’s track and field team placed second with three national titles and set two collegiate records at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Saturday, June

A number of new businesses are moving into the Bryan-College Station area, including new Dutch Bros locations, a Costco ...
06/14/2021
New businesses attracted to College Station as economy surges

A number of new businesses are moving into the Bryan-College Station area, including new Dutch Bros locations, a Costco and a mini golf course.

As COVID-19 restrictions lift and the economy rebounds, new businesses are coming to the Bryan-College Station area.

Texas A&M junior golfer Sam Bennett earned the Michael Carter “Junior” Memorial Award and the Arnold Palmer exemption at...
06/13/2021
Sam Bennett helps lift Team USA to Arnold Palmer Cup victory

Texas A&M junior golfer Sam Bennett earned the Michael Carter “Junior” Memorial Award and the Arnold Palmer exemption at the Arnold Palmer Cup.

Texas A&M junior golfer Sam Bennett represented Texas A&M for Team USA in the Arnold Palmer Cup, which took place from Friday, June 11 to June 13. Bennett helped the

Texas A&M baseball catcher Taylor Smith has signed on to play a summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Falmouth...
06/11/2021
Smith stepping up to bat in Cape Cod

Texas A&M baseball catcher Taylor Smith has signed on to play a summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Falmouth Commodores, setting him up for a successful career in professional baseball.

In the climb toward a career in professional baseball, one Aggie has taken the next step to reach the top.

As Pride month celebrations begin, former student Kevin Bailey remembers his time involved in Gay Student Services durin...
06/11/2021
Former Gay Student Services member reflects on gay history at university

As Pride month celebrations begin, former student Kevin Bailey remembers his time involved in Gay Student Services during the climax of a Supreme Court battle.

Texas A&M’s campus is currently home to the LGBTQ+ Cultural Center, along with various LGBTQ+ student organizations and has become a safer place for students of any sexuality to celebrate

Class of 2025 New Student Conferences have begun in Aggieland, returning to in-person format. New students and orientati...
06/11/2021
NSC leaders share advice for Class of 2025

Class of 2025 New Student Conferences have begun in Aggieland, returning to in-person format. New students and orientation leaders alike share tips and tricks for incoming freshmen to succeed beyond just their NSC.

Texas A&M’s annual New Student Conferences, or NSCs, kicked off for new and transfer students on May 25 on campus.

Pride Month is underway, and the Texas A&M LGBTQ+ Pride Center continues to welcome and support q***r Aggies.
06/11/2021
LGBTQ+ Pride Center provides q***r student support beyond Pride Month

Pride Month is underway, and the Texas A&M LGBTQ+ Pride Center continues to welcome and support q***r Aggies.

Found on the second floor of the Student Services Building is the LGBTQ+ Pride Center, guarded by the office’s mascot Gay-zilla. While Pride Month is currently underway, the center provides

Texas A&M‘s new head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle met with the media on Thursday for his formal introduction to Aggie...
06/11/2021
5 takeaways from Thursday’s baseball press conference

Texas A&M‘s new head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle met with the media on Thursday for his formal introduction to Aggieland. Here’s what we learned.

On Wednesday, June 9, Texas A&M’s new head baseball coach was announced. The man who landed the job is former Texas Christian University baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle, who has had

GALLERY: Press conference with Jim Schlossnagle 📸: Photos by Abbey Santoro.
06/10/2021
GALLERY: Press conference with Jim Schlossnagle

GALLERY: Press conference with Jim Schlossnagle
📸: Photos by Abbey Santoro.

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 10 Aggies gathered in the Ford Hall of Champions to welcome the new head coach of the Texas A&M baseball team, Jim Schlossnagle. Schlossnagle

Here are the key takeaways from the progress report released by Former Interim President John Junkins on the four-year i...
06/10/2021
University releases progress report on diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

Here are the key takeaways from the progress report released by Former Interim President John Junkins on the four-year initiative to improve diversity at Texas A&M.

On May 27, former Interim President John Junkins released a progress report summarizing the university’s ongoing activities to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at Texas A&M.

BREAKING: Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Wednesday that Jim Schlossnagle, former head coach of TCU...
06/09/2021
Schlossnagle to bring new era of Aggie baseball

BREAKING: Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Wednesday that Jim Schlossnagle, former head coach of TCU baseball, has been selected to fill the role as head coach for Texas A&M baseball.

Announced Wednesday morning by Texas A&M Director of Athletics Ross Bjork, former Texas Christian University head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle has been selected to take over as the new head

2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel’s former nickname of “Money Manziel” has taken a more literal meaning after the A&M f...
06/09/2021
“Money Manziel”

2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel’s former nickname of “Money Manziel” has taken a more literal meaning after the A&M football star admitted to accepting money in exchange for memorabilia during his 2013 season with the Aggies.

During the 2013 Texas A&M football season, then-sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel was fresh off winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Three-time American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Gerrod Chadwell has been hired as the new head coach for Texas...
06/08/2021
Gerrod Chadwell hired to lead women’s golf

Three-time American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Gerrod Chadwell has been hired as the new head coach for Texas A&M women's golf.

Gerrod Chadwell has officially been named the new head coach for Texas A&M women’s golf via a press release.

As of June 2, 35.9 percent of Texans have been fully vaccinated while both average new cases and hospitalizations have b...
06/07/2021
State vaccination rates slow as COVID-19 cases continue to fall

As of June 2, 35.9 percent of Texans have been fully vaccinated while both average new cases and hospitalizations have begun to decrease. These statewide statistics are also reflected in Brazos County.

On June 4, The Texas Tribune reported that one-third of Texans are now fully vaccinated as the state reports the lowest number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in a year.

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Please read this in its entirety. Lets not judge a person past or present by one act. Keep the statue of Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross in front of the Academic building Ol Rock The Good Ag started this petition to President Michael K. Young Texas A&M University Recently, an online petition has been circulating regarding the removal of the statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross. Texas A&M prides itself in its esteemed traditions and history, and Sully represents both. The selfless service Ross provided to our school and our state is thankless, and the least we can do is preserve the humble statue which stands on our campus and serves as the cornerstone of many Aggie traditions including Silver Taps and placing a penny on the very statue in question. Below is a list of only a few of Sully’s many accomplishments and contributions to the well-being and success of the state of Texas and Texas A&M University. Contributions as President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas 1890 – 1898 · Ross resigned his office as one of the most successful governors in Texas history in order to act as the president of the college which had become a laughing stock and was facing closure. · When Ross arrived, there was no running water, insufficient cadet housing, a disinterested faculty, and extremely poor discipline. Sully, at his own expense, had all the buildings remodeled, brought on new faculty, and built a three-story dormitory. · In order to improve the quality of education, Ross introduced a common curriculum for all students despite their career path, personally interviewed all perspective cadets and faculty, and used state funding to lower the cost of tuition and make the college more affordable. Ross even pushed for the introduction of women into the college and was met with heavy resistance, but managed to allow the family of faculty and staff to attend class regardless of gender. · Ross was known to be very accessible to all students and attended as many student activities and athletic events as possible and garnered the reputation as being “slow to condemn, yet ready to encourage.” But more importantly, Ross issued an official memorandum against hazing and banned its practice at the college. · Ross would eventually become a beloved figure among students and faculty alike and his untimely death while serving as president came as a shock to the school. He was laid in state on the academic plaza, where his statue has stood for over 100 years, and the students held the very first Silver Taps in honor of their late President. Contributions as Governor of Texas 1886 – 1890 · Following the Civil War, Ross was reluctant to enter public life and returned to his old family farmstead near Waco, however, in 1885 he was approached about receiving the Democratic nomination for governor, which he refused initially and later reluctantly accepted. Ross would win a landslide victory and preside over the state government he helped shape as a member of the 1875 constitutional convention. · During his first term as governor, Ross oversaw the expansion and establishment of both Texas A&M and Texas A&M Prairie View, Texas’ first place of higher learning for African Americans. · Ross would also successfully push tax, land, and education reform that made him extremely unpopular with the Democratic party at the time and was branded a Republican sympathizer and radical progressive. · During his Reelection campaign neither the Republican or Progressive Party would field a candidate, stating they were satisfied with Ross’s performance, however his own party fielded an official candidate that ran against Ross in the general election on a white supremacist platform. · Later, during his second term, Ross would enact the state’s first anti-trust and labor laws much to the dismay of his Democrat compatriots and well ahead of any federal legislation. · Ross would also introduce Arbor day as well as preside over the only special session of the state legislature convened in order to deal with a budget surplus, which Ross insisted be spent as tuition assistance across the state, furthermore, the number of state funded charitable institutes doubled from 4 to 8 and greatly expanded their operations under Sully's leadership. “Lawrence Sullivan Ross, 1838 – 1898, solider, statesmen, knightly gentleman, brigadier general CSA, governor of Texas, and president of the A&M college.”
Sine the Batt decided not to post anything about this event today, I'll just dropped this here.
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Before the Aggies kickoff at 2:30 p.m., here is the recap for last week’s matchup against Lamar.
Before the Aggies kickoff at 2:30 p.m., here is the recap for last week’s matchup against Lamar.
As a Former Student (‘81) I try not to worry myself with what the current student body says or does. I had my time; it’s now your time. I recently read that a lot of students wanted to return to playing t.u. in football. The author of the story tried to make the case that we shouldn’t shy away from the challenge. It bothered me at the time but I could not put my finger on why. After reading about some of the circumstances that LSU had to deal with, it reminded me of why I am so glad that we no longer play t.u. Everyone knows that the friends you keep affect you. Same thing goes in business and in Universities.
2019 DIME BOX BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 42nd ANNUAL MINI-MARATHON October 4-5, 2019. Dime Box Oktober Fest! is the theme for the 2019 DIME BOX BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 42nd ANNUAL MINI-MARATHON (10K, 5K & 2 mile run, 2 mile walk) featuring a BBQ Cook Off, Parade, Craft Booths, quilt display, live music, street dance. Friday, October 4: begins at 6 PM – free will donation chili/potato soup supper, music, 42 Tournament, Little Mister and Little Miss Black Bridge pageant, Street dance. Saturday. October 5: 42nd Annual Mini Marathon begins at 9 AM, followed by fun, food, and games, quilt display, craft booths, music, parade, BBQ auction. Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club Foundation. Proceeds benefit Lions projects and “Black Bridge Park” Contact: dimeboxlionsclub.com or check us out on Facebook: Dime Box Lions Club
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So now the Battalion is the enemy of the people? Old Ags are celebrating the potential demise of Texas A&M’s student newspaper and journalism school due to a lack of funding. Where is the outrage?
I support you! Every school deserves a voice!