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Bobby Brown III and Isaiah Spiller headlined a group of seven Texas A&M football players who earned All-SEC honors on Tu...
12/23/2020
Seven Aggies earn all-conference honors

Bobby Brown III and Isaiah Spiller headlined a group of seven Texas A&M football players who earned All-SEC honors on Tuesday.

After finishing the 2020 regular season ranked No. 5, seven Texas A&M football players have earned All-SEC honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

In 1976, Texas A&M denied a group of gay and lesbian students the ability to form an on-campus student organization. The...
12/23/2020
Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M

In 1976, Texas A&M denied a group of gay and lesbian students the ability to form an on-campus student organization. The resulting court case, Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M, lasted the better part of a decade.

This is their story.

Carlton Caper did not mince words in his letter to The Board of Trustees: “I had hoped not to intrude on your summer,” he wrote, “but we seem to have

Opinion writer Zach Freeman says we can better motivate students by diversifying learning methods.
12/22/2020
What can we do about cheating at Texas A&M?

Opinion writer Zach Freeman says we can better motivate students by diversifying learning methods.

Recently, a large cheating scandal was uncovered at Texas A&M University. During finals, students in a 400-level finance course were sent an email giving them the chance to come forward

Texas A&M overcame an early 15-3 deficit against Wofford to earn its second consecutive win before opening conference pl...
12/22/2020
Aggies complete comeback effort with 70-52 win over Wofford

Texas A&M overcame an early 15-3 deficit against Wofford to earn its second consecutive win before opening conference play against LSU on Dec. 29.

In its final game before beginning conference play, Texas A&M men’s basketball found itself down to Wofford 15-3 less than four minutes into the game.

With Sunday’s win, Texas A&M women's basketball is off to its best start since the 2014-2015 season, riding an eight-gam...
12/21/2020
A&M wins back-and-forth battle against Rice 57-53

With Sunday’s win, Texas A&M women's basketball is off to its best start since the 2014-2015 season, riding an eight-game win streak to open the season.

It all came down to the buzzer, and No. 10 Texas A&M women’s basketball remains undefeated.

After ending the 2020 regular season on a seven-game win streak, Texas A&M remains at No. 5 in the final College Footbal...
12/20/2020
‘What a joke’: Aggies react to CFP rankings, A&M missing out on playoffs

After ending the 2020 regular season on a seven-game win streak, Texas A&M remains at No. 5 in the final College Football Playoff rankings. Here’s how the Aggies reacted to the announcement on Sunday:

In the midst of a global pandemic, Texas A&M launched an impressive campaign in pursuit of its first College Football Playoff appearance, winning a program history eight games against conference

With the last game of the regular season completed, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and players finally voiced their opinio...
12/20/2020
Jimbo Fisher: ‘If you want to pick the best four teams, we’re one of them’

With the last game of the regular season completed, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and players finally voiced their opinions on where the Aggies should land in the final College Football Playoff rankings.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher saved his College Football Playoff opinions for the conclusion of the No. 5 Aggies’ regular season.

No. 5 Texas A&M defeated Tennessee 34-13, making its final case to the College Football Playoff selection committee. Her...
12/20/2020
5 takeaways from A&M-Tennessee

No. 5 Texas A&M defeated Tennessee 34-13, making its final case to the College Football Playoff selection committee. Here’s what we learned.

No. 5 Texas A&M defeated Tennessee 34-13 during its last regular game of the season in its first visit to Neyland Stadium, making its final case to the College Football

Texas A&M finished the regular season 8-1, ranked No. 5, with seven consecutive wins in an all SEC schedule and is now e...
12/20/2020
No. 5 Texas A&M imposes will upon Tennessee, wins final regular season game 34-13

Texas A&M finished the regular season 8-1, ranked No. 5, with seven consecutive wins in an all SEC schedule and is now eyeing a potential College Football Playoff berth.

No. 5 Texas A&M now has seven consecutive SEC wins and six straight double-digit wins under its belt after controlling the game against Tennessee on Saturday.

Texas A&M football senior Jayden Peevy didn't start playing football until his junior year of high school, but he has ma...
12/19/2020
Stepping up

Texas A&M football senior Jayden Peevy didn't start playing football until his junior year of high school, but he has made the most of his short time playing the sport.

Although he didn’t expect to become a football player, Jayden Peevy now finds himself stepping into a prominent role as a defensive tackle on Texas A&M’s football team.

With all the changes the 2020 season has brought, Ainias Smith has seen an additional one. After playing wide receiver l...
12/19/2020
Changing lanes

With all the changes the 2020 season has brought, Ainias Smith has seen an additional one. After playing wide receiver last year, Smith has added the title of running back to his resume this season.

Everyone on the Texas A&M football roster is a football player, but perhaps no one fits that title more than sophomore running back Ainias Smith.

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the SEC this weekend:
12/18/2020
Around The SEC: Week 13

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the SEC this weekend:

The long-awaited 2020 SEC Championship takes place this Saturday night between the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide and the SEC East champion Florida Gators. This matchup has been anticipated for several

Here are five things to watch for as Texas A&M travels to Knoxville for its final regular season game against Tennessee.
12/18/2020
5 things to watch for during A&M-Tennessee

Here are five things to watch for as Texas A&M travels to Knoxville for its final regular season game against Tennessee.

Texas A&M (7-1) remains just outside the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings at No. 5 in the AP Poll for the sixth consecutive week despite the cancellation

Texas A&M had 19 players sign their Letters of Intent yesterday. Here's a recap of the Aggies' Early Signing Day:
12/17/2020
Aggies sign 19 on Early Signing Day

Texas A&M had 19 players sign their Letters of Intent yesterday. Here's a recap of the Aggies' Early Signing Day:

No. 5 Texas A&M will have an abundance of new weapons to explore for the 2021 season after signing a class of 19 on Early Signing Day on Wednesday, Dec.

GALLERY: Men's Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana📸 Photos by Harrison Cain
12/16/2020
GALLERY: Men's Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana

GALLERY: Men's Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana
📸 Photos by Harrison Cain

The Texas A&M men's basketball team (4-1) defeated the Southeastern Louisiana Lions (1-6) Tuesday evening at Reed Arena. The Aggies were able to mantain a lead for the entire game

Texas A&M never trailed as the Aggies took a 17-point victory over the Lions in their fourth win of the season.
12/16/2020
Miller leads Aggies to 69-52 victory over Southeastern Louisiana

Texas A&M never trailed as the Aggies took a 17-point victory over the Lions in their fourth win of the season.

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team left its game against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions with another win. The 69-52 victory moved A&M to 4-1 on the season, and 4-0 at

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and players met with the media on Monday. Here’s what we learned.
12/15/2020
3 takeaways from Monday’s football press conference

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and players met with the media on Monday. Here’s what we learned.

Ahead of No. 5 Texas A&M’s last regular season game on Saturday, Dec. 19, against Tennessee, A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and players met with the media to discuss the upcoming

BREAKING: Texas A&M will require all students living on campus to test for COVID-19 before the end of the first week of ...
12/14/2020
On-campus residents required to test for COVID-19

BREAKING: Texas A&M will require all students living on campus to test for COVID-19 before the end of the first week of spring classes, Jan. 22.

When students returned to Texas A&M for the fall 2020 semester, the university experienced a surge in positive COVID-19 cases. Under the advice of public health experts, A&M administrators are

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the SEC this weekend:
12/11/2020
Around The SEC: Week 12

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the SEC this weekend:

The 2020 SEC Championship became official on Saturday, Dec. 6, with both Alabama and Florida clinching their respective divisions with wins. After its game against Vanderbilt was postponed, Georgia returns

With 74 total tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick-six, Buddy Johnson has led Texas A&M's defense through...
12/11/2020
‘1,000 percent committed’

With 74 total tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick-six, Buddy Johnson has led Texas A&M's defense throughout its dominant 2020 season.

References to the Wrecking Crew aren’t uncommon in any year, but they seem to be only increasing in 2020 thanks to several dominant performances from Texas A&M’s defense, which ranks

With the winter break officially underway, Aggies are keeping in mind how to safely celebrate the holidays.
12/10/2020
A COVID-19 Christmas

With the winter break officially underway, Aggies are keeping in mind how to safely celebrate the holidays.

Students and physicians associated with Texas A&M are weighing in on the coming winter break.

A new $35 million recreational facility is coming soon to the south side of campus. ⤵️
12/10/2020
A&M Board of Regents approves south campus Rec Center

A new $35 million recreational facility is coming soon to the south side of campus. ⤵️

A third recreation facility will be built on campus after the Texas A&M Board of Regents approved plans for a $35 million South Campus Recreation Center to allow more places

After its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  Big Event will return to Texas A&M in March 2021 as the na...
12/10/2020
Big Event returning to Aggieland in 2021

After its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Event will return to Texas A&M in March 2021 as the nation's largest single-day, student-run service project.

After the cancelation of the 2020 Big Event amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring event at Texas A&M University is scheduled for March 27, 2021.

Photo chief Meredith Seaver is graduating on Thursday, Dec. 10 in Reed Arena.
12/10/2020
7 years in the making

Photo chief Meredith Seaver is graduating on Thursday, Dec. 10 in Reed Arena.

My time here in Aggieland has been anything but ordinary – starting as a 17-year-old fish in khaki, and finishing as a 25-year-old in a t-shirt and jeans. If you

Photographer Angelina Alcantar graduated on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Reed Arena.
12/10/2020
Finding my home

Photographer Angelina Alcantar graduated on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Reed Arena.

Texas A&M University was not at the top of the list of colleges that I wanted to attend. It was not even my second choice. When I started my first

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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!