There has been plenty of excitement over the recent launch of the 2012 London Olympics. Over one billion people worldwide tuned in to watch the opening ceremonies in London on Friday, July 27th and even more are eager to watch the famous match ups of various athletes in the diverse Olympic competitions. However, there is a secondary enthusiasm for the start of these games in College Station, Texas. Thanks to the outstanding athletic programs at Texas A&M University, 23 Aggie...Continue Reading!
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Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, was selected by the national government to implement one of three national biosecurity centers on June 13th of 2012. This designation was accompanied by $285.6 million contract to Texas A&M, most of which came directly from the Federal government while the rest was generated by academic and commercial partners, as well as the state of Texas. To put the magnitude of this project and grant in perspective, John Sharp (Chancellor of Texas A&M University)...Continue Reading!
Independence Day in Aggieland came a few days early this year. While 99% of the nation was most likely gathering fireworks, refreshments, and preparing for their mid-week break, College Station, Texas was celebrating its own independence day: because on July 1st, 2012, Texas A&M University was officially and formally inducted to the Southeastern Conference. While the Aggies might have left the Big 12 Conference several months before, marking their true state of independence, July 1st was the day worth celebrating. For...Continue Reading!
The University of Florida has been around for a while. Their academic standing and consistent national rankings in NCAA athletics have held them as one of the most widely recognized universities. That’s not to mention their original production of the sports drink “Gatorade”, named after the Florida mascot and developed by University of Florida researchers in 1965 to replenish water, carbohydrates and electrolytes. And, of course, there’s the recent NFL celebrity Tim Tebow, graduated from U of F, leading the...Continue Reading!
The last time the Texas A&M Aggies played the University of Alabama (UA) in an NCAA football game it was 1988 at Kyle Field. Alabama gained an immediate upper-hand, finishing the game with a victorious score of 30 to 10. Since then, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won five national titles, including the their victories in 2009 and 2011. And on November 10th, 2012 Texas A&M is scheduled to play the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. It might be too much...Continue Reading!
The reopening of the Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center was set for April 21, 2012. This date was actually several months ahead of schedule. The new MSC was originally scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2012. The facility has been under construction since 2009. R. Bowen Loftin said he was "extremely delighted to announce that the Memorial Student Center - a powerful and symbolic living memorial to all fallen Aggies - will officially reopen on April 21, 2012, several months...Continue Reading!