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Texas A&M raises $740 million
ESPN ^ | September 18, 2013, 4:19 PM ET | Sam Khan Jr.

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:51 PM PDT by re_nortex

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M's move to the Southeastern Conference was something school president R. Bowen Loftin called a "100-year decision" when it occurred. Turns out it was one of several factors that helped contribute to hundreds of millions in increased donations for the school.

The university raised more than $740 million in donations in the past fiscal year, the school announced on Tuesday. The total, documented between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013, is a school record and more than $300 million better than any previous 12-month period in the school's history.

Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesTexas A&M has announced plans for a $450 million renovation of Kyle Field. The stadium's capacity will grow to 102,500 when the project is completed in 2015.

"I think it's noteworthy," Texas A&M Foundation president Ed Davis told the Bryan-College Station Eagle. "Normally, we don't spend a lot of time beating our chest with things like this, but this year has been rather spectacular."

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: atm; collegestation; football; manziel
In spite of not being a private school, aTm still gets an honorable mention among the Colleges for the Socially Conservative. Jefferson Davis was offered the presidency of what was then known known as the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Texas.

Although I'm not an Aggie (Harding is my school), I admire aTm for many things including its military tradition and its alumni such as Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert. My perception is that liberals hate A&M...another reason to like it!

1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:51 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

fAggies — dead cat bounce.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:16 PM PDT by sagar
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To: re_nortex

Aggies are not a Ptivate School. They actualy get millions of tax dollars. They just got beat by Alabama and their quaterback is a snotty crap head that will not make it through the season healthy. Aggies dress up like army folk but its all a sham. They are totally phoney.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: re_nortex

Roll Tide.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 6:01:31 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: SADMILLIE
Aggies are not a Ptivate School.

Ummm...what part of "In spite of not being a private school..." failed to make what I presume you meant clear? I will concur that TAMU is indeed not a Ptivate [sic] school. Those are rather rare.

5 posted on 09/19/2013 6:03:48 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Roll Tide.

A longtime friend of mine, he lives in Hoover, is a hugh Bama fan. After the game last weekend, he thought the PBP guys (Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson) were homers for the Aggies. Here in Texas, a number of FReepers on our local board thought the commentary was decisively in favor of the Tide.

Any opinions one way or the other? I thought they played it fair -- praising Sumlin and Manziel as well as Saban and McCarron pretty much equally.

6 posted on 09/19/2013 6:10:02 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

1. TAMU is a university, not a minor league sports team.

2. TAMU is a huge school, 50,000+ students, on the scale of The Ohio State University.

3. The Corps of Cadets is a small part of TAMU.

4. There are a huge number of TAMU alumni, and they are big supporters of their university.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 6:19:38 PM PDT by magellan
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To: re_nortex

football team still sucks.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 6:27:17 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
football team still sucks.

The Longhorn football team, now that's suckage.

9 posted on 09/19/2013 6:29:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Drango
football team still sucks.

...and Aggie wimmin are just plain hideous, right?


10 posted on 09/19/2013 6:32:03 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex; All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z12u7eVLw48&feature=youtubegdataplayer
ROLL! AGGIES! ROLL!
(& maggies..dad was on aTm staff)

11 posted on 09/19/2013 6:32:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: re_nortex; a fool in paradise

Spelled correctly, which tells us none of them is a real blonde.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 6:33:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: re_nortex

No the women are fine. In fact that’s what the recruits say after a few beers and and an official “welcome” (wink, wink)


13 posted on 09/19/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: re_nortex
*SIGH* ;^)

14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:34:59 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Drango

Tide runs in my veins, but you are just plain wrong about A&M football. They may go the rest of the season undefeated. They scored 42 points on a good Alabama defense, FRiend.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Spelled correctly, which tells us none of them is a real blonde.

But they were trying to spell h-o-r-n-y.

16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:39:17 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: re_nortex

I’m a life long Tide Fan. Announcers almost without fail pull for the underdog. When it aTm was up 14-0 they talked up Bama. When there were 35 unanswered points by the Tide that shifted. I used to turn the sound down if I watched on TV. But it is too amusing not to listen. Verne needs to retire. He called each QB by the other’s name countless times. It was a great game. Like all football games any team can win on any given day. aTm is a great fit for the SEC. Missouri? Not so much. I don’t like Manziel’s personality, but he is talented and will probably go pro early. SEC rules!


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:49:58 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Looks like A&M have eyes on your coach


18 posted on 09/19/2013 7:02:58 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: skinkinthegrass
You may have already seen this but if not take a look at War Hymn: The view from 40 years away and here's an excerpt:

The main chorus of The Aggie War Hymn isn't original music. It's an old ragtime era song, but not rag music, called "Hello, My Coney Island Baby". That's the melody. I saw Tony Orlando (yeah, THAT Tony Orlando) perform once on television. I once spied a barber shop quartet in Cleveland singing it on local TV. I figure old Wilson heard the piece in New York before shipping out to France and calculated it would be the perfect backdrop for verses really insulting to Teasippers.

It truly is a "shoot the lights out" kind of work: music to bar-fight by. Musically, the Band has a lot of respect for it. There's not much goofing around. Just play the music. The baritones, and reeds have a couple of features, up and down runs that connect phrases. The trombones do not embellish but provide a downward tracking backbone, one note per beat where the rest of the Band has two. The drum cadence alone qualifies as a dangerous weapon. Just for effect, the Band plays it twice. The student body sings the second verse twice, "Good bye to Texas University" Good luck for the Aggies.

19 posted on 09/19/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Oh! I forgot to say, Hoover Alabama sux! Have a great evening and the Aggies will be a force in the SEC. I would assume that recruiting is up just due to the move to SEC.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Harold Shea

You’re thinking UT...I heard they will offer Saban $10 million a year. They already contacted him back in January.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 7:05:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

You did mean “huge” and not “hugh” fan didn’t you?


22 posted on 09/19/2013 7:07:16 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: re_nortex

That is a hell of a lot of money. Oklahoma should have went to the SEC when it had the chance. The Big 10/12ths is declining rapidly.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 7:08:31 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; JRandomFreeper; ShadowAce; rdb3
Oh! I forgot to say, Hoover Alabama sux!

But when all is said and done, nothing sucks like a VAX.

24 posted on 09/19/2013 7:09:07 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Harold Shea

So? What’s wrong with the one they have?


25 posted on 09/19/2013 7:10:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: re_nortex

eggsactly


26 posted on 09/19/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Seriesly, I really did mean hugh. I never have and never will mkae a typo in this august forum.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: dfwgator
Here's an update (about an hour old) from ESPN's Joe Schad on the Saban-Longhorn story.
28 posted on 09/19/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: dfwgator

Espn has a story up about Saban and A&M talks


29 posted on 09/19/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: re_nortex

Is your beeber stunned?


30 posted on 09/19/2013 7:23:16 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: re_nortex
aTm War Hymn
Didn't know that was it's name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOd_SulAQOk

31 posted on 09/19/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Is your beeber stunned?

No -- but it sure was stuned. I haven't logged in yet. That 'splians everything.

32 posted on 09/19/2013 7:43:06 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Coney Island Baby
33 posted on 09/19/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

I’ll take the HO.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 10:16:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SADMILLIE

Ignorant!


35 posted on 09/19/2013 10:24:04 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: re_nortex

A moose bit my sister.


36 posted on 09/20/2013 1:20:09 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
OK...one more from the peanut gallery...and I'm outta here:

QmUgc3VyZSB0byBkcmluayB5b3VyIE92YWx0aW5lCg==

Goodnight and good morning.

37 posted on 09/20/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

The link thingy is incomplete.


38 posted on 09/21/2013 2:30:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
It's not a link but is a riddle.

Hint: It goes fairly deep into FReeper lore. If, after a while, you can't crack the mystery, let me know and I'll reveal all. Have fun! :)

39 posted on 09/21/2013 9:16:55 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!


40 posted on 09/21/2013 10:39:03 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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