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Barack Obama Makes His NCAA March Madness Tournament Picks

Basketball-Fan-in-Chief Barack Obama’s career as a presidential bracketologist got off to a rousing start in 2009 when his pick to win the 2009 NCAA tournament, North Carolina, were indeed crowned champions.

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School Files UIL Complaint over “Racist” Chants

Did you know it's considered "racist" for fans at a high school basketball game to start chanting "USA !  USA!  USA!" when their team wins?  Some people in San Antonio think it is.  Really. 

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Nacogdoches’ Own Clint Dempsey Propels US To First Ever Victory Over Italy [VIDEO]

It only took 78 years, but the US has finally beaten Italy in a soccer match…and it took an East Texas native to score the winning goal. 

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Todd Quick Named New Head Football Coach At Lufkin High School [AUDIO]

 

Todd Quick will be the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Lufkin High School. This will be the first time in over 17 years that the Lufkin ISD School Board has had to fill that position.

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Aggie Dance Team Wants to Dance at Football Games

Another week, another gender based controversy at Texas A&M.  It just seems some members of the male population at A&M can't get their minds around the fact that A&M has been a co-educational university for nearly 50 years.

The latest gender flap in Aggieland concerns the Aggie Dance Team, and where the team of female dancers should be allowed to perform.

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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Are Aggies Ready for a Female Yell Leader?

The "spirit" squad at Texas A&M is unlike any other in the country.  For openers, they're not called "cheer leaders".  They're "Yell Leaders", and for the school's entire history, they've all been men.

But maybe not for much longer. The winds of change are blowing through the hallowed halls of Aggie land.

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TCU Scandal – 18 Students Busted for Dealing Drugs

A drug bust on and around Texas Christian University's campus in Fort Worth Wednesday led to the arrest of 18 people, including four football players.

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