The rains of last weekend couldn’t dampen the Aggie spirit at the second annual college tailgate. Hundreds of students, alumni and friends who joined us hours before the 11:20 a.m. kickoff for breakfast tacos and coffee from Fuddruckers and beverages provided by PepsiCo. Even the rain gear was pure Aggie.
We celebrated the art and science of BBQ at the second annual College of Agriculture and Life Sciences tailgate (and an Aggie win against Arkansas! Gig ‘Em!). Students from Texas Barbecue in the Animal Science department posed with the roasting pig and answered questions at the BBQ Genius Counter inside.
In addition, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which was proposed by Sen. Justin Smith Morrill and created the land-grant college system in America. We were honored to welcome Bill Morrill, ’72, the great-great-grand-nephew of the senator and who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife and fisheries sciences. Joining Bill was his wife Freddie, ’78, son Justin and a friend of the family. Read more about the connection in TAMU Times.
View scenes from the morning in the photo montage below. We hope to see you at the tailgate next year!