Why We Need College Sports-Now

Greetings, Lion fans, and the staff here at The Wire wish we had better news. With the announcement yesterday of the cancellation of championships in all fall sports in Division II,  the almost certain run that the Lions would have at a national title in 2020 is not to be. Further details have been reported…

Traditions Part 6-The ET Mile

In many Football programs across the country, there is somewhat of an initiation for new players who come into the program. Usually it involves pain, a test of endurance, and an attempt to see who has what it takes to be in that respective program. For over 60 years, there was a tradition that every…

Traditions Part 3-The Blue Gang Defense

This is Part 3 in a Multi-Part series of the great traditions of our Alma Mater. In sports, the old saying goes that “defense wins championships.” Personally I have not bought totally into that, I prefer that “the best defense is an unstoppable offense.” That being said, nobody can doubt that a team that plays…

Traditions Part 2-The Roll Call

This is Part 2 in a Multi-Part series of the great traditions of our Alma Mater. Part of this article is taken from my piece on the Championship Chronicles for the 1958 team.  Every great college team has a tradition. Texas A&M has yell practice the night before home games. Texas Tech picks members of…