Old Maroon Newsletter – July 2015
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Old Maroon has been trucking along with a bit of fun this summer. Let’s get to some updates:
Old Maroon plays 7s… seriously, but in a social setting.
Supplemented by athletes at the height of their collegiate physiques, Old Maroon has been playing some 7s this summer. Here’s some proof:
Cowtown – Austin, TX
With a generous supplement of able-bodied Texas A&M players, Old Maroon earned a consistent record of 1-1-1 in pool play before being defeated by a scrappy Midland Mad Dogs team, led by an actual Old Maroon player. Despite a certain Scrum-Half’s optimistic (and lonely) hand-gesture, the side settled closer to the middle of the pack, rather than WINNING IT ALL.
Cowtown – Fort Worth, TX
With unforgiving, technology-driven field conditions, the former Ags warmed their bodies up to maintain their consistent 1-1-1 pool play showing. Earning 2 Draws in a season is certainly rare, but Old Maroon has proven it’s up to the task.
Upcoming Old Maroon Events
November 21 – OLD MAROON WEEKEND will feature the first inaugural Chancellor’s Cup. This is a 7s Tournament among all Texas A&M University System 7s squads. In addition, we will be auctioning off, our slick new jerseys:
and we’re hoping to include an Old Maroon v. Texas A&M XVs fixture and an Aggies v. Vandy Football watch party, depending on timing around the Cup.
Please keep an eye out for an email regarding the formation of an Old Maroon Advisory Board. The purpose of the board and responsibilities will be explain in that message and I will be asking for Nominations.
Sponsor plugs – As always we want to thank our sponsors/donors that have pitched in to help us spread the word, up our competitive edge, and ultimately, offset the cost of playing rugby for Texas A&M.
Earl Silver ’89
Thanks and Gig ‘Em,
Blake Pellerin ’09