Web Extra: Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!
The questions of justice outlined inthis week’s feature
notwithstanding, the Aggies are widely known for their idiosyncratic ways. There’s the incessant howdying. The keeping off the grass. The dog, a.k.a.Reveille
, a.k.a. Miss Rev, ma’am, a.k.a. the highest ranking member of the Corps.
Make fun of them, and the Aggies will cite tradition, and there’s definitely something admirable in that. You gotta assume many of the customs make sense once you put them in context. For example, we have no idea what’s going on in the following video, but we’d love to find out.
Rice Owls Men's Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana Lions Baseball
TicketsFri., Feb. 24, 6:30pm
TicketsFri., Feb. 24, 8:00pm
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10A-3PM
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 10:00am
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Mens Basketball
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 7:00pm
Seriously, what’s the deal? Are they showing solidarity with the football team? Practicing birth control? Tuning up for a rendition of “The Nutcracker Suite”? We honestly don’t know. If there are any Ags out there, please enlighten us in the comments.
And then there’s the custom showcased in this next video:
We assume this one has a long and storied history. A little too long, perhaps. – Keith Plocek
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.