Over the last week or so several people have pointed out to me that today is the 60th anniversary of one of Rice’s greatest football victories, the 1957 win over Texas A&M. I first wrote about this game way back in 2012 when I chronicled the entire 1957 season. (That post includes, by the way, a link to a wonderful firsthand account of the game and the experience written by Jim Greenwood ’58. Go take a look.)
I wasn’t sure there was more to be said about this but then I went and looked through the old newspaper accounts. A piece published the day before the game makes clear how important it was for both schools:
What really astonished me, though, was one of the stories from the day after the game. The mind reels:
Bonus: Does anyone know what these little pins were for? There are several, all with the initials TPC.