University Of Texas To Rename Football Field After Ricky Williams & Earl Campbell
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The University of Texas is renaming Joe Jamail Field at the request of the Jamail family...
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According to the school, the name change came at the request of the Jamail family.

Nothing controversial about Jamail that we're aware of -- he was a wealthy UT alum who donated a ton of money to the University and they honored him by naming the field after him in 1997. He passed away in 2015 at age 90.

Ricky issued a statement on the honor ... saying, "Earl and myself are honored to be part of the momentum of change sweeping our alma mater, the University of Texas, the nation, and the world."

He added, "We recognize the naming of Campbell/Williams Field is a historic moment and we urge our nation's univiersities to continue to reflect and review the history, symbolism, and dentities that we place on monuments, public institutions, and sports organizations."

Campbell also spoke out -- saying, "The symbolism of this honor transcends the recognition of the Heisman Trophies we received."


Filed Under: NCAA Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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27 Comments
Tiger stadium field to be named Burrow's Cannon?
Reply11 days
The fine art of useless, vagina faced virtue signaling.
Reply19 days
Take the whole "renaming things because they are perceived racist" aside, and naming the field after Ricky Williams and Earl Campbell is a no brainer. Any kid that grew up in Texas during the Ricky Williams years at UT idolized him. Same for those with Earl. Naming the field after them makes much more sense than a mega booster.
Reply21 days
Ricky Williams litterally smoked his way out of the NFL. Texas must be so proud.
Reply22 days
All about recruiting
Reply22 days
Is Earl Campbell not racist?!?
Reply22 days
Only if say Texas needs a black qb..... oh wait
19 days
Black peoples Unite. Let’s get up in there and throw some bricks somewhere. It’s only crime if we is white
Reply22 days
They named it after two former N.O. Saints? That’s kind of cool.
Reply22 days
When will they take Sam Houston's cracker name off the city? It needs to be named after Beyonce' immediately!
Reply22 days
I hate Texas but Mother frick that stupid shit!
Reply22 days
Cuckhorns
Reply22 days
The eyes of Texas are red....weed red
Reply22 days
I guess we should expect the Earth to be renamed Woke any day now.
Reply22 days
Isnt Jamail the attorney...that made a fortune in the Pennzoil /getty case? Also ...won a lawsuit for his drunk driving client ....who hit a tree because the tree was in the median?
Reply22 days
So brave, so stunning
Reply22 days
where does this end? Street names, towns, states, our continent (surely Amerigo Vespucci did some bad stuff back in the day). Just wait for them to come after "Tigers" because LSU's version was named after the Louisiana Tigers infantry who fought during the Civil War. It's just a matter of time, folks. And none of it will make ONE SINGLE BIT OF DIFFERENCE in anyone's life. It's all feel-good silliness for the SJWs.
Reply22 days
College football was my only sport left. They are going to make me stop watching that too.
Reply22 days
The eyes of Texas are upon you!
Reply22 days
at least joe still has the swim center until they build a new one
Reply22 days
A) it is the Lee AND Joe Jamail Swim Center B) That pool is one of the nicest/most historic venues in the world. C) They just spent about $20mil to renovate & update it. D) They just finished building an outdoor training facility right behind the Swim Center... It is going to be a loooong time before t.u. gets a new Swim Center.
21 days
TFH
343
Let’s rename everything for people of color and give them total control over the country! Then everyone can have the joy of living in shiteholes like SW Little Rock and Pine Bluff
Reply22 days
Its obvious you didn't read the opening statement this has nothing to do with "people of color" This was a choice & request of the Jamail family.
22 days
TFH what you know about da Bluff
22 days
TFH
10
@FowlGuy, mostly just what I see driving through on my way to the beach. Real real, my family has been in the area for a couple hundred years and I know all about what it *was* and what it is now. Went to a football game there just last year
22 days
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