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ColoradoAg
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
Personally, I think the t.u. thing is stupid. But I have no problem calling them 'sips, even when talking to my friends that are UT alumni

It's all in good fun, but I don't live in Texas either.


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RatRodDawg
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Texas and Tennessee went to court over the use of UT as an on field logo and helmet logo. It was finally settled (I think out of court) by dividing things up so that East of the Mississippi, Tennessee had rights and West of the Mississippi, Texas had rights. Being the much older school, we probably could've pushed the issue but back then no one watched out of market/timezone games so it didn't matter all that much and the two schools were fine with it.


THE USC (University of Southern California) took South Carolina to court over the use of "USC" and "SC" interlocking logos on their uniforms, etc. Southern California WON. Below are two links to this story...

USC over South Carolina

USC wins case over usc, jr


RatRodDawg
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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You come across as a very insecure person. Did you attend the University of Alabama?


EVERYONE from the U of Alabama and U of Texas are INSECURE, which necessitates their psychotic braggadocio on everything UA and the Whores of Texas.


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RatRodDawg
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Lets keep in mind here the All Time Series is 76–37–5 Meaning A&M could win 39 in a row and still not have the All Time Series lead. That is embarrassing.


Texas is 2-5 against USC....based on how often we play each other, it could be another 2,000 years before you catch us. Now, that's embarrassing.


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RunNGun57
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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RunNGun57
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Sec. 13. AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE. The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, established by an Act of the Legislature passed April 17th, 1871, located in the county of Brazos, is hereby made, and constituted a branch of The University of Texas


Not the same, A BRANCH OF, as in we yo daddy.


OldSchoolHorn
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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It’s a joke.

It annoys many horns (see their follow-up aggy silliness).

UTex is a university "in" Texas not the university "of" Texas; so t.u. stands for texas university, with the lowercase letters being an added insult.

UTex called themselves Texas University for years.

Our conference brothers, Tennessee, are UT.





"the University" part is correct, UT calling themselves "Texas University" is incorrect.


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RunNGun57
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Northgate belongs to A&M.




Apparently it must since you have quarterbacks who feel comfortable sleeping on the planters after they pass out, ala "Trill"


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RunNGun57
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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 prefer to live full time in smaller, more hospitable environments. 
Why are you bitter about that? 
Different strokes for different folks.

and some people choose to stay in the shallow end of the pool


rockiee
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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while thinking "aggy" is the height of whit and sophistication




At least it isn't someone using aggot and faggy and thinking they are clever.


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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
tsip



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EKG
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
And the American Colonies were once a subsidiary of Great Britain.
I wouldn’t call the United Kingdom the U.S.’s daddy today.


EKG
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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and some people choose to stay in the shallow end of the pool

What an odd correlation.


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OldSchoolHorn
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Texas and Tennessee went to court over the use of UT as an on field logo and helmet logo. It was finally settled (I think out of court) by dividing things up so that East of the Mississippi, Tennessee had rights and West of the Mississippi, Texas had rights. Being the much older school, we probably could've pushed the issue but back then no one watched out of market/timezone games so it didn't matter all that much and the two schools were fine with it.

That said, we switched to the power T on the field and on helmets and Texas eventually went with the longhorn logo. And tbh, I think both schools wound up with better logos than the one we originally fought over.

I'd love to read that letter tho. It sounds salty!



letter doesn't exist, it's aggy fantasy.

TN & TX never went to court, TN filed for rights using the "interlocking T" on items Texas had not protected by copyright. The settlement was indeed based on east/west of the Mississippi. It's not about which school is older, it's who legally protects the rights initially.


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Poncho and Lefty
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Member since Jul 2018
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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the flag ship is Texas A&M University, always has been


Uh...NO. Has NEVER been and will NEVER be the flagship....


Prof
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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THE USC (University of Southern California) took South Carolina to court over the use of "USC" and "SC" interlocking logos on their uniforms, etc. Southern California WON. Below are two links to this story...

USC over South Carolina

USC wins case over usc, jr


It sounds like USCw already had theirs registered which gave them a lot of legal strength but I have no clue as to how anyone could be confused between USC's SC logo and South Carolina's SC logo. If the images in those articles are correct, the court should've approved South Carolina's petition, imo. No one would mistake those two logos despite some similarity in color.

At least with Texas and Tennessee the confusion/false association case would've been easy to make - two schools in orange using identical interlocking UTs with the only real difference being the shade of orange.


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RunNGun57
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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you are here every single day talking about A&M. And on your 2nd account (original username texashorn) 

your posts date you around 40-50 years old. go enjoy the rest of your life guy


Says the guy who set up numerous fake racist Twitter accounts to pretend to be a Longhorn to spew hatred at black recruits who were considering Texas.


OldSchoolHorn
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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And the American Colonies were once a subsidiary of Great Britain.
I wouldn’t call the United Kingdom the U.S.’s daddy today.




Or for a more accurate use of an analogy lets go with the US & Puerto Rico.


CGSC Lobotomy
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
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Or for a more accurate use of an analogy lets go with the US & Puerto Rico.


So you're admitting that you're a territory that doesn't consider yourselves American, wants to freeload off the U.S. but doesn't want to be an official state?

Sounds like t.u.'s relationship with the State of Texas to me.


Old Sarge
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re: Why Aggies refer to their state's flagship university as "t.u."
Texas A&M is the oldest, largest and most prestigious flagship university in texas


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