Nostalgia: When Bevo was barbecue, and other trials of Texas' most famous longhorn

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footba...o-was-barbecue-and-other-tri?urn=ncaaf-289081
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I had no idea there was such controversy over the naming of Bevo. From wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bevo_%28mascot%29#Origin_of_the_name_Bevo

    The story that my dad told me (class of 1965) was that the Aggies stole the longhorn in 1916 just before the rivalry game and branded it with 13-0, which was the score of the game they played the year before (A&M won). The Longhorn students changed the brand to read 'Bevo' instead of '13-0'. It appears there isn't a definitive source for the origin of the name Bevo. Odd...
     
  3. Stemp

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    From the UT website itself
     

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