Texas A&M was originally scheduled to mark College Colors Day on Thursday, Aug. 30, a day earlier than the rest of the nation, to coincide with the Aggies’ 2012 season-opening football game against Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, La., that evening. However, due to Hurricane Isaac, the game has been postponed until Oct. 13. Texas A&M will now celebrate College Colors Day, which encourages people across the country to wear the colors of their favorite college or university to promote the college experience, on Friday, Aug. 31.
Aggies can RSVP to participate in College Colors Day by visiting http://tx.ag/5dc474. They are also encouraged to post spirited photos of themselves “marooning out” their workplaces, classrooms or communities to the university’s official Facebook page.
The campus community has even more incentive to wear maroon and white on Friday. The Barnes & Noble at Texas A&M University bookstore is currently offering T-shirts at 25 percent off through Sept. 1 and will also offer $1 Venti iced coffee and tea on Aug. 31 to any customer wearing maroon.
“We want Aggies everywhere to join us in this celebration by wearing their maroon and white on Thursday,” said Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin ’71. “This is an excellent opportunity for Aggies to visually show the power of the Aggie Spirit around the world.”
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