#2 deals with Auburn. Pretty good prank. I remember hearing that story from our guide several year's ago when I took my youngest son to Auburn to tour the campus.
2. This train don't stop here anymore
On the night before the Yellow Jackets were set to arrive in Auburn for an 1896 game (yes, 1896), Auburn students greased the train tracks leading in and out of the local station. When Georgia Tech's train came into town, it skidded through town and didn't stop for five more miles. The GT football team had to make the trek back to town, then went on to lose, 45-0.
#9 deals with a Texas A&M prank.
9. Bevo branded
Texas acquired its live mascot -- an orange-tinted longhorn -- in 1916. While students decided what to do with the wild steer, four Texas A&M students found Bevo in a stockyard and branded him with "13-0," the score of the 1915 Texas-Texas A&M game. Due to the high cost of keeping the steer in wartime, Texas ended up barbecuing Bevo and serving him at a football banquet with A&M in 1920. The Aggies were presented with the "13-0" hide.
Edited by GAMECOCK_FAN, 07 March 2013 - 12:46 PM.