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FrontLineConservative
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Losing
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The Contender
foxinsoxandrox
Con (against)
Winning
21 Points

Texas A&M University is the best university in the state of Texas!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/15/2007 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,612 times Debate No: 494
Debate Rounds (3)
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FrontLineConservative

Pro

40,000+ strong.

Greatest college sports venue in the nation.

Only Veterinary Medicine school in the state.

List goes on and on...
foxinsoxandrox

Con

OK, so maybe Texas A&M as a vet school, but having a vet school does not make a university the best in a state. And while A&M may have done better in football this season than Texas, overall Texas is better which brings me to my counter statement. University of Texas is the best university in the state of Texas. We are rated #4 in the AP poll for mens basketball, the most important sport of the winter season. Plus, you don't even have a real mascot. You are the "aggies" which means a student at an agricultural college. Well, duh! We know you go to an agricultural college, why not come up with a cool mascot like the Longhorns? We are ranked the 44th best school in the nation and most importantly we are flat out Universty of Texas - Austin, no "A&M" junk in the way. What school? Texas. Hook 'em Horns.
Debate Round No. 1
FrontLineConservative

Pro

We were the first university in the state of Texas in 1876.

The 2008 U.S. News and World Report ranks Texas A&M 62nd, tied with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, among all American universities and 23rd among public universities. The Washington Monthly ranks the school 1st nationally with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. Newsweek International ranks Texas A&M as the 77th university globally based on "openness and diversity" as well as "distinction in research". Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks the university 50th nationally and 88th internationally based on educational quality, faculty quality, and research output. The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks Texas A&M 60th among the world's top 100 technology universities, 24th among America's top biomedicine universities, and 50th among North America's top 50 universities. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks the school as the 26th best value public university based on in-state tuition, and the 12th best value public university based on out-of-state tuition. In addition, Hispanic Magazine ranks Texas A&M as 25th nationally for Latinos, while New Mobility magazine ranks the university as one of the top ten "disability-friendly" colleges. The John Templeton Foundation listed Texas A&M as one of the thirty-five American college programs that "communicate[s] the values of honesty, trust, respect, responsibility, integrity, and fairness in the classroom".

Texas A&M Mens Basketball ranked #11.

Traditions:
12th Man
Midnight Yell
Silver Taps
Muster
Bonfire
Aggie Ring

We have the most Medal of Honor winners (7 total) than any other school besides Annapolis and West Point.
foxinsoxandrox

Con

foxinsoxandrox forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
FrontLineConservative

Pro

The Aggie War Hymn

Good-bye to Texas University.
So long to the Orange and White.
Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies,
They are the boys who show
the real old fight.
The eyes of Texas are upon you.
That is the song they sing so well,
So, good-bye to Texas University,
We're goin' to beat you all to --
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Rough! Tough!
Real stuff! Texas A&M!

Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Short!

Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Short!
foxinsoxandrox

Con

foxinsoxandrox forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by frank_gore_is_da_best 9 years ago
frank_gore_is_da_best
You want to talk about an opinion based voting outcome. The con is winning even though he posted only one argument.
Posted by rwebberc 9 years ago
rwebberc
Trinity University was the first University in the state of Texas, founded in 1869. Go Tigers!
Posted by FrontLineConservative 9 years ago
FrontLineConservative
boomer sooner? oh, that's right... that's that second rate school in Oklahoma. Naw, just kidding. As long as we have the hatred of t.u. in common then we're good.
Posted by lindsay 9 years ago
lindsay
BOOMER SOONER BITCHES!!!!!! better than both of your schools! jk, college rivalry at it's best is all..... well actually i'm not kidding, but whatever!
Posted by foxinsoxandrox 9 years ago
foxinsoxandrox
I forgot to post my next argument... guess I automatically lose. Hope you're enjoying Texas A&M go ahead and finish the debate if you would like, I'll do a final argument for the hell of it.
Posted by Krieger 9 years ago
Krieger
I love Texas A&M, but I could never go there.

It's waaaaaaaaaaaay to conservative for me.
Posted by FrontLineConservative 9 years ago
FrontLineConservative
joze14rock-
It is, trust me. Especially if you are a conservative God-fearing republican. you'll have the time of your life!
Posted by joze14rock 9 years ago
joze14rock
I'm transferring there this coming Spring 2008 semester.
You better be right in saying it is the best school in the nation...
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