Build the Hell Outta Bonfire
The Burning Desire?
For the foreseeable future, it looks like A&M won't be playing t.u. anymore. Where does that leave Bonfire? To answer that question, look back to the beginning. Bonfire dates back to a trash-pile fire in 1907. The game with t.u. wasn't formalized as an annual rivalry game until nearly a decade later. It wasn't until 1921 that A&M held a pre-game "rally" for the game. A yearbook photo from 1927 (20 years into the Tradition) is the first known association of Bonfire with the t.u. game. As the first definition of Bonfire concluded, Bonfire is:
The Undying Flame of Love...
that every loyal Aggie carries in his heart for the school. And that is where we stand. Bonfire will continue as a labor of love, carried out by students. Even as we move on into a new era, the Tradition remains, and its roots deepen.As the year progresses, we'll keep you updated here and on facebook with news and updates on important dates, times, and locations.