Final resting place: It was an emotional scene Thursday, as the train carrying former President George H.W. Bush arrived in Aggieland. After hours waiting under gray skies and on-and-off rain, the arrival of the train received a Texas-sized welcome from the crowd. Hundreds of Texas A&M Corps of Cadets members lined the route of the motorcade as it traveled along George Bush Drive. The U.S. Navy conducted a 21-strike fighter aircraft flyover, including the "Missing Man" maneuver over the Bush Library and Museum, where the president was laid to rest next to his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died at the age of 3 from leukemia, in a private ceremony.
Football honors: Texas A&M junior Braden Mann won the Ray Guy Award, which goes to the nation’s top punter. The record-setting Mann received the honor during Thursday night’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN. Kicker Seth Small, running back/returner Jashaun Corbin and defensive linemen Bobby Brown and Tyree Johnson were named to the Southeastern Conference football coaches’ freshman team.