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Ol’ Army Spirit

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Albert Bradley sits on a bench in the Quad after receiving the Saber Award at morning formation. Known to the Corps of Cadets as “Ol’ Army Al,” Bradley holds the highest attendance record for the twice daily Corps formation. He has attended formation every day — health permitting — since 1974.

Tradition lives through honorary Corps member Camryn Ford The Battalion Fighting the battle of sleeping through formation versus finding the will to come to life at 5:30 a.m. every day is a battle for some Corps of Cadets members. Even if they had a choice to begin with, waking up before the crack of dawn wins every time. Although cadets are required to be at formation in the morning alongside their outfits,

one man voluntarily stands in the background at every Corps formation, morning and night. “When he first started coming, they thought he had a son or brother in the Corps or something, but he didn’t,” said Eric Gil, senior industrial distribution major and sergeant major of the Corps. Albert Bradley, often referred to as “Ol’ Army Al,” has been attending the Corps formations since 1974 — the year he became a

permanent resident of College Station. He was awarded for his honorary service this past Saturday before the Missouri game. Bradley was presented with the Saber Award, which consisted of a shadow box with medals, a campaign cover band and tags stamped with his name. He also received a framed and mounted saber with a sheath. Typically, when a student hears about someone so dedicated to a particular section

of A&M culture, they assume the person is an Aggie. Uncommonly enough, Bradley never attended the University. “My early morning routine began when I was a senior in high school,” Bradley said. “They told me I could have an agriculture job for a year and then graduate. So I went to work on an Amish farm in Philadelphia, See Bradley on page 4


Aggies take championship hopes to Austin in tourney Michael Rodriguez The Battalion The Texas A&M volleyball team is on its way to the NCAA Tournament beginning Thursday as the Aggies will open their playoff push against the wolf pack from North Carolina State. The Aggies enter the tournament with a full head of steam as the accolades from the regular season are showing. A&M finished the season with a 24-5 record (16-4), claiming the SEC West division crown and finishing behind No. 15 Florida in the SEC. Under the direc-

tion of head coach Laurie Corbelli, the Aggies finished strong with a nine-game win streak. This is the 16th time the Aggies will appear in the tournament in 20 years under Corbelli. “It’s certainly a huge, huge benefit for us to be in great conferences — the Big 12 over the past 15 years and then this year in the SEC — to get to compete against some of the best,” Corbelli said. “It prepares us really well for the tournament and it allows us to get the kind of seeding and See Volleyball on page 3


The Texas A&M volleyball team faces off against Florida on Oct. 21. The Aggies finished behind Florida in the SEC and are headed to the NCAA tournament in Austin.

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Manziel breaks media silence in teleconference

Cadets inducted in honor society for academic excellence

Chandler Smith The Battalion Speaking exclusively through his statistics for the entirety of a magical 10-2 season and Heisman Trophy warpath, media and fans alike got a chance to speak to the mysterious phenom Johnny Manziel on Monday afternoon. Manziel put up video game numbers through the 2012 football season. His 4,600 yards and 43 touchdowns surpassed Cam Newton’s SEC record for total yards in a season and Newton’s touchdown total from his own Heismanwinning year. Manziel said winning the Heisman would be a surreal experience. “It’s something that you dream about as a kid,” Manziel said. “When you’re sitting there playing all of these NCAA games as a kid and you create a player and you win the Heisman as a freshman because you just put up crazy numbers, it’s something that you can always sit back and dream

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about. It’s the biggest, most prestigious award in college football, so it would definitely be a dream come true.” As for “Johnny Football,” the nickname caught fire at A&M and is now renowned nationally upon Manziel’s surge to the summit of the college football world. “It was something that started to be thrown around a little bit when I first got here to Texas A&M,” Manziel said. “My feelings on it — I think it’s something that’s funny. I think it’s something that a lot of people here in Aggieland enjoy that I find kind of funny. I think it fits.” Even so, Manziel said he still pictures himself as a football player with humble small-town beginnings. “I don’t see myself as ‘Johnny Football,’” Manziel said. “I still see myself as Jonathan Manziel, a small-town guy from Kerrville who’s extremely fortunate and extremely blessed to be able to play football here at A&M.”

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Johnny Manziel, sophomore business administration major and starting quarterback, kneels during an injury timeout Saturday at Kyle Field. Manziel spoke to media Monday in a press teleconference.

The Battalion Buildings and organizations at Texas A&M are tributes to former students who achieved great things, both during their time as students and in their careers. More than 100 cadets were recognized Monday night in Rudder Tower for their academic achievements as they were inducted into the O.R. Simpson Corps Honor Society — the Corps’ academic elite. “What’s our number one priority in the Corps of Cadets? Academics,” said Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez, Class of 1979 and commandant of the Corps of Cadets. “This [organization] ought to be the forefront of what we talk about and what we do in our Corps.” Ramirez, who had the privilege of meeting the namesake of the organization in the late 1970s, said Simpson would be proud of the academic excellence and service the organization strives for. “He would be a very proud man today looking out at the audience, at all these great young cadets and what you stand for, as part of an organization that bears his name,” Ramirez said. See Corps on page 3

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the RPI that we really need.” The SEC named three Aggies for the All-SEC Team awards, including senior opposite Alisia Kastmo and senior middle blocker Lindsey Miller for first-team selection. Junior setter Allie Sawatzky was named to the All-SEC Second Team. For Kastmo and Miller, this marks the second year in a row that both players made an all-selection team. Last year, both players were named on the All-Big 12 First Team. Kastmo ranks in the top 10 in the SEC in kills, aces and points while starting every match and posting double-digit digs in 22 of the 29 matches. Miller was named the SEC offensive player of the week

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The Corps’ growing focus on academics has been reflected by the organization’s growth, which has doubled in inductees since last fall, said Zach Habersang, senior computer engineering major and president of the honor society. “Last fall we only inducted about 50 members,” Habersang said. “Today we inducted more than 100, so we’ve doubled. We’re getting better at grades, we’re get-

as she posted 17 kills at Tennessee and a career-high 20 kills at Ole Miss. Starting in each of the 121 games during her A&M career, Miller is the 16th to accumulate 1,000 career kills. Sawatzky has been the setter all season for the Aggies, who rank in the top 15 in offense — averaging 10.34 assists per set. Sawatzky posted a career-high 66 assists in A&M’s crucial road victory against preseason SEC favorite Tennessee in Knoxville on Nov. 21. The Aggies will now move on to face North Carolina State for the first time in Coach Corbelli’s tenure. “They are going to be very, very tough,” Corbelli said. “I know the coaching staff and I have seen their results. However, I don’t know a lot about their talent, the individual athletes. I’m hoping that the SEC has prepared

us well for whatever we do happen to see. I don’t know a lot about them, but we will certainly know a lot more in 24 hours.” A&M will be playing in Austin, Texas, for the first and second round beginning Thursday at Gregory Gym. The winner of the A&MNorth Carolina State match will go on to face the winner of the No. 3 Texas-Colgate match Friday. “We’ll have a lot of Aggies there in our contingency, and a lot of families will be able to be there,” Corbelli said. “It’s tournament time, so crazy things can happen and you just have to go out and give it your best.” The Aggies will face off against North Carolina State Thursday at 4 p.m. Winners of the two matches will play Friday at 7 p.m.

ting more members and it’s going great.” The blue and white cords worn on the left shoulder distinguish members of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society. To be accepted into the organization, cadets must meet certain GPR requirements. Seniors must attain a 3.20 for 84 hours, juniors must attain a 3.30 for 54 hours and sophomores must attain a 3.40 for 25 hours. “We recognize these cadets as incentive for them to go out and make those grades,” Habersang said. “They go out and try to make grades

and they can be seen wearing these cords. They put on this cord and they realize they earned this cord; they earned their ribbon.” Ramirez said the organization is a reflection of the Corps’ mission to train men and women to be leaders. “It makes me proud to know that these are our country’s future leaders,” Ramirez said. “I like to think we’ve done a good job of training well and educating well before you get out there to lead our state and our nation into the future. We need leaders today like never before.”



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The Corps of Cadets presented Albert Bradley with a saber before the football game on Saturday. Although “Ol’ Army Al� was never a member of the Corps, the sword represents his honorary Corps membership.

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where I had to get up at 5 a.m. and I milked cows twice a day, every day.� Bradley’s adventures continued after graduation. After making only a dollar a day at the farm with the addition of room and board, Bradley joined the National Guard, but was only able to serve for one year due to downsizing. Soon after, he took a job at a large horse ranch. He said that the ranch had 50 brood mares and his job was breeding and delivering foals. Farm life gave Bradley the skills he would later need to obtain two different mechanic jobs at engineering companies. His travels did not stop there. In 1963, Bradley lunged into his first attempt to affiliate with A&M by looking for a job at the University. After not receiving one, he remained in the area and found Grace Bible Church instead. “I met a missionary who told me to get involved,� Bradley said. “It was a challenge. I ended up going to the Middle East to help drive trucks for literature distribution.� Bradley said after working in the Middle East for 11 years and traveling to places from London to Iran, he returned to College Station in 1974. “He’s a reminder that your dedication doesn’t stop here; it continues for years to come,� said Crystal Perez, junior biology major and operations sergeant for the Corps. “He is always here to encourage you if you have any problems.� Bradley has dedicated a large part of his

life to the Corps by continuing his missionary work at A&M. He has transitioned his missionary work toward members of the Corps, befriending them and discussing life issues. “We talk mostly about what’s happening — mainly girlfriends,� Bradley said. “I don’t push the gospel. If they want to talk, they will come to me.� Because he was never married due to what he called his “traveling ways,� Aggies became family to him — so much that he had extra rooms added to a house in the community and took in fifth-year students he had befriended. With a smile spread across his face, Bradley said he had even helped a couple of Corps members meet their wives and one couple named their first child after him. “He’s kind of a tradition here,� Perez said. Bradley is a common figure on standby in the Quad, which has enabled him to interact with cadets on a daily basis. He said he couldn’t begin to count how many students he knows on a personal level. “He’s always motivating and saying ‘hi,’� said Fernando Aguilera, senior aerospace engineering major and operations and training officer for the Corps. “He never had the opportunity to come here and be in the Corps, so I thought we needed to give him something to let him know how much we appreciate him.� With the help of cadets, the presentation was put together and planned out. “I didn’t know I was getting it,� Bradley said. “They just told me to be here around 2:30. When they brought me to the cannon [to present the award] I couldn’t talk. I just cried.�

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