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Ring-a-ding-ding...

Stopped by the Alumni Center yesterday to tie up some lose ends, and when walking in to the second floor office complex, it was hard to miss this:

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Good timing, as I was able to spend some time with Paul Metcalf, Asst. Dir. for Alumni Relations about the new dinger which will be rang after victories at home football and basketball contests...

Paul yanked the striker a couple times, and will tell you that this thing packs a wallop…

He said that in case the football team makes a bowl, the bell will be shipped to the location to ensure its participation…for games at Lockhart, a pick-up will do just fine…

Now, Paul is not a small man…he is 6’-7”, and would guess about 285 lbs…below, he is sizing up the competition while holding a traditional hand hell bell which might be seen on a hotel counter…

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Here’s a close up of the bell…

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Crash Taylor, who sponsored the bell and gave it its name, did a fine job on building the cart the bell is attached to...it even comes with a nice steering rod, inflatable tires, and has a parking block to match...

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Looking forward to hearing this bad boy ring "officially" in the Fall.

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