Mum’s the word

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A Texas football classic makes a big show year after year

Sporting mums for this year’s Sulphur Springs Homecoming are Zoe Reed, seventh grade; Kyleigh Tadlock sixth grade; and Mally Keaton, sixth grade. Courtesy
Homecoming Clear eyes. Full hearts. Gigantic mums? The Northeast Texas tradition of football mums has taken on a life of its own from its humble beginnings as a gesture between sweethearts to the hometown pride we see today. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recognizes the first official homecoming game as 1911 at the University of Missouri. Baylor University, however, claims their…

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