Though we’ve been known to dabble in our share of email server scandals, The Other 98 is actually not a left wing conspiracy group. Instead, The Other 98 is dedicated to bringing fans a new era of college sports coverage that includes articles, videos, and discussions around the Texas A&M landscape while also dropping hot memes with stunning regularity. However, we’re also more than just Aggie sports news. We enjoy international athletic competitions, pop culture, back-alley rap battles, and long walks on the beach.
Funded by an enigmatic and eccentric billionaire who we’ve yet to actually meet, The Other 98 is based out of beautiful Houston, TX and part of the FanReact network of companies.
Meet the Team
Rush Hannigan ‘09
The supposed brains behind this operation, Rush has been attending Aggie football games since an early age and was a proud owner of TAMU 09 license plates until just a few years ago. After running a healthcare software startup, Rush left to join The Other 98’s parent company, FanReact in February 2018. In his spare time, he teaches spin classes alongside his wife, Lauren, at RYDE in Houston, the manliest of side-gigs. This site has been a dream come true for him and he can’t wait to continue to evolve The Other 98 and share the joy (and agony) of Aggie football with all of you.
Nick 'Kroog' Krueger
Nick joined The Other 98 in September of 2018 to lead the site's recruiting coverage. He's covered football recruiting on a national level across the country for more than seven years after starting his career in sports media with the Naples Daily News back before he graduated from the very prestigious Florida Gulf Coast University in 2008. You may also recognize him from his stint as the the home broadcast color commentator for the NBA D-League Florida Flame from 2004-2006.
As an adopted Texan, Nick has come to appreciate the views of the prairies and ranches on his frequent travels around the state and the endless barbecue options. Just about all of his free time is dedicated to playing soccer and he's more than willing to accept your challenge to play FIFA on PS4, even though he'll probably lose because he refuses to play with any team other than his hometown Orlando City SC.
Jay Arnold ‘17
Jay played defensive line for the Aggies during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. After hanging up his cleats in 2014 due to continued shoulder issues, he moved on to honing his ninja skills, binge-watching shows on Netflix, and doing his best to Van Wilder his way through college. Jay will be providing A&M Football analysis using his experience as a former athlete to relay knowledge about the Aggies, their opponents, and the recruitment process. He’ll also be providing occasional random thoughts on other sports, food, and life in general.
Team Analysis/Aggie For Life
Matt was a top quarterback prospect in the 2012 recruiting class who attended Texas A&M for 2 years before transferring out. He ended up being a 3 year starter at SMU, but suffered a knee injury at the beginning of his senior campaign. Matt graduated with a degree in Sociology with concentration in Nonprofit Organizations and brings in-depth knowledge of recruitment, player experience, and the love of A&M football to The Other 98.
Colton Chumbley ‘16
Colton is a Texas A&M grad, a former coach, and full time “Uncle-of-the-Year” to his nephew, Nolan. He’s had his work featured in Bleacher Report, SBNation, FoxSports, The Gospel Herald, and FanSided. When he’s not putting out content for TO98, he’s probably screaming at the San Antonio Spurs, or ruining any chance he has at a political career inside a Lake Charles casino.
Mark Lancaster ‘07
Mark is the man behind the scenes that makes The Other 98 work. An Aggie grad with a passion for web development, everything on this site was developed by Mark and his team at FanReact, The Other 98’s parent company. Mark’s biggest claim to fame is that Jim Rome once famously called him "The Man" and everything else in life has been downhill since that day.
A Final Note
So thank you for being here and thank you for joining us on this journey towards providing you with the best possible news, insight, and analysis of Aggie athletics! We can’t tell you how happy we are to have you here.