Home to the 12th Man and steeped in traditionKyle Field is one of the most intimidating stadiums in college football. Kyle Field has been home to Aggie football since 1904 or 1905. The first stadium was completed in the early 1920s with seating for around 500. Today the Kyle Field seats over 80,000. Major renovations are scheduled to begin at the end of this season that will make Kyle Field the largest stadium in the Texas and SEC.
Texas A&M opened October 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. it became the first public institution of higher education in Texas. The named changed in 1963 when A&M became a university. A&M was founded under the Morrill Act (land grant college). Under the Morrill Act A&M’s purpose was to “leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts.” Today A&M is one of the largest universities in the U.S., boasts world-class research programs and is one of the largest producers of military officers behind the national service academies.
The Texas Aggie baseball team beat Florida State at the Super Regional in Tallahassee. That’s right the Aggie’s are headed to the College World Series in Omaha. They will face South Carolina in on June 19.
The Big Guy is a graduate of Texas A&M University. That’s right he is an Aggie and is involved in our local A&M Club. A couple of years ago the Aggie baseball team played at the University of Florida. Several A&M Clubs from throughout Florida converged on Gainesville for the game. The official gathering was on Saturday but some Aggies also attended games on Friday and Sunday. We gathered before the game for an unofficial yell practice. I believe all the photographs were taken by RT.
No Aggie game would be complete without the Aggie War Hymn. Found this video of a group of Aggies sing the War Hymn. Couldn’t find a good one with the Band or in Kyle Field. This video was originally aired on Fox News. Warning: Song includes mild language (1 word).
“We Bleed Maroon” was preformed by Granger Smith ’02 and produced by the Office of Graduate Studies. The video provides a brief snapshot of what it means to be an Aggie and highlights many Aggie traditions including Bonfire, 12th Man and Yell Practice. Warning: Song includes mild language. What is it with Aggies and that word?