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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Aggie football is the best

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports and sports traditions are very big. Gig'em!

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Going to Aggie football games are quite the remarkable experience. Standing the whole game, being the 12th man and telling for your team to come out on top of the other in that environment makes it an awesome place of unity.

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Athletics: School spirit is always on an all time high. There is a lot of aggie spirit and the athletes work hard to meet their expectations!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not seen the athletic departments, but from what I have heard they are amazing.


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TOUCHDOWN! Football is, by far, the biggest and most overshadowing sport at A&M. Most students enjoy football games and the traditions that go along with them. When there is a game, it seems like everyone goes, even their dogs. And whenever there’s a football game, there are tent sales everywhere. Baseball and women’s soccer, on the other hand, are often overlooked sports. Not as many people come to these games, but the students who do enjoy them—they are a great time, and the teams are really good.

The University devotes a lot of money and energy to developing a nationally ranked football team, and it shows. Kyle Field is always filled to capacity with screaming fans, but this obsession with football can be quite annoying. For instance, campus employees tow everyone’s cars out of the campus parking lots to make room for alumni and other fans that are driving into town for the weekend. Athletics at a nationally recognized university are important, but many students admit that the majority of athletic funding could be better used in other places. Realistically, there are things more important than football, but it’s still really fun to go to the games to cheer on the Aggies and get swept up in the students’ strong school spirit.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southeastern Conference
Basketball: Southeastern Conference
School Colors
Maroon and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
304 - 2%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
272 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 100
Basketball: 31
Baseball: 47
Cross Country/Track: 57
Other Sports: 220
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 44%
Basketball: 56%
Baseball: 38%
Cross Country/Track: 67%
Other Sports: 78%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Competition squad
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Ice hockey
  • In-line hockey
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse (men's, women's)
  • Pistol
  • Polo
  • Powerlifting
  • Racquetball
  • Rugby (men's, women's)
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's, women's)
  • Taekwondo
  • Trap and skeet
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's, women's)
  • Water polo (men's, women's)
  • Water skiing
  • Wrestling
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Dominoes
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Xbox 360
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Aggie Soccer Stadium
  • Aggie Softball Complex
  • Anderson Track & Field Complex
  • Brazos County Expo Complex
  • Bright Building Athletic Training Room
  • Bright Football Complex
  • Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball
  • George P. Mitchell Tennis Center
  • Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium
  • Grass Practice Fields
  • Indoor Baseball/Softball Facility
  • Kyle Field
  • McFerrin Athletic Center
  • Netum A. Steed Physiology Research and Conditioning Laboratory
  • Olsen Field
  • Olympic Sports Athletic Training Room
  • Outdoor Adventures Center
  • Penberthy Intramural Sports Center
  • Read/G. Rollie White Annex
  • Reed Arena
  • Student Rec Center Natatorium
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Traditions Club
  • University Golf Course
Most Popular Sports
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's soccer
School Spirit
A&M students have a lot of school spirit, especially when it comes to football. Everyone gets excited for the games, even alumni and locals.
Getting Tickets
If you're into sports, you'll definitely want to order a Sports Pass when you register for classes. The Sports Pass is basically a general admissions ticket for events, although it can sometimes be hard to get. There are Sports Passes for football only, all sports minus football, or all sports. The All Sports Pass is more than $300, which is a decent chunk of change. But the passes are good for your entire time at A&M; you don't need to renew every year.

There are also websites for people looking to "rent" someone else's sports pass for a game or two if they have friends coming to visit.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Research Park

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 628 responses

  • 38% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 57% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 627 responses

  • 17% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 61% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 22% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 627 responses

  • 56% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 39% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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