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.