Texas A&M first began competing in 1894. The Aggies joined the Southwest Conference (SWC) in 1915. As of 2007, the Aggies hold 18 conference titles. A&M has also finished with a top 25 national ranking 23 different times. Before moving to the SEC in 2012 the Aggies had two main Big 12 rivalries – with the Texas Longhorns (the Lone Star Showdown) and with the Baylor Bears (Battle of the Brazos). The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry was one of the oldest and most celebrated in college football history. Some of the current Aggies playing or coaching in the NFL include Dante Hall, Shane Lechler, Dat Nguyen, and Sammy Davis. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Texas A&M Aggies football tickets.
2015 Texas A&M Season Preview
The Aggies are going into their first SEC season without the best quarterback in the country, and while it’ll be a tough mountain to climb for Texas A&M, they’ll need to make that jump to continue to hang with the elite of the conference. The Aggies went 9-4 and won the Chick-fil-A Bowl in dramatic fashion in 2013, but it was almost all offense that carried them to those 9 wins. The defense will need to step up and be on the same level as the rest of the conference in 2014 if the Aggies are to compete in the vaunted SEC and beat the biggest and best as they did with Manziel. Kenny Hill will likely take over for the Heisman winner, and head coach Kevin Sumlin has high hopes for him. While the Aggies also lost Mike Evans, they do return Malcome Kennedy and Ricky Seals-Jones, and both should be two big targets for Hill down the field. Tra Carson should take over a lot of the touches that went to Ben Malena, so it will be key for him to also get going early in the season. Texas A&M will start the season at South Carolina on Aug. 28 before heading home to Kyle Field to play Lamar the next week. The Aggies are also playing big home games against Ole Miss on Oct. 11 and against LSU on Nov. 27. The key road games of the season include at Alabama on Oct. 18 and at Auburn on Nov. 8.
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Texas A&M Aggies Football at Kyle Field Address: 198 Joe Routt Boulevard College Station, Texas, 77843
The Texas A&M Aggies play their home games at Kyle Field. The stadium holds more than 82,000 spectators and is considered one of the toughest places for visiting teams to play in the country. The football tradition at A&M is evident over the years with the 12th Man, the Aggie Bonfire, the Corps of Cadets, and the tremendous student support at football games. The Texas A&M Aggies home bench is on the Kyle Field sideline with sections 1-13. Kyle Field parking information is covered in our Aggies event guide.
Highly intermittent yet highly contentious, this rivalry goes back a long way but only recently started up again when A&M moved to the SEC. Both Kyle Field in College Station and Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge give the home teams a huge advantage, but you can be sure both teams will leave it all on the field every year.
Texas A&M vs. Texas
This game had become a staple to watch for all college football fans, but the game has been put on hold for a while after the Aggies moved to the SEC. The game has been played on Thanksgiving weekend, and beating the other team is a good gauge on whether or not you had a good season. The rivalry goes back far, as does the vitriol on and off the field.
Dating back to the days of the Southwest Conference, A&M’s move to the SEC helped renew the rivalry that dates back to 1903. Now called the “Southwest Classic,” the game will be played in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington for the forseeable future.
Texas A&M in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games, and SEC Championship
Despite not yet appearing in a BCS National Championship game the “Aggies” have still managed to play in 30 plus Bowl Games winning close to half of those contests. Some would say 1998 was their proudest year as they went 7-1 in conference play on their way to their first and only Big 12 Conference Championship. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the SEC Conference Championship Game.
Texas A&M Aggies Event Guide
What are the best gameday traditions at an Aggie football game?
The Texas A&M Corp of Cadets is one of the most unique and exciting marching bands in college football. Fans lineup to see the Corp march into Kyle Field and everyone stays in their seats at halftime to watch them perform. Midnight Yell Practice is another famous Aggie tradition that you must see. Similar to a pep rally, Midnight Yell takes place the night before an A&M home game. Watching the A&M crowd lock arms and sway during the Aggie War Hymn is one of the top traditions in college football.
How can I buy cheap Texas A&M Aggies tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Texas A&M football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Texas A&M tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee SEC opponents, like Alabama, Florida and Georgia, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Texas A&M tickets near face value.
What is the 12th man?
Texas A&M is known as the “Home of the 12th Man” because they were the originator of the term 12th man, which is used to describe their loud home crowd.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Texas A&M Aggies football schedule?
The Aggies 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the SEC. Texas A&M plays in the SEC West, which means games against Alabama, LSU, Arkansas and Ole Miss. Game times are announced by the SEC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Texas A&M’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Arkansas in The Southwest Classic. If you are looking for Aggies news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Texas A&M Aggies team roster.
Where are the best places to eat in College Station before an Aggie game?
The Dixie Chicken is one of the most well-known bars in College Station. Freebirds isn’t fancy, but it’s a local favorite for a tasty pregame burrito. The Tap is another popular watering hole that will have a lot of Aggie faithful on gameday.
Can I buy Texas A&M Aggies football season tickets?
Texas A&M Aggies season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Texas A&M football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Kyle Field.