Texas A&M Aggies Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Buzz Williams

Team Mascot: Reveille

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 12989

City / State: College Station / Texas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Texas A&M vs Arkansas

Rival Team: Arkansas Razorbacks

These two former Southwest Conference rivals were reunited when the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012. The rivalry may have been dormant for almost two decades, but now that it's back there is plenty of bad blood between these two so don’t miss it when the Razorbacks come to town.

Texas A&M Aggies Stadium Guide

In Game

Texas A&M is home to one of the most tradition loaded game days in college football, and basketball is no different. You’ll find the Yell Leaders, Corp of Cadets, Reveille, and the 12th Man all make their way to Reed Arena come basketball season.

The Aggies basketball student section, known as the Reed Rowdies, are every bit as intimidating as the 12th Man. The Reed Rowdies work with the Yell Leaders to develop basketball specific yells and over the years have done an incredible job making it tough for opponents to walk away with a W. Join in on the yells to give the Aggies your full support.

Before or after the game you’ll find plenty of great nearby restaurants and bars. The Northgate District just north of the University is a particularly good place to check out. The area is home to the popular Dixie Chicken as well as C&J BBQ.

You’ll have an excellent time attending an Aggies basketball game where the traditions and incredible fan support make it a must see event for any college basketball fan out there.

Things to check out

Retired Number Banners

Take a minute to remember Aggies legends Acie Law and Danielle Adams when attending an Aggies basketball game. These two players are the best men’s and women’s basketball players to lace them up for the Aggies and are honored by having their numbers retired by the school.

Yell Leaders

Instead of cheerleaders, Texas A&M has had yell leaders since they were an all-male institution. These upperclassmen fire up the crowd and rally behind their Aggies. They run up and down the sidelines pumping up the Reed Rowdies, so keep an eye out for them and join in their chants.

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Reed Rowdies

The Reed Rowdies play a big part in making Reed Arena one of the most hostile places for opponents to play. The Rowdies get into the heads of opponents with their cheers and are the most dedicated fans in the arena on any given gameday. They even host tailgate parties, so join the Reed Rowdies if you want to stand side by side with the most boisterous fans in Reed Arena.


The mascot of Texas A&M is a living and breathing dog! Her name is Reveille, a purebred rough collie. Having all been female, each Reveille has watched over her players like next of kin. She attends basketball games to give life to the crowd. Reveille even has her cell phone, attended to by her caretakers the Corps of Cadets Company E-2. If she is to attend a class and bark, the class is canceled. So she can even cancel class over the phone!

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The student body is known for being friendly on campus and introducing themselves to visitors and out of towners alike with the phrase, “Howdy.” They will help you get to where you’re going, and guide you along campus.

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Aggie Pep Band

The Fighting Texas Aggie Band is the largest military marching band in the country, and the Aggie pep band isn’t half bad either. The pep band, like their marching band counterpart, put on a great show and are a big part of what makes attending an Aggies basketball game a special experience, so enjoy their performance when attending a game.

Aggie Dance Team

The Aggie Dance team performs during stoppages in play and at halftime. These talented dancers are a must see part of any Aggies game, so don’t miss them when attending a game in College Station.

Fight Songs

  1. The Aggie War Hymn

    The Aggie War Hymn is the official hymn of the Texas A&M which dates way back to the World War I. The history behind this hymn is so rich that it would make any Aggie fan or student proud to be a part of this school. The hymn had an original name, which was “Goodbye to Texas University,” which refers to the Longhorns, but it was later changed because they thought it was too focused on the Longhorn. Nonetheless, the hymn does make you feel pumped up every game.

    Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!
    Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!

    (First Verse)
    All hail to dear old Texas A&M
    Rally around Maroon and White
    Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies
    They are the boys who show the real old fight
    That good old Aggie spirit thrills us
    And makes us yell and yell and yell
    So let’s fight for dear old Texas A&M
    We’re going to beat you all to
    Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!

    (Second Verse)
    Good-bye to texas university
    So long to the orange and the white
    Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies
    They are the boys that show the real old fight
    “The eyes of Texas are upon you . . .”
    That is the song they sing so well
    So good-bye to texas university
    We’re going to beat you all to
    Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!

  2. The Spirit of Aggieland

    The Spirit of Aggieland is the alma mater song of Texas A&M. Fun fact: this was originally written as a poem, but it was soon made into a song and was performed for the first time during the Midnight Yell tradition of 1925. Every time you hear this song play in games, you’ll feel nothing but that sense of respect on nostalgia. A true classic!

    Some may boast of prowess bold
    Of the school they think so grand
    But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
    It’s the Spirit of Aggieland

    We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we
    True to each other as Aggies can be
    We’ve got to fight boys
    We’ve got to fight!
    We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White

    After they’ve boosted all the rest
    Then they will come and join the best
    For we are the Aggies, the Aggies are we
    We’re from Texas AMC

    (Second Chorus) 
    T-E-X-A-S A-G-G-I-E
    Fight! Fight! Fight-fight-fight!
    Fight, Maroon! And White-white-white!
    Texas! Texas! A-M-C
    Gig ‘em! Aggies! 1-2-3!
    Farmers fight! Farmers fight!
    Fight! Fight!
    Farmers, farmers, fight!

  3. Gig’ Em’ Aggies!

    Gig’ Em’!


    Gig’ Em’!


    Gig’ Em’!


Texas A&M Aggies Bars & Restaurants

  1. O’Bannon’s Tap House

    OBannons Tap House

    A warm inviting Irish Pub on Northgate. We serve over 80 beers and the finest whiskey selection as well as live music. Here at O'Bannon's there are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet.

    103 Boyett St, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  2. Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill

    Koppe Bridge Bar Grill

    "Best Big Burger in Town"

    11777 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. The Tap

    The Tap

    A great place to meet friends, enjoy a cold beverage, eat great food, and make memories.

    815 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  4. Hurricane Harry’s

    Hurrican Harrys

    Awesome drinks, great food, and good music!

    313 College Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Dixie Chicken

    Dixie Chicken

    The town and the university have changed, but the Chicken has remained timeless – generations of Aggies have walked through the same swinging doors for a great burger or a cold beer.

    307 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Christopher’s World Grille

    Christophers World Grille

    Christopher's World Grille is a fine dining establishment that has been serving the Bryan/College Station community since Mother's Day, 1999.

    5001 Boonville Rd, Bryan, TX 77802, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  7. Hullabaloo Diner

    Hullabaloo Diner

    Hullabaloo Diner is one of the few registered, authentic diners in the state of Texas.

    15045 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Fargo’s Pit BBQ

    Fargos Pit BBQ

    Great food and friendly service!

    1701 Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  9. Antonio’s Flying Pizza and Italian Restaurant

    Antonios Flying Pizza and Italian Restaurant

    Providing fresh, authentic Italian food to the Houston area since 1971.

    2920 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77057, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  10. Chicken Oil Co

    Chicken Oil Co

    Great food and a unique atmosphere. With a menu offering a wide selection, including burgers, salads, chicken fried steaks and our famous Tijuana Fries, Chicken Oil is sure to have something for everyone.

    3600 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Layne’s Chicken Fingers

    Laynes Chicken Fingers

    Enjoy the best chicken strips and secret sauce in all of College Station!

    1301 Wellborn Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Fuego Tortilla Grill

    Fuego Tortilla Grill

    Great food and friendly service.

    108 Poplar St, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $

  13. Wings N More

    Wings N More

    Wings ‘N More proudly serves award-winning wings and so much more.

    1511 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Freebirds World Burrito

    Freebirds World Burrito

    Millions of possible burrito/bowl/salad/nacho/taco handcrafted creations

    319 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  15. DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks

    DoubleDaves Pizzaworks

    Home of the legendary Peproni Roll.

    3205 Longmire Dr a, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  16. Cheddar’s Casual Café

    Cheddars Casual Cafe

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness: Quality ingredients, prepared fresh in our kitchen. It’s the right way, not the easy way.

    1701 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Buppy’s BBQ

    Buppys BBQ

    Buppy's caters and delivers breakfast, brunch, lunch, corporate box lunches, and dinner for corporate, personal, and community events in the Brazos Valley area.

    506 Sulphur Springs Rd, Bryan, TX 77801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$