1. 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.
2. 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!
4. 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.
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.
6. 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!
7. Retired Numbers 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.
8. Aggie Pep Band
The Fightin 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.
9. 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.
10. Texas A&M-Arkansas Rivalry
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.