Kyle Field has been the home of the Texas A&M Aggies football program since 1904, although first 23 years the stadium was just in rudimentary form. The completed stadium opened in 1927 and since then it underwent many expansions and renovations and became the fifth largest non- racing stadium in the world. Texas A&M Aggies tickets sell out record fell in October 2014 when 110632 people watched the home team to lose a game Ole Miss Rebels. Basketball at Texas A&M University is played at the Reed Arena which opened in 1998 and which can hold nearly 13000 fans.
Football program at Texas A&M University was established in 1894 and basketball’s first intercollegiate game came around in 1912. The university was a part of several conferences and since 2012 the Aggies are members of Western Division in Southeastern Conference in ncaa Division I (FBS for football). The Aggies mascot is a live rough collie that carries a name Reveille after the first mascot that was a mixed- breed dog. School’s colours are maroon and white. Texas A&M University’s rivals are LSU Tigers, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders and Arkansas Razorbacks.
The Aggies football program brought three national titles to the school,the last one being from 1939. They have an all- time record of 717-466-48 and 18 conference titles to their name as well as three divisional championships. The Aggies took part in 37 bowl games and while 81 years of membership in Southwest Conference they posted 12-10 record but since then, the Aggies went 5-10 including 3-1 record since being part of SEC.The university produced two Heisman Trophy winners in John David Crow and Johnny Manziel.Crow, played halfback for 11 seasons, earning 4 pro bowls nods and nomination to NFL 1960s All- Decade Team.Manziel, who was instantly a very hot item since his drafting had done very little on a football field while playing for the Browns. His NFL career between 2014-2015 involved plenty of off field drama he created around himself with his reckless behaviour.One of the most accomplished Aggies in NFL is Von Miller, Super Bowl 50 MVP and a champion with the Denver Broncos. Miller established himself as a disruptive force playing outside linebacker for Broncos since 2011. He was voted to 4 Pro Bowls, two First Team All- Pro and AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Basketball at Texas A&M university went to 13 NCAA tournaments reaching the Sweet Sixteen phase four times, last time being in 2016. The Aggies have two conference tournament championships to their name and another 12 conference regular season titles in their trophy cabinet.From a fairly small group of Aggies who made it to NBA, Walt Davis managed to win two NBA championships while playing for Philadelphia Warriors and St. Louis Hawks. He also was a gold medalist at the Olympic Games, winning high jump competition.Texas A&M Aggies is better known for its football tradition and development of valuable players who make careers in NFL but once in a while the Aggies produce a talent worthy NBA league.