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Texas A&M University has some incredibly rich traditions, and arguably one of the strongest is football. Hissing, mugging down, and the Midnight Yell are just some of the things you might hear when the Aggies are playing at home.
The Aggies started this year ranked number 12 after winning their last four games in a row last season, including a Gator Bowl victory. This year, Texas A&M is facing one of the most challenging schedules in college football.
There is no better way to spend a fall Saturday than cheering on the Aggies at Kyle Field, and with a location just steps from campus, Rise at Northgate Apartments in College Station, TX makes it easy to do just that.
While there are many - many - football traditions at Texas A&M, the most notable is the '12th Man.' In football, there are 11 players on the field for any given play. A&M football fans stand for the entire game to show their support and they have such a formidable presence that they are referred to as the 12th Man.
Aggies also 'Maroon Out' for home games, wearing maroon shirts in hopes of making Kyle Field the most intimidating atmosphere in college football. Previously a single game each year was designated to Maroon Out, but this has been expanded to the entire season as of 2019.
After the team scores a touchdown, fans 'mug down,' or kiss, their dates. Aggies who haven't found a date for the game by Friday night have an opportunity to do so at Midnight Yell, another popular A&M tradition. The night before a game, fans gather at Kyle Field (or at a pre-determined place when the team is away) to practice 'yelling,' which is the university's version of cheering. During Midnight Yell, Yell Leaders teach fans hand signals that correspond to specific yells. Once it's over, the lights turn out and Aggies who came alone hold up lighters to signify they need a date for the next day's game.
Another Texas A&M gameday ritual is that Aggies don't 'boo' when they disapprove of something that happens in a game. Instead, they 'hiss,' believing it is a classier way to express their objection.
The Aggies are coming off a 31-27 victory over division rival Arkansas, giving them an eight-win streak over the Razorbacks.
They have a much-needed bye week to get ready for their next game on October 12th, when they host No. 1-ranked Alabama. That's expected to be a tough game with more obstacles ahead, so the Aggies need the support of their 12th Man more than ever. Texas A&M will end its season with back-to-back away games at No. 3 Georgia and No. 5 LSU, who they beat last year 74-72 in a seven-overtime nail biter, the highest-scoring game in Division I football history.
No question about it, being an Aggie is a way of life and our apartments near Texas A&M allow residents to fully embrace that. Our team can't wait to meet you and give you a tour of our luxury student apartment community, so contact us today!