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Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
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Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) throws a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Florida at the NCAA Men’s College World Series semifinal at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 19, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Aggies defeat Gators 6-0 to advance to first College World Series finals
Kolton Becker, Sports Writer • June 20, 2024

There’s always a first for everything.  For the first time in program history, Texas A&M baseball is headed to the Men’s College...

Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Sixth sense
June 18, 2024
Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) robs a home run from Florida infielder Cade Kurland (4) in the top of the ninth inning during Texas A&M’s game against Florida at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 15, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Saves and a robbery
June 16, 2024
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Enjoying the Destination
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

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Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Grounded in History

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Kyle Field

Kyle Field
One of A&M’s most definitive landmarks is the football stadium, Kyle Field. Known as “The Home of the 12th Man,” Kyle Field is the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, fourth largest in both the NCAA and the nation, and the fifth largest non racing stadium in the world. Named after Edwin Kyle, Class of 1899, a rudimentary version of the field was constructed in 1904. Kyle financed the construction himself for a initial capacity of 500. The field first underwent renovation in 1929. Grandstands were added to increase capacity to 33,000. In 1941, a second deck was added, again increasing capacity to 42,500. In 1980, a third deck was added, which brought capacity to 70,000. In May of 2013, the Texas A&M Board of Regents approved a $450 million rebuild of Kyle Field. This raised capacity to 102,512, making it the largest football stadium in Texas and the SEC. Construction included the demolition of the west side of the stadium, the addition the second largest video board in the SEC, new conditioning facilities and reconstruction of the student section. Kyle Field has been home to several notable events, including the largest football game attendance in Texas and SEC history, when 110,631 people saw the 20-35 loss to Ole Miss on Oct. 11, 2014. 
Liberal Arts & Humanities Building

Announced in 2009 and built in 2011, the Liberal Arts & Humanities Building opened for classes in the spring of 2013. The building houses the offices for the English and Performance Studies departments. Facilities include a black box theatre for performance studies majors, recording studios, computer based classrooms and seminar classrooms. The building is notable in that it is the first, and only, building on A&M’s campus designed for instruction in the arts and humanities. The building was designed by BRW Architects, an architecture firm with a location in College Station. 
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