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Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
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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&Ms attendance for the Alabama game was at 108,101 fans ranking it at the third largest game in Kyle Field history.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)
‘The Mexican 12th Man’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • May 30, 2024

Growing up in the hills of Monterrey, Mexico, Pedro and Carlos Luna were surrounded by soccer.  Clad in the gold and blue of Tigres UANL,...

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Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Mail Call – Byrne won’t build until tickets sell

Throughout his time as Athletic Director, Bill Byrne has maintained that he wants to see all of our sporting events sold out at the beginning of the season through the sale of student tickets, especially in football. Byrne has said the entire time he has been here that he would not even consider building additions onto Kyle Field until this occurred. From our attendance this year, it is obvious that we have a ways to go.
Winning cures everything. Our attendance will skyrocket over the next few years as the football team continues to get better. As the demand for Aggie football goes up, people will fill the seats and it will not be long until Kyle Field is thought of as being too small.
The number of Alumni is growing at a faster rate and more people will want – and be willing to pay for – tickets to watch the Aggies. Bringing about the plans for a future expansion of Kyle Field creates more excitement about the program and can be used to motivate more people to buy tickets. Seeing Kyle Field become the largest and greatest stadium in college football is something that all Aggies should want to see, but it will take time before that happens. Just think of what it can be like after last weekend with 30,000 more people. We could have the best Athletic Department for years to come.

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