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The Battalion

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
Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 21, 2024

After Texas A&M baseball’s win over Florida sent the Aggies to their first Men’s College World Series Championship Series in program...

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
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...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
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....

Primetime and profit: How Texas A&M reached the top of two lists

Photo by Photo by Jesse Everett

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band performs their staple Block T formation.

Everything’s bigger in Texas and football is no exception.
Most watched game on ESPN
Last Saturday, as A&M attempted to upset No. 2 Clemson in the final seconds of the game the 104,794 in the stands at Kyle Field weren’t the only ones closely watching.
With the game being televised nationally on ESPN in its prime time 6 p.m. slot, the Aggies’ and Tigers’ matchup was the most watched game of the weekend, with an audience of 4,486,000 viewers. Not only did the game dominate the viewership this weekend, it also went down as the second most watched ESPN Saturday game since November 2016.
Most valuable program
A&M recently topped Forbes’ list of the most valuable college football programs in the country, with an average of $148 million in revenue and a $107 million profit in the 2014-2016 seasons.
According to the Forbes article, A&M athletic department earned $260 million in contributions aside from donations A&M is one of the top programs in the country in terms of ticket revenue.
Not only does A&M push UT-Austin out of the top spot, but the Aggies also average $15 million more a year.

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