Texas A&M Aggies football
The Texas A&M Aggies football program represents Texas A&M University in the sport of American football. The Aggies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M football claims eighteen conference titles; the team plays all home games at the newly redeveloped Kyle Field, a 102,733-person capacity outdoor stadium on the university campus. Jimbo Fisher is the team's head coach. Texas A&M first fielded a football team in 1894, under the direction of head coach F. Dudley Perkins; the team compiled a 1–1 record. W. A. Murray served as A&M's head coach from 1899-1901, compiling a record of 7–8–1. From 1902-1904, J. E. Platt served as A&M's head coach, his teams compiling a record of 18–5–3. From 1909-1914, A&M compiled a 38–8–4 record under head coach Charley Moran. Moran's 1909 team finished undefeated, all but one of Moran's other seasons the Aggies only lost one game each year. Under head coach Edwin Harlan, the Aggies compiled a record of 12–5 in two seasons and joined the Southwest Conference.
Dana X. Bible became Texas A&M's head coach in 1919, leaving LSU, under his tutelage the Aggies compiled a record of 72–19–9 in ten seasons. Bible's 1919 Texas A&M Aggies football team, undefeated and outscored its opposition 275–0, was retroactively named a national champion by the Billingsley Report and the National Championship Foundation. In the 1922 Dixie Classic, Bible made his most visible and lasting impression in his A&M career when he began the Twelfth Man Tradition. Bible had a roster of only eighteen players, who had to play both offense and defense against the favored Centre College, he lost three players to injuries early in the game. Fearing more injuries and a possibility of having to forfeit the game for lack of men, Bible called upon a reserve halfback, E. King Gill, in the press box running stats for the team, to suit up and be ready if needed; the Aggies wouldn't need Gill's help to win, but since A&M students stand throughout football games to show their willingness to play if needed.
Bible departed the Aggies after the 1928 season to accept the Nebraska head coaching position. After Bible's departure, A&M brought in Matty Bell from TCU to lead the Aggies football program. Under Bell's tutelage, the Aggies compiled a record of 24–21–3. However, the Aggies did not play up to the standards set by Dana Bible's tenure, Bell had left for SMU after five seasons. Homer Norton was hired away from Centenary to replace Bell in 1934. A&M enjoyed great successes under Norton; the 1939 Texas A&M team went 11–0, beating Tulane in the Sugar Bowl, was named a national champion. Norton's record at Texas A&M was 82–53–9, giving him the second most wins of any coach in Texas A&M Aggies football history. Among the many stars that Norton developed were Joe Routt. Norton was fired in 1947 when his team went 3–6–1 and lost to archrival University of Texas for the eighth straight year. In December 1947, Harry Stiteler was promoted from running backs coach to head coach for the Texas A&M football team following the firing of Homer Norton.
In Stiteler's first season as head coach, the Aggies failed to win a game, accumulating a record of 0–9–1. For the 1949 season, the Aggies won only one game and had a record of 1–8–1. Despite the poor record in his first two seasons, Stiteler developed a reputation as a good recruiter. In 1950, Stiteler turned the program around with a 7–4 record, including impressive wins over Arkansas and SMU and a 40–20 win over Georgia in the Presidential Cup Bowl at Baltimore; the 1950 team had the best record of any Texas A&M football team in the first decade after World War II. In December 1950, Stiteler reported that he had been attacked and beaten by a stranger near the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, where Stiteler had been scheduled to address a group of Texas A&M alumni. Stiteler tried to downplay the incident, but the press reported Stiteler declined to provide details to the police and that there were conflicting versions as to what had happened; the San Antonio Light reported the incident under a banner headline, "MYSTERY SHROUDS STITELER BEATING."
In March 1951, Stiteler admitted. He reported that he had known his attacker and "the affair was a personal one." Embarrassed, Stiteler submitted his letter of resignation to the President of Texas A&M upon revealing the true facts concerning "my affair in Houston." Following the resignation, the members of the football team issued a statement in support of their former coach:"We believe that whatever happened to Mr. Stiteler was a personal matter and it should have remained that. A lot of us boys came to A. and M. in 1948 not because A. and M. had won games but because of Harry Stiteler and his character. He has never ceased to set us that same example in the years we have played and worked for him." In three years as the head coach at Texas A&M, Stiteler compiled a record of 8–21–2. Raymond George USC's defensive line coach, was hired as the 17th head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies after the Stiteler scandal, he served as head coach for three seasons, from 1951 to 1953, during which time the Aggies produced a total record of 12-14-4.
Among A&M's notable wins during this time period were victories over Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners, Henry Russell Sanders' UCLA Bruins and Bear Bryant's Kentucky Wildcats. George resigned as the Aggies head coach following the 1953 season. Legendary coach Bear Bryant arrived in College Station after successful head coaching tenures at Maryland and Kentucky, signing a contract worth $15,000 per year; the Aggies suffered
Texas A&M College of Geosciences
Texas A&M College of Geosciences is a college of Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas. The college has six academic departments and programs, including Atmospheric Sciences, Geology & Geophysics, Environmental Programs in Geosciences, the Water Management & Hydrological Science Program. In addition, the College hosts three Research Centers and Institutes: https://web.archive.org/web/20080522012111/http://www-gerg.tamu.edu/ Geochemical & Environmental Research Group, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Texas Sea Grant College Program. The College of Geosciences is located on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; the David G. Eller Oceanography & Meteorology Building has a total of 109,609 square feet of office, classroom and storage space and is home to the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography. At 15 floors, it is the tallest building on campus, hosts a Doppler weather radar System on the roof; the Michel T. Halbouty Geosciences Building is named in honor of Distinguished Alumnus and successful oil and gas developer Michel T. Halbouty, class of 1930.
It has a total of 70,191 square feet of office, classroom and storage space, is home to the Department of Geology & Geophysics. IODP is located in Research Park in a 45,277-square-foot custom built facility, it houses the Laboratory and Core Repository Facility, provides facilities for visiting scientists from around the world, is the site of a new.5 million Core Storage Facility, which added 10,000 square feet to the existing complex. GERG is located on 20 acres of land five miles south of the Texas A&M main campus, it houses state-of-the-art laboratories for geochemical analysis. It is the home of the Texas Automated Buoy System, created by the Texas General Land Grant Office in 1994 to provide real-time observations of surface currents and water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas Sea Grant is located about three miles southeast of the main campus of Texas A&M, it houses administrative offices, Marine Information Service and some members of the Marine Advisory Service. The College of Geosciences offers a wide range of graduate degrees.
The college offers undergraduate majors in the following areas: BS Meteorology BS Geographic Information Science and Technology BS Geography BS Geology BA Geology BS Geophysics BS Environmental Geosciences BS Environmental StudiesThe college offers M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in the following areas: MS/Ph. D. Atmospheric Sciences MS/Ph. D. Geography MS/Ph. D. Geology MS/Ph. D. Geophysics MS/Ph. D. Oceanography Master of Geoscience Master of Water Management MS/Ph. D. Water Management & Hydrological ScienceThe college offers Minors in the following areas: Earth Sciences Geography Geoinformatics Geology Geophysics Meteorology OceanographyThe college has three Certificate Programs: Geographic Information Systems Remote Sensing Ocean Observing Systems There are more than 7,496 former students of the College of Geosciences. In total the college has awarded 4,852 bachelor's degrees, 1,931 master's degrees, 713 Doctoral Degrees; as of spring 2008, there were 738 students with majors in Geosciences Degree Programs.
456 students were male. The College of Geosciences is home to 109 faculty, 3 Research Faculty, 27 Research Scientists, 140 Research Staff, 13 Post Doctoral Fellows. College faculty are among the most respected in their fields, they have garnered numerous awards, including: 51 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards 10 Fulbright Scholars 5 Faculty named Regents Professors 4 Faculty named Distinguished Professors 1 Presidential Professor Awardee As of the 2008 Fiscal Year, the Annual University Allocated Operating Budget was $14.1 million, total endowments were $16.684 million. There are 11 Endowed Chairs, 9 Endowed Professorships, 43 Endowed Student Scholarships/Fellowships in the College. College of Geosciences Home Page Department of Atmospheric Sciences Home Page Environmental Programs in Geosciences Home Page Department of Geography Home Page Department of Geology & Geophysics Home Page Department of Oceanography Home Page Texas Sea Grant Home Page Integrated Ocean Drilling Program at Texas A&M Home Page Geochemical Environmental Research Group Home Page Texas A&M University Home Page Texas A&M University Map
Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park is a baseball stadium in College Station, home to the Texas A&M baseball program. The stadium was dedicated on March 21, 1978, is named in honor of C. E. "Pat" Olsen, a 1923 graduate of Texas A&M University and a former baseball player in the New York Yankees farm system. Olsen Field has served as an NCAA regional site five times and had its 1999 regional attendance ranked second with 53,287; the first NCAA Regional Tournament held at Olsen Field was in 1989. In 2004 Sports Illustrated on Campus ranked Olsen Field "the best college baseball venue". Olsen Field has been known to be one of the more hostile environments in college baseball, as seen by the Aggie baseball fans being called RAggies for have a reputation of fiercely "ragging" opponents. Olsen Field underwent a major renovation that began on June 7, 2011, funded in part by donations from the owners of Blue Bell Creameries, based in nearby Brenham. In return, Blue Bell gained naming rights; some new features of the stadium included an expanded concourse and concessions area, luxury suites, a new press box, club seating, two grass berms, expanded locker rooms and coaches offices, a student athletic center, extended seating closer to the field.
However, the seating capacity was decreased from 7,000 to 5,400 to accommodate the changes. Olsen Field reopened on February 17, 2012 for the first game of the 2012 baseball season though some projects were not finished. In 2015, the Aggies ranked 7th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 4,857 per home game. On April 10, 2018, the attendance record after the renovation was set with 7,537 in attendance to watch the Texas A&M Aggies face the Texas Longhorns. List of NCAA Division I baseball venues Aggie Athletics Blue Bell Park Web Page
G. Rollie White Coliseum
The G. Rollie White Coliseum was an on-campus arena at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in the United States. Referred to as the "Jollie Rollie" or "The Holler House on the Brazos", the arena was the home of Texas A&M's Aggie volleyball team, which played there since its inception in 1975 until 2009. Before the building of Reed Arena in 1998, G. Rollie White was the home to the men's and women's basketball teams. Demolition of the Coliseum in August, 2013 made way for the redevelopment of Kyle Field; the building was built in 1954, was located directly to the northeast of Kyle Field. The "U"-shaped building seated 7,800 in the main grandstand on three sides, with a small auxiliary bleacher section on the flat end of the building; the sandstone exterior was visible outside the northern corner of the field. The renovation of the Memorial Student Center, directly to the north of where the coliseum stood, required the relocation of the campus bookstore, which occupied the arena floor at G. Rollie from the summer of 2009 until April 2012 when the MSC reopened.
G. Rollie White hosted the NCAA volleyball tournament ten times. In November 2012, the request for proposal to renovate Kyle Field called for the demolition of G. Rollie White. Began in August 2013, the demolition resulted in the removal of nine dual basketball-volleyball courts, fourteen racquetball-handball courts, four activity rooms, several classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, although some of these were from the adjacent Read Building, razed. John David Crow, former Aggie football player and athletic director, regarded the demise of G. Rollie White as a farewell to an old friend: "I hate to see anything demolished." Crow was present. Texas A&M University article about the history of the coliseum
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
In 1977, members of the College of Medicine's charter class of 32 students began their medical training on Texas A&M University's campus. 1981 marked the year the first medical degrees were awarded, since more than 2,258 physicians have graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine. In 1999, the College of Medicine joined the newly created Texas A&M Health Science Center; the college's mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Texas through excellence in education and health care delivery. The college's vision is to develop the innovators and leaders in medicine and biomedical research who will transform American medicine in the 21st century. With campuses in College Station, Dallas and Round Rock, the college serves as a main academic and medical institution for the population within the area. All students spend their first year on the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Bryan/College Station campus, the remaining years students have the option to finish their education among the different campuses in Houston, Temple, Round Rock, or remain in Bryan/College Station.
More than 1,600 basic scientists and clinicians instruct students during the course of their medical education. The college offers M. D. M. D./Ph. D. M. D./M. P. H, M. D./M. B. A. and several other M. D./M. S. Dual degree programs. Beginning in 2015, the class graduating in 2019 in the College of Medicine will follow a 1.5 year pre-clinical curriculum, followed by 2.5 years of clinical training. In addition to a shortened pre-clinical curriculum allowing for clinical exposure prior to taking USMLE Step 1, students will complete a scholarly research project as well as a concentration area over the rest of the medical school program. Concentration areas include: public health, global health and community health and health advocacy, law, healthcare policy, biotechnology, among others. Students are required to pass the USMLE Step 1 exam prior to starting the third year and USMLE Step 2 CS and CK prior to starting the fourth year. MD-PhD candidates have the option of completing the first two years of the MD program followed by three to fours years of graduate school clerkship or completing medical school before commencing in the PhD portion of their program.
Clerkships are performed in different hospitals throughout the state. Students are now given the option to complete their clerkship at different clinical sites to ensure adequate training and exposure for all the students. Cardiovascular Research Institute Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis Imaging Center for Health Systems and Design Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance Institute for Ocular Pharmacology Institute for Regenerative Medicine The Texas Brain and Spine Institute Mark M. Shelton, specialist in infectious diseases and pediatric AIDS at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Texas A&M Aggies baseball
The Texas A&M Aggie baseball team represents Texas A&M University in NCAA Division I college baseball. The Aggies have competed in the Southeastern Conference since 2013; the Aggies play home games at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. The team is led by head coach Rob Childress. Texas A&M baseball has compiled an all-time record of 2550-1427-42 through the 2014 season; the Aggies have won 19 conference championships. Texas A&M has made 33 NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to the College World Series six times, in 1951, 1964, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2017; the Aggies have a record of 2–12 in the College World Series. Texas A&M played its first baseball game in 1894. No games were recorded from 1895 to 1903. Seventeen head coaches led A&M baseball from 1904 to 1958, including football coaches Charley Moran, Dana X. Bible, Homer Norton. During this period, A&M finished with a 626–469–27 record, claimed seven Southwest Conference titles, made their first trip to the College World Series in 1951. In 1951, led by Beau Bell, the Aggies won a three-game series in the District VI Playoffs over Arizona and advanced to the College World Series.
In the 1951 College World Series, Texas A&M defeated Ohio State 3–2 in a first round elimination game to give the Aggies their first College World Series win. Tom Chandler came to Texas A&M as an assistant to head coach Beau Bell in 1958, he took over as head coach in 1959 and won the Southwest Conference championship in his first year. Over the next 25 years at the helm, Chandler led the Aggies to 4 more conference championships, 8 NCAA postseasons, an appearance in the 1964 College World Series, his teams finished 660–329–10. Chandler was honored for his accomplishments by being inducted into the American Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, his jersey is now displayed on the left field wall at Olsen Field in recognition of his contributions. Mark Johnson, an assistant under Chandler, assumed head coaching duties in 1985 and guided the program for just over two decades. During that time, his teams put together a win-loss record of 876–431–3 and made College World Series appearances in 1993 and 1999.
Johnson's ranked teams and powerful offenses in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s brought excitement and increased attendance to Olsen Field. His #7 jersey hangs on the right field wall at Olsen Field in honor of his service to A&M. Johnson's 876 wins are the most in Texas A&M history. Johnson led the Aggies to a 37–29 postseason record in 13 appearances. In 1989, the Aggies were SWC Co-Champions; the Aggies won the SWC Tournament and hosted a regional at Olsen Field, which included Jackson State, BYU, South Alabama, #12 LSU. The Aggies exploded in the first three games, outscoring their opponents 65–13 before they were upset by LSU twice, ending one of the most remarkable seasons in A&M history. Despite not advancing to the College World Series, the Aggies finished the year #2 overall in the final Baseball America poll; the Aggies defeated # 3 Texas 4 including twice in the SWC Tournament. Johnson led the Aggies to the College World Series in 1993; the Aggies won the Southwest Conference championship and swept through the Central I Regional in College Station at Olsen Field to advance to Omaha for the third time.
A&M defeated Kansas, 5–1, for the 2nd CWS win in A&M history. Notable stars on the team included Jeff Granger, Brian Thomas, Chris Clemons, Trey Moore and Kelly Wunsch; the Aggies again advanced to the College World Series in 1999, led by Daylan Holt, Steven Truitt, John Scheschuk, Dell Lindsey and Casey Fossum. In the College Station regional, the Aggies lost to Long Beach State in game 2 before defeating Ole Miss and Long Beach State twice to advance to the Super Regionals, where they faced #17 Clemson; the Aggies defeated Clemson in a best of 3 series, 2–1, earning the team's fourth trip to the College World Series. In 2006, Texas A&M hired Nebraska associate head coach and pitching coach Rob Childress to take over the program. After struggling to a losing record his first year, Childress has guided the Aggies to a 359–208–2 record, two Big 12 championships, one Southeastern Conference championship, College World Series appearances in 2011 and 2017. Childress has led the Aggies to the postseason eleven years in a row, beginning in 2007.
The Aggies advanced to the 2011 College World Series, led by Michael Wacha, Ross Stripling, John Stilson, Tyler Naquin, Jacob House, Matt Juengel. A&M faced Missouri in the final game of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship. Missouri took an early 6–0 lead before the Aggies rallied to win it in the bottom of the 10th with a walk off home run by Andrew Collazo. Texas A&M won the College Station Regional with wins over Wright State, Seton Hall, Arizona to advance to the Super Regional at Tallahassee to face the 5th national seed, Florida State. A&M won the first game 6–2 but was blasted in game 2, losing 23–9; the Aggies would win the rubber match 11 -- 2. The Aggies lost to eventual champion South Carolina in a close game, 5–4; the Aggies play at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, named in honor of C. E. "Pat" Olsen, a 1923 graduate of Texas A&M University and a former baseball player in the New York Yankees farm system. The field opened in 1978 and underwent major renovation after the 201
Reed Arena is a sports arena and entertainment venue located at the corner of Olsen Boulevard and Kimbrough Boulevard in College Station, Texas. This facility is used for Texas A&M University basketball games and commencement ceremonies, trade shows, family entertainment, Texas A&M student programs, including the on-campus Aggie Muster; the building replaced the G. Rollie White Coliseum, is named for Dr. & Mrs. Chester J. Reed, a 1947 A&M graduate whose donations made the new arena possible. In 2005, Reed Arena served as the site of men's and women's first round NIT games, as the men played Clemson and the women played Tulsa. In recent years, Reed Arena has gained a reputation as one of the most hostile arenas in the nation, coinciding with the men's and women's Aggie basketball teams rise to national prominence; this is due to a group of students calling themselves the Reed Rowdies, which have been instrumental in helping to create an energetic fan atmosphere during basketball games similar to that of football games at Kyle Field.
Reed Arena first opened its doors in 1998 as a member of Texas A&M Special Event Facilities. The arena was named after its primary donor Chester Reed, Texas A&M Class of 1947; the building hosts many official functions for Texas A&M University. With enough indoor seating capacity for 12,500 guests, the arena makes an ideal location for the university's graduation ceremonies, freshmen convocation, Aggie Muster ceremonies; the main purpose behind building the arena was to house the Texas A&M's men's and women's basketball teams However, unlike all the other athletic facilities on campus, Reed Arena operates under the Department of Finance, not the Athletic Department. While in the planning stages, Chester Reed donated an operations endowment to help run the building during its first five years. However, due to initial over-estimating of revenue and budget shortfalls during construction, this endowment was unable to make the arena become self-sufficient. For all of these reasons mentioned above, Reed Arena cannot just focus on basketball and other university events.
As a necessary function, the Arena has developed pipelines of support from a multitude of different stakeholders and events that operate both within the local community and internationally. In its many years of operation, Reed Arena has hosted a wide variety of famous performers including Bill Cosby, Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, as well as the performers of World Wrestling Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; the $36 million Reed Arena was designed by the Houston firm Lockwood and Newman, Inc. and built in 1998 by Dallas-based Huber and Nichols, Inc. The arena has seats for 12,989 fans, while an additional 2,000 people can be accommodated on the main floor for concerts. Reed Arena is able to provide group accommodations on many different levels. Events can vary in size; the arena floor contains 25,000 square feet of column-free space, large enough to accommodate 150 exhibit booths or a 1,800 seat banquet. This figure doubles the space any other building in the Bryan/College Station area.
The second floor contains four 1,200 square feet rooms, which can be used to accommodate smaller events. The lower level of the arena contains a 7,500 square feet multi-purpose room, a full-service commercial kitchen, numerous types of dressing rooms; the arena is surrounded by four parking lots, which hold a combined 1500 cars, is within walking distance of a 3,750 capacity parking garage and numerous other parking lots. Event parking costs between $5. In February 2006, the 12th Man Foundation, a fund raising organization associated with Texas A&M Athletics, announced plans for an effort to build the Cox-McFerrin Center, a 40,000-square-foot addition to Reed Arena, providing new men's and women's basketball locker rooms, practice gyms, player lounges. On February 2, 2007, the A&M System Board of Regents approved a revised plan, increasing the size of the facility to 69,400 square feet and a total cost of $21.5 million. 12 largest men's basketball crowds: List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Reed Arena Reed Arena Event Search Reed Arena - AggieAthletics.com Reed Rowdies Cox-McFerrin Center ground breaking announcement