Sports Illustrated Names College Station One Of The 10 Best College Towns
There are 130 teams that compete in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), but Sports Illustrated believes the Aggies’ home in College Station provides one of the best gameday experiences of them all.
The publication ranked College Station No. 9 in its list of the 10 best college towns in the country as part of its celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary.
S.I.’s editors said “you haven’t lived until you’ve felt Kyle Field sway — the culture around Aggie football is enough to justify a trip to the home of Texas A&M.”
The series also gave a nod to the 12th Man on its list of greatest college football traditions, ranking it No. 6.
Sports Illustrated called Bear Bryant, who coached the Aggies from 1954 to 1957 before moving on to Alabama and winning six national championships, the best coach in college football history.
Texas A&M made appearances on non-football related lists this summer, including the No. 8 spot on Schools.com’s Best Colleges and Universities list, Fiske’s Guide to Colleges and MONEY Magazine’s list of best value schools.
The 2019 Aggie football season kicks off Thursday, Aug. 29 at Kyle Field against the Texas State University Bobcats.