When you think of Texas A&M school spirit, you think of stadiums and arenas awash in maroon and white, spine-tingling Aggie athletics chants, and deep-seated hatred for the rival school's traditions.
The mascot matchup between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Texas Longhorns are as much of a rival as the players themselves. Bevo the Longhorn is a particularly menacing-looking brand of cattle and is the pride of Texas. The school's colors, white and burnt orange, are homage to Bevo's hide. On the Texas A&M side of things, Aggies (short for agriculture) have a catchphrase and hand signal. It's commonplace in College Station to sign off by saying "Gig 'em!" and giving the thumbs-up. Texas A&M's official mascot is an American collie named Reveille.
Traditions also differ between the Texas A&M and Texas rivals. It Texas, the Hex Rally is held the week before the Texas A&M-Texas game, featuring performances by student organizations and a large candle-burning ceremony to unify the Longhorns before the most anticipated match up of the season. At Texas A&M, you're not an Aggie unless you sport your class ring. The Aggie ring is the ultimate symbol of school pride and a networking device for life.
Lastly, the crowd rousing cheers round out the rivalry between Texas A&M and Texas. Texas traditionally uses a fight song while Texas A&M rouses the crowd through Yell leaders.
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