What words did Aggie yell?

  • Beat the Hell Outta. "Beat the hell outta" — or BTHO for short — is the beginning of one of Texas A&M's most popular yells. ...
  • Former Student. "Former student" is the preferred term for an individual who was once a Texas A&M student. ...
  • Gig 'Em. ...
  • Good Bull. ...
  • Hiss/Horse Laugh. ...
  • Howdy. ...
  • Whoop. ...
  • Wildcats.
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What do the Aggies chant?

Gig 'em, Aggies! Fight 'em, Aggies! Farmers fight!
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What do Aggies say?

Aggie Yells — Include“Gig 'em,”“Aggies,”“Farmer's Fight,” “Military,” “Old Army,” “Locomotive,” “Kyle Field,”“Sky Rocket,”“Beat the Hell,”“Fifteen for Team,” “Fifteen for Team, Farmer's Fight, Call it a Night,” “Horse Laugh,” and “Team.” (See the Yells section in the back of this Glossary.)
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What is Texas A&M battle cry?

So let's fight for dear old Texas A&M. We're going to beat you all to. Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem. Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem. Rough Tough!
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Why do they say saw varsity's horns off?

After the second verse is sung twice, Aggie fans link their arms and legs, and sway left and right to replicate the motion of a saw blade; this is called "sawing Varsity's horns off" (before the Texas football team adopting the Longhorn as the official mascot, the team was simply known as "Varsity").
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Why do Aggies say whoop?

Aggie upperclassmen and graduates will often say “Whoop!” as an expression of approval or excitement. It is also often used at the end of Aggie yells. Underclassmen are not supposed to "Whoop" until they reach either junior or senior status.
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Why do the Aggies say gig em?

Downs asked the crowd at a yell practice before the TCU football game, “What are we going to do to those Horned Frogs?” Improvising, he borrowed the name of a sharp-pronged frog hunting tool called a gig, answering his own question by saying “Gig 'em, Aggies!”
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What are Texas Aggies called?

In the early 1900s, our students were called "Farmers." The term Aggie — reflecting our agricultural roots — was first used in the 1920s, and in 1949, the yearbook changed its name from The Longhorn to Aggieland. At that point, Aggie became the official student body nickname. An Aggie is a student at Texas A&M.
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Who can go to Midnight Yell?

Who can come to Midnight Yell? Everyone is welcome to attend. No pre-registration or tickets needed.
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What is the slang Aggie mean?

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, aggy was slang for an agricultural college (or student at one)—notably Texas A&M, whose nickname is the Aggies. In the early 2000s, aggy became a slang term, likely popularized through hip-hop, as a short form for aggravated/aggravating (or agitated). It means “annoyed” or “annoying.”
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Why do Aggies say 12th man?

This gesture was more than enough for the Aggie Team. Although Gill did not play in the game, he had accepted the call to help his team. He came to be thought of as the Twelfth Man because he stood ready for duty in the event that the eleven men on the gridiron needed assistance.
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Why can't Aggies say elephant?

This Aggie tradition is known to underclassmen as "E-Walk" since it is bad for underclassmen to say the word elephant as it is classified as a "senior word."
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Do Aggies kiss when they score?

A popular Aggie tradition is that "when the team scores, everybody scores". Whenever the Aggies score points during the game, students kiss their dates. Seniors wearing either their Senior Boots or Aggie Rings are also encouraged to join the "Boot Line".
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Why do Aggies call UT T sips?

The term is intended to be derogatory (the origin being that while Aggies were off fighting wars, students of UT Austin were "sipping tea" at home). An independent Texas A&M website, one of the largest collegiate independent websites in the country.
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Why does A&M have Yell Leaders?

The tradition of Yell Leaders began during a football game in the early 1900s. The Aggies were losing badly, and the audience was growing bored. The upperclassmen ordered the freshmen to find a way to entertain their guests, many of whom had been invited from Texas Woman's University.
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Is Midnight Yell free?

The night before every home game, tens of thousands of Aggies head to Kyle Field to hear the Aggie Band, participate in yells, and listen to the Yell Leaders tell fables about that week's opponent. It's free to attend and open to the public.
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What day is Midnight Yell?

Every Friday night before home football games, Aggies fans gather at Kyle Field to go through a series of rituals and traditions. The Midnight Yell is also broadcasted across multiple Texas A&M social media apps, such as X, Instagram, and YouTube.
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What is the nickname for Texas vs Texas A&M?

The Lone Star Showdown is the traditional rivalry for all varsity men's and women's athletics competitions between Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin. The name comes from Lone Star State, which is the nickname of the state of Texas.
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When did Texas A&M stop being a military school?

Yes, Texas A&M was an all-male military academy for much of its history. But membership in the Corps of Cadets hasn't been compulsory since 1964, and today only about 2,100 students, out of 75,000, are members of the uniformed group.
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What kind of dog is A&M?

Reveille II, a Shetland Sheepdog donated by a Texas A&M graduate, first appeared on campus eight years after Reveille I passed away. Reveille III was the first full-blooded Rough Collie, and every Reveille since then has been that breed. The current mascot is Reveille X, who assumed her mascot duties in May 2021.
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Why do Aggies get rings?

The Aggie Ring is one of the most symbolic of our traditions. Everything seen on the ring represents a value that an Aggie should hold. Traditionally, students wear their ring with the class year facing them to signify the fact that their time at A&M is not yet complete.
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What is the nickname for the Aggie defense?

History of Texas A&M Wrecking Crew

The Texas A&M Aggies won three straight Southwest Conference football championships between 1985 and 1987. During that period, the famous nickname for the Texas A&M defense, the “Wrecking Crew,” came about. Coach Slocum told the background on the podcast.
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What song do Aggies sing?

One thing that makes Aggie gamedays so special is the thousands of Aggies singing along as the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band plays Texas A&M University's two signature songs, the “Aggie War Hymn” and “The Spirit of Aggieland.”
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When did Texas A&M allow girls?

Women were officially allowed to enroll at Texas A&M as full degree-seeking students in 1963, thanks to President James Earl Rudder's decision to integrate the university along racial and gender lines.
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What finger do I wear my Aggie Ring on?

The Aggie Ring is traditionally worn on the right-hand ring finger. You want to find a good fit. It should slide over the knuckle easily, but have some resistance coming off. If you can take the ring off without any effort, it is likely too loose.
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