Your fightin' Texas Aggies are going bowling again! The Aggies are headed to the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl in Houston to face the Kansas State Wildcats.
This is the the eighth consecutive year the Aggies have earned a postseason bowl trip. They won four of the last five, beating Northwestern in the 2011 Texas Bowl, Oklahoma in the 2012 Cotton Bowl, Duke in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl and West Virginia in the 2014 Liberty Bowl. The 2016 Texas Bowl will be A&M's 38th bowl game and third in Houston.
Both Texas A&M and Kansas State finished the regular season 8-4. The Aggies have an 8-7 lead in the all-time series against K-State. This will be the Wildcats seventh consecutive postseason bowl appearance.
Aggies of all ages will gather Tuesday night in Houston for Midnight Yell Practice. The Association of Former Students works with local A&M Clubs to secure locations and get any necessary permits for these events before every away game that Texas A&M plays, including bowl games. For the Texas Bowl, The Association partnered with the Houston A&M Club.
Midnight Yell Practice will be at the White Oak Music Hall, which will open Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. for this event. Next door is "Aggie Headquarters" for tonight's festivities, the Raven Tower bar. A food truck is also on site. (See address and directions here). Midnight Yell Practice will be livestreamed by The Association of Former Students at facebook.com/AggieNetwork.
The All-Aggie Tailgate, made possible by The Association, the Houston A&M Club and Aggieland Outfitters, will start at 4 p.m Saturday in the Green Lot at NRG Stadium (aka the Westridge Lot; see NRG lot map here). According to NRG, platinum lots open at 3 p.m., all other lots open at 4 p.m., and gates open at 6:30 p.m. The Brown Lot is designated for Uber pickup and dropoff.
Any updates will be posted here and on our social media as they are available.
Many other activities are planned around the Texas Bowl, including the TexFest party and concert, and the "rodeo bowl" at which both teams participate in various rodeo-themed shenanigans. Check out the full schedule on the Texas Bowl website.
Tickets to the game are available through the Texas A&M Athletics ticket portal.
The 2016 Texas Bowl will be televised on ESPN. Are you hosting a Texas Bowl watch party and want to invite other Aggies to join in the fun? Or maybe you're looking for a place to watch with other Aggies closer to where you live? Add your party, or find one, on The Association's searchable list of watch parties happening across the country.