Large state-funded university
with over 40,000 students
, located in Bryan-College Station Texas
. Formerly a military
school, it was eventually opened up to all students, including females. The only remnant now of the military school days is the Corps of Cadets, though the school does retain a conservative attitude
, and haircuts
. Their arch-rival is the even larger, more liberal, and more urban University of Texas
, located in Austin
. Their mascot is a collie dog
named Reville, or a Farmer
, or a army
guy named Sarge. Their fight songs and traditions are conflicting on that point.
One of their most famous traditions is the annual bonfire, which takes place before the football game with the University of Texas. They recently made headlines because the bonfire stack collapsed while being built, killing 12 students who were working on it at the time.