Colors of Texas A&M and Missouri

by Mo Johnson
(Montclair, VA )

Time to update this page since we have new teams joining the SEC in 2012. They are Texas A&M (for sure) and Missouri (likely).

Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas. A&M has twenty sports teams and their nickname is the "Aggies." Their team colors are maroon and white (similar to Miss. State). And, I'm not sure the origins of those colors. But, if anyone knows, please post a comment below.


The University of Missouri is also a public research university. It was founded in 1839 and its flagship location is Columbia, Missouri. It was the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The Missouri Tigers (just like Texas A&M) were members of the Big 12 Conference before jumping to the SEC. The tigers colors are black and gold. Again, I'd love to know more about the story behind the colors, so if you know, please share with a comment. Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2012
Texas A&M Colors
by: Anonymous

Opened October 4, 1876, Texas A&M was the first public institution of higher education in Texas. But the origins of the first colors of the then named Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, red and white, remain a mystery.

At some point in the 1920's, the company supplying Aggie football jerseys messed up the order. The resulting jerseys were maroon and white. Being short on time before the beginning of the season, and because so many other schools were using red and white, school officials decided to make the switch.

This must have occurred before 1925 when Marvin H. Mimms included 'maroon and white’ in the lyrics of the Spirit of Aggieland.

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