Home to Texas A&M, College Station is best known for its premier college football and basketball programs. Football crowds are notorious for their famous "twelfth man", a local tradition stemming from the 1920's, when a former football player was pulled onto the field to play as the team was down against the nation's top team. Today, this tradition of supporting the team is carried on by Texas A&M students who call themselves the Twelfth Man and are known for their boisterous team support.
Parents of students love staying at Rainbow Courts in nearby Rockdale Texas, returning year after year to enjoy the historic rooms and excellent service. Located less than an hour from College Station, and well worth the drive!