Extra Credit: Discover A&M's next music legend on First Fridays, when residents tap their feet to free bluegrass, jazz, and country performances at haunts like the Palace Theater stage (979/209-5528).
Sure Beats the Dorm: La Salle Hotel (pictured) by Magnolia Hotels erected in 1928 and has been a city treasure since its shout-out in Lyle Lovett's 1986 hit "This Old Porch."
If You Do Go for a Game: Even if you're a rival, it's worth attending a midnight Yell Practice at Kyle Stadium, where Yell Leaders lead the crowd through a series of Aggie Yells in preparation for the next day's game.
Coach's Report: "Stop by Former NFL player and Aggie alum Mark Dennard's Wings 'N More. I often do a radio show there on game weekends."–Coach Mike Sherman