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Gamecocks Football Summer Road Trip: College Station, Texas

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Let's kick up the virtual road trip again and head our way to the home of the Aggies.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

I've always held a soft spot in my heart for Texas A&M due to a friend of mine that graduated from there several years ago. Right now, some of you are questioning that sentiment, especially after last year's defeat on the SEC Network. Not a great way to start a permanent intra-division rivalry, is it?

In any event, the Gamecocks will be trekking to College Station on October 31, out for revenge and (hopefully) still with their season intact. So we gas up the official GABA jet (the one we don't have) and head over there (virtually). Tip of the hat to our friends at Good Bull Hunting, by the way, for their help.

Named after: The old train station that used to exist near campus in A&M's infancy. They thought long and hard in naming that station, apparently. (And by old, we mean in the 1870's.)

Distance from Columbia: 1,041 miles. 15 hours, 46 minutes.

Drive or Fly: Probably better to drive. Someone may drive there. It's up to you, though.

Pro Teams: Nope.

Famous College Stationites College Stationaries people from/associated with College Station: Fun fact: ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry's mother, Nancy, is the mayor of College Station. Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates was at one time the president of A&M. Also, if you're a Lyle Lovett fan, you may know that he went to Texas A&M, too.

Uptown or downtown: Downtown.

Gamecocks' career at Kyle Field: None to speak of.

Where To Go: Here's a couple of tidbits from GBHunting.