Texas A&M is home to the 12th Man. Troy Taormina USA TODAY Sports

The way Texas A&M sees it, there's only one home for the "12th Man" moniker, and the Aggies apparently aim to keep it that way.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the NFL's Colts have been using the term without being given permission by A&M:

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Texas A&M's claims to the name go all the way back to 1922. The school also uses 12thman.com as its home page. The school's athletic department released this statement Thursday morning:

"Texas A&M University is the Home of the 12th Man which has brought our fan base national renown," said Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young. "We would prefer not to file lawsuits to protect our trademarks. However, when our intellectual property, especially the 12th Man mark which is so important to our students and former students, is used without our permission after repeated attempts to engage on the matter, we are left with no choice."

"We bear no ill will toward the Indianapolis Colts," said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. "We simply want them to respect our trademark rights. Our actions are consistent with our previous trademark enforcement efforts in this regard."

The Seattle Seahawks were given permission to use the name in recent years provided they paid royalty fees to Texas A&M. However, the NFL club has since slightly changed the way it uses the name to avoid such payments to the Aggies: