Saturday Tailgate: Texas A&M

September, 13, 2013
9/13/13
5:00
PM ET
Texas A&M is known for tradition.

From the 12th Man, to the Corps of Cadets and beyond, there are several traditions that help set Aggies apart from their peers across the country. One of their unique traditions, which will be on full display tonight, is "Midnight Yell," also referred to as "Yell Practice."

The night before home games, between 20,000-30,000 (and sometimes more) fans pack Kyle Field to practice "yells" for the following days game (in Aggieland, they're not "cheers" they're "yells"). The Yell Leaders stand on the sideline and guide the crowd through the yells, which are done in unison and some of which poke fun at the next day's opponent. It's an impressive site to see and A&M, was the subject of a College GameDay commercial last year and is anticipating a record crowd for tonight's Midnight Yell.

If you can't make it out, you can catch it live via ESPN3.

To learn more about Midnight Yell, we visited with Hunter Cook, a senior Yell Leader:

Sam Khan | email

Texas A&M/SEC reporter

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