Texas A&M has a long standing tradition, the midnight yell. On the night before game day, at midnight, students gather at Kyle Field for Midnight Yell or Yell Practice. It basically is a pep rally and a chance for the student body to practice chants and yells before games.
Ahead of Texas A&M and Alabama’s highly anticipated match up this Sunday, ESPN is trying to capitalize on the ESPN exposure the best it can. ESPN First Take’s Skip Bayless argued with Mel Kiper Jr. today about Manziel’s chances of success in the NFL.
Despite ESPN growing a Tim Tebow like infatuation with Manziel, they are doing one thing that is particularly cool. They’re going to air on ESPN 3 the midnight yell practice.
— Keri Potts (@MsPotts_ESPN) September 12, 2013
From the Yell Leader’s web page:
“It is the second year for Texas A&M in the SEC and because of this there is a lot of interest from other SEC schools. They want to see, first hand, some of A&M’s nationally recognized traditions, a great example being Midnight Yell. This year is gearing up to be one of the largest Midnight Yell Practices in the history of Texas A&M as we rally together to show the Alabama Crimson Tide what we are all about.”
And the Yell Leaders even invite Alabama fans to attend:
“We invite all of our fellow Aggies and our SEC brethren from Alabama to attend First Yell and enjoy what we hope to be the biggest Midnight Yell in the history of Texas A&M!”
That ESPN is making it available to watch is pretty cool and a fun inside look at a very unique and special college football tradition. Earlier in the night Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will preform.