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.
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.”
Date: September 13
Start Time: 11:55 p.m. CT (or 12:55 p.m. ET)
Location: College Station, Texas
Stadium: Kyle Field
Live Stream: ESPN 3 or WatchESPN App
As of right now Drake appears to be double booked with an appearance on Friday night’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” I hate to spoil the mystery, but those shows are usually recorded earlier in the day, which means that theoretically Drake could hop on a flight and make his way to College Station for the event.
For now, A&M seems content letting the rumor exist.
— Allen (@Allen_Reed) September 11, 2013
They’re also expecting a very large crowd. You should definitely take this opportunity to get a glimpse at one of college football’s great traditions.