Budding rivalry: Texas A&M plans Midnight Yell practice at South Carolina State House
This ought to go over well with the Gamecocks.
On the eve of South Carolina’s SEC Network season opener against Texas A&M on Aug. 28, the Aggies are planning their Midnight Yell practice on the steps of the South Carolina State House, an odd venue for what amounts to a late-night tailgate in Columbia.
Hosted by the South Carolina A&M Club and The Association of Former Students, a large group of Aggies will descend on the historic building along Gervais Street that houses the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor late Wednesday and show off their primal scream expertise.
According to Texas A&M tradition, Yell Practice began in 1931. It’s held on Friday nights before Saturday home games at Kyle Field and at a specified location on the road. Midnight Yell has since become an essential part of game week for students and cadets.
The power of the 12th Man won’t be as strong at Williams-Brice Stadium where the Gamecocks have won a nation-leading 18 straight.
The SEC’s new permanent cross-division rivalry just got a bit more juicier.