Long-Time Aggie Fans Head to Kentucky

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As the Texas A&M men's basketball team heads to Kentucky, they won't be alone.

Several fans will be making the trip for round one of the NCAA Tournament.

One local couple, Bob and Betty Thompson have been following the Aggies for about 50 years.

"We like basketball," Betty Thompson said. "Basketball is probably our favorite sport."
"It's our favorite sport," Bob Thompson added.

The Bryan couple has hit the road sporting their conversation starting license plate, "D-HRN UT," for countless out of town games.

Tuesday, they're traveling with the team for Thursday's game in Lexington, Kentucky.

"We have a good chance of winning the next two games and then if we do, we'll be back at home in San Antonio and we'll have a home town crowd," Bob Thompson said.

The Texas A&M men's basketball team will play Penn in round one of the tournament, and the Thompson's will again be a staple in the stands.

When News Three asked the couple if they would trade A&M tickets for anything else, they answered.

"I can't think of anything in the world," Betty said.
"No, we're pretty satisfied with that," Bob added.

The couple says they have put family outings on hold for the big game, and plan to keep doing the same as long as the Aggies continue on the road to victory.

The Aggies and Quakers will hit the floor 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Louisville-Stanford game, which tips off at 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

You can see the game live on KBTX.