Texas A&M Students Taking Extreme Measures to get Remaining OSU Tickets

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

As the Texas A&M football team continues to hammer its competition, Aggie students are knocking out the supply of student tickets.

With Saturday's game against Oklahoma State University already sold out, students are scraping up their allotment of tickets with nothing left to spare.

"It's crazy for me, especially from three years ago from my freshman year, the big difference," said senior Cody Cravens.

So far this season, the Aggies have had the sixth and seventh largest crowds ever in Kyle Field history. This weekend, with two of the top teams in the country going head to head, A&M could tie its biggest crowd ever with over 90,000 people. That has students doing anything they can to get their tickets.

"We're just a bunch of idiots out here to have fun," joked senior Michael Riemer, who put up a pop up camper near the Kyle Field ticket booth.

Riemer is a familiar face around the A&M campus. Last year he was known as the "Cooler Guy" for riding his motorized cooler around campus. Now he's "Pop-up Camper Guy."

"We used to camp out on Wednesday night for the worst seats in the stadium and it's just progressed every year. We've gotten bigger and bigger and starting with the SMU game this year, we just decided to bring the pop-up camper here," said Riemer.

And Riemer didn't waste any time putting up his portable palace placing it in position after the Aggie win over Idaho Saturday night.

"We set this up about 11 o'clock and there were people out here already. So you can just feel the excitement and everyone is pumped about the game," said Riemer.

So pumped that they're willing to rough it in a new army kind of way.

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