Midnight Yell Gets Another ESPN Spotlight

Not only will ESPN be broadcasting the Aggie football game and the pregame festivities this Saturday, one of the "Worldwide Leader's" networks will be taking a live look at another A&M tradition.

According to A&M officials, portions of Midnight Yell will air during ESPNU's new late night show, UNITE. It will give viewers a first-hand look at the tradition recently featured by ESPN in its new commercial for the "College GameDay" pregame show.

"It's generated a lot of buzz and intrigue about Texas A&M, and we're really excited about the opportunity to showcase one of our most unique and cherished traditions here at Texas A&M," said Jason Cook, A&M's vice president for marketing and communications.

According to the university, the original yell practices date back 99 years, but the pre-game rituals began in 1931.

The College GameDay broadcast will be live from Simpson Drill Field starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday on ESPNU, then switching to ESPN at 9:00 a.m. for the next two hours. The game against Florida -- A&M's first in the Southeastern Conference -- kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.


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