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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Eventful Midnight Yell for A&M in Columbia

By Sam Khan Jr.

Texas A&M's "Midnight Yell" is one of the Aggies' longest-running traditions, and on the eve of the team's season opener at South Carolina, thousands of Texas A&M faithful gathered at the South Carolina State House for yell practice.

Not all South Carolina fans were so welcoming.

As evidenced by reports via social media, A&M's yell practice became rather eventful and testy at times as South Carolina fans came to shout the Aggies down. The Aggies hold Midnight Yell at Kyle Field before home games, and for road games they choose a spot in or near the opponent's hometown. In this case, it happened to be roughly a couple miles from Williams-Brice Stadium.

Here's video from the scene last night, via


And here are a few tweets from last night's scene:

Yes, there are protestors at midnight yell #SEC

— Drew Nelson (@DrewNelson13) August 28, 2014

It's time for a fightin' Texas Aggie yell practice in South Carolina! The #12thMan is in full force!

— Scott Jarvis (@sjarvis00) August 28, 2014

One TAMU fan says he's never seen opposition like this. That includes a Yell Practice at the capitol before the Texas game.

— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) August 28, 2014