There is nothing quite so special as seeing Texas A&M's Reed Arena filled to the rafters with enthusiastic students, faculty and staff who truly "rock Reed" with their enthusiasm, 12th Man spirit and the whooping and hollering that is so emblematic of Aggie sporting events. Although so many of the Aggies' fellow SEC schools are considered "basketball schools," in fact, Texas A&M is predominantly known as a football school.
But all you have to do to know that basketball is truly important, exciting, and really the best place you can find yourself from November through March is, in fact, Reed Arena is to see some of the sights and hear the sounds of the Aggie student body getting fired up in every way.
Leading the Aggies' school spirit is the Hullabaloo Band, the Texas Aggie Dance Team and, of course, the Aggie Yell Leaders. As you run through the list of how student spirit shines at Texas A&M enjoy the photographs of Matt Sachs who shares his work here for examiner.com readers to enjoy.
The remaining home games provide many excellent opportunities to experience the Aggie school spirit for yourself. An abundance of promotional ticket pricing is going to be available so don't let anything stop you from being a part of the 12th Man spirit. All it takes is one game, and you'll be back!
2014 Remaining Women's Home Games
Jan. 26, Tennessee, 3 p.m.
Feb. 9, LSU, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 13, Georgia 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 23, Kentucky, 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 27, Arkansas 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 23-25, NCAA 1st/2nd Rounds (a prestigious event)
2014 Remaining Men's Home Games
Jan. 25, Vanderbilt, 12:00 p.m.
Feb. 5, Mississippi State, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 12, LSU, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 20, Alabama, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 22, Tennessee, 2:00 p.m.
Mar. 1, Ole Miss, 6:00 p.m.
The Texas Aggie Dance Team
They're beautiful, they're talented, they dance, they cheer, and they keep things going strong and exciting during boring time outs. They're the Texas Aggie Dance Team
Dance Team inspires you to get in shape
If you work out at least 20 hours a week and practice, you can look like this, or just enjoy the Texas Aggie Dance Team as they peform at Men's and Women's home basketball games.
Unparalleled 12th Man Spirit
If there are reluctant basketball fans in your home or office, just explain that there's more going on at Reed Arena than basketball. It's called school spirit!
Smoke, lights, action!
We have Hollywood, Broadway, and Reed Arena style entertainment awaiting basketball fans. Just try one game, and guarantee you'll be back.
Dance like the wind!
They've got the rough, tough real stuff--they're the Texas Aggie Dance Team! And they cheer on the sidelines as well. Sometimes when the play under the basket gets too fervent, they wind up catching the players who fall out of court bounds!
The Hullabaloo Band
The Hullabaloo Band has over 130 members, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, non-regs, who are not in the Corps of Cadets, but who want to share their musical talents with their school and their teams.
Hullabaloo Horn Section
There are two bands within Hullabaloo, the Maroon Band (juniors and seniors) and the White Band (freshmen and sophomores). On special occasions, members of Hullabaloo get to travel to some of the road games, which is a special treat for the players who can enjoy some of the same spirit they do at home.
Yell Leaders Rock Reed Arena
All five of the Texas Aggie Yell Leaders are fully committed to the Texas A&M basketball programs. Pictured here is Roy May. The other yell leaders are Chris Powell, Hunter Cook, Ryan Crawford and Patrick McGinty and they are up and down the court making sure the crowd claps, cheers, and interrupts the concentration of the opponent when making free throw shots.