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PHOTO GALLERY: Texas A&M fans cheer for Aggies at Midnight Yell

By Jaime Henry-White
November 24, 2012 | 4:18 p.m. CST
Squadron 21 Hellcats, members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, participate in chants during "Midnight Yell" on Friday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M fans cheered for the Aggies on Friday night and early Saturday at Kyle Field before the football team played the Missouri Tigers. The Midnight Yell is a tradition at the university before every home football game.

Texas A&M fans gather in the stands before the start of the Midnight Yell on Friday at Kyle Field. Midnight Yell is one of the best-known traditions at the university. The Yell Practice first began in 1913 when different corps companies would come together for a pep rally. The Midnight Yell is still used today to pump up fans for the next day’s football game.

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin peps up a crowd of fans for the next day's football game against Missouri during Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

Members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Squadron 20 participate in the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

The marching band begins to play to mark the start of the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

Texas A&M Yell Leaders Hunter Cook, left, Drew Nelson, Nelson Ingram, Hunter Skoog and Ryan Crawford listen to a speaker during the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field. The yell leaders lead the crowd in old army yells, lead the singing of the fight song and tell stories of how the Aggies will beat their opponent at the next day's football game.

Texas A&M fan Katy Bimmerle, left, her mother, Mary Bimmerle and sister Ally Bimmerle participate in the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

Head Texas A&M Yell Leader Nelson Ingram, a senior, directs a crowd of fans in chants at the end of the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

University President R. Bowen Loftin, left, participates with other Texas A&M fans in the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

Texas A&M Yell Leader Hunter Cook picks up his girlfriend Kailey Johnson after the Midnight Yell at Kyle Field.

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