Texas A&M to have dance team at Kyle Field in 2012?
For some reason, the Express-News didn't post this story on its website (http://www.mysa.com
), by Aggie-beat writer Brent Zwerneman had a page 1 (news section) story about the discussions going on at Texas A&M whether to allow the all-female dance team to perform at Aggie football games at Kyle Field.
Even some long-time Aggies, including former A&M star and AD, John David Crow, are in favor of it, noting that the move to the SEC ends many old rivalries and traditions and should start some new traditions. But as you can expect, there is resistance, even in the same household. Two married Aggies from the Houston area are quoted. She's in favor of it (she was member of the original basketball dance team in the 80s at basketball games) and he's opposed.
It was noted that when the first dance team performed, many Aggie fans (men and women) protested it by opening and reading newspapers when they performed, and some have suggested that might happen again.
In the same article, it's reported that one of the candidates for Yell Leader in an upcoming election is a female, and if chosen, she would be the first female Yell Leader. Wisely, she's not campaigning to be selected because of her gender, but instead to extend the tradition to all Aggies.
Anyway, if and when the article is released on the web, I'll post it.