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Old 12-01-2017, 10:36 PM
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Reed Arena Texas A&M is no UD Arena!

A little off topic. Went to my first Texas A&M men's game last night. #9 team in the country. There were, maybe, 250 students there and, maybe 3000 fans in a building that holds 13k (think the 300-400 sections of UD Arena, empty).

It made me long form my old season tickets in 412, row C. Go Flyers!

BTW, A&M played at 65% speed and looked really, really good at times. Scary good when they turned it on. Hope to catch some SEC games.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:24 AM
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A little off topic. Went to my first Texas A&M men's game last night. #9 team in the country. There were, maybe, 250 students there and, maybe 3000 fans in a building that holds 13k (think the 300-400 sections of UD Arena, empty).

It made me long form my old season tickets in 412, row C. Go Flyers!

BTW, A&M played at 65% speed and looked really, really good at times. Scary good when they turned it on. Hope to catch some SEC games.
That is amazing to me. Thanks for the post. Just shows the UD faithful are true blue. Always fill the Arena. Haven't been back there for decades but thank you to the most loyal fans ever. Go Flyers!
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:58 AM
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Let me ask a question...why would a prospective college basketball recruit ever choose that venue over UD, one of the classiest and fan-filled venues in the country? Is it to play against Vanderbilt and alike? For those of you who have not been to the campus for a while, as Donniex3Era indicates, not only is the arena on the upswing, the entire campus is on the upswing! For most of the universities across the southland, basketball is clearly a second-tier sport to football, and until the head injuries eliminate college football (which may not be too many years away!), it will remain that way.
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Originally Posted by Donniex3Era View Post
That is amazing to me. Thanks for the post. Just shows the UD faithful are true blue. Always fill the Arena. Haven't been back there for decades but thank you to the most loyal fans ever. Go Flyers!
Basketball is irrelevant at Texas A&M during football season.
You get a rabid following at Kyle Field even when the Aggies have a non-conference directional school opponent. Kyle seats 102K and has accommodated 110K at a game a couple years ago.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:07 AM
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These schools take the BB prospects to football games. Secondly, the Big5 and BE sell the conference, NBA players and TV exposure more than basketball attendance.
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Originally Posted by TommyGola View Post
Let me ask a question...why would a prospective college basketball recruit ever choose that venue over UD, one of the classiest and fan-filled venues in the country? Is it to play against Vanderbilt and alike?
Here are the teams on the Aggie's schedule:

Oklahoma State
West Virginia
Arizona
USC
Florida
Kentucky
Kansas
Arkansas
Auburn
Kentucky again
Rinse and repeat with the SEC Tournament.

The issue is not about the home crowd.
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Went to a college football game at Texas A&M, last year. My first visit on campus. It was bizarre. Prior to the game, there was this hedonistic pseudo-para- militaristic army march of squadrons of students dressed in boy scout army uniforms. It was very orchestrated and contrived. They slowly marched around and onto the football field. During the game, shout leaders led traditional movements and chants for student seating sections and fan sections. But it was after the game, where it got even more bizarre. There were multiple post-game pep rallys where shout leaders in military garb led platoon marching and memorized shout choreography into multiple points in choregraphed timing where students would drop their musical instruments and like pseudo boot camp style start impromptu push ups. They would count off the push up like they were required behavior. It was all very surreal. If it was filmed in black and white film, you would think this was Munich Germany in the years prior to World War 2. I looked at the faces of the participants and spectators and saw a tremendous desire for CONFORMITY.

It was all very bizarre and a little scary.
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Went to a college football game at Texas A&M, last year. My first visit on campus. It was bizarre. Prior to the game, there was this hedonistic pseudo-para- militaristic army march of squadrons of students dressed in boy scout army uniforms. It was very orchestrated and contrived. They slowly marched around and onto the football field. During the game, shout leaders led traditional movements and chants for student seating sections and fan sections. But it was after the game, where it got even more bizarre. There were multiple post-game pep rallys where shout leaders in military garb led platoon marching and memorized shout choreography into multiple points in choregraphed timing where students would drop their musical instruments and like pseudo boot camp style start impromptu push ups. They would count off the push up like they were required behavior. It was all very surreal. If it was filmed in black and white film, you would think this was Munich Germany in the years prior to World War 2. I looked at the faces of the participants and spectators and saw a tremendous desire for CONFORMITY.



It was all very bizarre and a little scary.
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It's been "scary" in Aggie land since like forever.
Those men and women in scout uniforms are (and have been) the future leaders of the USA military.
Strange that you think the whole Aggie thing is bizarre, but how do you feel about the Red Scare?
I've lived in Aggie land for almost 40 years and have yet to encounter a bizarre or scary Aggie student or alumnus.
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My family was so uncomfortable with that military culture that i would not want to go back.
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Let me ask a question...why would a prospective college basketball recruit ever choose that venue over UD,
It isn't just about venue...hate saying it, but the SEC is pretty desirable compared to the A10. Bigger picture than just a home arena or crowd.
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Texas A&M is one of only like 5-6 schools that provide a direct path to commissioned officers via ROTC outside of the academy schools. VMI, Va Tech, Citadel, North Georgia, and probably a cpl others Im forgetting. Alabama A&M maybe?

I would put Texas A&M overall school spirit at the very top of the food chain in the SEC. Above Bama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, everybody. Aggie students and grads are very very close-knit -- part of it their despise of the Univ. Texas. Its a football school, but they get big crowds for a lot of other sports including baseball, soccer, and others. I think basketball suffers attendance issues at most Texas schools -- Baylor and UT have had their problems despite very good programs. Baylor WBB and Texas WBB might outdraw all of them. Texas is so football focused, its almost its own planet.
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We got down here in July, my wife's PhD program is only 3 years long, so we are trying to experience everything we can in the short time we are here. Mid 30's, two kids and a dog, we don't really fit in with the large traditional college crowd on campus.

The traditions are a little intense if you are an outsider (or even a graduate student). Freshman are required to go to a training orientation called FishCamp, where they learn about the Aggie traditions, chants and history. I've heard it called brainwashing, but if UD had it, you better believe I would have been first in line to attend.

When you go to football games, Yell Leaders (cheerleaders in uniform) will call out certain chants and the crowd will respond accordingly. We were invited to Midnight Yell, a pep-rally of sorts at the stadium the night before the game. 40k strong filled half of Kyle Field. It was very intimidating not knowing any of the chants or hand movements, but I could see how it would be very cool if I'd started there as a freshman.

Over all, we are enjoying our stay so far, even some of the military aspects of the Corps of Cadets. Our kids got a private tour of their Cadet horse stables by their head Cadet.

That being said, I was disappointed by the crowd at the basketball game. However, yes, at football games it is asses to elbows. Also, there are 60k students here and less than 200k in the city, so it's all about TAMU all the time. We hope to catch an SEC game later this season, I'll report back.
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