Jan 10, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies dancers perform during a game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Reed Arena. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Last weekend I was watching as Texas A&M nearly (and should have) beat #1 Kentucky. Ultimately, they lost 70-64 in double overtime. But something more was taken from that game: A&M basketball has female cheerleaders.
I would have assumed as the Bulldogs take their game to College Station tonight that we’d be confronted with a band of merry men yelling cheers in their arena, and the only visible female voice to be heard from the floor would be none other than Meo Stansbury. Rick, of course, is now an assistant coach with the Aggies, and with him I’m sure he brought Meo’s presence in the stands – which is high-level intense cheering for his team.
At least A&M basketball was smart enough to realize no one wants male cheerleaders, especially in a sport where the fans are so close to the action, and thus the cheerleaders as well.
No one wants dudes yelling at dudes to do better. It’s not an all boys school.
And yes, this is the most interesting and informative thing I could think of for tonight’s game. My optimism level is currently 1.5 out of 10. MSU is an 11 point underdog in this one and haven’t won a road game in two full years….so, yeah.
The game is on the SEC Network and I will be watching, because why not. Tip off is at 8:00 CST.