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Mail Call: From Frank Cox, 1965 head yell leader

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07

The girls on The Aggie Dance Team that perform at basketball games are obviously very cute, disciplined in dance and in great shape. No doubt many of them love Aggieland and want to contribute as they probably did during their high school days.  I know some of the girls' family and know they are proud of them. I, too, am proud that they want to be involved. However, I am not proud of the way they are used by the Athletic Department and their Dance Instructor. Here are some MAJOR problems:

(1) The dance team kills momentum. Just be honest — watch what happens at basketball games.

(2) Many of the dance movements are suggestive and vulgar. I fault the Dance Team Instructor and Athletic Department for this use of our lovely girls.  

(3) Regarding the possibility of the dance team's involvement at football games, what music will they dance to? Are they going to shut down the Twelfth Man, yell leaders and Aggie band to play a dance tune over the loud speakers like they do in basketball?

Let's just be honest — some in the Athletic Department want cheerleaders instead of yell leaders. They want us to be like other schools. Yet, even TV Sports Announcers consider us to have the best atmosphere in College Sports. Yell Leaders and the Corps are not a hindrance to those who want to be Aggies. Let us be Aggies and the SEC will be in for a real treat!


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