Aggie students still plan to wear white at the Baylor game

POSTED: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 5:07pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- When a group of Aggie students heard about the thousands of acres and hundreds of homes destroyed by the wildfires back in September, they knew they had to do something to help.

So for the past month a group of students have been selling maroon 12th Man towels and encouraging fans to wear white to the Baylor game.

And they thought they had the support of the University, at least until now.

After the Texas wildfires, a group of 25 different student organizations came together for one cause, to raise money for the victims and firefighters.

The group decided to "white out" Kyle Field to show their support so Andrew Hartman, the group's organizer, said they approached the University more than a month ago with the idea.

"We were kind of led to believe at the beginning that while they wouldn't endorse us, they wouldn't oppose it at the same time," said Hartman.

The game at Kyle Field is now only two days away and it seems as if the athletic department has all of a sudden changed its mind.

Yesterday on Bill Byrne's "Wednesday Weekly" he posted a statement saying quote, "When the television cameras turn on, there is no better sight than the sea of maroon coming from the 12th Man."

Despite Bill Byrne's comments students say they still plan to wear white and wave maroon for Saturday's game against Baylor.

"I understand his position and him wanting us to wear maroon but I think it's more important for us to support this cause and whether we're wearing maroon or we're wearing white, we're still going to be there," said senior, Kelsey Smith.

The group has already sold more than 25,000 maroon towels and Hartman says they will to continue to sell them and encourage students and fans to wear white anyways.

"This is part of what being an Aggie is all about and people really took that to heart. They saw that this is a good cause and they've gotten behind it no matter what anybody says."
 

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