COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -- Texas A&M will play the University of Arkansas this Saturday in Fayetteville, but two symbols of Aggie tradition will be missing. Arkansas says the Aggie Band and Reveille won't be allowed on the field, but it's nothing personal.
KBTX in College Station reports that last year the Hogs made their presence known at Kyle Field, and members of the Aggie Band say they wish they could do the same in Fayetteville this weekend.
A&M senior said, "Apparently in the SEC, you have to ask that university permission to perform at halftime. So we sent a letter asking, and they sent one back that said you can come to the game but you can't perform at halftime."
No matter what the reason is, A&M had to cancel more than 100 hotel rooms and cadets are disappointed.
"I mean the band is the heart beat of A&M, it's the heart beat of the corps for sure," said A&M student Eric Young.
Aggies are also bummed out, because the Razorbacks aren't allowing Reveille at the game either, because live mascots aren't allowed the home turf.
"She's part of the corps, and she's part of A&M. So the fact that they won't let us take her up there...I mean that's even more disappointing than them not letting us play," said another student Geoffrey Germaine.
Arkansas officials told KBTX they look forward to seeing the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band and Reveille on the field next year when the two teams face off at the Southwest Classic being played at the Cowboys AT&T Stadium in Arlington.