The A&T student section donned in their gold shirts have played a major role in of the success of both the men’s and women’s basketball team’s in Corbett Sports Center over the last three seasons.
The idea for the revamped student section was started last year and was the brain child of the Aggie Sports Marketing office and the Aggie Club. Darren Brand, one of the organizers of the group worked with the Aggie Club to develop the foundation of the now widely popular “Aggie Maniacs” which is the student arm of the North Carolina A&T State University Aggie Club. The “Aggie Maniacs” participate in community service and fundraising projects with the Aggie Club and promote the principle of “Deeds Not Words” to support the athletic department. The Aggie Maniacs also make coming into Corbett Sports Center an undesirable task for visiting teams.
The “Aggie Maniacs” are 150 students strong and growing. The goal is to create the best basketball environment in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the students have the opportunity to make the “Aggie Maniacs” a great sixth man advantage for our basketball teams. But it also provides an opportunity for our students to see the value of giving back to the University. Each member of the “Aggie Maniacs” receives a variety of perks including the highly sought after “Aggie Maniacs” T-shirt (only available to members of the Student Aggie Club) as well as priority seating at all home football and basketball games. E-mail alerts and other communications give members early notification of upcoming game day promotions, contests and trips to away games.
If you are an A&T student, and are interested in learning more about the “Aggie Maniacs”, e-mail your request to Joe Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Aggie Sports Marketing office at 334.7310.