COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A service has been scheduled Aug. 30 at Kyle Field to remember late Texas A&M collie mascot Reveille VIII.
Organizers say Reveille VIII will be laid to rest 10 years to the day from her debut as mascot. The revered 12-year-old dog had been ill and died June 25.
Reveille VIII drew avoidance attention on Sept. 20, 2014, as then-A&M cadet handler Ryan Kreider (KRY'-der) deflected SMU receiver Der'rikk Thompson away from the dog. Kreider gained fame for throwing himself in front of the out-of-bounds player. A&M went on to win 58-6.
Kreider has been invited to attend the service this month outside the north end of Kyle Field. The Aggies that Saturday night will host Northwestern State.