Hey y’all! We’re down in Austin, Texas, for the latest Mad Money Back to School Tour stop at McCombs School of Business here at UT. In just a couple of hours, about 1,000 fired-up Longhorns will start forming lines in front of Hogg Auditorium for what’s sure to be the best college stop yet.
When we first arrived we encountered a campus suffering from the soft depression that comes with the end of spring break and a loss in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. (UT, led by phenom Kevin Durant, lost to USC 87-68 on Sunday.) The weather was warm but overcast as scores of students returned to campus with packed suitcases and fresh groceries, wearing only shorts, T-shirts and flip flops – enough to make any Northerner jealous.
But the sky cleared as Cramer arrived at Hogg by midday on Monday. He did his usual Stop
Trading segment with CNBC’s Erin Burnett on "Street Signs" just outside the building, only this time UT mascot Bevo the Longhorn made an appearance, along with some rowdy students that were psyched up for today’s taping.
Later that afternoon, Cramer took questions from future stock pickers, financial advisors and hedge fund managers at the Red McCombs School of Business. He did an impromptu Lightning Round, and, in typical Cramer fashion, squeezed a few more stocks in after being told his time was up.
But as of Tuesday morning, the rush is on to finish the final preparations for today’s show. You’ll definitely want to watch – the focus is going to be all Texas, all the time. Be sure to tune in or check back here later to see which Lone Star State companies made the cut. And you know you don’t want to miss the madness that will ensue when Cramer takes the stage at one of the biggest college campuses in the country. Hook ‘em, Cramer!
Oh, and a helpful hint if you plan to visit Austin in the future. Don’t ask the locals what the capital of Texas is, especially when you’re standing within view of the famous state capitol building. You’ll be mocked in public.
Admit it – you had to Google it. Quick: What’s the capital of Vermont? Yeah, that’s what we thought. (And, no, it’s not Burlington.)
Be sure to watch tonight at 6 & 11 p.m. ET, or catch the MadCap recap here on madmoney.cnbc.com not long after the show starts airing at 6.
Next Stop: Mad Money will be heading to Indiana University Kelley School of Business on April 4. If you are a student at IU and would like to attend Mad Money's Back To School Tour, follow the link to the registration page. Register for Tickets
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