The Texas A&M football team will on many occasions be the underdog this season, much like 1990’s Aggie linebacker Dat Nguyen was back in his day.
The number of Aggies competing at the highest level of golf has doubled.
The first game might not be until Saturday, but the Texas A&M football team has been training hard all summer. That was the message head coach Kevin Sumlin conveyed at the first 2015-16 season weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
FOOTBALL: The Aggies kick off the 2015 season at NRG Stadium in Houston against the Arizona State Sun Devils at 6 p.m. Saturday. In what promises to be an exciting matchup of two quality teams, sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen will lead the Aggies with a year of experience against an Arizona State team picked by some experts to win the PAC-12 and well-renowned ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit to hold one of the four spots in the college football playoff. ASU starting quarterback Mike Bercovici will be facing a much more experienced A&M defense led by sophomore pass-rushing specialist Myles Garrett and an assortment of talented defenders in the linebacking corps and secondary.
A&M split two games with Stanford and Minnesota at the Stanford tournament in Palo Alto, California over the weekend.
Texas A&M kept its undefeated streak alive with a convincing 2-0 victory over Florida Atlantic at Ellis Field Sunday.
Daylon Mack, Christian Kirk and Kyler Murray are all 5-star, heavily touted players coming out of high school. Their high school accomplishments and progress in the offseason hints that the trio will leave a trace with the program. In the coming years, they could be running the show.
After seeing its season end in Austin three years in a row, the Aggie volleyball team is looking to change its fortunes in 2015.
After another goal in the first five minutes of action, the No. 4 Aggies pounced on the UC Irvine Anteaters, 4-0, Friday on Fish Camp night.
During the off-season, the Aggies added a lot to their new coaching staff. One of the best hires was the new wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead.
The games might not have started, but Aggie football season is in full swing after the Aggies announced on Monday that Kyle Allen would start against Arizona State in the season opener.
Sophomore Kyle Allen has been named the Texas A&M starting quarterback against Arizona State on Sept. 5.
The Maroon Out tradition, a bevy of coordinated maroon T-shirts sold at a discounted price to Aggies, is a part of the A&M football experience for many fans.
Senior punter Drew Kaser has compiled a collegiate career at Texas A&M that has reestablished the standard for Aggie special teams players.
Johnny Manziel gained a lot of attention Thursday night after throwing his first career NFL touchdown pass to cap off a 96-yard drive, despite losing 11-10 to the Buffalo Bills.
When most coaches land a new gig at a university, they start off with a clean slate. However, defensive coordinator John Chavis decided to keep the staff at hand, and defensive line coaches Mark Hagen and Terry Price spoke to the media Tuesday and said they have loved having Chavis on staff at Texas A&M.
The fifth-ranked Aggie soccer team got their first opportunity to showcase their squad against someone other than themselves Saturday night when they defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2-1 in an exhibition match at Ellis Field.
1) Kevin Sumlin has a confidence in this team that has not been seen before
The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will head overseas Thursday to embark on a 10 day European tour in which they will play four exhibition games in Italy and Greece.
In the 1980s, under Head Coach Jackie Sherrill, the Texas A&M football team implemented what was known as the 12th Man kickoff team. The special teams squad was compiled entirely of walk-on players in an effort to tangibly embody the spirit of the 12th Man. What was once the kickoff team has since been narrowed down to a single player who wears the number 12 jersey and acts as the 12th Man.
The 12th Man has been around in Aggieland since January of 1922, when what is seen today as a tradition was personified and put into practice by A&M’s E. King Gill.
2014 was a year for the books in A&M women’s soccer.
Texas A&M is still just getting things started at Fall camp and both offensive coordinator, Jake Spavital and defensive coordinator, John Chavis like what they are seeing.
After much anticipation, the Aggie football team finally took to the practice fields Monday afternoon to begin their 2015 campaign.
From July 31st to August 3rd, the Texas sports world revolved around College Station for the annual Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas.
It’s almost here, folks. Just over a month until college football is back in our lives.
Last fall was, for lack of a better term, a roller coaster ride for Aggie football and fans.
For the second consecutive year, the Games of Texas will be hosted by Bryan-College Station in partnership with Texas A&M. The Olympic style amateur games will be held from July 30 through Aug. 3 and will have competition that will span throughout the Brazos Valley twin cities.
Over the course of the five-day competition, athletes will compete in events including boxing, skate- boarding, golf, tennis, swimming, pickleball, track & field, archery, disk golf, judo and soccer.
Kelli Nesbitt, Marketing Coordinator for the Col- lege Station Parks and Recreation department, said the Games have been hosted all around the state of Texas but there may not be any more favored venue for the Olympic style event than Bryan-College Station.
“Last year we received multiple comments on ‘this being the best games yet,’” Nesbitt said. “We attribute that to the hometown hospitality and premier athletic facilities in Bryan-College Station including Texas A&M University Blue Bell Park, Mitchell Tennis Center, Rec Center, College Station High School, G. Hysmith Skate Park and more.”
Nesbitt said the Games will have an impact on the local economy, and have a track record to prove it.
“In 2014, only 220 participants were from Col- lege Station, which means the rest – along with about 20,000 of their coaches, family members and friends – were visitors who dropped an estimated $6 million into the local economy over a four day period,” said Nesbitt.
The Games held in 2014 had one of the most competitive turnouts in the history of the competition. There were 97 Games of Texas records set in 2014 including 33 in Track and Field as well as 64 in swim- ming.
Nesbitt said it is a treat for the athletes of all ages to compete in a venue that has first class facilities such as those at Texas A&M University.
“Not often do youth athletes get the opportunity to compete in world class facilities such at the Texas A&M Rec Center and Mitchell Tennis Center,” said Nesbitt. “Swimming being held at the Texas A&M Rec Center has been the talk of TAAF for the past year.”
The open ceremony of the Games will be held at Blue Bell Park on Friday at 6:45 p.m. The athletes will be led into the park by the First Lady of Aggieland, Reveille IX.
Sunday, the Texas A&M football team will report for its preseason training camp after a summer of workouts and seven-on-seven action. For the third time in four years, head coach Kevin Sumlin has a quarterback decision on his hands.
Courtney Williams, senior guard for the Texas A&M women’s basketball team, was selected this summer to compete in the Pan American Games as a part of Team U.S.A.
It’s a busy time of the year for football coaches and media members alike. Kevin Sumlin and other SEC coaches are preparing their rosters for the upcoming season, and the media is getting its first true look at what their respective teams might look like come September.
In Hoover, Alabama this week, SEC Media days were held, which is the unofficial start of college football season. Tuesday, the Aggies and Kevin Sumlin spoke about the upcoming year and the changes surrounding the program.
In one day, A&M has lost “soft commitment” from five star offensive tackle Greg Little, four star wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson -- who was considered a heavy lean to A&M committed to archrival Texas -- and now Aggie basketball lost their fourth player this offseason when Peyton Allen decided to transfer on Tuesday afternoon.
Aggie basketball took quite a hit this offseason. Devonte Fitzgerald (Minnesota), Avery Johnson Jr. (Alabama), and Antuan Space (UMass) have all departed this offseason, and Tuesday the depth chart took another hit. According to multiple reports, Peyton Allen will transfer from Texas A&M, effective immediately.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel returned to College Station for a public autograph signing session Sunday evening at Aggieland Outfitters on University Dr.
The release of the A&M men’s golf team schedule Monday afternoon revealed that the Aggies will kick off their 2015-2016 campaign this September. Their schedule sees them leaving the mainland United States.
A&M kicks off their season in Illinois, as they travel for the Fighting Illini invitational from Sept.18-20 in Olympia Fields Country Club. They then will make a trip to Valentine, Nebraska for the Jackrabbit Classic, which will be hosted by South Dakota State.
A trans-Atlantic trip is on the horizon as the Aggies head to Ireland in mid-October for the Irish Invitational. The final event for A&M in the fall will be a west coast trip to Carlsbad, California for the Gifford Collegiate.
After a nearly two month break during the winter, the season will fire back up when A&M heads to Jacksonville to play at TCP at Sawgrass for the Sea Best Invitational. Two weeks later, A&M will leave the mainland again to travel to the scenic island of Kauai, Hawaii for the John A. Burns Invitational.
The Aggies will take a road trip in March when they will set their sights on Lafayette, Louisiana for the Louisiana Classics Tournament. A&M will then head to the Grand Canyon State for the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A&M will travel to the east coast a week later for two com- petitions. First, A&M will be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the General Hackler Championship at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club on March 12-13. A move south to the state of Florida will wrap up the Aggie road schedule, where they will compete in the Floridian Invi- tational which will be held in West Palm Beach from March 21-22.
Only one home event is scheduled for A&M all year, and it will take place in April. The Aggies return home for their final competition of the year — the Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Club on April 2-3.
After a long, well-traveled season, the SEC Championships will be held in Georgia at the Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons. Then, the NCAA regionals will be held at various host campus sites from May 16-18.
This year, a team will be awarded the national title in Eugene, Oregon at the Eugene Country Club from May 27-June 1.
Every two years, the University Games are held all around the world. This year in Gwangju, South Korea, Texas A&M is represented by four swimmers, as well as by head coach Steve Bult- man. Senior Sarah Henry (USA), freshman Lisa Bratton (USA), and sophomore Franko Jonker (South Africa) and Sycerika McMahon (Ireland) are the Aggies who were selected to participate in the games from July 4-11.
So far, the Aggies have garnered a combined three gold medals — two of which were awarded to Sarah Henry.
To kick off the games, Henry struck her first gold with a win in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:38.88. It was a come- back effort for her as she trailed the leader by .69 seconds going into the final leg, the freestyle. Henry stormed back to defeat Barbora Zavadova of the Czech Republic by two seconds.
Lisa Bratton, the freshman who had already broken records in her first season, was up next and she did not disappoint. Bratton earned the second Aggie gold medal of the games in the 200 meter backstroke. She trailed for most of the race, but in the final 50 meters she caught fire and left everyone be- hind to complete a lifetime best of 2:09.31.
On day three, Henry came through with her second gold medal of the games in a Team USA 800 meter freestyle relay. She earned the medal after help- ing her team to the fastest qualifiers from the prelims. However, she did not swim in the final, where Team USA won with a time of 7:53.88.
Other Aggies have competed at a high level as well. Franko Jonker and Sycerika McMahon both advanced into the semifinals of the 100 meter breaststroke, but both could not advance to the final, coming in sixth and eighth respectively. Jonker also went to the 200 meter breaststroke semifinals after winning her preliminary heat. However she was even faster in the semis, but did not advance to the final.
Also competing is former Aggie all-American diver Cameron McLean, who represents his home country of Canada at these games. He placed seventh in the men’s seven meter springboard with a score of 337.90, and placed 18th in the men’s three meter springboard dive.
At the conclusion of the 2015 Aggie baseball season, Nick Banks and Ryan Hendrix made the turnaround to play for Collegiate Team USA in North Carolina. It is a familiar experience for Banks, as he also made the 2014 roster. So far this summer, both of them have kept a hot streak going.
The new south end zone of Kyle Field that was introduced less than a year ago has already been tested for its structural soundness. During the Thanksgiving game held in College Station last season between Texas A&M and LSU, there was slight up-and-down movement detected.
After spending eight seasons on the west coast with the Los Angeles Clippers, former Aggie basketball standout, Deandre Jordan reached an agreement to become a member of the Dallas Mavericks. After averaging a double-double in what was no doubt the best year of his career, Jordan received the maximum contract from the Mav's for four years and $80 million dollars.
Howard Joffe, former A&M women’s tennis head coach, accepted a job in Austin Tuesday and will assume his duties as the Longhorn’s head coach July 9.
The Texas A&M basketball program has big expectations for the 2015 season. Not only are fans and players setting their standards high, but national analysts everywhere are also predicting special things for the future of the Aggies.
Seven of Texas A&M’s track athletes competed in the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon this past weekend and six more competed in the USATF Junior Championships.
A&M’s Jeff Maggert is quickly becoming a star on the Champions Tour.
Quinn Pesicka, the nine-year-old girl honored at a Texas A&M soccer game last fall, died Saturday after a life long battle with cancer.
For the past few years it has seemed as though there is some sort of construction underway everywhere you turn on Texas A&M campus. A big chunk of that construction, in terms of surface area as well as longevity, has been the Texas A&M Student Recreation Center.
One week after losing A&M legend John David Crow, the Aggie community said goodbye for the final time Tuesday afternoon.
The Texas A&M men’s basketball program released its 2015-16 non-conference schedule Friday, revealing the grueling road the Aggies will take before entering conference play.
John David Crow was not only an Aggie football hero, but he was the face of Texas A&M. Over the years, he left his mark on the university, and his death Wednesday night at age 79 is a huge loss for the Aggie community.
The Texas A&M community lost a family member, icon and legend in every sense of the word. John David Crow, A&M’s first Heisman winner and only winner until Johnny Manziel in 2012, died surrounded by family around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at age 79.