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Freshman class brings hope to A&M basketball

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. 

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Joffe leaves Aggieland for Austin
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 7:42 pm

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. 

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Monday 06/29/2015
Aggies qualify to represent U.S.A. this summer
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm

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.

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A&M's Jeff Maggert wins U.S Senior Open
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:30 pm

A&M’s Jeff Maggert is quickly becoming a star on the Champions Tour.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Inspirational 9 year old honored by Aggie soccer team succumbs to cancer
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 5:36 pm

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.

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A&M Rec Center construction delayed by weather
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 2:12 pm

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.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Celebration for John David Crow held Tuesday
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:34 pm

One week after losing A&M legend John David Crow, the Aggie community said goodbye for the final time Tuesday afternoon.

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Monday 06/22/2015
Men's basketball non-conference schedule released
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 6:03 pm

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.

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Remembering John David Crow
Updated: June 22, 2015 - 6:04 pm

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.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Aggie legend John David Crow dies at 79
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 1:58 pm

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.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
A&M volleyball schedule released
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm

As Texas A&M athletics enters the lull of summer, the A&M Volleyball team is preparing for their tough schedule, which was announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Monday 06/15/2015
Superman on the mound
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 7:37 pm

With three starts on the mound and 281 total pitches thrown, A&M pitcher Matt Kent was a savior for the Aggies multiple times throughout the postseason.

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A look back at the Aggie draftees' careers
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Five players from the 2014-2015 Texas A&M baseball team were drafted in the 2015 MLB Draft. Here is a look back at their great careers in Aggieland. 

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Saturday 06/13/2015
Women's Track and Field finishes 3rd at NCAA Championships, men place 6th
Updated: June 13, 2015 - 9:59 pm

The Texas A&M women's track and field team placed third in the NCAA Championships Saturday in Eugene, Oregon. 

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Thursday 06/11/2015
Five Aggies headed to the big leagues
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Over the last three days, Major League Baseball has been holding their player draft for 2015. After three days, 40 rounds, and 1,215 picks, five Aggie baseball players were selected by Major League teams.

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Aggie Men and Women look to Secure National Titles
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 11:37 am

After a long season with tough and competitive track meets, the No. 3 men and No. 4 women’s track teams head to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon to compete in the NCAA Track & Field Championships which begin on Wednesday.

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Ags fall 5-4 to Frogs in 16 innings, end season win shy of Omaha
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 9:04 am

It started back in the cold month of February. It began with a 24 game winning streak and culminated in one of the most successful seasons in Aggie baseball history. After fighting off elimination four times this postseason, A&M needed one more win for the ultimate goal: the College World Series.

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Sunday 06/07/2015
Aggies avoid elimination once again, defeat TCU 2-1
Updated: June 07, 2015 - 7:48 pm

As Sunday afternoon rolled around, Texas A&M once again faced elimination from the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time this postseason. In what was an absolute pitchers’ duel, senior leadership by Blake Allemand, and another magician-like performance from Matt Kent, the Aggies defeated TCU 2-1 on a walk-off sacrifice fly to force a Super Regional deciding game three on Monday night.

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Saturday 06/06/2015
Aggies fall to TCU in Super Regional game one
Updated: June 06, 2015 - 8:23 pm

For the first time since 2011, Aggie baseball made the NCAA Tournament Super Regional. A&M and TCU faced off on the diamond for the 253rd time ever on Saturday afternoon. In what was a slugfest at the start, A&M let the game run away from them late, and ultimately fell to TCU in game one of the series by a 13-4 margin.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
A&M Basketball to begin season overseas
Updated: June 04, 2015 - 4:52 pm

The Texas A&M basketball team will get an early start to their 2015-16 season when they take an 11 day trip to Italy and Greece this August.

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#TCU15 ticket plan backfires
Updated: June 04, 2015 - 3:27 pm

If one were to look on the Twitter sphere right now, one would see TCU fans in a rage. Why? Because of a huge blunder by the TCU athletic department, many Aggie baseball fans have managed to buy tickets for this weekend's Fort Worth Super Regional. 

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
A&M tops study of student to fan ratios
Updated: June 04, 2015 - 2:33 pm

It’s long been a joke among Aggies that their former conference rival, the University of Texas, has a fan base loaded with people that never attended the school. A popular t-shirt even says, “If you see someone wearing an A&M shirt, they went to A&M. If you see someone wearing a t.u. shirt, they went to Walmart.” These so-called “t-shirt fans” are often ridiculed on message boards such as TexAgs and Aggie Yell for caring so much about a team that they have no affiliation with.

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'Only the Aggies could do this'
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 5:56 pm

Despite record-breaking rainfall in the recent weeks, the Kyle Field renovation has remained on schedule and is set to be ready for the home opener come Sept. 12.  

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Aggies prepare for NCAA Super Regional in Fort Worth
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 5:53 pm

Aggie baseball is coming off the most entertaining weekend of baseball all season. After dropping a game to California, A&M won their way through the winners’ bracket to win the College Station Regional. For the first time since 2011, and the sixth time in program history, Texas A&M will play in the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Former A&M football star, Dat Nguyen, on Hall of Fame ballot
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Some time ago, before some current A&M students were even born, Texas A&M had one of the scariest defenses in all of college football. In fact, the defenses of A&M were so dominating, the term “the Wrecking Crew” was coined during the 1980s and 1990s.

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A&M's Olsen Magic celebrations on a wild weekend
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:11 am

Texas A&M's winning weekend of NCAA Regional baseball action at Olsen Field included great pitching, manufactured runs and two wild celebrations after hard-fought victories over California. 

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Monday 06/01/2015
Aggies advance to NCAA Super Regional
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:45 am

In a long weekend, the Aggies were faced with, and overcame adversity like no other time during this season. After dropping a heart breaker to California on Saturday night, the Aggies had to win three straight, including beating California twice, to advance out of their regional. A&M got the wins they needed to set up a regional championship game for all the marbles on Monday.

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The Aggies’ path to a Regional game seven
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:51 pm

Aggie baseball has come a long way this season. They started 24-0 in what ended up being the second longest winning streak of the college baseball year, behind Illinois, who won 27 in a row. They faced controversy, losing three of their final five SEC series to end the season. But nothing they faced has been as intense as the last two days of baseball at Olsen Field.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
Aggies win rematch against Cal, winner takes all Monday night
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:37 am

Coming into Sunday, A&M had to win not one, but two games to keep their season alive. The team came through in the biggest of ways, notching a 4-3 drama-filled, extra inning win over California on Sunday night to force a deciding, winner-take-all regional final on Monday evening. The two went to extra innings for the second time within the last 24 hours.

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28 Aggies qualify for Track and Field NCAA Outdoor Championships
Posted: May 31, 2015

Out of the forty nine Aggies who participated in the NCAA West Preliminary rounds in Austin, twenty eight of them will be moving on to Eugene, Oregon to compete for the NCAA Outdoor Championship.  Texas A&M will be represented by 15 men competing in 11 events while the A&M women have 13 athletes competing in 10 events.

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Aggies avoid elimination, defeat Coastal Carolina
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Sunday afternoon A&M faced a possible end to their season, as they played in an elimination game in the College Station Regional. After dropping a heart breaking 2-1 decision to California, A&M responded with a huge win, an 8-1 shellacking of Coastal Carolina to keep the season alive.

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Missed opportunities doom A&M in 2-1 regional loss to California
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 12:47 pm

After winning their opening game of the regional, A&M needed just two wins to advance to the Super Regionals. Saturday night, the Aggies had a tough fight on their hands, as they eventually fell in 14 innings to the California Golden Bears. The loss means that A&M is now on the brink of elimination going into Sunday.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Aggies win regional opener over Texas Southern
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Coming off their loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament, and after being snubbed for a national seed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Texas A&M Aggies said they were playing with a chip on their shoulder. They started the regional off on the right foot, shutting out Texas Southern, 5-0 to advance to the winners’ bracket of the regional. A&M was led by another solid performance from Matt Kent on the mound, and the hot bat of Nick Banks.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Aggies set to host NCAA Regional
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 8:09 pm

For the 10th time in school history, the Aggies will host the NCAA Regional, which begins on Friday.

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Tennis and Golf end the year with high marks
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

The beginning of summer brought along with it the conclusion of Aggie tennis and golf. The women’s golf team as well as both the A&M tennis teams saw their seasons come to a close recently as they bowed out of their respective NCAA Championship tournaments.

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A&M travels to Austin to compete in NCAA West preliminary rounds
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Texas A&M will travel to Austin on Thursday to compete in the NCAA West preliminary rounds. Forty-nine Aggies will be representing A&M in what will be the next step to once again hoisting an NCAA Championship.

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A&M snubbed of national seed
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 5:19 pm

Beginning Friday, the Aggie baseball team will play host to the College Station Regional for the NCAA Tournament. A&M will host Texas Southern, California and Coastal Carolina in a three day double elimination bracket to see who will move on to the NCAA Super Regionals. Only the top eight national seeds are allowed to host the Super Regional, but A&M was left off of that coveted list. Why was A&M not granted a top eight seed after the magical season they have had?

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
A&M Suffers Bittersweet Ending to Otherwise Remarkable Season
Posted: May 26, 2015

Marijosse Navarro’s final round of +4 (76)  on Memorial Day wrapped up the sophomore golfer’s showing at the NCAA Championship in Bradenton, Florida, in a tie for 21st place, individually, and effectively concluded the Texas A&M women’s golf team’s 2014-15 campaign.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Errors doom Aggie baseball in 12-3 semifinal loss to Vanderbilt
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 8:07 pm

After defeating Vanderbilt on Thursday afternoon, the Aggies advanced to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the first time in program history. Vanderbilt won their elimination game to set up a rematch on Saturday. The outcome was far different this time, as Vanderbilt ripped the Aggie pitching staff for a 12-3 win over A&M. The loss brings the Aggies’ SEC Tournament run to a close.

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Friday 05/22/2015
A&M tennis All-Americans fall in round of 16
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 7:59 pm

The two individuals remaining in the NCAA tournament representing Texas A&M both fell Friday in the round of 16 in Waco.  Although they will be going home, Jeremy Efferding and Saska Gavrilovska will both be walking away as All-Americans. 

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Former Oklahoma running back transfers to Texas A&M
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm

According to a report by 247Sports, former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford decided Thursday to transfer to Texas A&M University.   

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Aggies move into SEC semifinals with win over Vanderbilt
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm

Coming into the weekend, A&M needed one more solid win to assure a national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Thursday afternoon, the Aggies got the win they needed in a 6-1 victory over Vanderbilt. Matt Kent was the Aggie star, throwing a clutch, complete game on the mound for A&M.

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Aggies earn All-American honors at tennis NCAA Championships
Posted: May 21, 2015

Following the first round of play in the NCAA individual tournament there were only two Aggies left standing, Jeremy Efferding representing the Texas A&M men’s tennis team and Saska Gavrilovska from the women’s team. In addition to the two players competing individually, there was also one women’s doubles duo and two men’s doubles teams entering the tournament on Thursday.

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Women's golf prepares for NCAA Championship
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:38 pm

The Texas A&M women’s golf team commences its run at the 2015 NCAA Championship on Friday in Bradenton, Florida.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Aggies compete in NCAA tennis individual championships
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Senior Jeremy Efferding of the Texas A&M men's tennis team competed Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA tournament's individual championship.

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Aggies overcome another deficit to advance to winner's bracket of SEC Tournament
Posted: May 20, 2015

In their earliest start time of the season, the Aggie baseball team got off to a slow start against Alabama. Sloppy play and errors led to early runs in their first action of the SEC Tournament. However, as it has displayed all year, A&M showed their resiliency once again, overcoming an early three run deficit to earn a 4-3 win over the Crimson Tide. The win moves the Aggies into the winners bracket in the SEC Tournament.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Aggie baseball prepares to begin postseason play
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 3:18 pm

After a long season of rain delays, double headers and record breaking innings, the college baseball postseason has arrived. The six day SEC Tournament gets underway on Tuesday afternoon from Hoover, Alabama. Day one is single elimination, but from the second round on, the tournament will be double elimination.

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A&M track and field finishes second at SEC outdoor championship
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The Texas A&M track and field team finished second in both divisions at the 2015 Outdoor SEC Championships in Starkville, Mississippi this weekend. The No. 9 women finished 23.5 points behind champion Arkansas with a team total of 104 points. The No. 1 men tied with Arkansas to earn a share of the runner up position behind men’s champion Florida. 

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Aggies see season cut short after a 2-0 loss against OU
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 3:26 pm

This was the third consecutive year the Aggies landed in the Norman Regional. Unfortunately, this year’s result was no different than the previous two: a loss to Oklahoma in the Regional Final to end their season.

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Saturday 05/16/2015
Elimination of Arnaus and Yate in Lubbock Regional concludes Aggie men's golf's season
Posted: May 16, 2015

Neither Adrià Arnaus nor Greg Yates will continue to represent Texas A&M men’s golf  team in NCAA postseason play after both golfers fell short in the NCAA Lubbock Regional at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday.

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