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A&M takes 7th at championships

After finishing Saturday in 10th place in the second round, the Texas A&M women’s golf team displayed its best performance of the weekend Sunday to advance to seventh place at the 2014 women’s SEC championship. 

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Men’s tennis claims conference title

Vinsant, Szabo lead A&M to first SEC championship

After a 24-6 season, including 10 conference wins, the Texas A&M men’s tennis team was crowned as champions of the SEC for the first time in program history. 

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Gators chomp Aggies at home

Florida run rules A&M in two weekend games

The No. 21 Texas A&M softball team suffered its first home sweep of the season this weekend against No. 5 Florida after its second-straight, run-rule loss to the Gators.

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Aggies end weekend with win

A&M takes Sunday game, loses series 2-1

The Texas A&M Aggies redeemed themselves after back-to-back losses with a 14-2 win at Olsen Field on Sunday against No. 17 Kentucky behind eight innings from Grayson Long and the bats of freshmen Nick Banks and Ryne Birk.

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A&M showers Olsen with 20-run outing

The Texas A&M Aggies started their four-game home stand at Olsen Field with a victory over the Abilene Christian Wildcats by a final score of 20-2.

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Aggies oust Bearkats 11-2, brace for Florida series

The No. 21 Aggie softball team took an early lead and never looked back as it routed the Sam Houston State Bearkats 11-2 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday night at the Aggie Softball Complex. 

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Track set for LSU Alumni Gold Invitational

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track teams will take to Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational Saturday, with the first gun set to sound at 9 a.m.

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Aggie tennis preps for SEC championships

On Friday, the Texas A&M men’s and women’s tennis teams will begin their quest to win their first SEC tournament championships.

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Three A&M football players arrested

Three Texas A&M football players were arrested late Friday night, according to a College Station Police Department significant activity report.

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Aggies eye midweek matchup against ACU

Fresh off a series win over No. 7 Vanderbilt, the Texas A&M baseball team returns to College Station to take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Olsen Field.

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‘Scrappy’ Sam Houston pays visit to Texas A&M

The No. 21 Texas A&M softball team will face off against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Aggie Softball Complex.

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Opinion: Keeping pace

A&M offense has the skills but lacks the consistency

Despite dropping some tough matchups as of late, Texas A&M’s baseball team has provided spurts of offense that signal improvement as the season moves forward.

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Sunday win nabs Vanderbilt series, 2-1

Nashville, Tenn., played host to Texas A&M’s 2,500th baseball victory in program history as the Aggies claimed two of three wins in a weekend series against the No. 7 Vanderbilt Commodores. 

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Women’s tennis stays perfect at home

After a 4-0 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center, the No. 10 A&M women’s tennis team closed out its season with a perfect 11-0 home record. 

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A&M softball drops three-game series to Tennessee

The No. 22 Texas A&M softball team  fell 5-3 in Sunday’s rubber game to the No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers at the Aggie Softball Complex; clinching a 2-1 SEC series win for the Lady Volunteers.

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A&M track etches record-setting performances at Sun Angel Classic

Texas A&M men and women’s track teams brought home over 20 winning performances at the 35th Annual Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Arizona.

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Aggies to host Volunteers in top-25 showdown

No. 21 A&M to throw first pitch at 7 p.m.

The No. 21 Texas A&M softball team will welcome the No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers to the Aggie Softball Complex starting Friday for a three-game weekend series.

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Softball Staple

Senior uses skill and smarts to excel in sport

In her four years at Texas A&M, Cassie Tysarczyk has played in 214 games and started 196. For an Aggie softball team that has changed conferences from the Big 12 to the SEC, Tysarczyk has been a mark of consistency. 

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A&M to take on Cougars in spring finale

After a come-from-behind win against Oklahoma on Saturday, the Aggie Volleyball team will close out its spring schedule with an exhibition matchup against the Houston Cougars at 4 p.m. Friday in the Reed Arena practice gym. 

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Aggies seek win No. 2,500

Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn., will host another SEC matchup as the Texas A&M Aggies (20-14, 5-7 SEC) clash with the No. 7 Vanderbilt Commodores (26-8, 6-6 SEC) in a three-game series beginning Friday.

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Long overdue

Sophomore finds solace in hunting, fishing and getting outs

Growing up in Mont Belvieu, Texas, sophomore pitcher Grayson Long didn’t have much to do besides hunt, fish and pitch. Lucky for him, one of those hobbies propelled him to the mound on Olsen Field.

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Aggies score 8 straight to top Prairie View

A&M rides Taylor’s career day to 8-2 win

After allowing two unearned runs in the first inning, the Texas A&M baseball team buckled down and scored the game’s next eight runs en route to an 8-2 victory over the Prairie View A&M Panthers Tuesday night at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. 

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University will present legend’s employment contract

When Texas A&M hired Paul “Bear” Bryant as head football coach in 1954, it didn’t know it was hiring a future legend often referred to as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. 

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Prairie View A&M treks to visit Aggies

Travel time will be short for the Prairie View A&M Panthers as they make the 50-mile trip up Highway 6 to take on Texas A&M in a mid-week showdown at Olsen Field Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m.

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Track nets 10 wins at Stanford Invitational

The Texas A&M track and field team brought home a total of 10 titles, including a pair of meet records, at the 30th Stanford Invitational Friday and Saturday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

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Ricky Seals-Jones arrested

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones was arrested on Northgate early Sunday morning.

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A&M softball drops three game series to Kentucky

The Texas A&M softball team fell in the rubber game of a three-game series by a count of 5-3 to the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats (30-8, 6-5 SEC) Sunday at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

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A&M splits doubleheader, Tide take weekend series

The threat of inclement weather treated the fans at Olsen Field to a doubleheader on Saturday as Texas A&M split Saturday’s games 1-1 with the No. 21 Alabama Crimson Tide [22-9, 8-4 SEC], but lose the series two games to one.

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Spring football conclusion

Traditional maroon and white game comes with a twist

There was no DJ, no Johnny Manziel entourage of reporters and no stadium half-filled of spectators on hand to see this year’s maroon and white spring game. With Kyle Field being diced apart and pieced back together again, the Aggies closed spring football on the practice field it started on.

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A&M to clash against ranked SEC-opponent

Aggies to continue road stretch against No. 12 Kentucky

The No. 18 Texas A&M softball team will continue its seven-game road stretch with a visit to Lexington to take on the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats Friday through Sunday in a top-25 showdown. 

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A&M soccer falls in spring showdown

Dash down Aggies, 3-1

The spring continued for the Texas A&M soccer team on Wednesday as it hosted the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League in the third exhibition game of the spring.

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UH prevails in marathon

Teams total 31 hits, 18 runs in four-hour contest

In a game spanning more than four hours, the No. 12 Houston Cougars outlasted the Texas A&M Aggies, 10-8.

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A&M to tangle with Houston Wednesday in single-game set

After a three game hiatus, the Aggies are back in Texas, but not quite home.

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Aggies prepare for pro bout

After dropping its first attempt, the Texas A&M soccer team will get another shot to prove in can compete at the professional level.

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Walker named All-American

Sophomore Courtney Walker was named an honorable mention to the AP All-America team, the Associated Press announced Tuesday. 

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UConn spoils NCAA run

Undefeated Huskies stop A&M in Elite 8

The season came to a halt for the Texas A&M women’s basketball team Monday night as it became the 38th team to fall to the undefeated Connecticut Huskies, losing 69-54 in the fourth round of the NCAA Division I Tournament in Lincoln, Neb. 

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Kent to take mound against Houston

After a three-game series in Georgia, the Texas A&M baseball team returns home Tuesday for an in-state matchup with the No. 10 Houston Cougars at 6:35 p.m. at Olsen Field.

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Track teams find success at Texas Relays

After four days of the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Texas A&M accumulated seven victories in front of a total attendance of 39,985 at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Shelbi Vaughan broke her own school record in women’s discus while setting leading marks on a collegiate and national level.

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A&M completes Arkansas sweep

Amber Garza tallies season-high 6 RBIs Sunday

The theme for the Aggies this week was finish, and finish they did. 

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The Microscope

Kenny Hill’s arrest showcases how we view student-athletes at A&M

A Texas A&M student knows the Northgate District of College Station for many things. The nearly four block area spanning from Chimy’s to The Corner and beyond can be home to a student’s best and worst memories, while others choose to never visit. 

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Sunday surge lifts A&M over Georgia

Aggie baseball avoids series sweep with 9-5 victory

A 9-5 victory helped A&M avoid a sweep at Foley Field thanks to late-inning rallies on Sunday, after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs (16-12-1, 3-5-1 SEC) by scores of 3-2 and 6-1 Friday and Saturday.

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Perfect UConn looms in Elite 8

Aggies put NCAA run on line Monday in Lincoln

For the third time since 2008, the Texas A&M women’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Elite Eight — this time against the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies.

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Aggies keep dancing

A&M defeats DePaul, will face undefeated UConn in Elite Eight

For third time in school history the Texas A&M women’s basketball team will advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I Tournament after defeating DePaul 84-65 Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

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A&M quarterback Kenny Hill suspended indefinitely

Potential successor to Manziel arrested for public intoxication

A development has occurred in the hunt for the next Texas A&M quarterback as sophomore Kenny Hill was arrested on charges of public intoxication early Friday morning, according the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

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A&M departs for Lincoln

Aggies to take on DePaul in NCAA Sweet 16 Saturday

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team left Thursday for Lincoln, Neb., to take on 7-seed DePaul in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

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Georgia presents weekend road test

Series could push A&M over .500 in SEC

The No. 22 Texas A&M baseball team will attempt to put itself over .500 in conference play on its first trip to Athens, taking on the Georgia Bulldogs in a three-game series Friday through Sunday.

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Arkansas offers chance for A&M bounce-back

The No. 17 Texas A&M softball team begins a seven-game road swing as the Aggies travel to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas in a three game weekend series.

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Manziel pro day

From NFL personnel and media to governors and former president’s, all hands were on deck to witness arguably the most anticipated workout in pro day history.

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Manziel to throw in front of NFL scouts

After passing on the first two opportunities to show off his arm at the NFL Combine on Feb. 23 and A&M’s pro day on March 5, Johnny Manziel will throw in front of NFL scouts and general managers on Thursday.

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A winning stride

Sprinter sets sights on outdoor championship

Deon Lendore has accomplished running feats some athletes spend careers working for — and he began running at 15 years old. However, the 2014 NCAA indoor track and field champion in the 400 meters looks beyond to higher sights and loftier goals.

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Men's swimming primes for NCAA championships

After a fourth-place team finish at the NCAAs for the women set the stage, the Texas A&M men’s swimming and diving team will strive to continue the winning momentum in the pool.

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How sweet it is

A&M women's basketball brushes aside James Madison, jets into NCAA Sweet 16

Led by its trio of star sophomores, the 3-seed Texas A&M basketball team defeated the 11-seed James Madison Dukes 85-69 before a rowdy Tuesday night crowd of 7,095 at Reed Arena.

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Bearkats rout A&M, 8-1

A four-run second inning put the game out of reach early as the Texas A&M baseball team fell to the Sam Houston State Bearkats, 8-1.

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A&M basketball bounced in CBI quarterfinals

The Aggies close the season with a 62-55 loss to Illinios State

Despite having three players in double digits, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team fell to the Illinois State Redbirds 62-55 in the CBI tournament quarterfinals Monday.

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A&M preps for final home game of season

Aggies look to redeem last season’s early NCAA tournament exit

Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair’s teams haven’t always had premier women’s basketball talent. As his 3-seed Aggies — in their ninth straight NCAA tournament — prepare for 11-seed James Madison, Blair said Monday that talent goes beyond recruiting recognition. 

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Spring practice position battles continue

Manziel’s pro day approaches

Spring football continues for the Texas A&M football team, as the team held practice Monday in wake of Saturday’s scrimmage.

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Bearkats next up for A&M

Sam Houston State visits Tuesday amid 4-game losing streak

Olsen Magic made another appearance for A&M in Sunday’s 11th inning victory, and the Aggies will look for that magic to continue as they host the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Tuesday in the first of a five-game homestand

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Lankford catches walk-off fever

First baseman’s extra-innings hit lifts Aggies to win

Junior Cole Lankford’s 11th-inning walk off delivered the Texas A&M baseball team some Olsen Magic for the fourth time this season, and secured a series victory over the Florida Gators (15-9, 3-3 SEC) with a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field.

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A&M notches NCAA 4th-place finish

The Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team matched last year’s result with its second-consecutive fourth place team finish at the NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. 

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On to the next

Women’s basketball team advances to NCAA second round

For the eighth-straight year, the Texas A&M women’s basketball team won its first round game of the NCAA tournament, beating North Dakota 70-55 in Reed Arena on Sunday.

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Georgia bests A&M in weekend series, 2-1

The Aggie softball team dropped two of three games to Georgia in its third SEC series of the year.

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Aggie track finishes one-two at UTSA Texas Challenge

A&M opens outdoor track competition

The Texas A&M men claimed the title while the woman earned second place at the UTSA Texas Challenge Invitational this weekend in the outdoor track season opener.

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Aggies to face North Dakota in NCAA tournament

3-seed A&M tips off Sunday in Reed Arena

The No. 15 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will face off against North Dakota for the first time in school history in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday.

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Aggies prep for SEC foe Florida

Fresh off of its third walk-off win of the season, the Texas A&M baseball team will host the Florida Gators for the first SEC series of the season at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

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Sophomore defensive lineman withdraws from A&M

Texas A&M sophomore defensive lineman Isaiah Golden has withdrawn from the University and is expected to return for summer school, head coach Kevin Sumlin said Thursday at the Aggies seventh spring practice.

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Aggie softball to host Bulldogs for three game series

The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies will host No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs for a three-game series beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the Aggie Softball Complex.

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Opinion: Spring Surge

Soccer exhibition debuts three new faces

As Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M football team crank up the Drake tunes for spring practice, fútbol — or soccer — kicked off its spring schedule Wednesday at Ellis Field. 

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Track & Field outdoor season commences with invitational

After accepting two individual titles in the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, Texas A&M is making the transition into the outdoor season with the UTSA Texas Challenge Invitational held in the Park West Athletics Complex in San Antonio Friday and Saturday.

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Aggies down Cowboys, advance to CBI quarterfinals

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team never looked back after a dominant first half performance en route to a 59-43 shellacking of the Wyoming Cowboys in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.

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NCAA Championships

A&M Olympians aim to defend swimming titles

Led by a pair of defending national champions, Breeja Larson and Cammile Adams, the No. 3 Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team will be represented by 16 competitors at this year’s NCAA Championships. 

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Men's Basketball to tip off postseason

Wyoming first up in 16-team CBI

The Aggie men’s basketball team will start its postseason action Wednesday against the Wyoming Cowboys. 

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Lankford swats walk-off double

Extra-innings win comes after sluggish start

A late-inning push led to the third walk-off win of the season for the No. 23 Texas A&M baseball team as it beat the Columbia Lions 8-7 before a Tuesday night crowd of 3,526 at Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field.

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Aggies test position changes, prep for South Carolina opener

A&M moves from spring break to spring practice

Don’t tell Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin it’s too soon to prepare for a game that won’t be played for another 161 days. 

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Three's a charm

Women’s basketball team nets No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament

The No. 15 Texas A&M women’s basketball team hosted a party inside the Cox-McFerrin Athletic Center Monday to celebrate the team’s selection to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, marking the ninth-consecutive season the team will appear in the tournament. 

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Columbia poses mid-week challenge

Ivy League team continues Texas road trip at A&M

Texas A&M baseball will look to build on its 12-2 home record Tuesday as it hosts Columbia University (5-7, 0-0 Ivy League), with the first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m. 

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Aggies slated for Tuesday test against Lady Demons

A&M looks to move to 13-0 over NSU

After dropping two games in Saturday’s double header with South Carolina, the No. 13 Texas A&M softball team (21-7, 3-3 SEC) will host the Northwestern State Lady Demons (12-11, 4-2 SLC) in a single game Tuesday before continuing SEC play next weekend.

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Garrett, Lendore claim indoor titles

The 2014 NCAA Indoor National Championships came to a close Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center with Oregon sweeping both team titles. The Ducks men captured the title with a total of 62 points while the women finished with 44. 

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A&M baseball splits SEC opening series

Aggies tame Tigers with 9-0 win

After losing its first two matchups, the No. 23 Texas A&M baseball salvaged the first weekend of SEC play with a 9-0 win over the Auburn Tigers in the second game of Saturday’s double-header at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Al.

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Aggies fall in 2OT

Missouri edges A&M 91-83 in second round of SEC Tournament

Despite a career-high 28-point performance by sophomore guard Alex Caruso, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team fell to the Missouri Tigers (22-10, 9-9 SEC) 91-83 in double overtime of the second round of the SEC Tournament Thursday.

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Track set for NCAA Indoor Championships

Texas A&M will be sending 19 athletes in 14 events competing in the NCAA Indoor Track Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, NM. Of the 22 entries in the meet, the Aggie women qualified 11 athletes in eight events while the men advanced eight athletes in six events.

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Baseball secures series win, goes for sweep Sunday

Rain fell over Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field for the majority of the game as the No. 25 Texas A&M Aggies (11-4, 0-0 SEC) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-10, 1-2 C-USA) by a score of 6-5 Saturday afternoon.

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Baseball notches 10th win

The Aggies took the lead in the third inning and never looked back as No. 25 Texas A&M (10-4, 0-0 SEC) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-9, 1-2 C-USA) in the first of a three game series at Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field Friday night by a score of 5-3.

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Aggies look to defend SEC tournament title

Sophomore trio leads No. 15 A&M into postseason

The No. 15 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will defend its SEC Tournament title beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday inside the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Last year, the Aggies took home the championship in their first year in the league after upsetting the Kentucky Wildcats, 75-67. 

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A&M men's basketball unable to hold off Tigers

Aggies fall 57-56 in thriller against Missouri

Despite a 16-point performance from junior Jamal Jones, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team fell to the Missouri Tigers 57-56 Wednesday in Columbia, Mo.

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A&M baseball mops up TSU, 6-0

Aggies improve to 9-4 with home win Wednesday

The No. 25 Texas A&M baseball team wasted no time Wednesday at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, scoring five runs in the first two innings of its 6-0 victory over Texas Southern (5-9).

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Young talent impresses veterans as spring practice continues

Hours after former Texas A&M players occupied the McFerrin Athletic Center Wednesday to showcase their talents for NFL scouts, the Aggie football team took to the facility for day four of spring football practices. 

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Aggies make NFL case at A&M pro day

An estimated 100 scouts and NFL personnel were on hand at the McFerrin Athletic Center on Wednesday to scout 12 players from the Texas A&M football team at the 2014 Texas A&M
Pro Day. 

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3 awarded SEC season honors

Sophomores recognized for conference play

Three players on the No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team received all-conference honors from the SEC on Tuesday. The trio of sophomores from the Aggies highest-ever rated recruiting class in 2012 — Jordan Jones, Courtney Walker and Courtney Williams — took home the hardware.

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A&M outlasts rally in ninth

Despite a late-inning push from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Texas A&M baseball team defeated the Mavericks, 5-4, at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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Aggies travel to Texas State

Fresh off her 1,001st career victory Saturday over Connecticut, A&M softball head coach Jo Evans will lead the No. 13 Texas A&M softball team to San Marcos to take on the Texas State Bobcats at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Mizzou stands in way of SEC 4th seed

Kennedy says team has found its identity

After winning three of its last four games, Texas A&M (17-12, 8-8 SEC) men’s basketball heads to Columbia, Mo., to tip off against the Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mizzou Arena. 

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A&M to host annual Pro Day

Twelve players from 2013 class are scheduled to participate

Twelve players from the 2013 Texas A&M football team will participate in their annual Pro Day on Wednesday at the McFerrin Athletic Center. 

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No place like home

Center raised in College Station follows championship pedigree

Over the last few years, the Aggie women’s basketball team has been known for its dominant centers. First was Danielle Adams, who led the team to its first National Championship in 2011 while taking home All-American honors. Then came Kelsey Bone, another All-American who carried her squad to an SEC tournament championship while earning tournament MVP honors in A&M’s first year in the league. 

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Hope and hoops

Youth see athletes for more than on-court personas

To fans of the Texas A&M women’s basketball team, names like Jordan Jones, Tori Scott, Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Taylor Cooper are known for their achievements on the court. For fifth grade students in Alicia Mohundro’s class at Bohnam Elementary, they are revered as friends and mentors.

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Cold sets in, practice heats up

Sumlin gets head start with early practice slate

The Texas A&M football team held its third spring practice Monday. Practice was inside the McFerrin Athletic Center due to the cold weather as players suited up in full pads for the first time. 

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1,000 (and counting)

Coach Jo Evans reaches career wins milestone

When the Texas A&M softball team completed a 6-2 win against Wisconsin on Saturday, head coach Jo Evans made history. She became only the eighth active coach in Division I history to reach 1,000 wins. 

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Double up

Brown Knots first-ever SEC championship sprint sweep

Kamaria Brown started running at 6 years old. In 2014, the junior Texas A&M sprinter is still running — to the tune of an unprecedented SEC sprint event sweep.

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A&M swept in road series

Aggies outscored 12-5 in 3 games in Fresno, Calif.

After outscoring opponents 51-14 over the first eight games, the No. 17 Texas A&M baseball team scored just five runs and was swept by Fresno State this weekend. 

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Team effort lifts A&M over Florida Gators

Gilbert’s 23 leads Aggies to victory

The No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team finished its regular season with an 83-72 victory over the Florida Gators on Sunday. The Aggies finish 13-3 in conference play, tying their best-ever conference record. A&M cemented a 7-1 road conference record, the best in program history.  

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Aggies get 4 wins at invitational

Morgan leads offense with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs

The No. 13 Texas A&M softball team (16-4) completed a four-game sweep at the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend. 

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A&M teams land top-3 SEC championship spots

Men’s relay sets record, DQ trips up women

The Texas A&M men’s 4x400 relay team set a collegiate record, and Kamaria Brown knotted the first-ever double victory in the 200- and 400-meter to drive a weekend for the Aggies that ended without a team championship at the SEC Indoor Track Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

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Jones, Aggies down Ole Miss

Behind a 21-point performance by junior guard Jamal Jones, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team defeated the Ole Miss Rebels (17-12, 8-8 SEC) 71-60 Saturday in front of a crowd of 6,811 at Reed Arena.

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Aggie spring football: day two

Day two of Texas A&M spring football has come to a close with continued intensity and competition brewing at all positions.

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Aggie spring football: day one

Amidst the sounds of nearby construction at Kyle Field, Texas A&M spring football practice kicked off Friday to the tune of Drake’s “Trophies” blasting on the loudspeakers. Although the spring is young, head coach Kevin Sumlin said he was pleased with the overall tempo displayed by his team.

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Women's basketball drops Arkansas, 77-54

Jordan Jones records third triple-double in A&M history on senior night

A crowd of 6,631 — including hundreds of Corps members — watched the No. 18 Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 77-54 on senior night at Reed Arena Wednesday.

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Head softball coach hunts for 1,000th win

Jo Evans could reach milestone in Texas A&M Invitational

The No. 13 Texas A&M softball team will host the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend. 

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Men's basketball takes on Rebel forces in Reed

A&M holds 2-1 series record against Ole Miss, losing last meeting

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team tips off against Marshall Henderson and the Ole Miss Rebels at 5 p.m. Saturday in Reed Arena. 

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Aggie baseball travels to California for first road series

After winning seven of its first eight games of the season at home, the No. 18 Texas A&M baseball team will head to Fresno, Calif., for a three-game series against Fresno State starting Friday.

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Crowd to bid farewell to seniors

No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will play its final home game of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against the Arkansas Razorbacks inside Reed Arena. 

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A&M track and field preps for 2014 SEC championships

Texas A&M will be hosting its first SEC Indoor Track and Field Championship starting Thursday at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Seven of the SEC men’s and eight of the women’s teams competing in the three-day event are ranked among the top-25 teams in the nation, according to the national team computer rankings released by the coaches association.

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Men's basketball visits LSU on 2-game win streak

Aggies locked in 7-way tie for 4th place in SEC

Texas A&M men’s basketball will head to Baton Rouge for a tip off set for 7 p.m. Wednesday against the LSU Tigers in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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2 A&M football players arrested

A pair of Texas A&M defensive starters were arrested early Sunday.

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A&M baseball caps 8-game homestand

No. 18 Texas A&M baseball will host the Houston Baptist Huskies at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday. The game is the last in the Aggies’ opening eight-game homestand

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Swimming and diving place 2nd in SEC championships

Following another record-setting and gold medal performance by Breeja Larson, the Aggies finished the SEC Championships in second place Saturday in Athens, Ga. 

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Women's basketball falls to Kentucky at home

Walker drops 26 points in 83-74 loss Sunday to ranked SEC squad

Despite a 26-point performance from sophomore guard Courtney Walker, the No. 16 Texas A&M women’s basketball team (21-7, 11-3 SEC) fell to the No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats Sunday, 83-74. The loss is just A&M’s second at home all season. 

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Sunday trouncing secures series win

Aggies top Sacramento State, 5-0

No. 21 Texas A&M followed up its walk-off win Saturday night with a 5-0 victory over the Sacramento State Hornets (4-4, 0-0 WAC) Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field.

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12th Man Productions seeks job applicants

Informational set for Monday and Wednesday

Being a part of history can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and for students interested in a career in television broadcasting — 12th Man Productions is knocking at the door. 

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Making the Grade: 3 Aggies represent A&M at NFL Draft Combine

Each year, the best draft-eligible college football prospects are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. The combine takes place each February inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Of the 335 of this year’s invitees, three represented Texas A&M in offensive lineman Jake Matthews, wide receiver Mike Evans, and quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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Baseball falls for the first time this season to Sacramento State

Despite a great start from junior right-hander Daniel Mengden, the No. 21 Texas A&M fell to Sacramento State Friday at Olsen Field. The loss ends A&M’s four game winning streak to start the season.

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Jones’ 19 leads men's basketball to win over Bama

Behind a 19-point performance from junior guard Jamal Jones, Texas A&M  defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 63-48 Thursday night at Reed Arena in front of a crowd of 7,089. 

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Women's basketball beats Ole Miss, preps for Kentucky

‘Bookmark Game’ Sunday to promote childhood literacy

The No. 16 Texas A&M women’s basketball team downed the Ole Miss Rebels 73-61 Thursday night, winning its fourth consecutive game and improving its SEC record to 11-2.

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Sacramento State to visit Olsen Field

The No. 21 Texas A&M baseball team will host the Sacramento State Hornets (3-2, 0-0 WAC) at Olsen Field this weekend, eyeing its best start to a season since 2011.

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Men's basketball return home for clash with Tide

A&M looks to rebound after overtime loss

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will tip off against the Alabama Crimson Tide 6 p.m. Thursday at Reed Arena.

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Women's basketball travel to Oxford riding 3-game streak

Blair seeks first career road victory against the Ole Miss Rebels

The No. 16 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will face off against the Ole Miss Rebels at 6 p.m. Thursday inside the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss. 

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Softball compete in Mary Nutter Classic

Tournament to prepare A&M for SEC slate

The Texas A&M softball team will head to Cathedral City, Calif., this weekend to compete in the Mary Nutter Classic. 

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Baseball

Freshman’s first start secures rout

Behind a four-run opening inning, the No. 21 Texas A&M baseball team (4-0) defeated the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (2-2) 12-3 before a crowd of 4,066 Tuesday night at Olsen Field.

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Fans generate unique Olsen vibes

While Aggie sports are known for their loud, proud and large fan bases, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, home of Aggie baseball, is known for a whole different breed of fans.  
 

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SFA visits on heels of weekend sweep

3-0 Aggies continue homestand against in-state rival

Fresh off a sweep over Northeastern on opening weekend, the No. 24 Texas A&M baseball team (3-0, 0-0 SEC) hosts Stephen F. Austin (2-1, 0-0 SLC) at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
 

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Gilbert leads Aggie women over Crimson Tide

Win marks 9th-consecutive 20-win basketball season

The No. 14 Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 71-46 Sunday in Tuscaloosa, improving its road record in SEC play to 5-1.

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Tulsa drops A&M softball to win tournament

The No. 8 Texas A&M softball team (9-2, 0-0 SEC) fell to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 5-2 Sunday afternoon in the Aggie Classic Tournament Championship. 

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Vandy edges men's basketball in OT

Flagrant foul gives go-ahead opportunity

After leading by 11 with 6:26 remaining in the game, Texas A&M fell to Vanderbilt 57-54 in overtime Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

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Baseball sweeps opening weekend

Logan Nottebrok seals win with walk-off home run

The No. 24 Texas A&M baseball team completed its sweep of the Northeastern Huskies Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion, winning the game on a walk-off home run from junior infielder Logan Nottebrok

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Undefeated A&M settles in for Aggie Classic

Coming off an 8-3 romp over the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Wednesday, the No. 8 Texas A&M softball team returns home to the Aggie Softball Complex this weekend to host the Aggie Classic. 

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A&M clips Georgia in OT, overcomes 16-point hole

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The No. 14 Texas A&M women’s basketball team triumphed over the Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday night inside Reed Arena. A&M battled back from a 16-point deficit to beat Georgia for the second time this season.

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Pitch & Catch

Armed with a deadly fastball and a killer mustache, junior pitcher Daniel Mengden hopes to repeat the success of his sophomore season as the anchor of Texas A&M’s pitching rotation in 2014.

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Aggies follow LSU win with Vandy road date

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team (14-10, 5-6 SEC) will tip off against the Vanderbilt Commodores (13-9, 5-5 SEC) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. 

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Aggies stride into season with Valentine’s weekend series at Olsen

Baseball season is back. The Aggies return to the diamond with a three-game weekend series at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park against the Northeastern Huskies. 

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Pitch & catch

‘Quarterback of the team’ calls shots from behind home plate

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and other family members, senior catcher Troy Stein has always held A&M close to heart.

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Diamond Darlings in full swing

Group anchors behind-the-scenes Olsen Field support system

By the time Aggie baseball players hit the field Friday, the Diamond Darlings will already be in full swing, selling programs, working alongside the marketing team, assisting fans with any questions, and as “bat girls” for the home and visiting dugouts.

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Steady Hand, Good Eye

Long-tenured head coach mines pitching talent, directs players’ mindsets

Entering his ninth season as Texas A&M’s head baseball coach and his second in the Southeastern Conference, Rob Childress earned an opportunity to represent Texas A&M — and the United States — in a different capacity. 

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Basketball

Jones scores 19, leads Aggie men to win

Behind a 19-point performance by junior guard Jamal Jones, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team prevailed 83-73 over the
LSU Tigers.  

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Blair wary of home slip-up as Georgia visits

A&M carries 11-1 home record into SEC matchup

The No. 14 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will face the Georgia Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday in Reed Arena. Earlier this season the Aggies prevailed 58-44 on the road in Athens, Ga. 

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Tigers to visit Reed Arena Wednesday

Texas A&M (13-10, 4-6 SEC) will tip off against the LSU Tigers (15-7, 6-4 SEC) at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Reed Arena.
 

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Women's basketball tops LSU: ‘Best game in the SEC all year’

Walker paces Aggie offense in top-25 matchup

The No. 19 Texas A&M women’s basketball team took down the No. 16 LSU Tigers 72-67 on Sunday in a game in which neither team led by more than seven points.

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Garrett smashes A&M throw mark

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track and field teams, ranked No. 5 and No. 2, respectively, swept the eight-team field in Saturday’s Aggie Invitational in front of 1,904 fans at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. 

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Georgia tops men's basketball on road

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team’s (13-10, 4-6 SEC) road woes continued Saturday as it lost 62-50 to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in Athens, Ga. 

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LSU to return to Reed

Game to benefit breast cancer nonprofits

The No. 19 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will lace up against the No. 16 LSU Tigers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Reed Arena.

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A&M gets another shot at Georgia

Bulldogs control series, 2–0

The Texas A&M (13-9, 4-5 SEC) men’s basketball team will tip off against the Georgia Bulldogs (10-10, 4-4 SEC) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Athens, Ga. 

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A&M dispatches MSU, halts 5-game losing streak

Behind junior guard Jamal Jones’ game high 20 points, Texas A&M (13-9, 4-5 SEC) ended their five game losing streak by defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs 72-52 at Reed Arena Wednesday.

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Signees refuel inexperienced front seven

7 linebackers, defensive linemen among signing haul

After allowing 5,072 yards of total offense to end the season at a No. 57 overall defensive ranking last year, the Aggies headed into the offseason with a need — the front seven. 

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A&M honors injured player’s scholarship

Rare condition ended Cedric Collins’ career

Deciding on where to play football and, more importantly, where to continue one’s education is a long process that came to an end on Wednesday when players across the country sent their national letter of intent to the school of their choice. 

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Sumlin, A&M ink consensus top five batch of signees

Kevin Sumlin and his coaching staff inked 22 players to National Letters of Intent Wednesday to play football at Texas A&M, leading to a consensus top-five signing class. 

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Basketball

Reeling Aggies return to Reed

After playing four of its last five games on the road, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team will return at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Reed Arena to host Mississippi State (13-8, 3-5 SEC). 

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Sumlin to take 2nd stab at signing day

Recruits to sign letters of intent Wednesday

Texas A&M will finalize its 2014 recruiting class, ranked No. 2 nationally by ESPN, Wednesday on National Signing Day.

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Olympians bid farewell to A&M

Larson, Adams among seven seniors to win final home meet

The No. 2 Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with a 153-97 victory over North Texas at the A&M Recreation Natatorium.
 

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Tennis

A&M knocks off Nicholls State, SMU

On a brisk Monday afternoon, the No. 9 Texas A&M men’s tennis team improved to 6-0 in spring play with victories over the SMU Mustangs, 4-0, and Nicholls State Colonels, 6-1, at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

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Basketball

A&M trounces Auburn, 71-54

Behind senior center Karla Gilbert’s 16 points and eight rebounds, No. 17 Texas A&M (17-5, 7-1 SEC) defeated Auburn (11-10, 2-6 SEC) 71-54 on Thursday in Auburn, Ala.
Gilbert, who added three blocks before fouling out of the game, moved into seventh place all-time for single season blocked shots at A&M with 42. She now has 128 blocks for her career.

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Regents approve $16m Bright facelift

Texas A&M announced Thursday that it will add $16 million in renovations for the Bright Football Complex, after the plan was approved by the Board of Regents at Thursday’s meeting in Galveston. The Aggies’ locker room, athletic training facilities, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices will all be upgraded.

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Gamecocks wallop Aggies, 80-52

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team suffered a 80-52 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks Wednesday night in Columbia, S.C.

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Equestrian kicks off

The No. 9 Texas A&M equestrian team (2-4, 1-2 SEC) will open spring competition when it hosts the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (6-2, 2-1) at 10 a.m. Saturday inside the Brazos County Expo Complex. 

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Sprinter earns SEC honor

Texas A&M junior Deon Lendore was awarded the SEC Men’s Runner of Week honor after sprinting his way to a world-leading time of 45.74 seconds in the 400 meter during Saturday’s Texas A&M Triangular. 

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Auburn stands in way of A&M road streak

The No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will travel to Auburn, Ala., to take on the Auburn Tigers at 5 p.m. Thursday night in Auburn Arena.

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Aggies take three-game skid to South Carolina

After three consecutive losses, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team (12-7, 3-3 SEC) looks to bounce back as it matches up against the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-12, 0-6 SEC) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks head into the game on a six-game losing streak.

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A&M softball tabbed No. 2 in West

The Texas A&M softball team was predicted to finish second in the SEC West and seventh in the conference by SEC coaches, the league announced Monday. The Aggies are one of the eight SEC teams ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Poll, and will start the 2014 season as the No. 11 team in the nation. 

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Aggie Baseball No. 19 in preseason poll

The Texas A&M baseball team came in at No. 19 on the Perfect Game USA Preseason Top 25 Poll and No. 24 in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25, both of which were announced Monday. 

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Aggies fall to No. 11 Tennessee, 76-55

A&M fails to recover from halftime deficit, ends win streak

Despite a raucous crowd of 7,207 — the 15th largest ever to see a women’s basketball game at Reed Arena — the No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team fell to the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers, 76-55, on Sunday. The Lady Vols scored the first basket just 15 seconds into the game, and never looked back. 

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Winter is here, baseball is coming

Aggies hold first practice, scrimmage in icy conditions

With ice still on the ground, the Texas A&M baseball team held its first practice and scrimmage of the year on Friday. Senior pitcher Jason Jester talked about the struggles of playing in the weather.

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Commodores fend off Aggies

A&M drops third straight against Vanderbilt, 66-55

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team (12-7, 3-3 SEC) suffered a 66-55 loss at the hands of the Vanderbilt Commodores (10-8, 2-4 SEC) on Saturday at Reed Arena. The loss marked the third straight game the Aggies have dropped, with the previous two coming from Mississippi State and Kentucky. 

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A&M women's hoops tops Missouri, 62-57

Road win boosts win streak to nine

Behind Courtney Walker, reigning SEC Player of the Week, No. 17 Texas A&M (16-4, 6-0 SEC) defeated Missouri (13-6, 2-4 SEC) 62-57 in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday, extending its winning streak to nine games.

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A&M takes win streak on road

SEC Player of Week Walker leads Aggies against Missouri

After a 73-35 trouncing of the Mississippi State Bulldogs Sunday, the No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will head to Columbia, Mo., to take on the Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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A&M can’t recapture 2012 Rupp magic

No. 14 Kentucky handily dispatches Aggies, 68-51

Unable to overcome early foul trouble, Texas A&M (12-6, 3-2 SEC) was defeated by No. 14 Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 SEC) on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., in front of a crowd of 22,634. After starting SEC play with three straight wins, A&M lost its second conference game in a row.

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Men's Basketball face Wildcats in Rupp Arena

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team faces its toughest matchup of the season Tuesday as it heads to Lexington, Ky., to face the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats at 8 p.m. in Rupp Arena.

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Fitzgerald named SEC Freshman of the Week

After logging a career-high 20 points in Saturday’s loss to Mississippi State, Texas A&M’s freshman Davonte Fitzgerald was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday.

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Walker named SEC Women’s Player of the Week

After leading Texas A&M in points scored in its wins over No. 8 South Carolina and Mississippi State, sophomore guard Courtney Walker has been named SEC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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A&M beats USC, stays perfect in SEC

The Texas A&M (12-4, 3-0 SEC) men’s basketball team defeated South Carolina (8-10, 0-3 SEC) 75-67 Wednesday in Reed Arena.

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Top-10 SEC opponent looms

No. 8 South Carolina to visit No. 25 A&M Thursday in Reed

The No. 25 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will take on No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks at 7 p.m. Thursday in Reed Arena. The Aggies carry a six-game win streak into their matchup against the Gamecocks, currently the only other undefeated team in the SEC.

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A&M returns to Reed after road thriller

South Carolina visits Wednesda in SEC matchup

After a 57-56 victory over the University of Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team (11-4, 2-0 SEC) is looking to build on its undefeated conference record Wednesday night in Reed Arena. 

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A&M track teams land spots in rankings

In “Track & Field” magazine’s initial indoor duel meet rankings, released Tuesday, the Texas A&M women ranked No. 1 while the men came in at No. 3 nationally. 

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Sumlin tabs Nebraska's Joseph for secondary coach

Terry Joseph, New Orleans native and former University of Nebraska secondary coach, will replace Marcel Yates as the Texas A&M secondary coach, said head coach Kevin Sumlin on Tuesday.

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Women's basketball defeats No. 10 Bulldogs

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team increased its win streak to six games after a 14-point rout of the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs (12-5, 0-4 SEC) in Athens, Ga. Sunday.

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A&M closes season with Chick-fil-A Bowl bout

The No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies will close out their 2013 season when they take on the No. 24 Duke Blue Devils on New Year’s Eve in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The Aggies (8-4, 4-4 SEC) closed out their regular season with a 28-21 loss to No. 9 Missouri while the Blue Devils ended their season with a loss to top-ranked Florida State in the ACC Championship Game.

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Winston nabs Heisman, Manziel falls short in bid for repeat

A&M sophomore, reigning winner finishes 5th in 2013 Heisman Trophy vote

After Johnny Manziel made history last year – becoming the first freshman to win the most prestigious award in college football – history made another appearance at the 79th Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday night.

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A&M slotted for Chick-fil-A Bowl against ACC runner-up Duke

Texas A&M accepted an invitation to compete in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against ACC runner-up Duke, the University announced Sunday evening. The matchup, at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, will serve as the initial meeting between A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC) and Duke (10-3, 6-2 ACC), as well as both programs’ first visit to the postseason destination.

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Basketball

A&M salutes Loftin with bowtie giveaway

First 1,500 students to receive bowties Tuesday at game

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team will honor University President R. Bowen Loftin on Tuesday as he concludes his final year in office by giving out free bowties, a Loftin fashion staple, to the first 1,500 students through the doors for “Dr. R. Bowen Loftin Appreciation Night.”

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Texas downs A&M in Virgin Islands, 69-58

In their first meeting since Texas A&M’s realignment to the Southeastern Conference, the Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 12 Aggies 69-58 at the Paridise Jam Tournament in the Virgin Islands.

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A&M routs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 88-55

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff University 88-55 Tuesday night at Reed Arena.

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Football

Perception adjustment

Sumlin, players refocus on Mizzou finale following first SEC blowout

Since second-year head coach Kevin Sumlin joined Texas A&M prior to the University’s realignment to the Southeastern Conference, he has guided the program to high levels of success, including a 19-5 (10-5 SEC) overall record.

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Basketball

Thanksgiving tournament highlighted by Texas matchup

The No. 12 Texas A&M women’s basketball team (3-0, 0-0 SEC) will travel to the Virgin Islands on Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Paradise Jam Classic. The Aggies will tip off against Memphis, Syracuse and, for the first time since A&M realigned to the Southeastern Conference, the long-time rival Texas Longhorns.

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Volleyball

A&M seeks revenge against Gamecocks

Senior Day set for Wednesday against South Carolina

The Texas A&M volleyball team (17-11, 9-8 SEC) will face the South Carolina Gamecocks (12-18, 3-14 SEC) at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Reed Arena in its final game of the regular season. The matchup will mark Senior Day for five Aggie players — setter Mariah Agre, defensive specialist Kelsey Kinley, libero Heather Reynolds, setter Allie Sawatzky and outside hitter Ashley Vrana.

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Loss to UNC ends A&M run

Aggies fall Sunday in Sweet 16 to defending champions, 2-0

The No. 13 Texas A&M soccer team was unable to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Soccer Championships, falling 2-0 Sunday to defending champion North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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A&M prevails over Sam Houston St.

Balance helps Aggies stay perfect against visiting Bearkats, 79-62

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team defeated Sam Houston State University 79-62 on Sunday at Reed Arena.

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Manziel

LSU dominates A&M at Death Valley, 34-10

Texas A&M — in its first road match since the Oct. 12 victory over Ole Miss — fell 34-10 to LSU at Death Valley, struggling to score throughout and breaking its 10-game road winning streak. 

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Soccer

Soccer battles Tech in NCAA tourney

The No. 13 Texas A&M soccer team will lace up for a meeting with ex-conference foe No. 18 Texas Tech (18-2-2) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Selfless remembrance

Aggie spirit shined through after JFK’s passing 50 years ago

President John F. Kennedy would have loved Texas A&M. An avid sportsman, the late 35th president of the U.S. would have appreciated the love Aggies have for their sports and the work-a-holic drive that A&M ring-bearing students possess. 

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Football

A&M squares off against LSU

Texas A&M will put its “Road Warrior” reputation on the line this weekend when it travels to Baton Rouge, La. to take on the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium — nicknamed the famed “Death Valley”. The last time the Aggies lost away from home dates back to November 12, 2011, when they lost to Kansas State 53-50 in overtime in Manhattan, Kan.

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LSU marks win-streak roadblock

'Road Warriors' put perfect away record on line

Since Texas A&M’s July 2012 realignment into the Southeastern Conference, the football program has remained perfect in road matchups, currently sitting at 10-0 away from Kyle Field, including 6-0 against the league.

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A&M edges Prairie View, 75-65

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team defeated Prairie View A&M 75-65 Tuesday night in Reed Arena. The win brought A&M its first 4-0 start since the 2009-10 season.

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Evans

Evans gets nod as Biletnikoff

The Johnny Manziel to Mike Evans connection has brought the Aggie offense to eight wins this season. With awards season approaching, Evans’ dividends can be measured beyond yards and touchdowns.

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Bkball

Men's basketball aims for first 4-0 start since 2009

Prairie View A&M visits Reed on Tuesday

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team aims to continue its early season success Tuesday as it welcomes Prairie View A&M to Reed Arena for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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Softball

Maroon & White series signals softball's season open

White team nabs victory Monday in extra innings, 5-3

The Texas A&M softball team started its annual Maroon & White Series on Monday at the Aggie Softball Complex with the White team earning a 5-3 extra-inning victory.

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Volleyball

A&M surges to 5th straight win

Aggies sweep Auburn with team defense

The Texas A&M volleyball team (16-10, 8-7 SEC) won both its weekend Reed Arena matchups in sweeps, downing Tennessee on Friday before defeating Auburn, extending its win streak to five matches.

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Women

A&M handles Houston in road match, 63-51

Behind Courtney Walker, preseason All-SEC First Team guard, the Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated the Houston Cougars 63-51 on the road Sunday.

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A&M escapes Rice, 68-65

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team (3-0) edged Rice University (1-2) 68-65 in a thriller Friday night at Reed Arena. Junior forward Kourtney Roberson finished with another strong performance after an offseason heart surgery, putting up 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

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Ellis Field to host tourney

A&M matches up with Utah in NCAA 1st round

The NCAA Championships are set to begin as the Texas A&M soccer team hosts the Utah Utes (10-4-6, 6-3-2 Pac 12) in an NCAA Championship first-round match kicking off at 7 p.m. Friday at Ellis Field.
 

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Basketball

Aggies dominate Prairie View A&M, 76-27

Led by senior center Karla Gilbert’s 15 points and seven rebounds, the Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated Prairie View A&M 76-27 on Wednesday at Reed Arena in front of a crowd of 4,053 for the team’s home opener.

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Ogbuehi

The hunt for perfection

Offensive personnel chase elusive 'perfect game'

Texas A&M’s air raid system, led by sophomore Johnny Manziel, has failed to have a “perfect game” this season, but junior offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi said the Aggies are just a few mistakes short of perfection.

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Soccer

A&M to host first-round against Utah

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team — less than a week after defeating top-seeded Florida 2-1 en route to the Southeastern Conference tournament title — was named as a host school for the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off Friday.

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Men's basketball pulls away late to bag MVSU, 91-67

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team routed Mississippi Valley State 91-67 Monday night at Reed Arena.

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Women's basketball tops UNT on road, 67-48

Ade's 14 points, 8 rebounds pace Aggies

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team opened its season Monday night with a 67-48 road victory over North Texas, surging behind junior transfer Achiri Ade’s game-high 14 points and eight rebounds.

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Soccer

A&M wins first-ever SEC tournament

Aggies top Florida 2-1 in Sunday rematch

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team toppled the SEC top-seeded No. 5 Florida Gators 2-1 in the SEC Tournament Championship game on Sunday, earning the program’s first-ever SEC Tournament crown and clinching a bid to its 19th consecutive NCAA Division I Tournament.

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Manziel

OPINION: Pay him or pay him respect

If the NFL is Johnny’s dream, the time is now — and he deserves our support

I chanted Saturday for one more year with Johnny Manziel behind center. I yelled and screamed and I did so because no one is more fun to cheer for than Johnny Football.
 

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A&M to battle Miss. Valley St.

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will face off with non-conference opponent Mississippi Valley State in its second game of the season at 7 p.m. Monday in Reed Arena.

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Jones

Aggies open with North Texas

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team opens its 2013-14 campaign with an away matchup against in-state opponent North Texas at 7 p.m. Monday in Denton.

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A&M

Texas A&M drops Mississippi State in home finale, 51-41

On Senior Day home finale Saturday at Kyle Field, Texas A&M defeated Southeastern Conference divisional rival Mississippi State 51-41 and improved to an 8-2 (4-2 SEC) record. 

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Volleyball

Volleyball travels to Mississippi State

Texas A&M 11-10 (3-7 SEC) will be on the road this weekend to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs 11-13 (2-8 SEC).

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Manziel

The Manziel effect

Heisman winner impacts postseason conversation, bowl officials say

Some factors of Johnny Manziel’s impact on Texas A&M may be immeasurable, but that hasn’t stopped marketing agencies in their attempt to stamp dollar signs of media exposure on his Heisman presence alone — 1.8 million media impressions in coverage surrounding the Heisman presentation translated into $37 million in exposure, according to Joyce Julius & Associates.

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Soccer

One sport, one goal

Position change not enough to shake Edwards' commitment to win

Some people choose what sport to play, and then there are those that are destined to play a certain one — like Leigh Edwards.

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Sumlin

The architect

Kevin Sumlin continues to build the A&M program as a players' coach

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is the hottest commodity in the football coaching world. From the professional to college ranks, when there is a coaching vacancy at a major university or organization, Sumlin’s name isn’t far away.

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Manziel

The Manziel effect

Heisman winner impacts postseason conversation, bowl officials say

Some factors of Johnny Manziel’s impact on Texas A&M may be immeasurable, but that hasn’t stopped marketing agencies in their attempt to stamp dollar signs of media exposure on his Heisman presence alone — 1.8 million media impressions in coverage surrounding the Heisman presentation translated into $37 million in exposure, according to Joyce Julius & Associates.

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Volleyball

Volleyball travels to Mississippi State

Texas A&M 11-10 (3-7 SEC) will be on the road this weekend to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs 11-13 (2-8 SEC).

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Soccer

Soccer prepares for SEC semifinal bout

After taking care of business Wednesday in the SEC quarterfinals against Auburn, 1-0, only the No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks stand between the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies and their first-ever SEC Tournament championship game.

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Manziel photo

Miss. St. marks final home game

Texas A&M will play its final home game of the 2013 season on Saturday against Mississippi State, marking the last game played inside Kyle Field before redevelopments begin. The No. 15 Aggies (7-2, 3-2) dropped in the BCS standings after their 57-7victory over UTEP.

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Kennedy

Fuel on the fire

Kennedy, hoops team use underhanded recruiting as NCAA tourney motivation

The recruiting world of college sports is known to be an unrelenting place with few restrictions. In recent years, high school prospects have been asked for their verbal commitment with the help of financial aid and endless promises against NCAA rules.

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Aggie Hostesses

The Hostess Touch

Aggie Hostesses facilitate gameday atmosphere with a friendly face

Sporting matching maroon jerseys and cowboy boots, 27 girls will stand and proudly yell for the Aggies from Section 103 Saturday at Kyle Field, just as they do for every football game. 

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Askew

The Askew experiment

Receiver-gone-linebacker thrives in new role

Nate Askew was built to be a wide receiver. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, the senior owns the correct physique and unquestioned athleticism to play toe-to-toe with the nation’s best defenders and come out on top.

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Harris

Hoops team tips off Friday

A&M shoots for bounceback in sophomore SEC effort

After finishing his inaugural SEC season at 17-14, Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy is looking to begin another winning season Friday against the University at Buffalo.

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Q&A: View from the other sideline

Sean Lester interviews John Galatas, sports editor for The Reflector, Mississippi State’s student newspaper.

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Soccer

Aggies advance to SEC semifinals match

Stingy A&M defense fuels 1-0 victory over Auburn

The Aggies will advance to the conference semifinals of the 2013 SEC Tournament after taming the 10th seeded Auburn Tigers 1-0 on Wednesday.

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Carson

'Never as bad as we thought'

Carson questionable after injury against UTEP

Texas A&M sophomore running back Tra Carson sustained a sprained neck during A&M’s 57-7 victory over UTEP last Saturday, head coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed Tuesday.

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McKinney

Seniors approach last game in Kyle

Sumlin, players discuss visiting Mississippi State, impact of QB Prescott

Texas A&M will face off against Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State on Saturday at Kyle Field in the hopes of adding another victory to its record and propelling itself into higher bowl consideration. But as players and coaches said in Tuesday’s press conference, the game will hold meaning beyond postseason bowl berths or tallies in the win column.

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Soccer

SEC champ A&M to begin tourney against Auburn

No. 24 Aggies travel to Alabama for league tournament

The stage has been set for No. 24 Texas A&M to take on the Auburn Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Wednesday in Orange Beach, Ala.

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Soccer

A&M soccer earns five All-SEC awards

After clinching a share of its first-ever SEC regular season title with Florida on Thursday, the Texas A&M soccer team has more to celebrate.

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Matthews

Defense feasts on created turnovers

Matthews emerges on unit that thrives on opponents' gaffes

The Texas A&M defense once was known as the “Wrecking Crew” for its lockdown defensive play. And despite some struggles this season, the defense has found a calling in forcing turnovers.

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Sullivan

A&M pushes No. 5 Florida to 5 sets

Sunday defeat drops Aggies to 3-7 SEC record

The Texas A&M volleyball team fell to No. 5 Florida by a score of 3-2 Sunday at Reed Arena. The Florida Gators, who leave College Station 22-2 and 11-1 in the SEC, defeated the Aggies in a decisive five sets.

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Showers

An Aggie homecoming

Showers returns to Kyle Field despite injury

On a near-freezing December night in 2010, hundreds of Texas A&M students set up camp outside of Kyle Field. The Aggie football team was Dallas-bound for the Cotton Bowl after finishing the season 9-3.

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Evans

A&M preps for UTEP visit

The No. 12 Aggies (6-2, 3-2 SEC) will play their fourth and final non-conference game Saturday as they take on the Texas-El Paso Miners (1-6, 0-4) at Kyle Field.

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Soccer

A&M snares share of SEC title with win over LSU

From a drumming gorilla to a dancing piece of bacon, Ellis Field had all of the sights on Halloween night — including a soccer game with conference title implications.

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Blair

4 A&M coaches receive contract extensions, bonuses

Blair, Corbelli, Childress and Henry garner salary bumps, new agreements

During the Board of Regents meeting Thursday, four A&M head coaches — Gary Blair, women’s basketball; Laurie Corbelli, volleyball; Rob Childress, baseball; and Pat Henry, track and field — had their contracts either extended, their pay increased or both, according to a release by the Athletic Department.

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Kennedy

Over the middle

Receiver Malcome Kennedy braves the hardest hitters to propel team goals

As a wide receiver, braving the middle of the field is not for the faint of heart. The core of the defense protects the center, with its deadliest hitters — linebackers and safeties — braced to pummel any wideout who attempts the feat.

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A&M to get second shot at Florida

The Aggie volleyball team (11-8, 3-5 SEC) will get a shot at revenge against No. 5 Florida on Sunday when it takes on the Gators at Reed Arena.
 

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Delgado

Q&A: View from the other sideline

James Sullivan interviewed Edwin Delgado, sports editor for The Prospector, UTEP’s student newspaper.

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Soccer

Aggies play LSU for SEC title

After suffering a loss against the Florida Gators in Gainesville, Fla. on Sunday and missing an opportunity to clinch the SEC regular season title, the Texas A&M soccer team returns to Ellis Field Thursday at 7 p.m. to take on the LSU Tigers (9-7-2, 5-4-1 SEC).

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Snyder

A&M analyzes defensive progress, upcoming UTEP

Texas A&M set a number of defensive milestones during Saturday’s 56-24 victory over Vanderbilt, answering many questions about a unit that failed to live up to expectations through the initial seven games of the season.

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Manziel

Manziel, Evans named Maxwell semifinalists

Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2013 semifinalists for the 77th Maxwell Award on Tuesday morning. The annual award is given to the collegiate player of the year, and the Texas A&M sophomore duo of quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans appeared on the list.

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Rowdies

Exhibition to launch new A&M season

Texas-Permian Basin to visit Wednesday

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team and the Reed Rowdies prepare for the last leg of the offseason as the Aggies face off against The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in a preseason exhibition match at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Reed Arena.

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Manziel

Mirror image

Manziel's image has taken flak, but his actions tell another story

Following an offseason that brought into question aspects of his character, everyone thought they knew the real Johnny Manziel

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Brinson

A&M soccer splits weekend matchups

Texas A&M heads back to College Station after splitting the weekend’s pair of prime matchups against the No. 23 Ole Miss Rebels and No. 7 Florida Gators.

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Evans

A&M dominates Vanderbilt, 56-24

For the first time all season in league play, both components of Texas A&M's system — offensively and defensively — synchronized as the sixteenth-ranked Aggies crushed Southeastern Conference visitor Vanderbilt 56-24 Saturday at Kyle Field. 

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Labhart

The walk-on effect

Labhart transitions from women's basketball practice squad to the bright lights of Kyle Field

It wasn’t long ago that Travis Labhart was a member of a national championship program at Texas A&M. Before walking on to the Aggie football team, Labhart was a practice player for the 2010 Texas A&M women’s national champion basketball team.

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Yell

Greatest seats in the house

For Yell Leaders, game day obligations extend beyond the Kyle Field hashmarks

Hours before kickoff each home game, five Texas A&M students prepare for another Aggie game day. As the five men change into uniform, they make their way toward Kyle Field. Instead of playing in front of more than 80,000 fans, they will be leading them.

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Volley

A&M preps for Arkansas, No. 7 Missouri

The Aggie volleyball team (10-8, 2-5 SEC) welcomes the No. 23 Arkansas Razorbacks (13-7, 6-3) Friday to Reed Arena. Fans can get into the game for free with a donation of a canned food item as part of the annual AggiesCAN event.

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SEC leader A&M braces for league weekend

The Texas A&M soccer team successfully began its battle through the toughest part of the conference schedule a week ago, tallying up Alabama and Georgia for two marks in the win column.

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Manziel

A&M aims to rebound with Vandy

Manziel, team look for quick recovery following Saturday's loss to Auburn

After a controversial ending to their second loss of the season, the No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies will play their fourth straight conference game Saturday at Kyle Field as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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Lenz

Rachel Futbol

Senior captain spearheads A&M soccer's youth movement

When A&M fans think about the No. 2 maroon and white jersey, there is one thing that comes to mind — Johnny Football. But there’s another No. 2 on campus just as vital to her team as Manziel is to his — 5-foot-8 senior defender, Rachel Lenz, or Rachel Fútbol.

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Basketball

Maroon & White game opens season

Starters gain confidence during match, Blair says

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team unofficially tipped off its 2013 season Wednesday night at Reed Arena with the annual Maroon & White Scrimmage as the starters squared off against the second team and the men’s practice unit.

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BCS

A&M ranks No. 16 in initial BCS standings

The Bowl Championship Series released its first rankings of the 2013 college football season Sunday evening, tabbing Texas A&M as the No. 16 squad in the country.

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Football

COLUMN: Apocalypse later

A&M's SEC realignment has altered fans perceptions of success

After No. 24 Auburn handed No. 7 Texas A&M its second loss of the season, an unfamiliar feeling from the past swept over College Station — losing. 

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Soccer increases winning streak in weekend road trip

The Texas A&M soccer team increased its win streak to seven games after a successful weekend of conference play on the road. The winning weekend improved the Aggies record to 12-3-1 on the season including a 7-1-0 record in conference play.

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volleyball

Volleyball drops pair of road matches

The Texas A&M volleyball team was on the road this past weekend against Southeastern Conference opponents Alabama on Friday and Auburn on Sunday. The Aggies would finish the road trip winless, marking their fifth loss out of the last six games.

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A&M Defense

Auburn upsets A&M, 45-41

Despite stellar performances from wide receiver Mike Evans and the Texas A&M offense, the seventh-ranked Aggies were unable to overcome No. 24 Auburn's upset bid, falling to the Tigers 45-41 Saturday at Kyle Field.

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Soccer

A&M launches league weekend road trip

Aggies visit foes Alabama, Georgia in dual SEC away battles

Coming off another pair of conference wins, the Texas A&M soccer team (10-3-1, 5-1-0 SEC) hits the road for two conference games this weekend.

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Q&A: View from the other sideline

Sean Lester interviewed Will Gaines, sports editor for The Plainsman, Auburn’s student newspaper.

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Johnny

Auburn rides surprise run to A&M

Opposing coach says Manziel like ‘watching a video game’

After a last-second field goal secured their third win in a row, the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (5-1, 2-1 SEC) set their sights on another tough SEC matchup against the No. 24 Auburn Tigers (5-1, 1-1 SEC).

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Aggies travel for pair of conference opponents

The Texas A&M volleyball team (10-6, 2-3 SEC) travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday to take on the Crimson Tide (14-5, 2-3 SEC) for an SEC matchup that will impact the current standings.

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Deshazor

Deshazor's edge

Versatile junior defensive back adds leadership, selflessness

Through the first five games of the season, the Aggie defense and offense have performed at very different levels. The Aggie offense led by Johnny Manziel ranks third nationally in total yards per game, trailing only Baylor and Oregon.

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Reed Rowdies prime for A&M tipoff

Basketball's 12th Man anticipates upcoming season, attendance boost

The Texas A&M men’s basketball program unofficially opens its season Friday as the reengineered squad tips off with the annual Maroon and White Scrimmage at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena.

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Foot

A leg well traveled

Walk-on Lambo uses pro soccer experience to nail Ole Miss game winner

With four seconds remaining in a 38-38 game against Ole Miss last weekend, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin tapped his walk-on kicker on the shoulder pad in hopes of a walk-off victory.

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Sumlin

A&M sets sights on Auburn

Sumlin, players reflect on Ole Miss, turn attention to visitin No. 24 Tigers

Last season on the road, Texas A&M exacted a dominating 63-21 victory over Southeastern Conference division rival Auburn, scoring at-will throughout the night on a Tiger squad in disarray under former head coach Gene Chizik.

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Washington

OPINION: Unjust expectations

College football has evolved, but A&M's fan demands remain in the past

At Texas A&M, a certain level of expectation is attached to wearing a defensive uniform. The rich history of the program is built around defense, as the conference championships of the 1990’s Wrecking Crew teams attribute on the wall leading into Kyle Field.

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A&M finishes home tournament on top

The Texas A&M men’s tennis team competed at the Texas A&M Conference Challenge, a three-day tournament held at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center over the weekend.

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A&M downs Ole Miss on road, 41-38

Within the confines of a hostile Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the second consecutive year, Texas A&M was able to close out its second Southeastern Conference win as Josh Lambo drilled a last second field goal to allow the Aggies the 41-38 victory over Ole Miss Saturday night. 

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football

Ole Miss to test road streak

In Oxford, A&M looks to win 10th straight away game

Fresh off the first bye week of the season, the well-rested No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (4-1, 1-1) will head to Oxford, Miss., to take on the Ole Miss Rebels (3-2, 1-2) on Saturday. The Rebels recently dropped out of the Top 25 after losing their last two games, while the Aggies are looking for their third-straight win and tenth consecutive road victory.

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volley

Aggies gear for rebound

A&M battles 3-game skid as Mississippi State travels to Reed

The Texas A&M volleyball team (9-6, 1-3 SEC) will face the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-7, 0-2 SEC) at 6 p.m. Friday at Reed Arena. Both teams walk onto the court with recent losses, as A&M is coming off a three-game losing streak and the Bulldogs have dropped their last two games.

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Soccer

A&M looks to extend streak against Arkansas

Lenz's return could spark defensive intensity, coach says

After a successful two-game road trip last weekend, the Texas A&M soccer team is back under the lights at Ellis Field Friday for another SEC matchup.

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A&M volleyball falls to LSU after five sets

Marks third-straight loss for Aggies

In a game between the two top teams of the SEC West, the Aggies fell to the LSU Tigers after five sets for their third straight loss.

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Blair

Reed Arena to host tourney 3rd straight year

A&M lands job as host of first two NCAA rounds

For the third consecutive season, Texas A&M and Reed Arena will play host to the first and second rounds of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the University and the NCAA announced Wednesday.

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Ennis

Ennis injury highlights presser

Injury-ridden A&M confident as it heads into road game at Ole Miss

Texas A&M’s late September 45-33 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas was essential to maintaining the Aggies’ national championship hopes, but the road win came at a cost.

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Joeckel

Jags' Joeckel out for season

The Aggies offensive line may be in good shape, but the same cannot be said for the Jacksonville Jaguars and former Texas A&M standout left tackle, Luke Joeckel.

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Miller

Work not done

Former captain Miller stays on as administrator

She stares at the bright computer screen. After more than an hour of work, with team flights and meals and graduate school to worry about, she has just scratched the surface of what needs to be done.

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Soccer

A&M tacks on pair of road wins

Weekend SEC sweep pushes win streak to four games

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team (9-3-1, 4-1-0 SEC) improved its win streak to four after a sweep of two SEC opponents on the road Friday through Sunday. 

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Groom

Set in motion

Position shift paves way for Groom's offensive outburst

Contrary to popular belief, some people around the nation — clearly not from Texas — are oblivious to Texas A&M. Coming out of high school, this was the case for junior center-attacking midfielder Shea Groom.

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Mueller

Aggies travel for pair of league opponents

A&M matches up against Auburn and Missouri in SEC road games

Coming off last weekend’s dominant performance, in which Texas A&M outscored opponents by an 11-0 margin in two games, the women’s soccer team will take to the road for the second time this season as it faces Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn and Missouri on Friday and Sunday.

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volleyball

A&M braces for No. 3 Florida, SEC road trip

Aggies face tests with first league away games

The Texas A&M volleyball team (9-3, 1-0 SEC) will travel to Gainesville, Fla., on Friday to face the third-ranked Florida Gators (13-1, 2-0 SEC). For the Aggies, the match marks their first road conference game of the season, as well as their first game against a Top-5 team.

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Malena

Players to use bye for recovery

Sumlin says refocus needed with injuries on both sides of the ball

Following a hard-fought 45-33 road victory over Arkansas last Saturday, Texas A&M returns to College Station for its first bye week in over a year. After sustaining multiple nicks and bruises during the weekend’s rain-soaked matchup, including three high-profile injuries, the Aggies look to recover and refocus with the off days.

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Sumlin

Opinion: His territory

Sumlin's success at A&M has generated national attention, that means the system is working

College football is cyclical — one of the sport’s more famous catchphrases, and a well-known slogan among the Texas A&M faithful in the past decade. In a nutshell, the cycle ever-present in each program’s history boils down to collection of four distinct periods: contraction, recession, expansion and boom.

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Malena

OPINION: Second wave

A&M rush attack adds new dimension to offense

The Aggies proved something to the SEC and to the nation Saturday against Arkansas; they can play multiple styles of football. Coming off the 45-33 victory in Fayetteville, the Aggies proved that they are not just a one-man team.

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Brinson

Aggie soccer crushes SEC weekend opponents

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team opened its 2013 SEC home campaign at Ellis Field over the weekend against a duo of SEC foes in Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

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Volleyball

A&M volleyball sweeps Georgia in SEC opener

 

The A&M volleyball team (9-3, 1-0 SEC) entered the conference season with lofty expectations, as the Southeastern Conference coaches voted A&M the favorite to bring home a West Division title.

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equipment

How the cleats meet the turf

Aggie equipment staff helps team shine on gameday

An hour after Kevin Sumlin, Johnny Manziel and the Aggie football team took care of business in a 42-13 win over Southern Methodist last Saturday, the Bright Football Complex had a visitor.

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Soccer

Kunz return sets SEC stage

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team (5-3-1) will be home at Ellis Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-5-0) make their first ever trip to College Station.

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Football

A&M steels for road date with rival Arkansas

The No. 10 Aggies (3-1, 0-1 SEC) hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-1, 0-0 SEC). Saturday’s game is the first of four straight conference matchups for Texas A&M and the first of two consecutive games away from Kyle Field.

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Sumlin

Sumlin, players talk initial away matchup

Johnny Manziel has developed a reputation for competing at his own pace, and compared to the vast majority of college football athletes, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner moves at
light speed.

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Askew

Senior’s position change yields defensive asset

Senior Nate Askew’s transition from wide receiver to outside linebacker has progressed smoothly since the change was initiated last spring. The 6-foot-4-inch 230-pound athlete has settled into his new position, scoring 10 tackles with two for loss and one sack, along with an interception returned for a touchdown.

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Kennedy

Manziel’s “second option” emerges as consistent threat

For Texas A&M, last season’s 29-24 upset of top-ranked Alabama shed a national spotlight on the Aggies’ superstar quarterback — Johnny Manziel. Unknown to the future Heisman Trophy winner, his performance would serve as a catalyst in the emergence of wide receiver Malcome Kennedy.

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Defense

Defensive adjustments yields improved unit

Personnel shifts key to SMU victory

The Texas A&M defense has taken its share of the blame for many mistakes four games into the 2013 season. After being exposed against top-ranked Alabama for 568 total yards and 42 points, changes were made Saturday against Southern Methodist in hopes of taking a much-needed step forward defensively.
 

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A&M tops SMU 42-13

Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M offense dominated against Southern Methodist on Saturday evening, claiming a 42-13 victory over the Mustangs. 

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Q&A: View from the other sideline

Sean Lester interviewed Demetrio Teniente, sports editor for The Daily Campus, SMU’s student newspaper

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Jake Matthews named to SEC community service team

The Southeastern Conference recognized senior offensive tackle Jake Matthews on Thursday as officials selected him to the league’s Service Team.

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Soccer

A&M opens conference play against Vols

No. 20 Aggies travel to Tennessee to face historically tough league opponent

Coming off a 4-0 shellacking of the Cal Poly Mustangs Sunday and ending non-conference play with a 5-2-1 record, the No. 20 Aggies hit the road to take on the University of Tennessee Volunteers on Friday.

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A&M gears for bounceback

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to top-ranked Alabama, Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1) will look to rebound as they take on the Southern Methodist Mustangs (1-1) on Saturday. The loss dropped the Aggies from No. 6 to No. 10 in the AP Poll, but kept A&M in the top 10 for the sixth consecutive regular season week.

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Hurd

Sharkin'

'Energizer bunny' Toney Hurd Jr. lends passion, energy to secondary

Texas A&M defensive back Toney Hurd Jr. didn’t always have a reason to show off the ear-to-ear smile that has made him so popular among Aggie football fans.

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Malena

Cashin' out

Ben Malena's leadership in loaded backfield starts in weight room

Over the course of the past two seasons, the positive direction of Texas A&M’s football program has been shaped by a multitude of factors, ranging from coaching changes to the evolution of a certain Heisman-winning quarterback.

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Sumlin

Sumlin, A&M refocus after loss

Tuesday’s press conference with Sumlin and Co. revealed that Saturday’s 49-42 loss to top-ranked Alabama has already been forgotten by the Texas A&M football program.

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Evans

'Bama knows Mike

Evans remains humble despite record-setting day

 

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans departed Kyle Field Saturday exhausted, requiring intravenous fluids and oxygen just to make a late appearance at the post-game press conference.

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Sumlin

COLUMN: Evolved maturity

Despite falling to top-ranked Alabama, Texas A&M remains confident

 

The scoreboard failed to shine in Texas A&M’s favor Saturday afternoon as the final seconds ticked off the game clock. A massive 87,596 fans, all of whom had created a deafening on-the-field atmosphere from start to finish, filed towards the Kyle Field exits as the two teams exchanged polite remarks on the turf.

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Keester

A&M thrashes Cal Poly, UMass

Monogue scores twice in 4-0 Sunday win over Cal Poly

After a strong start to the weekend with a 3-1 Friday win over UMass, No. 20 A&M passed its final weekend test with a 4-0 win Sunday against Cal Poly.

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Alabama survives fourth quarter rally to top A&M, 49-42

Johnny Manziel accounted for 562 total yards and five touchdowns against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, putting 42 points on the board against a notoriously stingy defense — but it wasn't enough.

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Johnny

Work in progress

In a world of cameras, Manziel works to hit his on-field talent ceiling

Ever since Texas A&M’s 29-24 upset of top-ranked Alabama last season, the world has changed dramatically for Johnny Manziel.

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Soccer

A&M faces tough weekend double-header

Following the loss of top scorer to injury, A&M looks to stay afloat against UMass and Cal-Poly

After a strong showing last weekend — coasting past the San Diego Toreros 6-1 and clinching a 0-0 tie in a double overtime thriller against No. 10 Baylor — the No. 20 Aggies will bring their eight-game home stand to a close this weekend.

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Lowak

A&M sweeps Siena No. 16

The Texas A&M volleyball team (7-1) opened at Reed Arena on Thursday night, topping Siena and No. 16 Florida State in the Texas A&M Invitational in two 3-0 sweeps.

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Johnson

The Tide come to town

High-octane Aggies offense will clash with oppressive Alabama defense

The No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) will face off against top-ranked and defending two-time national champion Alabama (1-0) Saturday at Kyle Field in what has been billed as the most anticipated matchup of the 2013 college football season.

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South

Lightning in a bottle

Dave South, the 'Voice of Texas A&M,' calls games with emotion, spirit

Near the press box of Texas A&M’s Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park there is an office — pitch black and seemingly unoccupied. While players and coaches are practicing on the field below it, the room holds a lone, legendary occupant.

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Obioha

Veteran perspective

Sophomore offers guidance to Texas A&M youth movement

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin opened his segment of the Aggies’ weekly press conference Tuesday morning with one interesting number — 17, or the number of true freshmen A&M has used during its first two weeks of the season.

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Evans

Human highlight reel

Evans employs experience of record-breaking first season to lead in 2013

Texas A&M leading wide receiver Mike Evans was nearly a Longhorn. While that makes most Aggies cringe, Evans wouldn’t have been showcasing his talents on a burnt orange emblazoned football field, but a basketball court instead.

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Football

Sumlin, players preach preparations consistency

For A&M, Alabama just another conference game

Saturday’s matchup between Southeastern Conference rivals No. 6 Texas A&M and top-ranked Alabama has been under the watch of almost every college football fan around the nation.

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Saban

Saban, Tide players address A&M at presser

Alabama coach said Manziel 'instinctive' while scrambling

No storyline surrounding Texas A&M’s matchup Saturday against top-ranked Alabama has captured the nation’s attention quite like the Crimson Tide’s desire
for revenge.

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Football

The Leg

Punter Kaser bombs 77-yarder, reveals the weapon coaches rave about

No student section wants to see their team punt, but when it is inevitable, it is always good to have a strong-legged punter like redshirt sophomore Drew Kaser on the team.

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Allie

California swag

Junior forward utilizes finesse roots under Texas A&M soccer system

The states of California and Texas stand on opposite sides of almost every spectrum, ranging from politics to economics and even athletics.

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Everett

Suspensions plague early season matchups

The highly-anticipated SEC encore of Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has captured the attention of the national spotlight the past few weeks, but a dark side of the program has been revealed in the process.

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Malena

Suspensions again headline Aggies' weekend matchup

The No. 7 Aggies (1-0) will search for their second win Saturday as they take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats (1-0) at 6 p.m. at Kyle Field.

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Soccer

Leaders utilize team chemistry for title push

Soccer season has kicked off and the Aggies second tour in the SEC is underway with preseason play.

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Expectations rise for second SEC season

Texas A&M’s first SEC Championship came in cross country a year ago when Henry Lelei won the 8,000m conference race. While Lelei will forever be remembered in A&M history, the Aggies are now learning to live life without the champion.

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Sumlin

Sumlin talks team issues, Sam Houston

Players break down Manziel, suspensions

National pundits have replayed since Saturday the incident, attacking Manziel for seemingly brushing off his head coach as he walked toward the sideline during the 52-31 win over Rice. Tuesday morning, though, Kevin Sumlin was given the opportunity to clear the air regarding the incident.

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Manziel debut sparks fluctuations in fan acceptance

Autograph gesture, taunting penalty mar opener for some fans

At approximately 2:07 p.m. Saturday, before a sold out Kyle Field crowd that was perspiring and tiring, Texas A&M’s best football player took the field.

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OPINION: No cause for concern

A&M faced internal challenges Saturday, but none compare to what's next

We have to be worried about something because that’s what we do. So a sometimes-rocky, suspension-sapped opener — with rusty play, sure, but a never-in-doubt win — became a national story. This is the new Texas A&M.

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Soccer

A&M falls to Pepperdine

The Texas A&M women’s soccer team, hosting its fourth game in as many matchups this season, fell to the Pepperdine Waves in a 3-1 contest Sunday afternoon at Ellis Field.

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A&M volleyball finishes weekend tournament 2-1

As Texas A&M volleyball opened the season to defend their SEC West title, two names stood out in particular — senior settler Allie Sawatzky and sophomore opposite hitter Sierra Patrick combined for a total of 62 kills and 32 digs during the Aggies’ season opening tournament.

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A&M tops Rice in opener, 52-31

Manziel's return brings clarity, scoring

After an up-and-down first half, Texas A&M surged behind starting quarterback Johnny Manziel to a commanding 52-31 victory over Rice Saturday at Kyle Field. 

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Yes, Sensei

New assistant brings credibility, insight to Manziel's QB position

Johnny Manziel had made his usual pre-snap checks during fall camp, but some slight pressure and no space to maneuver forced a telegraphed throw. Senior linebacker Steven Jenkins took quick advantage, jumping the pass and snaring the interception before bolting back the
opposite way.

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Counsel of the Court

Reynolds combines competitive nature with teaching mentality

As a freshman on the Texas A&M volleyball team in 2010, Heather Reynolds was rumored to have a fierce competitive nature, something head coach Laurie Corbelli at first had a hard time seeing.

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Seniors, coaches prime infused youth

Expectations aren’t just high for the Texas A&M volleyball team in 2013, they also come with a caution label.
Warning: Team contains an influx of young talent.

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A&M reloads for SEC encore

Suspensions, injuries sap starters from both units

With quarterback Johnny Manziel in the fold, the No. 7 Aggies will look to put aside the offseason media attention and controversy when they take the field Saturday with hopes of their first national championship season since 1939.

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Johnny Suspended

Campus reacts to investigation result

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be a spectator for Saturday’s season opening game against Rice, but only for the first half.

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Johnny Manziel suspended first-half vs. Rice

 

Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first-half of the season opener against Rice, according to Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com. 

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SEC, A&M announce women's basketball schedule

 

Texas A&M and the Southeastern Conference released on Tuesday the 2013-14 women’s basketball schedule, which will officially kick off for the Aggies on Nov. 11 with a road match against North Texas.

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Sumlin, players break down season opener, offseason training

 

Texas A&M unofficially opened the 2013 football season Tuesday morning, allowing the media to visit with three members of the coaching staff and four upperclassmen athletes during the fall’s first mid-week press conference.

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Depth chart breakdown

With opener against Rice looming, updated roster provides insight.

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Second-half Groom goal lifts A&M past UTSA, 1-0

 

The No. 12 Texas A&M women’s soccer team (1-1) split a pair of games on its opening weekend as it defeated the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners 1-0 Sunday night after falling to the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils 1-0 Friday evening.

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Opinion: Pass the buck

Sell your sports pass if you must, but first understand what you're doing

 

I paid $225 for my 2013 football-only sports pass. That buys me the opportunity to stand alongside the largest student section in the nation (by proportion of total stadium capacity) for eight home games.

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Aggies drop opener to Duke

The No. 12 ranked Texas A&M (0-1) soccer team dropped their season opener to the No. 7 ranked Duke Blue Devils (1-0) 1-0 on Friday night. The Aggies entered the second half of the game locked in a scoreless game until the Blue Devils broke the tie with 38:16 on the clock with a goal by Kim DeCesare with the assist coming from Toni Payne.

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QB Davis elects to transfer

Redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Davis officially announced Thursday afternoon his intention to transfer from Texas A&M University after learning he was no longer being considered for current starter and defending Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel's back-up position. Davis, who has competed for the open spot since last spring, fell short to junior Matt Joeckel and true freshman Kenny Hill. 

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COLUMN: Heroes and Heismans

Mark Doré: Sports and narrative go hand in hand, but good luck making sense of this one.

Sports talk benefits from depth, and everyone can appreciate a good story. Narratives help us make sense of a game to which meaning doesn’t always come easily. Players have little use for them, but since when have sports been about the players?

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NCAA champion qualifies for World Championships

Fresh off a national championship with the Texas A&M track and field team, senior javelin thrower Sam Humphreys is once again on his way to compete for another title.

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Big-budget Kyle boosts capacity

 

The towering construction of concrete, steel and glass has housed generations of Aggies since 1927, and has stood watch while A&M football legends such as John David Crow, Dat Nguyen and Johnny Manziel competed within its walls.

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Intimidation beacon

Kyle Field remains a symbol, but the 12th Man is still the driving force

 

When the Texas A&M Board of Regents voted in favor of a $450 million renovation of Kyle Field on Wednesday, expectations for everyone at the school were raised.

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Softball clinches series behind 4-2 win over Mississippi State

 

During Senior Day at the Aggie Softball Complex on Sunday, seniors Mel Dumezich and Meagan May came through for Texas A&M, helping the Aggies defeat Mississippi State 4-2 in the team’s final game of the regular season.

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Force of habit

Joeckel marks third straight year with Aggie in NFL Draft Top 10

 

“With the second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select Luke Joeckel, tackle, Texas A&M,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

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A&M tackles road trip against Alabama

 

After a tough loss to Texas State Tuesday, the Texas A&M baseball team will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on Alabama in a three-game series Friday through Sunday. After snapping a four game losing streak Friday, the Aggies have dropped three straight heading into the weekend.

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A&M club tennis falls at nationals

 

The Texas A&M club tennis team fell short in a bid for USTA Tennis On-Campus National Championships despite the team’s championship pedigree.

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Joeckel, A&M prepare for 2013 NFL Draft

 

For the third time in as many years, a Texas A&M football player is expected to be selected in the Top 10 of the NFL Draft.

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Hostage crisis

While conferences nationwide flounder for security, the SEC is stable

 

When Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin made the “100-year decision” for the University’s conference realignment to the SEC in September of 2011, the bow-tied administrator could not foresee the implications of his alliance. Over a year later, the dividends continue to pay off as other conferences struggle for stability.

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In for the save

Junior reliever builds reputation as a reliable closer within A&M bullpen

 

In a close Friday night game in Fayetteville, Ark., the Texas A&M baseball team found itself six outs away from sealing an upset victory over the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks. Battling back from a three-run deficit in the hostile environment of the road, the Aggies held a two-run lead entering into the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Sophomore tennis standout exemplifies sportsmanship characteristics

 

Sportsmanship, in its simplest form, stands as an applied definition of respect. The word embodies an unwritten code amongst the global athletic community and captures the essence of both competition and fair play.

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A&M braces for road trip against Sam Houston State

 

After being swept in a three-game Friday through Sunday series by Mississippi State, the Texas A&M baseball team will travel to Huntsville, Texas to face off with Sam Houston State on Tuesday, completing its home-and-home set with the Bearkats.

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Maroon and white classic

Manziel, record crowd highlight historic spring game

 

A record crowd of more than 45,000 filed into Kyle Field on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the next chapter of Texas A&M football as the annual Maroon and White game kicked off the unofficial start to the season.

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Rugby falls at Elite Eight

 

The Texas A&M women’s rugby team saw its season come to an end in the Elite Eight of the national tournament Sunday, losing 67-22 to Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

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A freshman progression

New additions to A&M bullpen establish strong Olsen presence

 

The pitcher’s mound is considered one of the loneliest positions in sports. When five true freshmen made their college debuts on Olsen Field this season, another emotion gripped them on the mound — security.

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Column: Media monster

The offseason shaped Johnny Football — now, more than ever, is his time to shine

 

Together — you and I — we have created a monster. Like the careful construction of Frankenstein, we have taken Jonathan Paul Manziel and turned him into Johnny Football — the most talked about figure in collegiate sports.

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A&M takes aim at ranked Mississippi State

 

Texas A&M enters the final stretch of a current eight game home stand when it faces off against No. 16 Mississippi State in a three-game Friday through Sunday series. The Aggies are 3-2 in their first five games of the home stand and hold a 17-5 record at Olsen Field so far this season.

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A&M preps for tough LSU series

 

The Texas A&M softball team will face its eighth ranked opponent of the season in a Friday-through-Sunday three-game series with No. 13 LSU at the Aggie Softball Complex.

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Splatter sport

A&M paintball club evolves strategy, gives sport new edge

 

Bunkers, projectile weapons and a kill or be-killed mentality — to a majority of Texas A&M students, all words of war. But for the thirty members of the A&M paintball club these words are simply part of their civilian routine.

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Lasting legacy

Junior transfer finds niche amongst A&M softball team

 

Jenna Stark transferred into the Texas A&M softball program with high hopes of contributing early and often. More than a season later, the junior has reached her goal, transforming from a bench player to second baseman and one of the team’s most vocal leaders.

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Sam Houston State visits amid A&M slump

 

After dropping five of the past seven games, including a weekend 1-2 series loss against Auburn, Texas A&M aims to refocus against the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Tuesday at Olsen Field.

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Seasonal Presence

'Section 203' brings energy to Olsen

 

The opening of Blue Bell Park last year brought Aggies from around the nation back to College Station to watch Texas A&M baseball. Yet, the strongest support came from within the University itself as Olsen Field’s student section surged to rival the presence of Kyle Field’s 12th Man.

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A&M downs Auburn, 4-1

 

Following a two-week stint as Texas A&M’s Tuesday starter, Rafael Pineda returned to the weekend pitching rotation in Sunday’s match against Auburn, notching a 4-1 victory over the Tigers to prevent a series sweep.

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A&M preps for home series against Auburn

 

After overcoming a rain ridden Tuesday night game to defeat UTSA 11-4, Texas A&M has set its sights on its three-game Friday through Sunday series against Auburn at Blue Bell Park.

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True freshman finds rhythm on tennis court

 

When Harrison Adams graduated from high school last June, he had the rare opportunity of attending any university in the country. Nationally ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in the 2013 graduating class, Adams, instead of choosing a collegiate power in his sport, decided upon a university a few hours north of his hometown — Texas A&M.

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Bone to leave A&M for WNBA

 

Junior center Kelsey Bone announced in a Wednesday press conference she will declare for the 2013 WNBA Draft after two years of collegiate basketball at Texas A&M.

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Strategic instinct

Head coach Rob Childress has built A&M baseball his way — with a defensive edge

 

The sport of baseball boils down to a simple duel between pitcher and batter. The debate between each position’s importance has captured the attention of generations — under Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress, the decision is crystal clear.

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A&M targets visiting UTSA

 

Texas A&M baseball, two days removed from being swept on the road by No. 14 South Carolina, looks to renew its momentum against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners on Tuesday at Blue Bell Park.

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Rhythmic enforcement

New visual aid grants A&M baseball edge

 

The pitch clock — a 20-second timer — has taken a permanent residence on the upper right-hand side of the Olsen Field scoreboard. The device, with the purpose of regulating game length, was added to Blue Bell Park following A&M’s move to the Southeastern Conference.

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South Carolina next for A&M

 

Fresh off its 2-1 series victory against then-No. 6 Ole Miss, Texas A&M will enter a Thursday through Saturday showdown with SEC powerhouse, the No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Pineda, bullpen shut down UTA

 

Fans gave Rafeal Pineda a standing ovation as the junior walked off the mound midway through the eighth inning. After allowing no runs on three hits, the ace pitcher left the game with a 6-0 lead.

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Utility athlete defies set roles

 

Whether it’s a Saturday start on the mound or any other day batting in the top of the order one multi-talented sophomore baseball player finds a way to compete on the baseball diamond in multiple ways.

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A&M bullpen readies for visiting UT-Arlington offense

 

Over the course of the 2013 season, Texas A&M has managed to rack up an undefeated 7-0 record in weekday games, outscoring their opponents 43-16 throughout those matchups.

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Crowd boosts tourney run

A&M drops Wichita State, faces Nebraska

 

Reed Arena gave the Texas A&M women’s basketball team a certain level of comfort Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a 71-45 win over the Wichita State Shockers.

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Column: Consistency is underrated

Appreciate basketball's success now — it might not last forever

 

College athletics are cyclical. Programs rise and fall; coaches and players come and go. Success — no matter how permanent it may seem — has an inevitable expiration date.

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A&M preps for NCAA first round against Wichita State

 

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team will play Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, beginning what could become the journey to its second national title in three seasons.

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Lone Star shutout

Blind arrogance source of rivalry delay

 

Ever since Texas A&M bolted the Big 12 to join the highly competitive SEC, the legendary A&M-Texas football game has created some in-state drama. While parties from both sides of the rivalry expect the Lone Star Showdown to eventually resume play, the timing of when the rivalry might continue remains unclear.

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The Aussie way

Australian native develops his game with pro aspirations

The moment Jordan Szabo flashes his smile and settles into a conversation, the sophomore stands out from the rest of the Texas A&M men’s tennis team — his Australian accent says it all.

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Long, bullpen combine for shutout win

 

For true freshman Grayson Long, in his fourth career start, facing off Tuesday evening against Dallas Baptist provided an opportunity for him and the rest of the young bullpen to prove their worth. The group answered with a shutout victory.

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Quiet leader drives success

 

The No. 5 Texas A&Msoftball team has lost just twice and started the season with a 19-game winning streak. A part of this success can be credited to senior pitcher Mel Dumezich, a four-year competitor who has established herself this season behind three no-hitters. 

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Lucky number 3

 

According to Texas A&M women’s basketball head coach Gary Blair, music sensation Alicia Keys’popular song “Girl on Fire”applies well to a group of players he’s developed throughout this past season —his women’s basketball team.

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A&M sweeps Georgia in SEC debut

 

Working off early season struggles, sophomore Blake Allemand kick-started the Texas A&M offense Sunday afternoon behind his first career home run, knocking in junior Krey Bratsen as the Aggies rolled to an 11-4 victory over Georgia.

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Clean slate

 

The 2010 National Championship banner seems fresh in the minds of many A&M fans. But for the freshman class called to carry the weight of that banner into the postseason, high school graduations fall closer than do memories of the Aggie team title.  

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Aggies face tough road series

 

Heading into the third week of a young season, Texas A&M baseball has watched its national ranking slide steadily lower.

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LSU steals senior night, 68-57

 

For the final time at Reed Arena, seniors Elston Turner, Jarod Jahns and Ray Turner stepped onto their home court. The Senior Night crowd roared.

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Sumlin balances national expectations, youth

 

For many students at Texas A&M, the arrival of spring signals midterms and spring break. But for A&M football and head coach Kevin Sumlin, another topic occupies their minds: spring training.

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Unfamiliar territory

 

My computer plays Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall,” sending chills throughout my body and excitement through my veins. Football – although it is only spring ball – has begun.

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Slump threatens SEC, NCAA tournaments

 

Heading into the final five games of the season, Texas A&M women’s basketball was poised to make a run at the Southeastern Conference regular season title and a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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Tigers Topple No. 13 Aggies at Reed, 67-52

 

For college athletes, the last game on their home court is more than just a game — it’s the culmination of their experience at the University. They want to leave a mark.

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Aggies set sights on Houston, tough matchups

 

After a ten game home stand to start the season, Texas A&M baseball will hit the road for the first time to face off against a trio of tough opponents this weekend in Houston, Texas.

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Aggies fall on road to Lady Volunteers

 

After falling to Vanderbilt on Sunday, the state of Tennessee continued to haunt Texas A&M on Thursday night as the Lady Volunteers downed the Aggies by a 82-72 margin at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.

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A&M sweeps Demons with 2-1 win

 

On a night where heavy gusts of wind were throwing players off, junior catcher Troy Stein noticed a unique aspect of opposing pitches that could work the unkind weather conditions in his favor. Combined with a shallow outfield due to the wind, Stein was able to kick off the Aggies’ offense with a triple.

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Aggies travel to Tennessee, face tough road test

 

The state of Tennessee has not been welcoming to the Aggies this season as they were defeated by the Vanderbilt Commodores this past Sunday 61-51. For Texas A&M, the loss stood as its first of the season to an unranked opponent.

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Aggies fall on road to Ole Miss, 82-73

 

Ole Miss had a sense of what Texas A&M senior guard Elston Turner could do after his 37-point performance during the Aggies’ two point February 13 victory over the Rebels. Hosting A&M in Oxford, Miss. for a rematch, they would not let it happen again.

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Aggies keep streak alive, down Bearkats 8-3

 

Windshields shattered as Texas A&M junior Cassie Tysarczyk launched a three-run homerun over the fence to hit a pick-up truck mid drive. 

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Aggies shed weekend blues, drop Northwestern State

 

Sophomores Corey Ray and Mitchell Nau — the Aggies’ pitcher and catcher, respectively — enjoy a familiarity that dates back to high school. Starting opposite one another for Texas A&M during the Tuesday night matchup against Northwestern State, the two noted the connection that stretched from the mound to the plate.

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Aggies face inspired Ole Miss on the road

 

The last time Texas A&M matched up against Ole Miss, the Aggies were able to contain Marshall Henderson — the Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer — to only 10 points, frustrating the star guard into an early exit by fouls. Conversely, Elston Turner — A&M’s leading scorer — dropped 37 points on the Rebels, pushing the team to a close two-point victory.

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Column: So long, NCAA

The "student athlete" concept is dated — Johnny Manziel agrees

I've long been tired of the “student-athlete” moniker and the notions it implies. So has Johnny Manziel, apparently, because it took him a month to permanently compromise the idea.

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Balancing act

Dunlap's scores low on course, high in classroom

Regarding the balance between athletics and academics, the popular verdict is that many collegiate athletes are incapable of handling the rigors of high-caliber academics imparted at tier-one universities.

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Basketball teams look to recover after tough conference losses

Head coach Billy Kennedy summarized the Texas A&M men’s basketball season as he discussed the Aggies’ 93-84 quadruple home overtime loss to Tennessee this past Saturday.

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Swim records fall in SEC Championships

After a weekend in which she broke SEC, NCAA, American and U.S. Open records, Breeja Larson found satisfaction in improving just one mark: her own personal best.

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Track teams finish third at SEC Championships

After claiming a pair of first place finishes at the Big 12 Indoor Championships last season, the Texas A&M men’s and women’s indoor track team each took home a third place finish from the SEC Championship this weekend in Fayetteville.

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Translation of talent

Childhood races pave way to SEC Championships

The kids on Jennifer Madu's street would scream a familiar, “Ready, set, go!” as she and the children from the houses lining the sidewalk would push their feet against the concrete.  At an early age, Madu would find herself outside racing the kids in her neighborhood, the people riding by on bicycles, and even the cars driving past. Running came naturally to her.

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Women's basketball to visit Vandy

Nashville, Tennessee is known for its country music and Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair said he enjoys his time there.

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Baseball team prepares for visiting Pepperdine

The first weekend of A&M baseball started with a sputter before picking up momentum in the series win. In a three-game series against Pepperdine at home, A&M hopes any offseason rust has been shaken off.

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Indoor teams look to win second straight conference title, first in SEC

As his teams brace for the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships, A&M track coach Pat Henry is speculating whether the Aggies’ new conference home, the SEC, or its last, the Big 12, is stronger in track and field.

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27 and 17 from Bone silence Ole Miss

No. 10 A&M tops Rebels at home, 82-53

Well-guarded, Texas A&M freshman guard Courtney Walker dribbled the ball from one side of the court to another taking on all five payers to go up for two points just seconds before halftime. The basket proved indicative of the evening for A&M.

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A&M to face off against struggling Ole Miss

Despite a devastating four-point home loss to Kentucky on Monday, Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair warmly thanked the 12th man for the support provided to his basketball team during the high-profile matchup.

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Aggies garner key victory, drop Auburn on the road

 

The Texas A&M class of 2013 would not be proud of the 0-for-13 that was posted by the Aggies at the start of the game at Auburn Wednesday night.

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Aggies battle Auburn on road

 

On Jan 12, Auburn went on the road and beat South Carolina to secure its third win in a row. Little did they know, however, that they victory would be their last in their next six tries. 

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A&M downs Lumberjacks 9-2

 

Maintaining a one-run lead heading into sixth inning, the Texas A&M offense decided to kick into high gear. Highlighted by a pair of singles by senior Mikey Reynolds and junior Krey Bratsen, the Aggies surged to a 6-2 margin and never looked back.

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Eight game streak snaps despite late Walker scoring flurry

In the midst of Courtney Walker’s scoring the final 10 A&M points in Monday’s loss, her coach told her to channel the game of a man who recently turned 50 years old.

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Poll to gauge opinion on Kyle funding

The Texas A&M administration is seeking student opinion regarding funding for the renovation of the student section of Kyle Field.

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Undefeated

Five-win weekend pushes A&M softball to best start in five years

 

When Emily Albus stepped to the plate to lead off on Sunday, Texas A&M softball was coming off its 4th win in two days and 8th win in eight days. Fatigue was a concern. Eleven pitches later, Albus drew a walk and the Aggies’ blistering start rolled on.

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Win streak to be tested by UK

No team in the SEC has come within seven points of the A&M women’s basketball team since Jan. 10 — eight teams up, eight down. On Monday, the last team to beat head coach Gary Blair’s Aggies will enter Reed Arena to put the winning streak to the test.

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A&M recovers for 2-1 series win

Baseball team loses opener, bags two straight to cap first weekend at home

With two outs in the ninth inning and the tying run threatening from third base, junior reliever Jason Jester put an exclamation point on his college debut by striking out University of Illinois-Chicago first baseman Alex Grunenwald, sealing the Aggies’ 4-3 victory on Saturday afternoon.

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Bone's 31, Pratcher's heave pace eighth straight win

 

Adrienne Pratcher said she spent time after practice working on the shot three times last week. So when her half-court heave sunk to beat the first-half buzzer, A&M head coach Gary Blair said it had nothing to do with luck.

Junior center Kelsey Bone — fresh off a 31-point, 10-rebound night — just rolled her eyes as Pratcher said she knew she made the shot "when it left my hands."

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Journeyman at shortstop

Senior infielder hops from team to team, lands at Texas A&M

The road to College Station is more straightforward for some than for others. Mikey Reynolds required two years and two different schools — not to mention two chances to turn professional — to end up in Aggieland.
The senior shortstop grew up in Glendale, Arizona, far from the city limits of College Station. Despite being recruited by Texas A&M and head coach Rob Childress out of high school, he decided to accept a scholarship to play at St. Mary’s College of California. Childress had a clear role in mind for Reynolds: starting shortstop.

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Ahead of the curve

Senior leadership teams up, works to propel A&M to new levels

 

For a majority of athletic teams around the country, a singular leader is more than common — its precedent. For Texas A&M women’s golf, however, two seniors have secured a shared role as the team’s uncontested leaders, a responsibility both have flourished at since earning the title last semester.

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Turner's record 37 lifts A&M over Ole Miss

 

Elston Turner — only a month removed from dropping 40 points on Kentucky — scored a Reed Arena record 37 points against Ole Miss, leading Texas A&M to a 69-67 victory Wednesday evening. The senior guard finished the night 7-for-10 from beyond the arc and shooting 65 percent from the field, including a game clinching shot with 16 seconds remaining.

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Texas A&M faces off against Florida at Reed Arena

Women's basketball looks to extend win streak to eight games

 

The No. 11 Aggie women’s basketball team brings the action back to Reed Arena on Thursday as they battle the Florida Gators. In the past week, the Aggies took down LSU 74-57 before knocking off No. 15 South Carolina 50-48, each on their home courts.

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A&M seeks stable offense against high-scoring Ole Miss

Game-to-game shooting consistency has eluded the Texas A&M men’s basketball team of late. While A&M has been sporadic, Ole Miss hasn’t had a problem making shots.

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Basketball coaches reflect on past weekend, brace for final SEC stretch

Johnny Manziel doesn’t suit up for either A&M basketball team, but women’s basketball head coach Gary Blair said Manziel’s meteoric 2012 rise has affected the entire athletic department, even comparing Manziel to another young national icon: Justin Bieber.

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A&M softball opens with four-win weekend

The No. 17 Texas A&M softball season began Feb. 8 as the Aggies swept the weekend beating Long Beach State, California State University — Bakersfield, Wright State and UCLA in the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif.

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No. 16 A&M women's basketball team clips No. 15 South Carolina on road

Kelsey Bone led the No. 16 Texas A&M women’s basketball team to another SEC win Sunday as they took down the No.15 South Carolina Gamecocks, 50-48. Bone returned to her former school with a bang as she accumulated 13 points and 15 rebounds to gain her 11th double-double of the season.

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Nationally ranked SEC squads meet in South Carolina

The No. 16 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will seek to lengthen their six game win streak as they travel to Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday to take on the No. 15 South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Missouri basketball

Late Harris jumper seals win

No. 21 Missouri falls at Reed Arena despite second-half rally

Fabyon Harris — less than a minute removed from surrendering a crucial lead-changing turnover — knocked down the game-winning three-pointer to propel Texas A&M 70-68 over SEC rival No. 21 Missouri on Thursday evening at Reed Arena.

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Column: Shoes to fill

Drew Chambers: The signees have swag, but they have a strong act to follow

Counting up arbitrary ratings assigned to high-school athletes might be fun, but until we see this group on the field we won’t know a thing. Not every flashy recruit pans out, and sometimes that undersized, un-recruited wide receiver turns out to be the real deal. Just ask Ryan Swope and the recruiting class of 2009.

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No. 20 Missouri visits A&M, Reed Arena

 

Texas A&M welcomes face its former Big 12 colleague for the first time in SEC play as it welcomes the Missouri Tigers to Reed Arena Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.

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Column: 'Yessir'

Hoarding fancy recruits is fun, but let's pry deeper

Recruiting is a mess. It’s a beautiful, endearing mess, but not everyone spends as much time on message boards and Twitter feeds as I do, so you might not have any idea what to think about this batch of signees. The recruiting process has a learning curve, but this year isn't half so complicated. Don't over think it — enjoy it.

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Sumlin, A&M sign historic class

Thousands of high school athletes pledged their allegiances to college football programs across the country, putting ink to paper during the much-anticipated National Signing Day.

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Soccer, track teams land promising classes of signees

Texas A&M football head coach Kevin Sumlin wasn’t the only Aggie coach to enjoy National Signing Day on Wednesday. Track coach Pat Henry and soccer coach G Guerrerri hauled in strong recruiting classes on a day many associate with football.

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One job: catch the football

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was a vital part of the success the 2012 A&M football team experienced through its inaugural season in the SEC, though a critical part of Manziel’s own success was the players on the other end of his tight spirals: the wide receivers.

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Aggies rebuild front seven

Physical play from an experienced — if underwhelming on paper — linebacker corps and defensive line opened more than a few doors for the success of the 2012 A&M football team. But graduation, the NFL draft, health and discipline issues have sapped the core of the front seven. The talent and size of the recruiting class of 2013 will look to shoulder high expectations for a team poised to make noise in the SEC West.

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Growing Pains

Transitioning between tiers of athletic competition can require a particularly unpleasant — but unfortunately necessary — series of growing pains. Within the high-pressure arena of college sports, these adaptations can embody anything from an amended mental strategy to touched-up fundamentals.

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Recruits look to become signees

National Signing Day time of triumph for Sumlin, sign of continued program renaissance

 

The speculation, the verbal commitments, the defections, the tension — it all ends Wednesday when the 2013 Texas A&M football recruits become signees on National Signing Day. 

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Bone's 21 nets road win, top spot in SEC

With a chance to move into a tie atop the SEC standings at stake, the No. 14 A&M women’s basketball team roared to a 9-0 lead and never looked back in a 74-57 win over LSU in Baton Rouge.

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'Attitude is good' after loss as men's hoops aims ahead

A&M men’s basketball head coach Billy Kennedy addressed the media on Monday discussing Saturday’s tight overtime loss to Kentucky as well as his team’s preparation for No. 17 Missouri’s visit on Thursday.

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COURTESY

A&M suspends football player after Friday arrest

A&M defensive tackle Kirby Ennis was arrested Friday night on charges of publicly displaying a firearm and disorderly conduct after an incident at the intersection of Holleman Dr. and Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

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Kentucky holds off A&M in overtime, 72-68

10,558 fans gathered at Reed Arena in mixed colors — maroon and white as well as the blue of Kentucky — to watch as the defending champions Wildkats hung on to beat the Texas A&M Aggies 72-68 in overtime.

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Late shooting flurry pushes No. 16 A&M past Vanderbilt

For just the fourth time this season, the No. 16 women’s basketball team trailed at halftime, but riding the hot hand of freshman guard Courtney Walker, the Aggies stormed back for the home victory.

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Sumlin, assistants to see pay increases, Board of Regents said

After an inaugural season riddled with such highlights as a toppling of No. 1 Alabama on the road, a 41-13 win in the Cotton Bowl, a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and a Top 5 finish, many expected an ample reward for head coach Kevin Sumlin and his assistants. On Thursday, that reward was solidified.

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Strong start fades for men's basketball

After a disappointing 14-18 season that led to the first missed NCAA tournament for A&M since 2005 in its last season in the Big 12, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team looked to get off strong in the second season of Billy Kennedy’s reign as head coach.

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Freshman Phenom

Walker makes mark on post-title team

Coming out of high school, Courtney Walker was a focus of of girls’ college basketball coaches nationwide, but when she signed on with the A&M women’s basketball team, her motivation went beyond the 2010 NCAA National Championship banner. Walker wanted to be an engineer, and A&M owns one of the nation’s top engineering programs.

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Recovery

A&M downs Mississippi State, breaks four-game losing streak

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team takes on Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) on Wednesday. The Aggies (12-7, 2-4) look to avoid a five game losing streak which would tie the longest losing streak since head coach Billy Kennedy took over prior to last season.

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Men's basketball braces for Bulldogs in Mississippi matchup

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team takes on Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) on Wednesday. The Aggies (12-7, 2-4) look to avoid a five game losing streak which would tie the longest losing streak since head coach Billy Kennedy took over prior to last season.

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Filed bill stirs mixed university, student response

With the familiar in-state Thanksgiving grudge match between Texas A&M and the University of Texas on an indefinite hiatus following an A&M move to the Southeastern Conference, it took just a season’s absence for one A&M graduate — with special tools at his disposal — to attempt to do something about it.

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Bill would revive A&M-UT rivalry

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, filed House Bill 778 on Monday, an action that, if passed, would reinstitute a longstanding, recently discontinued in-state athletic rivalry.

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Blair, Kennedy regroup for back half of SEC play

With one coach heading a 6-1 SEC team coming off two straight conference routs and the other holding a team together in the midst of a four-game slide, head coaches Gary Blair and Billy Kennedy engaged the media Monday.

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Column: Reed doldrums

Drew Chambers: Billy Kennedy a good coach, not the right one

At the beginning of the basketball season I tried to tell my friends that this year's men’s basketball team was going to struggle; I knew exactly why.

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A&M perimeter barrage sinks Missouri, 77-58

Peyton Little, Adrienne Pratcher make record 11 three-pointers in win

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team had a record-breaking performance  Sunday against the Missouri Tigers. The Aggies defeated Missouri 77-58 at Reed Arena to improve to 6-1 in SEC conference play and broke the Reed record for three-pointers in a game.

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Women's tennis sweeps Arizona, North Texas

Texas A&M women's tennis earned its first ever trip to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with back-to-back victories over the weekend against Arizona and North Texas.

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Bulldogs top Aggies at Reed, 59-52

The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Texas A&M men's basketball team 59-52 at Reed Arena on Saturday.

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Men's basketball braces for visiting Georgia

The Texas A&M men's basketball team looks to find their way as they come back home to Reed Arena Saturday to face the Georgia Bulldogs. The Aggies have dropped three in a row after a 2-0 start in the SEC.

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A&M drops third in a row at LSU

The Texas A&M men's basketball team dropped its third straight game as the Louisiana State University Tigers overcame an early deficit to take a 58-54 game on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.

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A&M visits Mississippi State for conference road clash

Coming off a 64-46 upset of No. 12 Georgia, the A&M women’s basketball team looks to maintain its momentum as it takes on the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs (8-10, 0-5 SEC) Thursday.

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A&M to wrap up SEC road trip in Baton Rouge

A surprising start to the season, including a handling of national champion Kentucky, led to a 12-3 (2-0) record for A&M men's basketball. Since then, the Aggies have dropped two straight games in SEC play.

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No. 20 A&M nets road win at No. 12 Georgia, 64-46

Texas A&M women basketball downed the Georgia Bulldogs 64-46 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. Sunday. The Aggies were 1-5 against top 25 ranked teams coming into the game but didn’t let that slow them down.

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Men's, women's swimming teams score wins over LSU

The A&M men's and women's teams defeated the LSU Tigers 158-140 and 179-107 respectively in a closely fought contest.

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Sumlin granted salary increase, contract extension

After leading Texas A&M to a groundbreaking 11-2 (6-2) season in the program's first bout with the Southeastern Conference, Kevin Sumlin has agreed, in principle, to a salary increase and contract extension pending a February 2 Board of Regents meeting.

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A&M football season, Manziel generate $37 million in media exposure revenue

Monetary figures were released by Texas A&M, detailing the revenue generated by the media exposure that A&M's successful football season and Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy brought to the University.

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No. 20 women's hoops team travels to No. 13 Georgia

The No. 20 Texas A&M women’s basketball team will travel to Athens, GA., on Sunday to take on the No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs.

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Men

Gators wallop A&M in Reed, 68-47

 

After an electric performance in the national spotlight at Kentucky by Texas A&M this past Sunday, the No. 10 Florida Gators handed A&M its first loss in SEC play at Reed Arena Thursday night.

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Living the dream

Walk-on finds his niche in second season

Senior walk-on, Jarod Jahns, averaging just 9.5 minutes per game, had little reason to suspect a matchup against the defending national champions to yield exceptional playing time. Three minutes into one of the biggest games of the season, however, senior forward and starter Ray Turner got into foul trouble.

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Pair of SEC leaders clash in Reed

Men's basketball hosts No. 10 Florida

Texas A&M basketball players have taken to Twitter to sound off on a high-profile Aggie who will be in Reed Arena for Thursday’s matchup of Southeastern Conference leaders A&M and No. 10 Florida: “Johnny Basketball.”

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Johnny be good

Mark Doré: He's not perfect, he's not even close, but he's ours

New Yorkers have a short memory. Johnny Manziel's name did not pass among the population of New York for long ­– the Heisman Trophy, after all, however rare it may be for patrons of Kyle Field, is awarded every year. Johnny Football displaced the bright socks of Robert Griffin III, who displaced the loud smile of Cam Newton. It is cyclical. Athletes of Manziel's age flare brightly and fade.

But for the briefest of times, for someone walking at street level of Times Square, the biggest face in the world belonged to Johnny Manziel. Try to say that about any other A&M figure, ever.

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Johnny University

James Sullivan: A&M already has its figurehead - the 12th Man

  After just a single semester, public perception of A&M has been entirely redefined. Behind the efforts of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, the Aggies fought their way to an 11-2 inaugural record in the Southeastern Conference, silencing critics and transforming A&M’s national image. Full story

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Infectious

Mid-year additions a symptom of success

We’re getting greedy in Aggieland. Nothing about the past month has been anything but a side effect of winning. The successive departures of offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, defensive end Damontre Moore, offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, and special teams coordinator Brian Polian were the painful symptoms of a Cotton Bowl thrashing and a stuffed field house trophy case. Coaches leapfrogging to head coaching jobs and juniors skipping out early for the NFL are things that happen to winning teams. They come with the territory. Ask Nick Saban and Alabama how long coaches and players last.

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Turner, A&M scorch defending champions Kentucky

Texas A&M, competing in its first conference road matchup of the season, downed the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats 83-71 Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena.

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Women

Bone elevates A&M to win

No. 20 women's basketball team routs Auburn behind forward's 19 points, 78-56

As students entered town for the start of the spring semester, the Texas A&M women's basketball team showed they were in mid-season form. The Aggies eased to a 78-56 victory over the Auburn Tigers Sunday afternoon at Reed Arena.

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Deja Vu

A&M and Oklahoma parallels hard to ignore after Aggies' Cotton Bowl rout of Sooners

41-13. Remember this score well, Aggies, because its symbolism is undeniable. If there was a better way to end A&M’s storybook season, I would be hard-pressed to conceive it. The Aggies drubbed the Oklahoma Sooners into submission Friday night. Johnny Manziel shut down any and all criticism regarding his claim to the Heisman Trophy by slashing through the Sooners’ defense in any form he saw fit. Full story

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Final Act

No. 10 A&M sets sights on No. 12 Oklahoma in AT&T Cotton Bowl

After ten wins, a Heisman Memorial trophy and a slew of post-season awards unprecedented in program history, Texas A&M’s season isn’t yet over. Friday at Cowboys Stadium, the No. 10 Aggies will bring in 2013 by finishing a campaign begun in 2012, taking on No. 12 Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

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Cotton Bowl Carnage

Texas A&M rides Heisman winner Johnny Manziel to 41-13 victory

Heisman Trophy winners have a reputation of under-playing in the post-season following their receiving the award, but Johnny Manziel quelled any doubts by breaking open a 14-13 game with 27 unanswered points and the No. 10 Aggies ran away with the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl against No. 12 Oklahoma, 41-13.

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Column: Heismanziel

Move over Johnny Football. Meet Johnny Heisman.

Seventy-five names, all of them striking: Davey O’Brien, Earl Campbell, Tim Tebow, John David Crow, Charles Woodson, Roger Staubach, Cam Newton, Archie Griffin and now, Johnny Manziel. On Saturday, the most exclusive fraternity in American athletics grew by one, College Station made its mark on Manhattan, and Manziel bulled his way into the pantheon of college football. There’s another Heisman trophy in Aggieland.

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Column: Swift Change

Program turnaround one for ages

As I watched this magical 2012 Texas A&M football season unfold, I couldn’t help but recall my first Aggie bowl game several years ago. A&M played Tennessee in the Cotton Bowl and I would witness my first live taste of SEC football. It was men against boys — the Vols were comically bigger, faster and stronger than the helpless players on A&M’s sideline. The Aggies, quite frankly, didn’t stand a chance.

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Manziel clinches Heisman Trophy

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel earned his place in history Saturday evening, becoming the first-ever freshman to claim the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Manziel will join John David Crow – winner of the 1957 award – as the lone Aggies in the legendary Heisman brotherhood. Full story

Women's basketball routs LA Tech, 77-26

After Tuesday’s 77-26 win over Louisiana Tech, A&M head coach Gary Blair emptied his pockets, displaying all manner of good luck charms.

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Johnny Manziel among finalists in 2012 Heisman race

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, alongside Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, was named one of three finalists Monday for the Heisman Memorial Trophy, an award granted to the most outstanding individual player in college football. Full story

Opinion: The Legend of Johnny Football

Monday's Heisman finalists anoouncement confirms Manziel's place in A&M history, national stage

Not much in the modern realm of college football can be labeled as “outstanding” anymore. Outstanding implies quality beyond greatness. The term insinuates power and depth, molding itself from the very qualities that legends are made of. For decades, this word — outstanding — has stood as the lone qualification of the sport’s most prestigious individual award, the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Full story

Power of one

The impact of the Johnny Football Effect will resonate for years to come

In 2012, Texas A&M saw the revelation that was the beginning of the “Johnny Football” phenomenon, or Johnny Manziel, as he prefers to go by his real name. Throughout the season, the redshirt freshman quarterback has dazzled the crowds in the stadiums and those tuned to their TVs to the point where he now stands as a Heisman Award finalist and potentially the first freshman to win the prestigious award. Full story

A&M bound for Cotton Bowl

A&M and the Big 12 Conference separated a season ago, but the two institutions will meet again — and sooner than many predicted. The No. 9 Aggies will play in the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on Jan. 4 against former Big 12 foe No. 11 Oklahoma.

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Column: One for the books

Against odds, volleyball disproved doubters in first SEC season

 

On Friday night, the season came to an end for the A&M volleyball team as they fell to No. 3 Texas in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Men's basketball holds on against UH, 70-59

Playing in their first true game on the road, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team improved their season record to 6-1 with a 70-59 victory against the Houston Cougars at Hofheinz Pavilion.

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Meet the press

Manziel has super-human stats, normal persona

For two consecutive afternoons the national sports scene — including ESPN and Sports Illustrated — held its breath in eager anticipation, focusing absolute attention upon the quaint town of College Station, Texas. They wanted an answer to a simple question. Full story

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Column: New school, old school

It’s hard not to love the dichotomy of the A&M football team between the new and the old.

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Ten-win season sealed with 59-29 blowout

The expectations entering A&M’s inaugural season with the Southeastern Conference were never high. For months, critics from around the country guaranteed failure or, at best, mediocrity for a program matching wits against the premier college football league in the nation.

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A&M sweeps weekend

MVP Bone keys wins over Southern, Marquette

The A&M women’s basketball team defeated Southern 88-48 on Friday at the A&M Classic and finished with an 84-64 victory over Marquette on Sunday afternoon.

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Forging rivals

Texas in the rearview mirror as A&M continues SEC war path

  Rivalries matter in college football. A&M is no stranger to that. We still sing about the Longhorns every week and I can’t help but wonder what fans of the opposition must be thinking when we do. So far it hasn’t mattered, because when the players and fans have sawed varsity’s horns off, opposing stadiums have already been emptied or shamed into submission by head coach Kevin Sumlin’s bottled lightning of an offense. Full story

Dual threat

Stewart, Porter make their mark on Aggie defense

With “Johnny Football” and Heisman talk ablaze across the country, the overachieving Aggie defense took a back seat in publicity. What often goes unnoticed are the integral contributions of A&M defenders — including two senior linebackers — to what could be A&M’s first 10-win season since 1998. Full story

Different strokes

A&M and Missouri enter SEC with opposite results

Two seasons.
 For only two short seasons, A&M will be obligated to endure a forced Thanksgiving weekend rivalry with Missouri — the same Missouri that skipped into the green pastures of the SEC on the Aggies’ realignment coattails.

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Column: All work, some play

Manziel's PAT was mid-season fun

It has been a long and grueling season for the Texas A&M Aggies, who have not had a week off since Hurricane Isaac postponed the season opener against Louisiana Tech. Eleven straight weeks of physical, hard-nosed SEC football.

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No. 2 UConn routs A&M

Women's basketball drops third straight, 50-81

A stretch of three non-conference, top-10 matchups to begin the season ended as the No. 16 Aggies fell behind early to No. 2 UConn and never threatened. The Huskies used a 41-22 second half to bury A&M at Reed, 81-50.

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A&M beats Missouri, clinches SEC West

3-1 victory at Reed nets volleyball a share of the division title

The Texas A&M volleyball team captured at least a share of the SEC West championship with a victory on Friday night against the Missouri Tigers 3-1 on senior night at Reed Arena.

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A&M men's baskettball wins physical game

Aggies win 81-59 over Prarie View A&M

As Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy put it, it was an ugly game from beginning to end. Struggling from the field, the Aggies were able to get by Prairie View A&M 81-59 Thursday night at Reed Arena.

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A&M falls to No. 9 Penn State, 63-58

Youthful mistakes and missed opportunities were the story of the night for the No. 13 A&M women’s basketball team as the Aggies fell 63-58 to No. 9 Penn State at Reed Arena.

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Women's basketball prep for No.8 Penn State

For head coach Gary Blair and the No. 12 Texas Aggies, the opening stretch of the season is a gauntlet. A&M scheduled three Top-10 teams in a row in hopes of jolting itself into the form that brought a Sweet Sixteen banner to Reed Arena last season and a National Championship the season before.

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Defining moments

A&M rolls over No. 1 Alabama in 29-24 win

Spencer Nealy stood near the circle of referees after the penalty flag that would seal the A&M win, and he heard what he needed to hear. His fist went to the sky. The Aggie sideline lost its collective mind. The Aggie War Hymn sounded. SEC chants echoed. Full story

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Program changer

Alabama upset forshadows future success

Before the beginning of the 2012 A&M football season, so many questions lingered regarding the future of the program and its capacity to compete in the toughest conference in college football. After Saturday night’s win in Alabama, with the Aggie War Hymn echoing in victory throughout historic Bryant-Denny Stadium, those questions were answered. Full story

Aggies roll tide

Aggies take down number one Alabama

Back in August, most critics were down on the Texas A&M Aggies joining the powerful Southeastern Conference, not giving A&M any chance for success this season. Fast forward to November and those critics as many in that nation are left in shock after the No. 15 Aggies shocked the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 29-24 front of 101,821 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
 

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Tuscaloosa Topples

A&M holds on for 29-24 road win over No. 1 Alabama

No. 15 A&M took a 20-0 first quarter lead on the road against No. 1 Alabama and held on down the stretch for a 29-24 win.

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Texas A&M beat Stephen F Austin 1-0, advances into second round of NCAA championship

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The Aggies recorded their 18th win of the season in a 1-0 win over The Ladyjacks in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship held at Ellis Field on Friday. Annie Kunz scored the only goal of the match in the 29th minute to put The Aggies into the next round where they will play the winner of the match between Ohio State and Oakland. Full story

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Need for Speed

SEC runner of the year looks to defend championship

After the Texas A&M transition from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference, it didn’t take long for cross-country to make its way to the top.

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COLUMN: Efficiency model

Fans have a newfound trust in this team, and the numbers show why

A&M throttled Mississippi State Saturday morning — the game was over before I finished breakfast — but there was something wrong. I’ve seen big wins in my time here. Some, though not many, were bigger than Saturday’s road win over the No. 15 Bulldogs. I was thrilled with the win, but I wasn’t beside myself as I was in 2010 after the Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas games. Have I matured since my freshman year? Hardly. So what was the difference? I’ll tell you: Saturday, we expected it.

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A&M strikes early and often in 38-13 win at Starkville

The atmosphere surrounding Davis-Wade Stadium was quieter than usual Saturday afternoon. Mississippi State’s football team was more accustomed to the air being filled by the sound of thousands of cowbells.

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A&M seizes control

Wins over Alabama and Arkansas net Aggies first place in SEC West

On Sunday afternoon after the match against Arkansas, the tune “Takin' Care of Business” by BTO blared throughout Reed Arena. The A&M volleyball took care of business with a weekend sweep of Alabama and Arkansas. A&M (19-5, 11-4) opened a two game lead for first place ahead of the Razorbacks.

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Men's basketball tops Incarnate Word to open season, 97-83

The Texas A&M basketball team opened its season with a 97-83 victory in an exhibition game against the Cardinals of Incarnate Word.

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A&M throttles Arkansas-Fort Smith, 102-29

With the number two recruiting class of 2012 in the country, No. 12 Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated Arkansas Fort-Smith Lions 102-29 in the only exhibition game of the season Thursday. This was an easy win for The Aggies despite the departure of longtime associate head coach Vic Schaefer. Full story

A&M preps for No. 15 Mississippi State

The Texas A&M football team enters this week with a challenging matchup against No. 15 Mississippi State in what will be one of the most evenly matched teams that the No. 16 Aggies will go against all season. For as prolific as the Aggie offense has looked this year, most of those on the coaching staff and the lineup feel that this team has not yet peaked offensively. Full story

A&M Volleyball snaps three game skid, remain tied for first

Aggies defeat LSU 3-1, sweep South Carolina 3-0

After going through a three game losing streak, the Texas A&M volleyball team righted the ship this weekend with wins against LSU and South Carolina as the Aggies remain tied with Arkansas on top of the SEC West standings.

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Small Packages

Williams, ground game shine as A&M trounces Auburn

It’s going to be a shame, a true wasted opportunity, if Facebook feeds don’t start blowing up with Johnny Football-themed Halloween costumes. I want to see guys named Johnny dressed up like footballs. I want girls wearing things that say “future Mrs. Football.” Go wild; he’s earned it. He did whatever he wanted to a bad SEC football team on the road, and if that’s not enough reason for a Halloween costume I don’t know what is.

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Coaches address turnovers, Auburn at press conference

After a close come-from-ahead loss Saturday to No. 6 LSU, the Texas A&M football team realigned its focus to a downtrodden 1-6 Auburn team — a squad coaches and players warn is more talented than they appear.

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Aggies drop matches to Tennessee, Florida

Aggies losing streak now at three

The Texas A&M volleyball team dropped the weekend slate to Tennessee and to 11th ranked Florida, falling to 15-5 overall and 7-4 in SEC play.

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A&M falls in hard-hitting affair, 24-19

It wasn’t a lack of effort or shortage of talent; there was no major coaching malfunction or grand refereeing mistake. At the end of the day, however, No. 6 LSU edged the high-octane No. 18 Aggies, 24-19.

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Rivalry renews

SEC West clash beckons as bad blood returns to Kyle Field

Texas A&M opens up in the BCS rankings as No. 18 and will take on the No. 6 LSU Tigers at 11 a.m. at Kyle Field.

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Hold the line

Highly touted Joeckel will face mightiest test to date

Starting an SEC caliber offensive line requires a quality not many positions in the sport necessitate anymore: experience. The characteristic is a standard among the top lines in the country, one that is shared by Texas A&M.

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New kind of throwback

Change in opponents but not passion as A&M and LSU resume historic rivalry

As rumors of A&M’s move to the SEC surfaced, pundits cried bloody murder about the Aggies leaving behind their greatest in-state rivals. Media attacked A&M, blaming the University for trashing tradition and “abandoning” regional rivals Texas Tech, Baylor and Texas.

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Program benchmark

LSU game result will show current direction of football team

At the beginning of the football season, expectations around the Aggies were low. There were many questions surrounding this team: how would the Aggies fare in the SEC?

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Cadets defeat Roughnecks 5-0 in Fall World Series debut

The Cadets (Maroon), boosted by the performance of senior pitcher Kyle Martin, defeated the Roughnecks (White) 5-0 in the inaugural game of A&M’s Fall World Series scrimmage Wednesday afternoon.

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A&M volleyball remains in first despite split

Aggies defeat Arkansas3-2 but fall to Kenucky 3-0

The Texas A&M volleyball team remained on top of the SEC West despite earning a split during the weekend. The Aggies (15-3, 7-2) defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 3-2 Friday evening while losing to the Kentucky Wildcats Sunday afternoon 3-0.

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Against the grain

No matter the position, Nealy exemplifies athletic versatility

Fighting the odds has always been Spencer Nealy’s forte, a unique quality uncharacteristic of most college athletes, many of which hope for a future payout in professional ball. The senior defensive tackle has consistently met every challenge with a profound sense of determination and an unyielding amount of pure enthusiasm.

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Texas A&M pursues Louisiana Tech in Top 25 match up

When schedules were released prior to the 2012 season, Aggie fans couldn’t have anticipated anything akin to Saturday’s looming matchup pitting the No. 22 Aggies (4-1, 2-1) against the No. 23 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. But head coach Kevin Sumlin did.

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Saving the day

Sophomore goalie keeps team confident

A&M soccer head coach G. Guerrieri has noticed a confidence shift in his team. His team is more ferocious, quicker on the attack. The confidence stems from the trust given to its sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Day, who has allowed only seven goals this season, giving A&M the seventh-best goals-against average in the country.

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Texas A&M football presser hones in on Bulldogs

The No. 22 Aggies did just enough Saturday to pull out a 30-27 win in Oxford, Miss., against Ole Miss and climb into the Top-25 rankings for the first time this season. During Tuesday’s press conference, head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies said while the win was worth celebrating, they’ll have to do more in this weekend’s road date against No. 23 Louisiana Tech.

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Two up, two down for A&M

The Texas A&M volleyball team made a statement this weekend by sweeping South Carolina and Mississippi State and improving their record to 14-2 and 6-1 in SEC play, retaining sole possession of first place in the SEC West.

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Backs to the wall, Aggies steal win

The Aggie offense took the field with 8:35 left in the fourth quarter, down by ten and holding not a sliver of momentum. Following last season’s second half debacles, many Aggie fans would consider a comeback at this juncture to be out of the question.

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Alabama blowout eclipsed by tough Florida loss

After an 11-game win streak, the No. 5 Aggie soccer team fell at home 2-1 to the No. 18 Florida Gators on Sunday on the heels of a 5-0 win against Alabama on Friday. Sunday’s loss was the first SEC loss for the Aggies this season, pushing their record to 6-1-1.

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After an old army farmer's fight, the Aggie faithful can breathe once more. Rowdy up the gang and get a victory yell going. We have a lot to be excited about.

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Soccer knocks out Alabama, 5-0

As the sun began to set in College Station on Friday, yet another SEC soccer matchup took place at Ellis Field between the No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama proved to be no match for the Aggies as they rolled over the Tide 5-0 claiming their tenth shutout of the season.

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Turnover Terror

Terrell makes his mark forcing key takeaways

To remember the last truly elite defenses to don the maroon and white, A&M fans have to look back to RC Slocum’s “Wrecking Crew” of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Known rightfully as “Linebacker U” in the same era — with such greats as Aaron Wallace, John Roper and Quintin Coryatt — there was one area of strength often overlooked in Slocum’s stalwart units: defensive backs. Full story

A&M travels to Oxford for first conference road game

The Aggies (3-1, 1-1) believe they broke a barrier last week in a home win over Arkansas, notching their first Southeastern Conference win and proving they can retain a large lead. Moving the ball in the friendly confines of Kyle Field and snatching a win from an SEC opponent on the road are two different games.

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Coaches preach consistency, team embarks on SEC road debut

For Texas A&M, their 2012 season has evolved into a year destined for earth-shattering milestones. To cite a recent example, last Saturday’s 58-10 demolishing of Arkansas can be noted as the Aggies’ initial Southeastern Conference victory, not to mention the program’s first win over the Razorbacks since 1991.

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A&M boosted into first place, continues undefeated streak

Another weekend brought about another undefeated stand for the Texas A&M soccer team. Despite competing in turbulent weather and hostile environments, A&M pulled off a comeback 2-2 tie at Kentucky before shutting out Mississippi State 2-0, improving to the top record in the conference at 11-1-1 (5-0-1).

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Three and out

A&M defense holds the line despite early criticism

For a majority of college football fans, the Southeastern Conference brings to mind two things: physical defenses and national championships. SEC coaches, who have secured the past six national titles, believe there is a correlation between defensive strength and claiming the crystal ball in January.

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New season, Moore sacks

Junior end headlines potent Aggie defensive front

The student section of Kyle Field knows of junior defensive lineman Damontre Moore. So do his teammates, the former students on hand and the media behind the press box glass. The nation knows Moore, as his name landed on the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the country’s finest defensive end. But in 2012, no one knows Moore the way opposing quarterbacks know him.

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Razorbacks, Aggies seek first SEC win

The Texas A&M football team is looking to keep momentum going this weekend as they face off against Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas.

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Don't move

Leaving Kyle Field for renovation will have punishing results

If one goal stands paramount for students, former students, local business and Texas A&M leadership above all, it’s renovating Kyle Field the right way. To that I add this: do not allow a single home snap to escape College Station — ever.

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Title game venue TBD

The long awaited BCS championship game will make its debut on January 12, 2015 in the new four-team playoff format. The decision for the sites has now been narrowed to six cities with the final decision is expected to be released in the early part of next year.

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Out of this world

Star senior points team in right direction

Megan Pendergast is not your ordinary volleyball player. Standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, Megan does not allow her height to dictate her abilities on the court. Her drive and determination go above and beyond. Living and growing up in a city that embraces its space roots — Houston, Texas — Pendergast has NASA in her blood.

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Wake me up

October sports offer peak excitement

As you step out, you feel a distinct chill in the air. The leaves all around campus soon begin to change from their lively green to the orange and yellow signifying the arrival of fall.

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Manziel-train rolls

Harris makes history, Manziel quashes debate, and Arkansas looms

The South Carolina State Bulldogs weren’t ready. They weren’t fast enough, strong enough or deep enough. The Aggies did to them what was expected of an SEC team. Sumlin and company scored 70 points and the Bulldogs scored 14; that’s all that needs to be said for Saturday’s laugher. It was fun, and it’s over. Giggle one more time over the box score, O Aggie Stat-Nerds, and then toughen up.

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Aggies extend shutout streak to seven games

A&M soccer defeats South Carolina and Auburn over the weekend

Another weekend in the books, and the No. 10 Aggie soccer team (10-1, 4-0) shutout streak rolls on, extending to seven games with 2-0 wins over South Carolina on Friday and Auburn on Sunday. The win streak stands at eight games overall.

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Volleyball drops a five-set heartbreaker

Aggies fall to 10-2, 2-1 in SEC play after suffering loss to Kentucky

The Texas A&M volleyball team suffered their first SEC loss, snapping their nine game-winning streak by falling to the Kentucky Wildcats Sunday afternoon 3-2.

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It's a trap

Aggies must remain focused on next opponent, not future schedule

Coach Sumlin should be anxious as anyone about the state of his team. The same roster has taken the field on two separate occasions and the results were anything but consistent. Sumlin should breath easier this Saturday, not because the problem is solved, but because the next game is against the South Carolina State Bulldogs. It just won’t matter.

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A&M looks for third-consecutive SEC victory

As Texas A&M entered Southeastern Conference play this fall in many of its premier athletic competitions, critics from around the country continued to rile up doubt about whether or not the Aggies belonged in their new home.

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A&M to face off against South Carolina State

The Texas A&M football team goes against the South Carolina State Bulldogs in a "tune-up" game.

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A&M women's golf team looks forward to the 2013 season

The Lady Aggie Golf season is approaching the start of the 2013 season. As the Aggies look forward to their season, there is optimism from returning standouts, but also a sense unfamiliarity. The Aggies will be venturing into several never before played courses.

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The hard way

Walk-on to co-captain, Mellinger finds alternate route to the top

Tori Mellinger always knew that one way or another she would be at Texas A&M playing on the volleyball team. With obstacles blocking her goals, Mellinger was determined to make her dreams into reality. Although she was not a volleyball starter right away, she would eventually find her calling. Full story

A&M-Florida game generates $6.5 million

Third-party marketing analysis reveals valuable game day boost in media exposure

Texas A&M’s inaugural Southeastern Conference opener against the Florida Gators resulted in a $6.5 million boost in media exposure for the University, according to an A&M
press release issued Wednesday.

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A&M drubs SMU, 48-3

Aggies roll after first-quarter struggle

A sea of maroon covered Ford Stadium in Dallas as the Texas A&M Aggies beat the SMU Mustangs Saturday afternoon 48-3. It proved to be a defensive matchup early on as there was no score in the game until 8:31 left in the second quarter.

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Aggies defeat Ole Miss, Auburn over the weekend

The Texas A&M volleyball team continued to roll as their winning streak was extended to nine games after defeating Ole Miss and Auburn as the Aggies opened up SEC play.

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A&M, SMU revisit historic rivalry

Aggies look for momentum versus Mustangs in Dallas

The Aggies entered a Kyle Field atmosphere last week ripe with tension and anticipation, nervousness and optimism. The team put on a show offensively in the first half and tightened up defensively in the second, but the visiting Florida Gators stole the day, 20-17.

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Blood in the water

Improvements key as A&M attempts to navigate through 2012 schedule

As the Aggies recover from another gut-wrenching second-half loss, watching this new-look football team will be particularly intriguing in week two — especially as greater context of the college football season continues to unfold.

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Texas A&M football team looks to SMU

In a matchup many writers, analysts and fans equaled as one of the program’s most colossal in its storied history, the Aggies, run by former University of Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin, fell to the Florida Gators 20-17. The players and coaches rehashed Saturday’s events at a press conference Tuesday while looking ahead to the SMU Mustangs. Full story

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Making a run

A&M women's soccer team looks to LSU after winning weekend

One week after capturing the Texas A&M Invitational, the Aggie soccer team finished their non-conference slate with two shutout victories over No. 16 Long Beach State and Central Michigan. Full story

Change apparent

Chandler Smith: Loss to Florida a continuation of a painful trend, not a culture

Surprise. You were probably expecting a column along the lines of “same ol’ story” or “déjà vu.” Well, here’s to giving you something more substantial and worthwhile. It’s too easy to tie Saturday’s loss against the Florida Gators to the several second-half collapses of 2011. Are there similarities? Absolutely. There are also many differences. Full story

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Florida's second-half recovery gives Gator's win in Texas A&M's first SEC matchup

No. 24 Florida inducted Texas A&M into the new-look SEC Saturday afternoon in a game that ended with the Gators on top. Full story

Coaches, players talk A&M-Florida matchup at Tuesday press conference

The countdown to kickoff has begun for the highly anticipated game between the 23rd ranked Florida Gators and the Texas A&M Aggies after the weekly press conference was held in the Bright Football Complex Tuesday afternoon.

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ESPN College GameDay commercial debuts Monday

Already announcing its arrival in College Station for Saturday’s A&M-Florida game, ESPN College GameDay — the network’s flagship college football program — will be officially debuting its commercial featuring A&M’s Midnight Yell tradition starting Monday. Full story

A&M edges St. Mary's 1-0

The Aggie soccer team secured the Texas A&M Invitational Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over St. Mary’s at Ellis Field. Following the take down of No. 16 Rutgers 4-1 on Friday, A&M was able to knock off the Gaels with a stunning late game goal. Full story

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Aggies thrash Scarlet Knights, 4-1

A constant barrage from start to finish, the No. 17 Aggies throttled No. 16 Rutgers, 4-1, Friday at Ellis Field after A&M’s constant pressure became too much for the Scarlet Knights.

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A&M volleyball bests Yale

The Texas A&M volleyball team started the Yale Classic with a 3-1 win over the Bulldogs thanks to a strong game from senior middle senior blocker Stephanie Minnerly, who posted a career high 13 kills and a .500 hitting efficiency.

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Officials punt many options before Texas A&M game decision

Eric Hyman said he never thought the first issue he would face as Texas A&M athletic director would be a hurricane. At a press conference Wednesday, Hyman discussed deciding factors that went into the decision to move the A&M-Louisiana Tech football game to a later date. Full story

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A&M Memorabilia to help Boys and Girls Club

As A&M’s inaugural SEC season approaches, Nikco Sports – a major sports memorabilia provider – has engaged the University, former students and all interested parties to aid in a fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the state of Texas.

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A&M downs UTSA, 2-0

Aggies claim victory in home opener despite sluggish start

In the first home game of the season, the No. 12 Texas A&M soccer team defeated the UTSA Roadrunners 2-0 Saturday. More than 4,000 fans rallied to Ellis Field and, for seven seniors, the game served as their final home opener.

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Corbelli claims 500th win

Texas A&M volleyball head coach Laurie Corbelli clinched her 500th career win and her 400th win at Texas A&M as the Aggies opened up the season with a three-set sweep (25-16, 25-15, 25-16) of the Texas State Bobcats in Reed Arena Friday.

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel named starter

New head coach Kevin Sumlin resolved this offseason’s central position battle late Wednesday evening, announcing Johnny Manziel the starter for A&M’s season-opener against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 30. Full story

New Techfit football uniforms unveiled

Showcase of new Adidas designed uniforms met with positive response

After several days of suspense, Texas A&M revealed the much anticipated Adidas Techfit uniforms at Rudder theatre Thursday to be worn for the Aggies’ debut SEC season.

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Brazos Valley Bombers take the field

As the calendar turns from May to June, and baseball season ends for the Texas A&M Aggies, baseball still resonates in the heart of Brazos County as the Brazos Valley Bombers take the field during the summer at American Monumental Bank ballpark.

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Aggies make the cut, head to London

Texas A&M student-athletes competing in the Olympic trials are steps away from reaching their goal: making it to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Officially SEC

‘100-year decision’ puts A&M on national stage

And so it begins. Texas A&M University officially joined the Southeastern Conference, the premier athletic conference in the country, effective Sunday — thus closing the University’s latest chapter in its rich, tradition-laden history.

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Speculations abound as SEC Media Days wrap up

As Texas A&M enters the so-called ‘Conference of Champions’, the Aggies will realize quickly whether or not they are up to the task for the escalation in competition and increase in athleticism.

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Kennedy reflects on historic recruiting class

It looks a bit out of place, really. Wedged between a placard denoting his accomplishments while at Murray State and a picture of him holding his youngest daughter, Anna Kate, rests a nondescript sticky note with a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “I am not bound to coin, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light that I have.” Full story

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    Aggies drop two to Horns after strong start

    It was a tough weekend for No. 16 Aggie softball as the team fell twice to No. 7 Texas at McCombs Field in Austin, dropping the series 2-1.

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    A&M men’s golf team grabs first Big 12 Championship

    The Aggie men’s golf team emerged from its final Big 12 tournament with its first Big 12 championship.

  • Kiss our ‘bee-hinds’ goodbye

    "It felt good to have confidence in my team and go on out there and shove it up their behinds,” Texas pitcher Corey Knebel said after Sunday’s ninth-inning victory over the Aggies at Disch-Falk Field in Austin.

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    Aggies run rule Horns

    Coming off a season sweep of Baylor that concluded on Tuesday, the No. 16 Aggie softball team blanked No. 7 Texas, 9-0, at the Aggie Softball Complex on Thursday night.

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    A&M, Texas begin last Big 12 series

    Texas A&M baseball head coach Rob Childress retained dry eyes when talking about the school’s rivalry with the Longhorns. He said he’s not sad about leaving behind A&M’s oldest foe because he’s confident that, somehow, the institutions will find a way to continue the rivalry that began in 1894.

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    Going Pro

    Just one day before the draft, pundits are as confused about senior quarterback Ryan Tannehill as ever.

  • A worthy choice

    For weeks the debate raged on: is A&M signal-caller Ryan Tannehill truly worthy of a top-10 overall NFL draft pick?

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    Coach instills blue-collar mentality

    When you stand by Aggie head baseball coach Rob Childress, there is a silence about him, yet his message is communicated loud and clear.

  • Men's tennis begin Big 12 title defense on Friday against Texas

    The No. 34 Texas A&M men’s tennis squad will defend their Big 12 title by hosting their final conference tournament, before leaving to the SEC, starting on Friday in the quarterfinals against long time rival No. 18 Texas at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

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    Aggies adjust to Sumlin style

    In the first public intra-squad scrimmage of the season Friday night, senior wide receiver Ryan Swope took a routine bubble screen 75 yards downfield to the painted grass. The completed pass was due in large part to a well-placed block from sophomore receiver Mike Evans, a 6-foot 5-inch physical specimen who didn’t see the field last season but has left the new coaching staff impressed. Swope said Evans’ play embodied the message that new head coach Kevin Sumlin has preached since day one in Aggieland.

  • Texas A&M football team preps for Maroon and White game on Saturday

    On Wednesday, the Texas A&M Football team wrapped up their 13th practice of the spring. The Aggies only have one more practice before the Maroon and White game on Saturday.

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    Colleges compete for ESPN GameDay commercial

    The Texas A&M student body and fan network will compete against colleges across the nation for a chance to have ESPN’s iconic College GameDay crew shoot a commercial on campus.

  • Men's golf share second place in Aggie Invitational

    The 13th ranked Texas A&M men’s golf team finished in a second place tie at the eighth annual Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Golf Club this past weekend.

  • Top five finishes for A&M track and field squads on Saturday

    This past Saturday while students enjoyed festivities surrounding the re-opening of the MSC and Muster, the track and field teams were back in action at Bernie Moore Stadium at Louisiana State University.

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    Bitter rivalry ends with Baylor sweep

    During the thick of the 2012 baseball season, the No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team has hit a rough patch, losing its fifth consecutive game Sunday and dropping its first conference series of the season in a 0-3 sweep to No. 6 Baylor.

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    Bye-bye Bears

    Consider this a formal petition to President R. Bowen Loftin and the other powers that be: We need a Dia del Perro. Essentially, it’s a school-wide holiday with classes cancelled and chained school-children set free, the sole purpose of which to honor everyone’s favorite dog, Reveille.

  • No. 2 Aggies lose at home against No. 6 Baylor, 5-3

    The No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team carried a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning but gave up three late scores extend the visiting No. 6 Baylor Bears’ 22-game winning streak.

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    Rice bests A&M in Tuesday night loss, 5-4

    In a wacky game that saw both teams’ starters pulled before the end of the first inning, No. 2 Texas A&M fell to the No. 7 Rice Owls, 5-4, at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park Tuesday night. The Aggies plated four runs in the opening inning but were unable to muster offensive firepower thereafter.

  • No. 2 Aggies and No. 6 Baylor collide in Battle of the Brazos series

    After losing two consecutive games, the No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team will look to snap Baylor’s 21-game winning streak this weekend in the Battle of the Brazos, as they take on No. 6 Baylor Friday night at Blue Bell Park and Saturday and Sunday at Baylor Ballpark in Waco.

  • Aggies prepare for "Friday Night Lights" scrimmage

    The Texas A&M Football Team wrapped up their 10th practice of the spring Wednesday afternoon. This will be there last practice before the “Friday Night Lights” scrimmage on Friday at Kyle Field.

  • Aggies lose to No. 27 Baylor in season finale, 4-3

    The No. 29 Texas A&M men’s tennis team finish their regular season below .500 as they lose to No. 27 Baylor, 4-3, in front of 399 people in attendance at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. This marks the Aggies fourth straight 4-3 loss of the season.

  • Texas A&M guards White and Carter selected in WNBA Draft

    Texas A&M women’s basketball senior guards Tyra White and Sydney Carter were selected in the second and third round, respectively, in the 2012 WNBA draft Monday.

  • Men's tennis face No. 27 Baylor in regular season finale

    The No. 29 Texas A&M men’s tennis team will conclude their regular season, deciding if the Aggies will finish above .500 or below .500, against Big 12 opponent No. 27 Baylor Wednesday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

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    No. 24 Aggies edge No. 6 Longhorns on Senior Night

    The No. 24 ranked Aggie women’s tennis team broke a three-match losing streak, defeating the No. 6 Texas Longhorns with a final tally of 4-3 on Senior Night. The victory against Texas is the highest against a ranked opponent since 2005, when the Aggies defeated the No. 5 USC Trojans.

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    No. 2 Aggies prepare for Top-10 showdown

    For the second consecutive week, the Texas A&M baseball team will adorn the No. 2 rank as they prepare for a non-conference, Top-10 showdown with No. 7 Rice Tuesday at Blue Bell Park.

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    A&M falls to UTA

    The No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team fell to the visting UT-Arlington Mavericks Tuesday night, failing to capitalize on a myriad of opportunities and ending up on the wrong side of the 3-2 final score. The loss to the Mavericks was the team’s first Tuesday night loss of the season.

  • Softball readies for bout with Red Raiders

    After defeating No. 6 Oklahoma in its most recent game, the No. 14 ranked Aggie softball team (29-13, 9-5 Big 12) looks to have the same result against a very hot Texas Tech team in Lubbock on Tuesday.

  • Aggies drop 2-1 decision to Oklahoma

    The Aggie Softball Complex was full on Friday and Saturday, as No. 14 Texas A&M (29-13, 9-5 Big 12) hosted sixth-ranked Oklahoma (35-6, 11-3 Big 12). The Aggies bounced back in the final game after dropping the first two games of the series.

  • Aggies lose State Farm Lone Star Showdown, 4-3

    The No. 27 Texas A&M men’s tennis team’s woes continue as they close out the regular season rivalry in the Big 12 against No. 17 Texas with a 4-3 loss in Austin. This loss extends their losing streak to three games, all-coming from 4-3 losses.

  • Aggies travel to face Jayhawks

    Rob Childress, head coach of the No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team, seemed very displeased after a Tuesday night defeat brimming with botched opportunities left his squad with a mark in the loss column; with 27 victories already in the books, winning has become the norm for Childress’ program this season.

  • Men's tennis travel to Austin, face No. 17 for final time in regular season

    Another chapter will be completed in Aggie sports as the No. 27 Texas A&M men’s tennis team will go on the road to Austin and face No. 17 Texas for the last time in the Big 12 on Saturday at the Penick-Alison Tennis Center.

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    No. 2 A&M readies for UT-Arlington

    After a 3-0 series sweep against Oklahoma this weekend at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, the No. 2 Texas A&M baseball team improved to 26-6 on the season, holding the second-best conference record in the Big 12, 7-2, as they prepare for a non-conference matchup against UT-Arlington Tuesday to close out a nine-game homestand.  

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Mistakes happen; focus on the potential

After an old army farmer’s fight, Aggie faithful can breathe once more. Rowdy up the gang and get a victory yell going. We have a lot to be excited about. Full story

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Backs to the wall, Aggies steal win

The Aggie offense took the field with 8:35 left in the fourth quarter, down by ten and holding not a sliver of momentum. Following last season’s second half debacles, many Aggie fans would consider a comeback at this juncture to be out of the question. Full story

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Men's basketball braces for Bulldogs in Mississippi matchup

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team takes on Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) on Wednesday. The Aggies (12-7, 2-4) look to avoid a five game losing streak which would tie the longest losing streak since head coach Billy Kennedy took over prior to last season. Full story

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Men's basketball braces for Bulldogs in Mississippi matchup

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team takes on Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) on Wednesday. The Aggies (12-7, 2-4) look to avoid a five game losing streak which would tie the longest losing streak since head coach Billy Kennedy took over prior to last season. Full story