New Mexico St report calls for strengthened culture, values
An independent law firm investigating a fatal shooting by a New Mexico State basketball player recommended the school enhance its weapons policy and “strengthen a culture that encourages student-athletes to adhere to the integrity and values of NMSU at all times.”.
Texas A&M team that toppled Alabama featured a number of Houston-area athletes
While the Aggies win over No. 1 ranked Bama was a surprise, it’s not a surprise that the team’s roster is loaded with players from the Houston-area. That means dozens of local families and high schools are celebrating what easily could be one of the biggest upsets of the college football season.
Top takeaways from women’s Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games
A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)San Antonio is home to the NCAA Women’s Tournament, and three Texas schools were represented in the Sweet 16. Here’s a look at how they did on the second weekend in San Antonio:TEXAS A&MThe Aggies and Gary Blair were the earliest to lose, bowing out in the Sweet 16 to Arizona. 1 seed UConn before DiDi Richards hurt her leg. #ncaaW pic.twitter.com/amSH91IEQV — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 30, 2021TEXASThe Longhorns pulled two huge upsets in the second round and Sweet 16, beating 3-seed UCLA and 2-seed Maryland on their way to the Elite 8.
Home advantage: Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Stephen F. Austin nab spots in Texas-hosted women’s NCAA Tournament
(AP Photo/Ben McKeown)HOUSTON – Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Stephen F. Austin got four of the spots in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament hosted entirely in Texas. Similar to how the men’s tournament will be played entirely in Indiana this year due to COVID-19 concerns, the women’s tournament will be held entirely in Texas. 1 seed for the women’s NCAA Tournament. 1 seed is a is a great honor, obviously,” N.C. State coach Wes Moore said. Tennessee continued its streak of making the NCAA Tournament all 39 years.
Aggies reach best-ever ranking of No. 2 in women's AP Top 25
2, its highest ranking ever in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll, a day after winning its first Southeastern Conference regular-season title. 5 South Carolina on Sunday to win the conference title and then moved up a spot in the Top 25. AdBaylor, South Carolina, Maryland, UCLA and Indiana were the next five. The Aggies snapped a seven-game losing streak to South Carolina on Sunday. ___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
No. 3 A&M beats No. 5 South Carolina 65-57 for SEC title
Aaliyah Wilson scored 17 points and N’dea Jones added 16 to lead Texas A&M to a 65-57 win over fifth-ranked South Carolina to give the Aggies their first regular-season Southeastern Conference title. Texas A&M (22-1, 13-1 SEC) snapped a seven-game skid against South Carolina and finished the season 13-0 at home after playing in front of a season-high 2,700 on Sunday. The Aggies outscored South Carolina (19-4, 14-2) 19-8 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead before the Gamecocks get back in it late. AdThe Aggies added a basket after that before South Carolina got its first field goal of the second half on a layup by Lele Grissett a few seconds later. A 5-0 run by Texas A&M, with another 3 by Nixon, came next to make it 52-37 and spur South Carolina Staley to call a timeout.
The Latest: Virus scraps Arkansas-A&M game; Aggies on pause
There is no need to worry about geography in this year's NCAA Tournament. The Aggies said Friday they were prepared to play the home game with a limited roster, but a new positive COVID-19 test along with subsequent contact tracing forced the postponement. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said his team found out about the postponement while boarding the bus to travel to College Station. Musselman says his team is working with the Southeastern Conference to see if it can add a nonconference game. ___A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend all rounds of next month’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Indiana.
RECRUITING: Aggies winning H-Town recruiting battle in a landslide
HOUSTON - It'll be 10 years this fall since the last time Texas and Texas A&M would have faced each other on the field. In the never-ending battle of recruiting, Texas A&M, after another pair of successful National Signing Days, can chalk up another win over the Longhorns and new head coach Steve Sarkisian, especially in Houston. Overall, Texas signed 13 of the Top 100 players from Texas, while Texas A&M brought in 14. Among the Top 20 players in Texas, the Aggies signed seven, which was the most by any single university. 247 Sports Recruiting Class Rankings (Class of 2021)No.
Texas A&M technology being used to make Houston better for walkers, bikers
HOUSTON – As a whole, we’ve been studying and counting cars on our roads for more than 70 years, but data on cyclists and pedestrians is limited. TxDOT has teamed up with Texas A&M Transportation Institute researchers to evaluate the best pedestrian bicycle monitoring technology to get an accurate pulse of those who walk or bike on our Texas roadways. According to Texas A&M, pedestrians and cyclists are about 5-10% of the total traffic stream we see in Texas. “This is a fairly new area in traffic monitoring in terms of monitoring bicyclists and pedestrians, and it uses some newer technologies,” P.E. So this information is imperative to help identify pedestrians and cyclists make their presence count when it comes to transportation planning.
Aggies finish 4th in final AP football poll of the season
4 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll of the season. It marks A&M’s second-highest finish in the AP Poll and highest since 1939 when the Aggies won the national championship. 4 rank is Texas A&M’s second top-five finish since joining the SEC in 2012 and marks the third time in his career that head coach Jimbo Fisher has finished inside the top-five. In the regular season, the Aggies went 9-1 against an all-SEC slate as they compiled the most victories against conference foes since joining the SEC for the 2012 season. It was A&M’s fourth top-five AP finish along with the No.
Aggies come in at No. 5 in final CFP ranks, fall short of playoffs
4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal originally scheduled to serve as the 107th Rose Bowl, the playoff committee announced Sunday. In the end, those two teams were assigned to the Sugar Bowl semifinal, while the other playoff game will feature the national championship favorites against the final addition to the four-team playoff. But instead of a week amid the pomp and pageantry of the Rose Bowl, the teams will spend their semifinal week in Arlington, Texas. Oregon State beat Duke in Durham, North Carolina, in that version of the Rose Bowl. The festive week of genteel celebrations around the Rose Bowl game had already been mostly canceled.
No. 5 Texas A&M makes last CFP case in 34-13 win over Vols
5 Texas A&M to close its case for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 34-13 victory over Tennessee. 5 CFP) finished their regular season and hoped for an upset or two within the CFP’s top four. Texas A&M's advantage went to 17-7 when the Aggies turned a Bailey fumble into a 23-yard field goal by Seth Small. Tennessee: After the second game of the season, the Vols were tied with Notre Dame for the longest winning streak among FBS teams. A victory over winless Vanderbilt ended the skid, but the loss to Texas A&M ended the regular season on a sour note.
Aggies game against Ole Miss postponed due to coronavirus
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies will have to wait to take on Ole Miss if they even get the chance. The school issued a statement Monday evening announcing the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. “The opportunity to reschedule the game will be contingent on any cancellation of games currently scheduled for December 19 due to COVID-19, otherwise the game will not be played and would be declared a no-contest,” the statement read.
Mond, No. 5 Texas A&M finish strong in 31-20 win over Auburn
Kellen Mond passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third and the fifth-ranked Aggies scored 17 points in the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind 31-20 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher wasn't interested in speculating on how the win might affect his team's playoff chances. He completed 18 of 23 for 196 yards, highlighted by two TDs to Jalen Wydermyer, and ran for 60 yards. The Aggies ran for a season-high 313 yards and held a 16-minute advantage in time of possession. Auburn: Was outgained 168-21 in the fourth quarter.
How the Aggies could make it to the college football playoffs
“In the past four SEC games, the Aggies have led by 20 or more points after the third quarter,” Liucci said. 1 defense in the SEC.”Currently, Ohio State is fourth in the rankings but has been limited to only four games. “If Ohio State plays only five games then they don’t deserve to be in,” added Liucci. The Aggies beat the Gators back in week three but should Florida win out and also beat Alabama in the SEC Championship, then what? “If Florida wins out and beats Alabama then they are in and ‘Bama may just drop a couple of spots,” Liucci said.
The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. Los Angeles center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to confirm he had tested positive for coronavirus back in April. The list is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have had close contact with someone who tested positive. ___Bill Haas has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island. ___An unidentified New York Giants player has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to work remotely Tuesday.
Texas A&M football postpones game against Tennessee after positive COVID-19 tests, SEC says
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Saturday’s game between Texas A&M and Tennesse has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests. SEC officials did not disclose how many players or staff members tested positive for the virus. Texas A&M released a statement saying a player and a student worker had tested positive Sunday after returning from a trip to South Carolina. Texas A&M announced that the postponed game will be rescheduled for Dec. 12. The College Station school also said the testing rate has increased to 8.1%.
No. 7 Texas A&M, Kellen Mond throttle South Carolina 48-3
(AP) – Kellen Mond threw four touchdown passes to become Texas A&M’s career leader, Isaiah Spiller ran for 131 yards and the No. 7 Aggies routed South Carolina 48-3 on Saturday night. South Carolina has surrendered 1,071 yards and 100 points in losses to LSU and the Aggies its past two games. South Carolina linebacker Ernest Jones said the most disappointing thing was playing this poorly after a week off. South Carolina: The Gamecocks played without three defensive starters in lineman Aaron Sterling and defensive backs Shilo Sanders and R.J. Roderick.
Mond leads No. 8 Texas A&M to 42-31 win over Arkansas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Kellen Mond threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns as eighth-ranked Texas A&M built a big lead and held on for a 42-31 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night, extending its winning streak over the Razorbacks to nine games. Mond faced some criticism after A&M's 52-24 loss to the Crimson Tide, but Fisher said he never doubted his quarterback. Franks threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 91 yards for Arkansas. Reed made a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter to cut the Aggies' lead to 28-17 after missing two longer tries in the first half. Mond’s second TD pass was on a 6-yard reception by Wydermyer, which extended the lead to 21-7 about seven minutes before halftime.
No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14
11 Aggies beat Mississippi State 28-14 on Saturday. Mississippi State (1-3) had little offensive rhythm for the third straight game. Mississippi State had minus-2 yards rushing and just 217 yards of total offense. THE TAKEAWAYThe Aggies continue to put points on the board, scoring 28 or more points for the second straight week. Meanwhile, Leach’s maiden voyage in Starkville continues to take on water in a second straight home loss.
Spiller helps No. 21 A&M top No. 4 Florida 41-38
“Now I want to see what do you follow up with?”Isaiah Spiller rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Florida 41-38 on Seth Small’s 26-yard field goal as time expired Saturday. Spiller helped get the Aggies get into position for Small’s decisive kick, sending A&M to its first win over a top-five team since a 41-38 victory over No. Florida led 28-24 early in the fourth when Spiller struck again, running 19 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play. Spiller bounced off several defenders before waltzing into the end zone and then hitting the Florida fan section with a Gator chomp.
Jones throws deep, No. 2 Alabama tops No. 13 Texas A&M 52-24
Briefly threatened early, Jones and the Crimson Tide (2-0) flexed their considerable big-play muscle in the passing game to put away the Aggies (1-1). Metchie and Jones hooked up for a 63-yarder in the fourth, giving the sophomore five catches for 181 yards. Jones finished 19-of-26 passing for a second straight surgically precise performance marred by one interception off a deflection. Smith, a converted receiver, emerged as another needed threat in the passing game. Alabama: Any questions about production of the Tide's passing game after Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III have been answered.
Aggies football program put on probation by NCAA
HOUSTON – When rules are broken the NCAA steps in and investigates and now they have ruled on the missteps inside of the Texas A&M Football program led by Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. According to the report, the Aggies program violated NCAA recruiting and what they deem "countable athletically related activities rules during the period from January of 2018 through February of 2019. The NCAA ruled those missteps were unintentional. Coach Fisher will also serve a six month “show cause” order which will limit his off campus recruiting activity this fall. “As Texas A&M’s Head Football Coach, I am responsible for promoting and monitoring for NCAA compliance in our program.
The best and worst from Texas A&M's 41-7 rout of Texas State
12 Texas A&M took care of business in their season opener on Thursday night, routing Texas State 41-7 at Kyle Field. Ausbon held the ball secure and never let it touch the ground for the Aggies’ fifth touchdown of the game, making the score 38-0. Full Screen 1 / 9 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - AUGUST 29: Bryan London II #9 of the Texas State Bobcats celebrates with Justin Madubuike #52 after an interception against the Texas State Bobcats during the first half at Kyle Field on August 29, 2019 in College Station, Texas. Senior linebacker Bryan London II pounced on an easy opportunity and stopped what would have been the Aggies fifth touchdown of the night. Worst DriveDespite rolling past Texas State, the Aggies got off to an inauspicious start on Thursday night.