Houston promotes Major Applewhite to head coach

By KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) _ Major Applewhite has been hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston. It’s the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applewhite, who served as Herman’s offensive coordinator the last two seasons. Herman recently left Houston to become the coach at Texas after two years with the Cougars. […]

Women’s Basketball Earns Road Win at TCU

FT. WORTH, Texas- Texas A&M picked up a key road win, defeating TCU 75-67 in a women’s basketball game at Schollmaier Arena. The Aggies never trailed in the second half of the game. The first half featured eight lead changes and six ties, but Texas A&M (6-2) took command of the game with a 10-0 […]

Garrett Named to Walter Camp All-America Team

ATLANTA — Texas A&M junior defensive end Myles Garrett was named to the Walter Camp All-America team for a second straight season on Thursday after a strong campaign for the Aggies. Garrett, from Arlington, Texas, received the honor in conjunction with the 2016 Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which was broadcast via ESPN from […]

Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy

By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is suing three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn’t report them. The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to […]

McCoy and Williams Earn SEC All-Freshman Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 8, 2016)—– Texas A&M center Erik McCoy and running back Trayveon Williamsearned SEC All-Freshman honors as the Southeastern Conference announced the elite squad today from Birmingham. The team was voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players. McCoy is a redshirt freshman […]

Hampton Shoots A&M Past Denver, 80-58

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M guard JC Hamptonscored a season-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting as the Aggies defeated Denver 80-58 on Wednesday night. The Aggies (6-2) led 34-23 at halftime and the Pioneers (3-5) never threatened their larger opponent from the Southeastern Conference in the second half. A&M forced nine turnovers while […]

Gomez agrees to $11.5M deal to stay with Rangers

By RONALD BLUM OXON HILL, Md. (AP) _ Two people familiar with the negotiations say outfielder Carlos Gomez has agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced. Gomez, who […]

Four Aggies Named to All-SEC Football Team

Birmingham, Ala. — Alabama led the way with 11 representatives on the 2016 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Football Team, including seven on the first team, it was announced Tuesday. LSU had nine selections, followed by Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M with six each. Ten of the 14 SEC schools placed a member on the first team, […]

Baylor names Temple’s Matt Rhule as new football coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS Matt Rhule is the new coach at Baylor, where he takes over a beleaguered Big 12 Conference program after winning 20 games over the past two seasons at Temple. Rhule becomes the full-time replacement for two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles, who was dismissed after a scathing report over the university’s […]

Texas A&M’s Knight Named 2016 Wuerffel Trophy Winner

NEW YORK — Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight was named the winner of 2016 Wuerffel Trophy during today’s National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton […]

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