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25 Years After Tragedy, Texas A&M Might Bring Back Bonfire

Collapse killed 12 people in 1999

(Newser) - It was one of Texas A&M University's most prized traditions—until it became one of the university's worst tragedies. Almost 25 years after the Aggies bonfire collapsed during construction, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others, the university is considering reinstating the tradition, the Texas Tribune...

In 'Staggering' Move That Will Cost $75M, Aggies Fire Coach

Texas A&M must pay out the rest of Jimbo Fisher's contract

(Newser) - Texas A&M fired coach Jimbo Fisher on Sunday, a move that will cost the school more than $75 million and end a tenure that began six years ago with the Aggies presenting him an engraved national championship trophy missing only the year, the AP reports. Instead of winning a...

3-Time Olympian Deon Lendore Dies in Car Accident

Volunteer Texas A&M coach was on his way home from practice

(Newser) - Texas A&M track star turned coach and three-time Olympian Deon Lendore died Monday in a head-on collision. The 29-year-old's car drifted across the center line and sideswiped another vehicle before crossing the center line again and crashing into an SUV, KXAN reports. He was driving home from practice...

How ESPN Controls College Football

Big bucks and big exposure means the network can make or break college teams

(Newser) - How did college football go from regional amateur games to one of the biggest sporting competitions in the country? Four letters, says the New York Times : E, S, P, and N. By pumping billions of dollars into the game through purchasing TV rights, ESPN (and others, but overwhelmingly ESPN) has...

Heisman History: First Freshman Wins Top Honor

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel takes trophy

(Newser) - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win college football's most prized individual award. The redshirt freshman beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. A few days after turning 20, Manziel became the...

Freshman Heisman Winner? Maybe Tonight

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel might make history

(Newser) - A little history might be made at tonight's Heisman Trophy presentation, with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the running to be the first freshman to get college football's top honor. There's a reason the 20-year-old is called "Johnny Football," as his stats prove:...

Gunman, 2 Others Dead in Texas Shooting

Police officer and civilian were killed in gunfight

(Newser) - A gunman, a police officer, and a male civilian are dead in a shooting this afternoon near Texas A&M University, reports KHOU . Police say Thomas Cafall, 35, gunned down 41-year-old constable Brian Bachmann while the officer tried to serve an eviction notice at a small house in College Station,...

Texas A&M Women Win NCAA Title

Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 for first title

(Newser) - Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half and Texas A&M beat Notre Dame 76-70 on Tuesday night to win its first national championship. Texas A&M built an early 13-point lead with its aggressive defense, fell behind by seven in the second half,...

Injured Parker Leads Lady Vols to Final Four
Injured Parker Leads
Lady Vols to Final Four
March Madness

Injured Parker Leads Lady Vols to Final Four

Tennessee to face conference rival LSU in national semi-final

(Newser) - Candace Parker dislocated her left shoulder but was able to return to the game and lead Tennessee into the women’s Final Four with a 53-45 victory over Texas A&M. Parker left the game twice in the first half because of the injury, but returned midway through the second...

Even Without Gant, A&M Handles Duke
Even Without Gant, A&M Handles Duke
March Madness

Even Without Gant, A&M Handles Duke

Aggies next meet Lady Vols, who cruised past Notre Dame 74-64

(Newser) - Texas A&M is headed to its first regional finals after a 77-63 defeat of Duke, despite losing its star after the first half, AP reports. Danielle Gant scored eight points before dehydration sidelined her, and Patrice Reado took up her mantle, scoring 17 in the second half. The Blue...

UCLA Escapes Aggies' Upset Bid
UCLA Escapes Aggies' Upset Bid
March Madness

UCLA Escapes Aggies' Upset Bid

After trailing for the duration, saved by Darren Collison's clutch play

(Newser) - It wasn't pretty, but top-seed UCLA survived the second round, reports the LA Times. Despite shooting 39 percent from the field and trailing by as many as ten in the second half, the Bruins nonetheless avoided an upset, edging out the Texas A&M 53-49. Darren Collison was the hero,...

Texas A&M Dismisses UTSA With Ease
Texas A&M Dismisses UTSA With Ease
March Madness

Texas A&M Dismisses UTSA With Ease

Lacey leads Iowa State by Georgia Tech, GW beats Auburn

(Newser) - Texas-San Antonio literally handed Texas A&M a 91-52 win in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament today, reports the Associated Press. The Roadrunners turned the ball over 30 times, and the Aggies scored 38 points off the miscues. Thanks to their sloppiness with the ball, 15th-seeded UTSA...

BYU Can't Finish Rally in A&M Upset
BYU Can't
Finish Rally in
A&M Upset
March Madness

BYU Can't Finish Rally in A&M Upset

Carter redeems Aggies with 26 points as 9-seed advances

(Newser) - Ninth-seeded Texas A&M jumped out to an 11-0 lead, frittered it away by halftime, then pulled ahead in a tightly fought second half to beat eight-seeded Brigham Young, 67-62 in an NCAA tournament first round matchup. Josh Carter scored 26 points to lead the Aggies, including three three-pointers before...

Rush Leads Kansas Into Big 12 Final
Rush Leads Kansas Into
Big 12 Final

Rush Leads Kansas Into Big 12 Final

Arkansas shocks No. 4 Tennessee, Georgia wins twice in one day

(Newser) - No. 5 Kansas knew it would need a big Rush to beat Texas A&M today, and luckily for the Jayhawks, they had it. Brandon Rush scored a career-high 28 points to lead Kansas to a 77-71 win in the Big 12 semifinals, reports the Kansas City Star. The Jayhawks...

Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette

(Newser) - Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds...

No. 5 Duke Skies Over St. John's
No. 5 Duke Skies Over
St. John's

No. 5 Duke Skies Over St. John's

Vanderbilt whips Georgia, Nebraska upsets Texas A&M

(Newser) - No. 5 Duke used a 32-9 run at the end of the first half to cruise past St. John's 86-56 today in a non-conference game, reports the Associated Press. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Blue Devils, who have won an NCAA-best 59 straight non-conference games at...

Longhorns Soar Past Rival Aggies
Longhorns Soar Past Rival Aggies

Longhorns Soar Past Rival Aggies

Augustin scores 27 as Texas moves into 1st place tie in Big 12

(Newser) - The No. 7 Texas Longhorns defeated bitter rival No. 22 Texas A&M 77-50 to earn their sixth win in a row. For Texas, the win was payback for a 17-point loss in College Station earlier this season. D.J. Augustin was brilliant, scoring 27 points and dishing nine assists...

No. 16 Texas A&M Shocked at Home by OSU

No. 24 Vandy nips Fla. while No. 18 KSU clobbers Mizzou

(Newser) - Oklahoma State ended a 19-game road losing streak with a 59-54 win at Texas A&M. OSU's Terrel Harris had the play of the game, blocking a potential tying layup by the Aggies' Donald Sloan in the last minute. OSU was led by Byron Eaton's 17 points, two of which...

No. 2 Duke Skies Over Boston College

Notre Dame holds off Marquette, Texas A&M streaks by Missouri

(Newser) - Boston College shot 55% in the first half to build an eight-point lead, and it still wasn't nearly enough to beat No. 2 Duke today, reports the Associated Press. Kyle Singler scored 24 points and DeMarcus Nelson added 23 as the Blue Devils defeated the Eagles 90-80 in an ACC...

Aggies Put Iowa State Behind Them 69-51

Butler and Drake both come back against Valparaiso, Illinois State

(Newser) - After a slow start and a brief Iowa State lead, 18th-ranked Texas A&M pulled ahead for good to finish the game 69-51. The Aggies' fourth straight win came courtesy of 16 points from Bryan Davis, the Battallion reports. "We're playing with much more toughness and much more poise,...

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