The high school volleyball schedule tonight finds the Bryan Lady Vikings playing at Caney Creek, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers playing at the College Station Lady Cougars, and the Rudder Lady Rangers hosting Huntsville in a showdown for the lead in District 18-5A.
Before the end of the week, the Texas A&M football team will be practicing on new turf at Kyle Field. A&M system officials announced installation began late Saturday, ahead of schedule. The new sod, from North Carolina, was ordered after chunks of the former turf came up during the Aggies game against Rice two weeks ago. Its replacement arrived in more than two dozen refrigerated semi-trailers. While the team gets to check it out before going to Mississippi State this Saturday, the first test of the $300,000 replacement will be the following weekend, on October 11th, when A&M hosts Ole Miss.
Former Texas A&M player Dennis Allen was fired yesterday as head coach of the Oakland Raiders after an 0 and 4 start to the season this year. Allen was on the plane home from London where the Raiders had played the Miami Dolphins Sunday when he got the phone call informing him he was fired. Allen had an 8 and 28 record as the head coach of the Raiders over the past three seasons.
And, the Houston Astros hired A-J Hinch as their new manager yesterday. Hinch takes over from interim manager Tom Lawless. Manager Bo Porter was fired September 1st.