Sports Headlines–2/8/2016

The District 18-5A basketball results from Friday night have the Bryan boys beating College Station 56 to 46, the A&M Consolidated boys beating Rudder 64 to 46, the College Station girls clinching a play-off berth with a 66 to 53 win over Bryan, and the Consol girls moving into a first place tie with 10th-ranked Rudder with a 71 to 49 win over the Lady Rangers. Tomorrow, Rudder will host Bryan for a twin bill with the girls playing at 6 and the boys at 7:30. The Consol boys will play at Livingston, the College Station boys will host Caney Creek, the Consol girls will host Livingston and the College Station girls will play at Caney Creek.

The 8th-ranked Texas A&M men’s basketball team lost to 25th-ranked South Carolina Saturday 81 to 78. It was the Aggies’ first home loss of the season and their third straight conference loss since receiving their highest ever ranking of 5th in the nation. The Aggies will play at Alabama Wednesday night.

The 12th-ranked Texas Aggie women’s team beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee in overtime yesterday 76 to 71. The Aggies will host 11th-ranked Mississippi State Thursday night for their next game.

In pro basketball, the Houston Rockets lost Saturday to Portland 96 to 79. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks Friday 116 to 90 and the L-A Lakers Saturday 106 to 102. And, the Mavericks beat Memphis Saturday in overtime 114 to 110.

And, in the NFL championship game last night, Denver beat Carolina 24 to 10. Von Miller became the first Aggie to ever be named a Super Bowl MVP.

Sports Headlines–2/5/2016

The District 18-5A basketball schedule tonight has the Bryan boys hosting College Station, the A&M Consolidated boys hosting Rudder, the Bryan girls playing at College Station, and Consol playing at 10th-ranked Rudder.

It was a difficult night for Texas A&M basketball last night. The 8th-ranked Aggie men lost in Nashville to Vanderbilt 77 to 60 and the 12th-ranked Aggie women lost in Gainesville to 22nd-ranked Florida 83 to 81. The Aggies will have to recover quickly as the men will host 23rd-ranked South Carolina tomorrow at 3 pm and the women will host 23rd-ranked Tennessee on Sunday at 3 pm.

The Houston Rockets won on the road at Phoenix last night 111 to 105. This weekend the Rockets will host Portland tomorrow, the San Antonio Spurs will play at the Dallas Mavericks tonight and will host the L-A Lakers tomorrow, and the Mavericks will play at Memphis tomorrow.

And, Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday evening in San Francisco and for once the game has a local angle for Brazos Valley fans. The Carolina Panthers are led by former Blinn College quarterback Cam Newton while the Denver Broncos are led on defense by former Aggie Von Miller and are coached by former Texas A&M quarterback Gary Kubiak.

Sports Headlines–2/4/2016

Yesterday was national signing day for high school athletes and the Texas A&M football program signed 22 recruits determined to be the 16th best recruiting class in the nation. Even though this is the lowest ranking since Kevin Sumlin became head coach, Sumlin said he is still happy with the group of athletes who were signed.

Both Texas A&M basketball teams are playing on the road tonight. The 8th-ranked men are in Nashville to play at Vanderbilt and the 12th-ranked women are playing at 22nd-ranked Florida.

And, in pro basketball last night, the San Antonio Spurs beat New Orleans 110 to 97, but the Dallas Mavericks lost to Miami 93 to 90. Tonight, the Houston Rockets play at Phoenix.

Sports Headlines–2/3/2016

The College Station boys basketball team beat A&M Consolidated for the second time in District 18-5A last night by a score of 58 to 50. The Rudder boys lost to Huntsville 71 to 66. The Bryan girls crushed Caney Creek 80 to 30. The 9th-ranked Rudder girls lost their first district game as they fell to Huntsville 57 to 55. And, Consol rallied to beat College Station 57 to 48. Friday, the Bryan boys host College Station and Consol hosts Rudder, the Bryan girls play at College Station and 9th-ranked Rudder hosts Consol.

Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s days with the Cleveland Browns may be numbered. The Browns’ new head of football operations announced yesterday that Manziel will be cut from the team on March 9th. Dallas and Fort Worth police are investigating an altercation this past weekend between Manziel and an ex-girlfriend. Manziel has declined to comment on the situation.

Former Texas A&M and N-F-L defensive lineman Jacob Green was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame last night. Green is currently a vice-president with the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation.

And, the Houston Rockets ended a three-game losing skid last night with a 115 to 102 win over Miami. Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs are hosting New Orleans and the Dallas Mavericks are hosting Miami.

Sports Headlines–2/2/2016

The U-I-L announced district realignments yesterday and Bryan and College Station’s four high schools are remaining together in District 18-5A. But, all of the other teams in the district are changing as Temple, Waco High, and Waco University will join Bryan, Rudder, A&M Consolidated, and College Station in the district while Huntsville, Willis, Caney Creek, and Livingston have been moved elsewhere. The new district alignment becomes effective this fall.

The District 18-5A basketball schedule tonight has the Bryan boys playing at Caney Creek, A&M Consolidated playing at College Station, and Rudder hosting Huntsville. The girl’s games have Bryan hosting Caney Creek, Consol hosting College Station, and 9th-ranked Rudder traveling to Huntsville.

Former Texas A&M and Bryan High School basketball star Rudy Woods has lost his lengthy battle with diabetes. Woods, who was Bryan’s only McDonald’s All-American, died Thursday at the age of 57. Woods turned down offers to play for Kentucky, L-S-U, North Carolina, and Michigan to stay at home and play at Texas A&M. Woods played professionally overseas for 12 years before retiring in 1996. Funerals services will be held at 11 am Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

And, in pro basketball last night, the San Antonio Spurs beat Orlando 107 to 92, but the Dallas Mavericks lost in Atlanta 112 to 97. Tonight the Houston Rockets host Miami.

Sports Headlines–2/1/2016

The District 18-5A schedule from Friday night had the Bryan boys beating Willis in overtime 57 to 55, A&M Consolidated beating Caney Creek 88 to 36, and College Station losing to Huntsville 63 to 57. In the girl’s games, Bryan beat Willis 58 to 50, Consol beat Caney Creek 77 to 34, 9th-ranked Rudder beat Livingston 73 to 39, and College Station beat Huntsville 36 to 33.

The 5th-ranked Texas A&M men’s basketball team rallied Saturday to beat 14th-ranked Iowa State 72 to 62. It was the 300th win for Billy Kennedy as a head coach.

The 10th-ranked Texas A&M Aggie women’s basketball team yesterday lost for the second time this season to 2nd-ranked South Carolina 70 to 63. The Aggies will play at Florida on Thursday.

And, in pro basketball, the Houston Rockets lost to Oklahoma City on Friday 116 to 108 and lost to Washington on Saturday 123 to 122. The San Antonio Spurs lost to Cleveland on Saturday 117 to 103. And, the Dallas Mavericks beat Brooklyn on Friday 91 to 79 and beat Phoenix yesterday 91 to 78.

Sports Headlines–1/29/2016

The District 18-5A basketball schedule tonight has the Bryan boys hosting Willis, A&M Consolidated hosting Caney Creek, Rudder playing at Livingston, and College Station playing at Huntsville. The girls schedule has Bryan playing at Willis, Consol playing at Caney Creek, 9th-ranked Rudder hosting Livingston, and College Station hosting Huntsville.

The 10th-ranked Texas A&M women’s basketball team held off Alabama in Tuscaloosa last night 59 to 56. The Aggies will play their next game Sunday at 5 pm in Reed Arena when they will host 2nd-ranked South Carolina.

The 5th-ranked Texas Aggie men’s basketball team will host 14th-ranked Iowa State for a non-conference game tomorrow at 1 pm.

The Texas A&M baseball team dismissed left-handed pitcher Tyler Stubblefield this week for violating team rules.

And, the pro basketball schedule this weekend has the Houston Rockets playing at Oklahoma City tonight and hosting Washington tomorrow, the San Antonio Spurs playing at Cleveland tomorrow night, and the Dallas Mavericks hosting Brooklyn tonight and Phoenix on Sunday night.

Sports Headlines–1/28/2016

30 years of frustration in Fayetteville continued last night for the 5th-ranked Texas A&M men’s basketball team as their 10 game winning streak ended with their first conference loss of the season when they fell to Arkansas 74 to 71. The Aggies will come home to play a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon against 14th-ranked Iowa State.

The 10th-ranked Texas A&M women’s basketball team will play on the road tonight at Alabama. Aggies head coach Gary Blair says the Aggies will have to overcome the distraction of playing in a small, loud gym in Tuscaloosa. The Aggies and Crimson Tide will tip off tonight at 6 pm.

And, the Spurs were determined to bounce back last night after suffering their worst loss in three years on Monday when they beat the Houston Rockets 130 to 99. Also last night, the Dallas Mavericks lost at Golden State 127 to 107.

Sports Headlines–1/27/2016

There was a split in the District 18-5A crosstown showdown basketball games last night. The Bryan boys beat A&M Consolidated 59 to 50, but the Consol girls bested Bryan 76 to 57. In other games, the Rudder boys lost to Willis 54 to 42 but the 9th-ranked Rudder girls cruised past Willis 71 to 51. And, the College Station boys beat Livingston 54 to 38 and the College Station girls beat Livingston 72 to 50. Friday, the Bryan boys host Willis while the girls play at Willis, the A&M Consolidated boys host Caney Creek while the girls play at Caney Creek, the Rudder boys will play at Livingston while the girls host Livingston, and the College Station boys will play at Huntsville while the girls host Huntsville.

The 5th-ranked Texas A&M men’s basketball team will play at Arkansas tonight. Aggies head coach Billy Kennedy says the Razorbacks are a formidable opponent playing at home. The last win for the Aggies at Arkansas was in 1986.

And, in pro basketball last night, the Dallas Mavericks scored a 92 to 90 road win over the L-A Lakers. Tonight, the Houston Rockets are playing at the San Antonio Spurs and the Mavericks are playing at Golden State.

Sports Headlines–1/26/2016

Another round of the District 18-5A basketball schedule will be played tonight with a couple of crosstown showdown games being featured. The Bryan boys will be hosting A&M Consolidated while the Bryan girls are playing at Consol. Both games begin at 6:30. Elsewhere, the Rudder boys are playing at Willis while the 10th-ranked girls are hosting Willis and the College Station boys are hosting Livingston while the girls are making the long trip to Livingston.

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will head to Arkansas tomorrow night with their highest ranking in school history. The Aggies are 5th in the nation in the newest AP Top 10 poll. Oklahoma is ranked first followed by North Carolina, Iowa, and Kansas who lost to Iowa State last night.

And, in pro basketball from last night, the Houston Rockets won their third game in a row as they beat the Pelicans in New Orleans 112 to 111, but the San Antonio Spurs had their 13-game winning streak ended by the Golden State Warriors in Oakland 120 to 90. Tonight, the Dallas Mavericks are playing at the Los Angeles Lakers.