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Around Aggieland (10/16)

October 16, 2020

During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fish bowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as there were numerous honors to run down from this past week and plenty of action ahead this weekend.

Football (2-1)
There was a television scheduling change this week due to some of the games being postponed due to COVID-19 concerns among a few programs: Texas A&M at Mississippi State will now air on ESPN instead of SEC Network. Kickoff is still scheduled for 3:00 p.m. CT.

Quarterback Kellen Mond was named co-offensive player of the week in the SEC, sharing the honor with Alabama’s Najee Harris.

It was announced on Tuesday by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl that Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was named the Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week following the Ags’ 41-38 win over Florida.

Wide receiver Caleb Chapman was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week following his performance against Florida in which he caught nine passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Mond and Isaiah Spiller also received honorable mention honors.

Soccer (2-1)
Freshman midfielder Barbara Olivieri was named the SEC’s co-freshman of the week, an honor she shared with Arkansas’ Ava Tankersley. Olivieri scored her first collegiate goal off a direct corner kick vs. Florida last Sunday at Ellis Field in A&M’s 2-1 win.

Senior defender Jimena Lopez was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Women’s Team of the Week as a defender. Lopez scored on a penalty kick in the Aggies’ 2-1 win over Florida last Sunday. Olivieri picked up honorable mention honors from TDS as a midfielder as well.

It is match day in Aggieland as No. 9 Texas A&M hosts the Mississippi State Bulldogs today (Friday), October 16, at Ellis Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will air on SEC Network+ (streaming on ESPN platforms).

Texas A&M volleyball begins its season tomorrow. Saturday, October 17, at 1:00 p.m. CT against the LSU Tigers. That match will be at Reed Arena. The Ags and Tigers will meet again on Sunday, October 18, at 3:00 p.m. CT. Again, that match will be at Reed Arena. Saturday’s match will air on SEC Network+ (streaming on ESPN platforms), while Sunday’s match will air on the SEC Network.

Aggie Volleyball begins the season ranked No. 8 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll.

Men’s & Women’s Basketball
Official practices began this week around the country with Wednesday being the first day team’s could go through full-team workouts in preparation for the 2020-21 season.

Official schedules for both the men’s and women’s teams have not yet been set. Remember, the NCAA has set Wednesday, November 25 as the day the 2020-21 season can begin.

It was announced that the Texas A&M men’s team will begin the season in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • Texas A&M will play West Virginia at 1:00 p.m. CT on November 25 on ESPN

Cross Country
Both the men’s and women’s teams are back in action this weekend as the Aggies will be running in the Arturo Barrios Invitational in Bryan-College Station at the Watts Cross Country Course on Saturday (October 17). This is the Aggies’ only home meet this fall.

  • Men’s 8k begins at 9:30 a.m. CT
  • Women’s 6k begins at 10:15 a.m. CT

Other teams competing include Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and UT-Arlington.

Men’s Tennis
The Aggies travel to Fort Worth to compete in the TCU Invitational this weekend (Fri-Sun).

  • Other teams competing include TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

Women’s Tennis
The Aggies will be competing in the Texas A&M fall invite this weekend (Fri-Sun) at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • Other teams competing include Texas, LSU and Rice.

Aggies in Pro Sports

 MLB Postseason
ALCS: Tampa Bay Rays lead Houston Astros (Brooks Raley), 3-2

  • Game 1: TB 2, HOU 1
    • Raley: 1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Game 2: TB 4, HOU 2
  • Game 3: TB 5, HOU 2
    • Raley: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Game 4: HOU 4, TB 3
  • Game 5: HOU 4, TB 3
    • Raley: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, Hold (1)
  • Game 6: Friday, 5:07 p.m. CT on TBS - Petco Park (San Diego)
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, 7:37 p.m. CT on TBS - Petco Park (San Diego)

NLCS: Atlanta Braves (AJ Minter) lead Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1

  • Game 1: ATL 5, LAD 1
  • Game 2: ATL 8, LAD 7
    • Minter: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K (Allowed a three-run home run to Corey Seager)
  • Game 3: LAD 15, ATL 3
  • Game 4: ATL 10, LAD 2
  • Game 5: Friday, 8:08 p.m. CT on FS1 - Globe Life Field (Arlington)
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Saturday, 3:38 p.m. CT on FS1 - Globe Life Field (Arlington)
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Sunday, 7:15 p.m. CT on FOX - Globe Life Field (Arlington)
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