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Around Aggieland (10/1)

October 1, 2021

During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fishbowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as a busy weekend is on tap in College Station with football, soccer and volleyball all in action.

Football (3-1, 0-1 in SEC)
No. 15 Texas A&M returns to Kyle Field on Saturday night for what could be a wet contest with Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

  • Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.

Aggies in the polls...

Next week’s contest with No. 1 Alabama has been announced as a 7:00 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS.

  • It will make the first time the Aggies have played in the primetime slot on CBS since joining the Southeastern Conference in 2012.

Soccer (5-5-1, 1-2-0 in SEC)
G Guerrieri and the Aggies look to snap a three-match losing streak as they take on the No. 15 Tennessee Volunteers on Friday night at Ellis Field.

  • Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT and will stream on the SEC Network+.
  • The match is “Hispanic Heritage Night,” and the first 500 fans will receive a “Las Aggies" t-shirt.

Volleyball (9-3, 2-0 in SEC)
Bird Kuhn and the Aggies travel to Rocky Top this weekend for a pair of matches with No. 20 Tennessee in Knoxville.

  • Saturday: 4:00 p.m. CT, streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network
  • Texas A&M enters the weekend coming off wins over Alabama and South Carolina.

Cross Country
Texas A&M ran in the Gans Creek Classic on Friday morning in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Eric Casarez won the men’s 8K, setting the course record at Gans Creek with a time of 23:36.5. As a team, the men finished seventh.

  • On the women’s side, the Aggies took home the team title in the 6K, with Julia Black (fourth place, 21:17.2) and Gemma Goddard (sixth place, 21:17.3) leading the way.

Men’s Tennis
Pierce Rollins finished second in the Pro Tennis Tour stop at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • Rollins posted a 3-1 record in pool play before defeating former Texas A&M All-American Harrison Adams in the semifinals.
  • Rollins ultimately fell in the final to Baylor's Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Women's Tennis
Playing in the H-E-B Invitational at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, the Aggies posted six victories on day one of the tournament.

  • All three Aggie doubles pairings won their matches against duos from Arizona.
  • Jeanette Mireles defeated Arizona's Parker Fry (6-2, 6-3).
  • Renee McBryde defeated Arizona’s Khim Iglupas (4-6, 6-3, 1-0).
  • Isa Di Laura defeated Arizona's Kayla Meraz (7-6, 4-6, 1-0).

The tournament continues on Friday morning in Waco.

Women's Golf
The Schooner Fall Classic concluded on Monday in Norman, Okla., and the Aggies finished second behind last year's national runner-up Oklahoma State.

  • Texas A&M finished 4-over on the weekend, while Oklahoma State finished 16-under.
  • Two Aggies finished inside the top ten with Blanca Fernández Poggio-García finishing third and Zoe Slaughter finishing tied for seventh.

Gerrod Chadwell’s team is now ranked No. 8 in the nation according to Golfweek.

A&M will be back in action the middle of October as they travel to San Marcos to play in the Jim West Invitational.

  • The tournament will be held from Sunday, Oct. 17, and will run through Monday, Oct. 18.

Men’s Basketball
Television designations and tip-off times for all 18 of Texas A&M's conference games as well as the Aggies' neutral-site clash with TCU have been announced.

  • The Aggies will play the Horned Frogs on Dec. 11 in Houston. The game will air on the SEC Network, and tip-off time has not yet been announced.
  • A&M's road trip to face Georgia in Athens on Jan. 4 will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. CT and air on ESPNU, while the second meeting (Feb. 22) between the Ags and Dawgs in Aggieland will tip at 6:00 p.m. CT also on ESPNU.
  • A&M's Feb. 5 home game with Missouri at Reed Arena tips at 3:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
  • Texas A&M's other 15 SEC games will air on the SEC Network.

Women's Basketball
Gary Blair and the defending SEC regular-season champion Aggies will play 12 nationally televised games this season.

  • 11 games will air on the SEC Network, including Texas A&M's Dec. 5 contest with Texas at Reed Arena.
  • The Aggies’ Feb. 6 road contest with Kentucky will air on ESPN2.

Jim Schlossnagle & Co. received a verbal commitment from 2024 RHP Michael Dudolski on Tuesday.

  • The Whitehouse product has already hit 90 mph on the radar gun as a 15-year-old.

On Thursday, Jo Evans and the Aggies announced a seven-game fall schedule as they continue to prepare for the 2022 season. All seven games will be played at Davis Diamond in Bryan-College Station.

  • Oct. 17: vs. Texas - 2:00 p.m. CT
  • Oct. 20: vs. Temple College - 4:00 p.m. CT & 6:00 p.m. CT (Doubleheader)
  • Oct. 24: vs. A&M-Commerce - 1:00 p.m. CT & 3:00 p.m. CT (Doubleheader)
  • Oct. 29: vs. Texas State - 6:30 p.m. CT
  • Nov. 1: vs. Blinn College - 4:00 p.m. CT
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