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Around Aggieland (12/20)

December 20, 2021

During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Richard Zane joined to take us Around Aggieland and provided updates from the gridiron, the hardwood and beyond as it was a busy weekend for Texas A&M Athletics.

Track & Field
On Saturday, freshman distance runner Chance Gibson was killed in an automobile accident as he returned home to The Woodlands from College Station.

  • Gibson ran in the Aggie Opener 5K and the Texas A&M Invitational 8K during the fall cross country season.
  • Funeral plans have not yet been announced.

On Friday night, Athing Mu became the third Aggie to win The Bowerman award, which is considered the Heisman Trophy of Track & Field.

  • Mu joins Jessica Beard (2011) and Deon Lendore (2014) as Texas A&M products to win the prestigious honor.
  • As a true freshman in 2020-2021, Mu set six collegiate records and eight Texas A&M records. She finished as a three-time NCAA champion before winning two gold medals in Tokyo this summer.
  • Fellow Aggie Tyra Gittens and Texas’ Tara Davis were the other two finalists.

Football (8-4, 4-4 in SEC)
Following North Shore’s victory over Duncanville in the 6A Division I State Championship game, five-star cornerback Denver Harris‍ announced his signing with Texas A&M.

  • Harris became the 27th signee in Texas A&M’s 2022 recruiting class and is the sixth five-star according to the TexAgs rankings.
  • Texas A&M’s signing class is still ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Offensive line coach Josh Henson is expected to leave Texas A&M to become the offensive line coach at Southern California under Lincoln Riley.

  • Henson becomes the second assistant to leave Aggieland after Mike Elko departed to become the head coach at Duke University.

Men’s Basketball (8-2, 0-0 in SEC)
Buzz Williams & Co. got back in the win column on Saturday night as the Aggies defeated Oregon State in Corvallis, 83-73.

  • Wade Taylor IV had a team-high 19 points and was one of four Aggies in double digits. Oregon State’s Jarod Lucas had 25.
  • Taylor was 5-of-6 from 3-point range and was 7-of-9 from the field.
  • Henry Coleman III and Quenton Jackson had 16 points, each. Andre Gordon had 11.

Texas A&M returns to Reed Arena on Tuesday night as they host Northwestern State.

  • Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. CT and will be streamed on the SEC Network+.

The Aggies have also announced the addition of Dallas Christian to their December slate, making up for an earlier cancelation with Tulane.

  • Texas A&M will host Dallas Christian at Reed Arena on Monday, Dec. 27, for a 7:00 p.m. CT tip.

Women’s Basketball (9-2, 0-0 in SEC)
No. 23 Texas A&M’s Sunday afternoon tilt with Rice was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Rice program.

  • A makeup game between the Aggies and Owls has not yet been announced, nor has a possible replacement game.

The Aggies will be in action on Monday afternoon as they host UTSA at Reed Arena in their final non-conference game of the 2021-22 season.

  • Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. CT and will be streaming on the SEC Network+.
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