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Kats first team in nation to start practice

Updated: 6:41 PM - When the Bearkats walked on to the turf at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium Monday morning, Sam Houston became the first college football team in the nation to begin 2014 preseason camp.

SEC Preview: Florida Gators

Updated: 3:51 PM - A 4 and 8 finish in 2013 kept the Florida Gators from a bowl game for the first time since 1990. The losing season put plenty of pressure on head coach Will Muschamp but with some additions to his staff and a healthy quarter back the Gators look to bounce back in 2014.

Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

Posted: 10:37 PM - Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2

Posted: 10:37 PM - Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Online Fan Voting for the Bowerman Award Begins Today

Posted: 10:52 AM - Starting today, track & field fans around the world will be able to make their opinions known as the annual fan vote component of The Bowerman selection process is officially open at THEBOWERMAN.ORG.

Shamier Little earns another World Junior gold medal on USA 4x400 relay

Posted: 07/27/2014 - Texas A&M’s Shamier Little earned a second gold medal during the IAAF World Junior Championships as a member of the United States winning 4x400 relay team on Sunday. Little ran the opening leg of the relay as the Americans claimed victory in 3 minutes, 30.42 seconds.

Texas A&M Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Non-Conference Schedule

Updated: 07/26/2014 - Texas A&M released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule today, which features games against nine postseason teams from 2013-14, including games against Duke, Texas, Washington and a 2014 Sweet 16 rematch with DePaul to open the season.

Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Former baseball star Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife.

Kats first team in nation to start practice

Updated: 6:41 PM - When the Bearkats walked on to the turf at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium Monday morning, Sam Houston became the first college football team in the nation to begin 2014 preseason camp.

Southeastern Louisiana Picked to Defend Southland Title

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.

JT Taylor second at Magnolia Amateur

Posted: 07/15/2014 - Sam Houston senior golfer JT Taylor shot eight under par and finished second in the Magnolia Amateur at Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. Taylor is one of several Bearkat golfers having a strong summer on the Amateur circuit.

NCAA Suggests Contact Limits for Football Practice

Updated: 07/08/2014 - The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Blinn Robbie Dickey selected as 124th pick in First-Year Players Draft

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The best way for Blinn baseball coach Harvey McIntyre to describe his pitching ace Robbie Dickey, who went from an undrafted player out of high school to the No. 124 overall pick in the First-Year MLB Players Draft, is to simply think back to an outing earlier this season.

Blinn sophomore Nolan Brown named NJCAA All-American

Updated: 06/04/2014 - Sophomore Nolan Brown’s bat helped carry the Blinn baseball team to its first NJCAA World Series appearance in 22 years. Tuesday, that big bat carried Brown to NJCAA All-American recognition.

Bombers Suffer 2-0 Loss, Ending Cellucor 13 Game Winning Streak

Posted: 07/24/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (31-12) fell 2-0 to the Acadiana Cane Cutters (23-20) Thursday night. “We’ve got to tip our hat to them tonight,” said head coach Curt Dixon. “Their pitchers did a good job—they kept us in their counts and off balance all night.”

Bombers Split Double Header with Texas Marshals

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (31-11) split a double header with the Texas Marshals (16-27) on Wednesday, taking the first seven inning game 3-2 and conceding the second 6-8.

Nottebrok Earns 2nd TCL Player of the Week Honors

Posted: 07/21/2014 - For the second time this season, Brazos Valley Bombers third baseman Logan Nottebrok earned Texas Collegiate League Player of the Week Honors. So far, Nottebrok is the only player in the TCL to receive the award twice this season.

Bombers sweep series with Acadiana after 5-3 win

Updated: 07/20/2014 - With their 13th straight home victory, the Brazos Valley Bombers (30-10) swept their two-game series with the Acadiana Cane Cutters (21-19) after a 5-3 victory Sunday night.

Bombers Fall 3-2 to Victoria Generals

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (27-10) fell to the Victoria Generals (29-10) 3-2 on Tuesday and slipped to second place in the second half of the season.

Brannon Earns 2nd TCL Pitcher of the Week Honors

Posted: 07/15/2014 - For the second time in as many weeks, Brazos Valley Bombers left-handed pitcher Cody Brannon earned Texas Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week Honors for his July 12th outing against the East Texas PumpJacks.

Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

Posted: 10:37 PM - Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2

Posted: 10:37 PM - Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Gray wins 6th straight, A's 4 HRs beat Texas

Posted: 07/26/2014 - Sonny Gray won his sixth straight decision, helped when the Oakland Athletics hit four home runs in a six-batter span to beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Saturday night.

Stanton, Valdespin power Marlins over Astros 7-3

Posted: 07/26/2014 - Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run double, and Jordany Valdespin added a two-run home run to power the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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