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Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) drives to the basket during Texas A&Ms game against Nebraska in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
How Tyrece Radford can catch the attention of NBA scouts
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 10, 2024

After 5 years of college basketball at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, Tyrece Radford is furthering his athletic career with the San Antonio...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
Compassion in the car community
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

Ole Miss to test road streak


Fresh off the first bye week of the season, the well-rested No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (4-1, 1-1) will head to Oxford, Miss., to take on the Ole Miss Rebels (3-2, 1-2) on Saturday. The Rebels recently dropped out of the Top 25 after losing their last two games, while the Aggies are looking for their third-straight win and tenth consecutive road victory.
The Aggies will be without senior defensive lineman Kirby Ennis, who tore his ACL two weeks ago in Arkansas and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Texas A&M is expected to have junior safety Floyd Raven Sr. back, who Sumlin said is “probable” to play.
With an offense that has yet to score under 42 points in a game, the Aggies lead the SEC in three major offensive categories – scoring (49.2 points per game), passing (365 yards per game) and total offense (586.4 yards per game).
Sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel is averaging 297.8 yards passing per game and leads the team in rushing with 62.8 yards per game. Eighteen different players have caught a pass and nine have hauled in a touchdown reception in the last five games.
“We encourage [Manziel] to win,” said head coach Kevin Sumlin. “We’re not telling him whether to run or throw on every play. That would limit his game.”
The Aggies are second in the SEC in third down conversion percentage – converting for first downs 56.7 percent of all third down plays – and lead the conference with an average of 29.4 first downs per game.
The Ole Miss defense, through its first five games, has allowed only 175.8 yards rushing per game. The Rebel rushing defense struggled with its last two losses against top-ranked Alabama and unranked Auburn, giving up an average of 268 yards per game on the ground.

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