The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager he thought seemed "bad" -- this time, because the teenager and his friends were sitting in a car listening to music the grownup didn't like. In this outrageous Florida case, a middle-aged white man, Michael Dunn, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting a gun into an occupied car. Jurors agreed he faced no threat after he was annoyed by loud music -- coming from a car he had deliberately chosen to park next to -- and then started an argument, pulled a gun on the car's black teens, and fired three shots at the young men inside the car as they tried to drive away from him.
To leave or not to leave? That is the question facing a number of collegiate players who have a few weeks now to determine whether to return for another season or declare for the NFL Draft. How do they make this decision?
"But when I do triathlons, it is not about hearing; it is about going. Losing my hearing has given me a positive outlook on life because I learned you can take something so negative and allow positive things to come from it."
In this season's most hyped regular season game (so far), top-ranked Alabama will head to College Station to face Texas A&M, a team we believe is the second best in the country.
It's completely ludicrous to say, "NCAA student-athletes should be paid because schools and the NCAA profit off of them while the kids don't get paid," without considering the thousands of student-athletes who aren't worth a cent to their respective institution of higher education.
I've not been kind to Johnny Manziel over the last year. Which is probably actually a bit of an understatement. I was, quite honestly, disgusted by him -- along with just about every other blogger/sports personality/public figure out there including his own dad. And yet, when the NCAA announced its joke of a suspension (half of a game) as a result of his dealings with several autograph brokers, I suddenly found myself strangely on the other side.
This is what keeps me up at night. The Redhead has life-threatening food allergies and asthma. So we don't just send him off to camp with toothbrush and toothpaste.
How many Aggies does it take to ride a bike? How about seven: One to actually pedal the bike and six to support the "pedaller." As an Aggie, Cla...
The Texas A&M University Student Senate voted on April 3 to discriminate openly against their fellow LGBT students under the guise of "religious freedom." The only religiously appropriate response this ordained Baptist minister is able to muster at this sad news is "Jesus wept."
When I first met President George H. W. Bush six years ago, I was struck by three things: his deeply felt sense that a meaningful life must include service to others, his gracious humility and the fact that he ordered dessert at lunch and encouraged all present to do the same.
In the latest attempt at roughing the passer, Johnny Football has been blitzed for deciding to take all of his upcoming fall classes online.
Turner, a senior who spent his first two years at the University of Washington, scored 40 in leading the Aggies to an 83-71 win at Kentucky. The 6'5 Turner burned the Wildcats with 25 first half points and finished 14-of-19 from the field and 6-of-10 on three-pointers.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made the 11th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners look like a high school team. He dazzled, danced and scrambled in the pocket as if he were playing 7-7 pickup football in the summer.
It took me half a week to calm down and really understand, realize, and be able to explain in detail exactly what this means for Texas A&M, our football team, and for Aggie athletics in general.
Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.
A fact that few Longhorns or Aggies would care to acknowledge is that deep down, they don't hate each other -- they need each other. Because a big part of the identity of anyone who attends either institution is in fact their direct connection to the opposing school.