Matt Carpenter took Texas pitcher Chance Ruffin deep to right field in the fourth to bring the Frogs within a run, 3-2. Michael Torres homered to right-center in the second to put the Longhorns up 3-1.
Baylor’s football season opener, Sept. 5 at Wake Forest, will be televised regionally on ABC with a simultaneous national telecast on ESPN2, school officials announced today.
It marks the first time since 1997, and only the fifth time in school history, that the Bears will open the season on network television. The contest will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
In addition, Baylor officials announced a 4 p.m. kickoff for the team’s home opener, Sept. 19 against Connecticut. Additional non-conference home games against Northwestern State (Sept. 26) and Kent State (Oct. 3) will begin at 6 p.m.
Freshman pitcher Kyle Winkler will get the start for TCU Saturday in Game 1 against Texas in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The series schedule: Game 1: 5 p.m. Saturdayy (ESPNU Game 2: 2 p.m. Sunday (ESPN) Game 3*: noon or 6 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2) * -- If necessary
In case you missed it, six Horned Frog baseball players were named to the Fort Worth NCAA Regional All-Tournament team. Freshman Jason Coats, who had the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth for TCU, was named Most Outstanding Player. The five other Frogs named to the team included: Shortstop Taylor Freshman, outfielder Chris Ellington, first baseman Matt Vern and pitcher Kyle Winkler.
Oklahoma basketball players Blake Griffin and Ashley Paris have been selected as the 2008-09 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year, conference officials announced today.
Griffin, a sophomore who is expected to be the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft, led the Sooners to an Elite Eight appearance in the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Paris, a senior, led the OU women’s team to a berth in the 2009 Final Four.
Dan Jenkins, renowned author from Fort Worth, was selected today as recipient of the National Football Foundation’s 2009 award for outstanding contribution to amateur football.
Jenkins, 79, has served in recent years as the NFF historian and has covered college football for several publications, including Sports Illustrated. The award is given to someone who has made “significant contributions” to the way football is played, coached or enjoyed by spectators.
Tim Millis, executive director of the NFL Referees Association and a former Big 12 conference supervisor of officials, will receive the outstanding football official award. Other honors announced Wednesday included the NFF’s highest honor, the gold medal, which will go to Nike co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman.
The awards will be presented Dec. 8 in New York. _ Jimmy Burch
Texas A&M will begin its first two home football games of the 2009 season at 6 p.m., school officials announced today.
The contests include the season opener against New Mexico (Saturday, Sept. 5) and a Sept. 19 contest in Kyle Field against Utah State. Neither of those games will be televised.
A&M discussed the possibility of moving the New Mexico game to Sunday night for television purposes “but we were not able to pull it off,” athletic director Bill Byrne said in a statement released by the school. Because the Big 12 television schedule is set for the first three weekends of season and no A&M games were selected to be televised in that time frame, kickoff times for the Sept. 5 and Sept. 19 games are set. The Aggies’ other home contest with an established start time is the season finale against Texas, a 7 p.m. ESPN telecast on Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving night).
Of the Aggies' six home games in 2009, those three are the only ones with established kickoff times.
Kickoff times are tentative for A&M’s remaining home games, depending on whether the contests are picked up by Big 12 television partners on a 12-day or six-day advance notice.
For contests in College Station that are not selected as telecasts, A&M officials have set the following tentative kickoff times: UAB (Sept. 26, 6 p.m.); Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2:30 p.m.); Iowa State (Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m.) and Baylor (Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m.). _ Jimmy Burch
Texas A&M 2009 football schedule Sept. 5 _ New Mexico, 6 p.m. Sept. 19 _ Utah State, 6 p.m. Sept. 26 _ UAB, 6 p.m. (time subject to change) Oct. 3 _ vs. Arkansas (Arlington), TBA Oct. 10 _ Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. (time subject to change) Oct. 17 _ at Kansas State, TBA Oct. 24 _ at Texas Tech, TBA Oct. 31 _ Iowa State, 2:30 p.m. (time subject to change) Nov. 7 _ at Colorado, TBA Nov. 14 _ at Oklahoma, TBA Nov. 21 _ Baylor, 2:30 p.m. (time subject to change) Nov. 26 _ Texas, 7 p.m.