Texas A&M Aggies news: Elko giving A&M good publicity, baseball off to roaring start

Your daily roundup of Texas A&M Aggies news for February 24th.

Oct 14, 2023; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Elko before the first
Oct 14, 2023; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Elko before the first / Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Aggies news: Elko interview with ESPN reflects well on A&M, NCAA in big trouble

Here's your daily roundup of Texas A&M Aggies news for February 24th.

Mike Elko did an interview with ESPN yesterday. In it, he struck a delicate balance between promoting the vision and promise of the program while simultaneously coming across as likeable. That's quite a change from coaches in the past few years for Texas A&M—not necessarily the likeability factor (though Jimbo had a lot of haters), but more so the fact that so seldom did we see Aggie coaches this available to the media.

With all the talk about the changed format for the College Football Playoff, I put together a column examining whether a 12-team playoff could have saved Jimbo's job had the Aggies made the field in 2020. While I think most of you can guess the answer, it's a fun thought experiment for how exactly things would have looked for the Aggies had they not been matched up against UNC in the Orange Bowl.

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Baseball opened their weekend series against Wagner with a dominant showing, winning 17-2. LaViolette was explosive at the plate once again, and Prager picked up another impressive start. Against admittedly lesser competition, the Aggies have only allowed a total of 6 runs through 5 games—impressive no matter what.

Aggie basketball journeys to Knoxville for a huge matchup tonight against the Volunteers. Last time they played, it was a blowout in favor of the good guys within the friendly confines of Reed Arena. The Ags would be extremely lucky to have such a result tonight.

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The states of Tennessee and Virginia were granted a preliminary injunction in their case against the NCAA yesterday. What exactly does that mean? More here.

The college football recruiting calendar could be seeing a shift soon. Decision makers are considering moving back the dates for the early signing period in order to stagger it away from the first portal window.

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