Manziel will start for Texas A&M on Saturday

Posted Monday, Aug. 26, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Texas A&M officials said Monday that Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, remains the team’s starting quarterback, but will have no further comment about his status during Tuesday’s news conference in College Station.

A&M athletic director Eric Hyman released a statement Monday saying he had instructed coach Kevin Sumlin and players not to discuss Manziel during Tuesday’s news conference.

A&M opens its season Saturday against Rice and Manziel’s eligibility has been clouded by an NCAA investigation into allegations that he accepted money for signing memorabilia in violation of NCAA rules.

A&M chancellor John Sharp, among others, has indicated he expects Manziel to play against Rice.

In Monday’s statement, Hyman said: “The focus of our coaches and student-athletes is solely on preparing for Rice this Saturday, and in the best interests of Texas A&M and the 100-plus student-athletes on the team, I have instructed Coach Sumlin, his staff and our student-athletes to refrain from commenting on or answering questions regarding the status of our starting quarterback, Johnny Manziel.”


• Michigan football: Linebacker Jake Ryan is out until at least October as he recovers from a torn ACL, and coach Brady Hoke said that safety Courtney Avery is expected to miss two weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery over the weekend. Both are team captains.

• Oregon State football: Coach Mike Riley named Sean Mannion the starting quarterback for the season opener Saturday against Eastern Washington.

• USC basketball: Point guard Pe’Shon Howard received a legislative relief waiver from the NCAA that allowed him to transfer from Maryland to be closer to his ailing grandmother. Howard averaged 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists last season with the Terrapins.

• Vanderbilt football: Despite finishing 9-4 last season, the Commodores’ season opener against SEC rival Ole Miss on Thursday is not a sellout. Some fans have called into local radio stations over the past week complaining about higher ticket prices or increased donation fees to Vanderbilt’s booster Commodore Club.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?

Saturday, August 30Full Scoreboard
NY Yankees0Final | Box
Toronto «2
Detroit3Final | Box
Chicago WSox «6
Chicago Cubs «5Final | Box
St. Louis1
Cincinnati2Final | Box
Pittsburgh «3
Minnesota1Bottom 6th | Box
Baltimore1@theBallpark | TV: FSN-N, MASN
Miami4Top 8th | Box
Atlanta0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-FL, FSN-S
Detroit5Top 7th | Box
Chicago WSox0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-DET, WGN
Texas0Bottom 8th | Box
Houston2@theBallpark | TV: TXA-21, CSN-HOU
Cleveland1Bottom 6th | Box
Kansas City0@theBallpark | TV: STO, FSN-KC
Philadelphia6Bottom 7th | Box
NY Mets1@theBallpark | TV: CSN-PHI, WPIX
Boston0Bottom 6th | Box
Tampa Bay7@theBallpark | TV: NESN, Sun Sports
Colorado1Top 5th | Box
Arizona0@theBallpark | TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-AZ
Chicago Cubs1Top 4th | Box
St. Louis1@theBallpark | TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-MW
Los Angeles0Bottom 3rd | Box
San Diego0@theBallpark | TV: SportsNet LA, FSN-SD
Oakland0Bottom 1st | Box
LA Angels0@theBallpark | TV: CSN-CA, FSN-W
Milwaukee0Bottom 1st | Box
San Francisco0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-WI, NBC Bay Area
Washington2Top 1st | Box
Seattle0@theBallpark | TV: MLB Net, MASN 2, ROOT-NW
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, August 30Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 1Full Scoreboard
Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
Seattle TV: NBC
New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
Atlanta TV: FOX
Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
Baltimore TV: CBS
Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
Chicago TV: FOX
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Houston TV: FOX
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Kansas City TV: CBS
New England 1:00 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: CBS
Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:25 PM ET
Dallas TV: FOX
Carolina 4:25 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: FOX
Indianapolis 8:30 PM ET
Denver TV: NBC
NY Giants 7:10 PM ET
Detroit TV: ESPN
San Diego 10:20 PM ET
Arizona TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, August 30Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard