Gators' Jeremiah Moon: Defense to blame for Texas A&M loss, must improve
Florida linebacker Jeremiah Moon expects quarterback Kyle Trask and the Gators’ offense to keep scoring.Moon said the defense needs to stop what it’s doing and quickly change course before Florida’s season is lost.During Saturday’s 41-38 last-second loss at Texas A&M, another big day from Trask and the Gators attack could not overcome another no-show by the defense.“No excuse,” said Moon, a redshirt senior. “Kyle put the defense in the best situation. All we had to do is get off the field … and we didn’t do that. I say it was on defense today.“Offense gonna keep doing their thing. They’re carr...
Mac Engel: How Alex Caruso went from a Texas A&M ball boy to a Lakers fan favorite who's a win away from an NBA title
FORT WORTH, Texas — He doesn’t look like he belongs on the floor, but sleep on the balding white dude and you’ll find yourself co-starring on the wrong end of a viral video.Alex Caruso is the guy you didn’t realize is a Texan who played at Texas A&M and is now a staple of the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench mob.He’s the guy who doesn’t get picked in a pickup game because of racial stereotypes, and then goes out and embarrasses everyone on the court.“If you were not ready he was going to dunk right on you. Those videos you see now? We got used to those all the time,” said Caruso’s former A&M teammate...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mark Bradley: The SEC in 2020 — a 10-week grind for one and all
ATLANTA — When Georgia won the national championship on New Year’s Day 1981 — AJC headline of Jan. 2: “Unbeaten, Untied, Unbelievable” — it played 12 games. Six were against SEC teams. This isn’t to impugn the Bulldogs’ schedule, which featured Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and a non-SEC Texas A&M. This is to note that the conference opponents Georgia missed were Alabama, the reigning national titlist; Mississippi State, which dealt Bama its one loss; and LSU, which finished 7-4.Of the four other teams that finished above .500 in league play, the Bulldogs faced only Florida...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon, thanks to a key discovery by these researchers
AUSTIN, Texas — When the latest coronavirus emerged, Jason McLellan and his team were ready to take action.McLellan, an associate professor of molecular biosciences at the University of Texas, has been studying respiratory diseases for years. In 2017, McLellan’s postdoctoral researcher Nianshuang Wang identified genetic mutations necessary to stabilize a key component of diseases like MERS, also a coronavirus.So when Chinese researchers shared the genetic sequence of the new coronavirus on Jan. 10, UT researchers were able to quickly map the virus and inject it with previously-discovered mutat...