COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for Texas A&M Athletics, is teaming up with Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q to become the new host of the radio coaches’ shows for football, men’s and women’s basketball and soccer.
Football fans can head to Rudy’s at 504 Harvey Road to catch The Kevin Sumlin Radio Show airing live on Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. CST. The 12 shows will begin Tuesday, September 1 and run through November 24, with no show scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 during the bye week.
Additionally, The Coach G Soccer Radio Show will continue to air from Rudy’s, starting this Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. When basketball season gets under way, the Billy Kennedy and Gary Blair shows also will air from Rudy’s, with the respective schedules announced at a later date.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the coaches’ radio shows this year and for many years to come,” said Pete Bassett, a Texas A&M former student ‘80 and vice president of operations for Rudy’s Bar-B-Q. “Rudy’s has supported Texas A&M Athletics on many levels for many years, and we are pleased to be able to continue that support by hosting these shows.”
“There is nothing more synonymous with the state of Texas than barbecue,” said Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s senior associate athletics director for external affairs. “Rudy’s provides the perfect venue for all of our coaches shows in terms of good food, ample space and a great staff. We look forward to re-launching the shows for the 2015-16 season with an excellent partner of Texas A&M Athletics.”
“Rudy’s has been a great supporter of Texas A&M Athletics for many years now, so it’s fitting that they would step up and become the new location for the coaches’ radio shows,” said Texas A&M Sports Properties General Manager Eric Buchanan. “I’m confident they will provide an electric atmosphere each week for our coaches and Aggie fans.”
Texas A&M Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages the multimedia rights and sponsorships for more than 100 collegiate institutions and associations. The company also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup and represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives. Learfield offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.