Andrew McCulloch

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I'm a sports reporter based in McAllen, Texas, covering high school football, volleyball, girl's basketball, softball and wrestling, as well as UTRGV men's basketball, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, RGV FC Toros and other local sports for The Monitor and RGVSports.com. Follow me @ByAndyMcCulloch and send me story tips at amcculloch@themonitor.com.

NCAA announces Nov. 25 regular-season start date for DI college basketball

EDINBURG — The NCAA Division I Council met Wednesday in Indianapolis to adopt wide-sweeping changes for the year ahead in college athletics amid the...

Mission CISD: fall sports practices to start Sept. 28

MISSION — After months of uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic which featured protests, surveys, petitions and delayed votes, Mission CISD announced Tuesday afternoon...

Lopez looks to inspire others as Valley’s first female men’s basketball head coach

McALLEN — Ashleigh Lopez has seemingly always been a part of the Rio Grande Valley’s bustling basketball scene. Whether it’s been as an official, head...

Hometown Hoops: Valley Horned Frogs seek to put RGV basketball on the map

McALLEN — The Rio Grande Valley is set to welcome its newest hometown team this fall, the Valley Horned Frogs. The semi-professional men’s basketball squad...

Mission CISD postpones vote on fall sports

MISSION — During a scheduled board meeting Wednesday evening, Mission CISD officials decided to delay a vote on a return date for on-campus practices...

Rio Grande City, Mercedes plan to restart fall sports practices Sept. 28

RIO GRANDE CITY — The Rio Grande City CISD school board took a step toward returning to normalcy late Tuesday evening when the board...

Vaqueros athletic programs to don one ‘Team UTRGV’ patch to signify unity

EDINBURG — After several months were derailed in some form or fashion by the COVID-19 pandemic and instances of racial injustice across America, UTRGV...

RGV FC to open H-E-B Park back up to fans

EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley FC announced a change to its stadium attendance policies Friday morning, which will bring fans back into the stands...

Edinburg CISD: No decision on fall sports return date yet

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD officials clarified the district’s position Tuesday afternoon on a return to in-person learning, as well as fall sports practices and...

McAllen ISD updates stance on return to in-person learning, fall sports

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has updated its position on the return to in-person learning and the resumption of on-campus fall sports practices and other...