Chris Gordy

Chris Gordy

Chris Gordy co-hosts “Next Up” alongside Stan Norfleet, and hosts many of the pre/postgame shows for the Houston Astros & Houston Rockets games.Full Bio

Astros Beat Oakland, Jose Abreu Returns In Loss To Mariners, Texans Are Super Bowl Contenders

SEC Player Injury Reports Coming Soon?, Greg Sankey Quotes from SEC Meetings in Destin, SEC Baseball History

As the SEC Meetings get underway over in Destin, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey spoke with the media on Monday evening and touched on a number of big topics, including  - could we see Injury Reports come to the SEC in the near future? In the ever expanding world of sports betting, the SEC could follow others and begin providing weekly "Player Availability Reports", or as we call them injury reports, providing as much information as possible to fans. 

In addition, Sankey comments on the House vs NCAA settlement which will change the landscape of revenue sharing with players in the near future, as well as the Jaden Rashada lawsuit, the future of SEC scheduling & much more.

Also, SEC Baseball makes history with ELEVEN teams making the NCAA Tournament field. We dissect the draws for all the SEC teams that made the tourney, including the top 3 seeds in Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas A&M. 

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Verlander Starting For Astros In Oakland, NCAA Settlement, Cougars Defy NFL

Chris Gordy of Next Up, alongside Brian LaLima of The Sean Salisbury Show and Dan Mathews of The A-Team, preview the Houston Astros traveling to Oakland to take on the Athletics for a three-game series that will see Justin Verlander start on the mound Friday. The Astros received a slight bump in the AL West standings, currently 4.5 games back from the division lead, after the Texas Rangers have lost four straight and the Seattle Mariners have lost two in a row. The NCAA Board of Governors and every Power Five conference have agreed to a settlement in the House v. NCAA case that will create a new revenue sharing model, as well as compensate years of antitrust claims. The NCAA and conferences will pay $2.77 billion over 10 years to former and current college athletes dating back to 2016. Also, each school will be allowed to set aside up to $21 million in revenue to share with athletes each year. Chris, Brian and Dan also discuss the World Baseball Classic coming to Houston, predict when the automated strike zone will be implemented in MLB, react to Cougars football defying NFL legal threats by stating that their alternate blue uniforms is "drastically different" than those of the Houston Oilers and more.

Aggie Head Coach Mike Elko Speaks, NCAA & Power 5 Agree to Pay Players, News Around The Conference

On today's show, we catch up with Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko as he made an appearance at the Aggie Coach's Night, getting Aggie fans excited for the 2024 college football season. Elko gives this thoughts on his team coming out of spring, College Gameday coming to College Station in Week 1 for the Notre Dame game & more. 

Also, we discuss the monumental settlement between the Houston vs NCAA that will ultimately lead to schools being able to share some of their revenue with student athletes. According to reports, the future revenue-sharing model could take effect as early as Fall 2025, with many SEC schools expected to be able to share upwards of $22 million in revenue with players. We discuss the ramifications and some of the pros and cons. 

And we go Around The Conference, as Ole Miss OC Charlie Weis Jr becomes the highest-paid offensive coordinator in the SEC, former Rebels RB Kedrick Reescano picks a new school, a Florida d-lineman is in hot water, and projections have the SEC getting 11 baseball teams into the postseason - but will they get that many? 

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Astros Lose Series To Angels, Kyle Tucker Contract Debate, Where's Stefon Diggs At Texans OTAs?

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up review the 10-game homestand where the Houston Astros went 7-3. The final game was a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, resulting in a series defeat. Hunter Brown had a quality start on the mound, giving up just two earned runs in six innings of work and striking out three. Brian Bogusevic, former Astros outfielder and Space City Home Network analyst, joins to discuss the Astros getting a day off Thursday before traveling to Oakland to face the Athletics in a weekend series. Stan and Chris discuss the Texans continuing OTAs, review the first games of the NBA conference finals and more.

Bogusevic: Astros Are 'Not Going Anywhere' If Tucker Is The Only One Hot

Brian Bogusevic, former Astros outfielder and Space City Home Network analyst, joins Next Up to recap the 10-game homestand where the Astros went 7-3. However, the Astros dropped two of the final three games at Minute Maid Park, losing the series to the Los Angeles Angels. Hunter Brown had a quality start on the mound Wednesday, giving up just two earned runs in six innings of work, striking out three, but the Astros would lose 2-1. "I don't think it's fair to judge" the Astros right now as their season has been "incomplete" with injuries and inconsistent production, Bogusevic said. Right fielder Kyle Tucker has been on a recent tear, recording multiple homers in two of his last four games. Tucker currently leads MLB in home runs this season with 17. If the season ended today, "[Tucker] should be the AL MVP." While Tucker remains hot at the plate, Bogusevic says the Astros are "not going anywhere if there's only one guy" scoring runs. "It has to be a collective effort." Tucker has a $12 million, one-year deal and is eligible for free agency after the 2025 season. With Yankees outfielder Juan Soto becoming a free agent following this season and signing a possible "market reset" deal, Tucker's contract extension could be a long-term agreement. "It's starting to get to a place where that number is huge," Bogusevic said. Jose Abreu was demoted to the Florida Complex League on May 1, but during the recent home series against the Milwaukee Brewers, general manager Dana Brown said Abreu will play a few more minor-league games and could join the Astros in Oakland this weekend. Jon Singleton has "given us more than I think anybody could have expected" at first base, but "you've got to at least give it one more chance" with Abreu.

Which SEC Teams are Underrated & Overrated Right Now?, Jake Crain Joins The Show, CFB Playoff on TNT

On today's show, we're joined by our buddy Jake Crain as we get his thoughts on the news of ESPN sublicensing some of their early round playoff games to TNT Sports, how different will that be from the ESPN broadcasts? Any chance we get Charles Barkley and Shaq on CFB Playoff games? 

And we get Jake's thoughts on the fallout of the Jaden Rashada lawsuit vs Billy Napier and more. 

Also, we ask Jake Crain to give us an "Underrated" team currently in the SEC, and one that might be a tad "Overrated" so far this offseason. Who makes the lists? Texas? Texas A&M? Auburn? Alabama? We discuss!

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Jeremy Peña Walks It Off In Astros Win Over Angels, Tank Dell Participating In Texans OTAs

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up react to the Houston Astros tying the series with the Los Angeles Angels following a 6-5 win Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Kyle Tucker homered twice, while Yordan Alvarez and Jon Singleton recorded their own home runs to keep the Astros in the game after Cristian Javier gave up a season-high eight hits with four runs in four innings of work. Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings to set up Jeremy Peña for a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning. Hunter Brown will start on the mound for the series tiebreaker Wednesday. The Texans began OTAs Tuesday, and KPRC reporter Aaron Wilson joins to discuss who was and who wasn't present for day one.

NFL Insider Aaron Wilson Talks Texans OTAs, Kenyon Green Competing For Spot

KPRC reporter Aaron Wilson joins Next Up to recap the first day of OTAs for the Houston Texans. Danielle Hunter, Laremy Tunsil and Stefon Diggs did not attend, but newly acquired running back Joe Mixon, as well as wide receiver Tank Dell, were present and working on their chemistry with quarterback C.J. Stroud. Dell was a victim in a mass shooting three weeks ago in Florida, suffering a gunshot wound that traveled through his leg; however Dell was a full participant in the first day of OTAs. "I thought he looked great," and it "just shows his toughness and his heart" for wanting to get back to the practice field so quick after an injury, Wilson said. Wilson also reports that running back Dameon Pierce looks lean and in-shape, and Kenyon Green is working towards his full potential after injuries have plagued the former No. 15 overall pick. The Texans are "giving [Green] a chance to compete" for the left guard position. Offensive tackle Blake Fisher was selected at pick 59 out of Notre Dame, and Wilson says he "wouldn't be surprised" to see the rookie "play a lot of football this year."

Jaden Rashada Suing Florida Coach Billy Napier, ESPN Post-Spring Top 25 Rankings

On today's show, we're reacting to the news of Georgia QB Jaden Rashada filing a lawsuit against Florida head coach Billy Napier and several others, saying they defrauded him of millions pertaining to a $13.85 million NIL agreement that fell through. Rashada becomes the first college athlete to sue a coach and/or a booster over a dispute pertaining to an NIL deal. Not a great look with Napier already on the hot seat this year. 

Also, ESPN's Mark Schlabach releases his college football Post-Spring Top 25 Rankings - we'll run through all the SEC teams he has ranked in his post spring rankings. He has eight SEC teams ranked in the top 18 of his rankings. Who can live up to the hype in 2024? 

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