Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics http://ketr.org en Ivey: Strict NCAA academic standards could come to D2 http://ketr.org/post/ivey-strict-ncaa-academic-standards-could-come-d2 <p>The NCAA is holding Division I athletic programs to a higher academic standard through something called the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2014/05/14/ncaa-academic-progress-rate-postseason-bans/9082853/">Academic Progress Rate (APR)</a>.&nbsp; The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and University of Idaho football teams have been barred from post-season play, and in the 2012-13 season, the University of Connecticut men's basketball team (the 2013-14 national champions) was forced to sit out the postseason.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/">Texas A&amp;M Univer Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54263 at http://ketr.org Ivey: Strict NCAA academic standards could come to D2 A&M-C Field House floor close to complete; more on a possible D-1 future http://ketr.org/post/am-c-field-house-floor-close-complete-more-possible-d-1-future <p></p><p>In a continuation of our recent visit, <a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/index.aspx">Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey </a>says the new basketball/volleyball floor in the Field House is nearly finished, and will be ready for this weekend's commencement exercises.&nbsp; And Ryan shares more thoughts about the possibility that A&amp;M-Commerce could move up to NCAA Division 1 someday.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 53158 at http://ketr.org A&M-C Field House floor close to complete; more on a possible D-1 future AD Ivey says A&M-C could join Division 1 someday http://ketr.org/post/ad-ivey-says-am-c-could-join-division-1-someday <p><a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/splash.aspx?id=splash_4">Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey</a> says the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2014/04/24/ncaa-board-of-directors-meeting-big-conference-autonomy/8108647/">NCAA proposal</a> to allow the "Power 5" conferences (Big 12, Big 10, PAC 12, Southeast and ACC) more autonomy would be a good move.&nbsp; And he says he can imagine A&amp;M-Commerce someday moving up to Division 1.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 53002 at http://ketr.org AD Ivey says A&M-C could join Division 1 someday New Field House floor, softball facility in the works http://ketr.org/post/new-field-house-floor-softball-facility-works <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey discusses construction of the <a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/news/2014/4/10/FieldHouse_Floor_Sale_.aspx?path=general">new basketball/volleyball floor </a>in the Field House and plans for the new <a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/index.aspx?path=softball">varsity softball </a>facility, which is expected to be ready for play in the fall.&nbsp; Ryan also discusses the possibility of varsity baseball at A&amp;M-Commerce.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52144 at http://ketr.org New Field House floor, softball facility in the works Unionization of college athletes could affect Division II http://ketr.org/post/unionization-college-athletes-could-affect-division-ii-0 <p><a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/">&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/">Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce</a> athletic director Ryan Ivey says <a href="http://time.com/46806/northwestern-football-union-college-sports/">unionization of college football and basketball players</a>, as a court has approved for athletes at Northwestern University of the Big Ten, could eventually affect NCAA Division II athletic programs, such as A&amp;M-Commerce.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 51651 at http://ketr.org Unionization of college athletes could affect Division II McMurry won't join LSC after all; football tournament planned http://ketr.org/post/mcmurry-wont-join-lsc-after-all-football-tournament-planned <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the <a href="http://www.lonestarconference.org/">Lone Star Conference </a>is again looking for a new member after McMurry decided not to become a full-fledged LSC member and remain in NCAA Division III.&nbsp; Ivey says the LSC will stage a football tournament among its members in the last two weeks of the <a href="http://www.lionathletics.com/news/2014/3/11/2014_Football_Schedule_Announcement.aspx?path=football">2014 regular season</a>.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50634 at http://ketr.org McMurry won't join LSC after all; football tournament planned Five Lions earn South-Central honors http://ketr.org/post/five-lions-earn-south-central-honors <p>The U.S. Track &amp; Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honors for the Division II regions and three men and two women student-athletes earned regional honors for the Lions.</p><p></p><p>Anthony Harris, Hendrik Nungess and Matt Rich received the honor for the men and Brikel Bailey and Ashley Ross receiving the honor on the women's side.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:58:19 +0000 lionsathletics.com 50328 at http://ketr.org Five Lions earn South-Central honors Lion football opens Sept. 4 vs. ETBU http://ketr.org/post/lion-football-opens-sept-4-vs-etbu <p>A&amp;M-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lion football team will open its 2014 season at home on a Thursday night, Sept. 4, against East Texas Baptist University.&nbsp; Ivey says head coach Colby Carthel recruited 54 freshmen football players by dividing seven athletic scholarships among them,&nbsp;supplementing scholarships with&nbsp;grants and other forms of financial aid.&nbsp; And Ivey says the&nbsp;Lion men's basketball team, coming off a 79-76 win over national no. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 50119 at http://ketr.org Lion football opens Sept. 4 vs. ETBU A&M-Commerce athletics: Arrow up http://ketr.org/post/am-commerce-athletics-arrow <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&amp;M-Commerce sports.&nbsp; On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 48827 at http://ketr.org A&M-Commerce athletics: Arrow up Lions snap skid with win over Buffaloes http://ketr.org/post/lions-snap-skid-win-over-buffaloes <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><font size="3">LaDon Carnegie put in 23 points and the A&amp;M-Commerce Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-84 win over West Texas A&amp;M on Saturday at The Field House.<o:p></o:p></font></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:47:00 +0000 lionathletics.com 48652 at http://ketr.org Lions snap skid with win over Buffaloes