Ryan Ivey http://ketr.org en The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat http://ketr.org/post/july-perspective-summer-camps-and-scachat <p>Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.</p><p>This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 55656 at http://ketr.org The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat 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 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 Ivey on 'bowl-ing' in Texarkana http://ketr.org/post/ivey-bowl-ing-texarkana <p>Ryan Ivey sat down with Cooper Welch today to talk about the Live United Texarkana Bowl, almost unprecedented postseason success for the Lions and what taking the next step looks like, on and off the field.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:03:05 +0000 Cooper Welch 46227 at http://ketr.org Ivey on 'bowl-ing' in Texarkana