NCAA 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 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 NCAA compliance important to Lions http://ketr.org/post/ncaa-compliance-important-lions <p>Cooper and Jordan sat down with <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jacob-walker/66/a60/892" target="_blank">Jacob Walker</a> today to discuss his role with the A&amp;M-Commerce athletic department as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers, NCAA and NBA basketball and the NFL playoffs.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Cooper Welch & Jordan Davis 48213 at http://ketr.org NCAA compliance important to Lions Carthel: Problem was with WT athletics director http://ketr.org/post/carthel-problem-was-wt-athletics-director <p>On Friday, former West Texas A&amp;M head football&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">coach Don</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Carthel&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">spoke in a press conference, during which he described the circumstances surrounding his dismissal on Thursday.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:22:16 +0000 Mark Haslett 41905 at http://ketr.org Carthel: Problem was with WT athletics director Seeing double in the studio http://ketr.org/post/seeing-double-studio <p>The Annett twins, Cadie and Callie, stopped by the KETR studios this week to talk about the A&amp;M-Commerce Lions Soccer team; and the guys also talked about the Men's Championship and the NBA playoffs.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:56:33 +0000 Cooper Welch & Taylor Phelps & Ryan Billups 35548 at http://ketr.org Seeing double in the studio Can March get any 'madder'? http://ketr.org/post/can-march-get-any-madder <p>There have already been huge upsets in this year's tournament, but could more be on the way?</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Cooper Welch & Taylor Phelps & Ryan Billups 34982 at http://ketr.org Can March get any 'madder'? Crazy fun or just crazy? http://ketr.org/post/crazy-fun-or-just-crazy <p>In the case of storming the court, are sports fans crossing the line? Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Cooper Welch & Taylor Phelps & Ryan Billups 34823 at http://ketr.org Crazy fun or just crazy? Anderson bringing madness back to March http://ketr.org/post/anderson-bringing-madness-back-march <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Nicole Anderson, A&amp;M-Commerce women's basketball head coach, discussed the Lions' revival on the court.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:14:08 +0000 Cooper Welch & Taylor Phelps & Ryan Billups 34681 at http://ketr.org Anderson bringing madness back to March Hanging with Mr. Cooper http://ketr.org/post/hanging-mr-cooper <p>Blake Cooper, Superintendent of Commerce Independent School District, came by for an interview with KETR's Locker Room.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:35:05 +0000 Cooper Welch & Taylor Phelps & Ryan Billups 34047 at http://ketr.org Hanging with Mr. Cooper