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Wed October 22, 2008
KETR Sportscast 10-22-08
By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – An A&M-Commerce Running Back has been honored after an outstanding performance at the Harvey Martin Classic last Saturday.
Don't look for Tony Romo to be behind center on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback says his broken pinkie will keep him off the gridiron again this week, meaning backup Brad Johnson will start. Romo broke the pinkie on his throwing hand during overtime of the Cowboys' loss to Phoenix two weeks ago. The team has said he'd be out three to four weeks.
Fifty eight percent of students at the University of North Texas have voted in a new athletic fee dedicated to help fund a new stadium according to North Texas Athletic Director Rick Villareal.
The $10 per credit hour fee, with a $300 max per student, will go to help replace 56-year-old Fouts Field.
A&M-Commerce is considering a similar fee capped at $120, although initial details do not say the fee would be earmarked for a new stadium. Officials hope to have the referendum for A&M-Commerce students before Thanksgiving.
The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Chicago Bulls in preseason play last night, 109-105. Dirk Nowitzki put up 26 for the Mavs, but said it's a long way to go until the October 30th season opener.
The Mavs are now 3-4 in preseason play. They open the season facing the Houston Rockets.
It's been 17 years since a World Series game was played in a non-retractable dome, and even longer since the Fall Classic began in the middle of the week. Both will occur tonight when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 at Tropicana Field.
The Rays will be playing three days after winning Game 7 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox. The Phils haven't played a meaningful inning since they wrapped up the NL pennant last Wednesday.
And the A&M-Commerce soccer match against Texas Women's has been postponed for a second time. A 60% chance of rain and 60 degree weather has prompted both coaches to agree to reschedule the match fro next Tuesday, October 28th, in Denton at 4pm.
The remaining schedule this week remains the same for the Lions, with their final two home matches of the season against Abilene Christian Friday at 3pm and Angelo State Sunday at Noon.