8:02 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Incident report describes Bergeron hitting woman

Joe Bergeron (24), a football player at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was described in an Oct. 9 University Police Dept. incident report as striking fellow student Sarah Beasley.

An incident report filed with the Texas A&M University-Commerce University Police Department includes testimony that Joe Bergeron, 21, of Mesquite, a running back for the school’s football team, struck fellow stude

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9:54 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Bergeron suspended for unspecified violation of policy

Joe Bergeron (24) rushes during the Lions' Sept. 13 game at Stephen F. Austin State in Nacagdoches.

Texas A&M University-Commerce running back Joe Bergeron has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy, according to a report by the Greenville Herald-Banner. A statement from the university's athletics department said the suspension resulted from an off-campus incident.

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10:06 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Live blog: Lions vs. Javelinas at the Jerrydome


Welcome to the 2014 Lone Star Football Festival from AT&T Stadium in Arlington!

Final score   Lions 55, Javelinas 20. #wearelions

4q 1:24  Javs get a TD in garbage big deal.

4q 7:04   By the way, Brock Callaway said that Martinez 43-yard field goal had another 10 yards in it. Nice to have a good kicker in the mix. Lions lead 55-13.

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11:10 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Hopes high for Bulldogs football

2014 Cooper Bulldog Varsity Team and Coaches
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

It is another new school year and another new football season for the Cooper Bulldog team. This year’s team has some big shoes to fill and with 20 seniors stepping up to replace the 14 that graduated, the task doesn’t seem quite as daunting.

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9:02 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Lions release 2014 football schedule

The Lions football team has come a long way since last year's opener against Sul Ross State. Hopes in Commerce are high for the second year of play under head coach Colby Carthel.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2014 football season begins with a couple of non-conference games against old-time foes and ends with a big question mark. The Lone Star Conference will begin a four-team playoff system this fall, so the Lions' season will end early on Nov. 1 unless they qualify for the postseason.

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High School Sports
1:05 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

UIL 2014-16 alignment and classification announced

Sulphur Springs will welcome Greenville and Longview into the district.
Mark Haslett

Go west, Commerce Tigers fans.

The Commerce football and basketball teams, along with their neighbors from Caddo Mills, will be heading west to face new district opponents Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Red Oak Life, Scurry-Rosser and Sunnyvale.

Greenville, meanwhile, will enjoy a more East Texas theme, with the Lions joining Hallsville, Longview, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texarkana Texas High.

Here are the districts including schools in the KETR service area. Complete list here.

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11:34 am
Mon December 16, 2013

PHOTOS: Lions in the Texarkana Bowl

Pablo Vasquez (22), Cole Pitts (19), Stephen Ford (58) and Tevin Moore (91) converge on a play.
Cindy Roller

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review and KETR contributor, braved temperatures in the upper 30s and constant rainfall to get these photos of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions compete against Harding University in the Live United Texarkana Bowl at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark., on Dec. 13. The Lions lost, 44-3. 

11:06 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Lions fall to Harding in Texarkana Bowl

Cindy Roller

The Harding Bison rushed for 297 yards and scored three times in the third quarter and rolled to a 44-3 win over Texas A&M University-Commerce in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl on Friday at Razorback Stadium.
The game was the first postseason appearance for the Lions since 1995, but cold temperatures and a steady rain did not help the Lion (7-5) offense, who completed just seven of its 37 passes and finished with just 100 total yards on the night. Meanwhile, the Bison (9-2) showed little ill effects from the weather, racking up 504 total yards.

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6:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Lions win big at Kingsville

A&M-Commerce's seniors pose with the Chennault Cup following the 41-28 victory over A&M-Kingsville.

A&M-Commerce roared out to a commanding 41-7 lead early in the second half behind big plays on all facets of the game, notching its first Lone Star Conference victory of the season with a 41-28 win at rival A&M-Kingsville. The Lions retain the Chennault Cup with their second-straight victory over the Javelinas, notching their first road victory in the state of Texas since 2006.

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12:29 am
Sun September 29, 2013

Postgame notebook: Midwestern's misty escape

Ki-Janaven Garrett, a freshman running back from Center High School, helped the Lions make progress with their rushing attack. Garrett ran for 78 yards and one touchdown.

The 23rd-ranked Midwestern State Mustangs escaped with a 30-24 win over Texas A&M University-Commerce at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 28.

That’s right, escaped. An A&M-Commerce onside kick attempt in the waning minutes tumbled into the hands of a Midwestern defender, ensuring victory for the visitors. Only then was the outcome decided. Considering how the Lions had played in the fourth quarter, it’s a safe bet the Mustangs were more than a little relieved.

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7:35 am
Mon September 23, 2013

West Texas A&M rumbles past Lions, 62-28

Ki-Janaven Garrett crosses the goal line for his 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter at West Texas A&M.

A&M-Commerce made 25th-ranked West Texas A&M take notice on the opening play of the game, but the Buffs wore down the Lions in the second half as A&M-Commerce dropped a 62-28 decision at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon. 

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11:02 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Lions shock Delta State, 45-37

Ronald Fields returns his fourth quarter interception which helped lead the Lions to the 45-37 victory over 25th-ranked Delta State.

When A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel was hired back in January, he alluded to the idea that the Lions were a sleeping giant just waiting to be awoken.

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9:43 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Lions dominate Sul Ross State, 51-6

A&M-Commerce players and fans join in the alma mater after the Lions' 51-6 victory over Sul Ross State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7.
Mark Haslett

The Lions didn’t just win. They sent the Lobos yelping back to West Texas like scalded pups.

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4:27 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

New-look Lions facing old-school opponent

Head coach Colby Carthel inherited a team that went 1-9 in back-to-back seasons.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

College football is back in Northeast Texas – and the A&M-Commerce Lions will be kicking off the 2013 season Saturday at 6 p.m. with a home game against Sul Ross State University.

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4:57 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Rollison to start at QB for Lions

Tyrik Rollison
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel has stated his intention to start former Sulphur Springs High School standout Tyrik Rollison at quarterback against Sul Ross State on Sept. 7.

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