Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey reflects on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that college athletes should be compensated for the commercial use of their names and likenesses, and the NCAA's decision to allow the biggest conferences to operate autonomously, in particular in granting stipends to athletes.

Ryan Ivey, director of athletics at Texas A&M University-Commerce
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The NCAA is holding Division I athletic programs to a higher academic standard through something called the Academic Progress Rate (APR).  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.  Texas A&M University-Comme

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the NCAA proposal to allow the "Power 5" conferences (Big 12, Big 10, PAC 12, Southeast and ACC) more autonomy would be a good move.  And he says he can imagine A&M-Commerce someday moving up to Division 1.

NCAA compliance important to Lions

Jan 15, 2014
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Cooper and Jordan sat down with Jacob Walker today to discuss his role with the A&M-Commerce athletic department as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers, NCAA and NBA basketball and the NFL playoffs.

West Texas A&M University

On Friday, former West Texas A&M head football coach Don Carthel spoke in a press conference, during which he described the circumstances surrounding his dismissal on Thursday.

Seeing double in the studio

Apr 9, 2013
Jared Horn / A&M-Commerce Photography

The Annett twins, Cadie and Callie, stopped by the KETR studios this week to talk about the A&M-Commerce Lions Soccer team; and the guys also talked about the Men's Championship and the NBA playoffs.

Can March get any 'madder'?

Mar 26, 2013
Matt Rourke / Associated Press

There have already been huge upsets in this year's tournament, but could more be on the way?

Crazy fun or just crazy?

Mar 22, 2013
Mary Ann Chastain / Associated Press

In the case of storming the court, are sports fans crossing the line?

Anderson bringing madness back to March

Mar 19, 2013
Cooper Welch / 88.9 KETR

Nicole Anderson, A&M-Commerce women's basketball head coach, discussed the Lions' revival on the court.

Hanging with Mr. Cooper

Mar 5, 2013
Jerrod Knight / 88.9 KETR

Blake Cooper, Superintendent of Commerce Independent School District, came by for an interview with KETR's Locker Room.