Ryan Ivey

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says leaving A&M-Commerce for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee is "bittersweet," and one that was difficult for him to make, even though Austin Peay is an NCAA Division 1 member.  A&M-C athletic teams won six Lone Star Conference championships in 2014-15 under Ivey's leadership.  He says a new special-events center is the number-one thing the A&M-C athletic program needs in the future.

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  In a press conference on the campus of Austin Peay State University Tuesday, officials named Ryan Ivey the Governors' new Athletic Director.

The following release was issued by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Athletics:

A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey has resigned and accepted the Director of Athletics position at Austin Peay as announced by A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan R. Jones Tuesday. 

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Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says Lion athletics is observing its 100th anniversary in 2015-16, with a number of special events planned.   The department is inviting alumni and fans to submit photos representing the athletics history of A&M-Commerce and East Texas State.  Also, Ryan discusses the renovation of Whitley Gym, the football program's headquarters, and the search for a new men's and women's track coach.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says a celebration of the University's student athletes takes place at 7 p.m.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the nationally-ranked A&M-Commerce men's track team and the women's team are hosting the East Texas Invitational track meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium, starting at 11 a.m.  Ryan says, with the 2015 football schedule now set, the homecoming game will be Saturday, October 24 against Midwestern State.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey discusses the 2015 home football schedule, which features a season-opening Thursday night, September 3 game vs. Adams State of Colorado and Saturday night, September 12 game vs. Delta State of Mississippi, both traditionally tough NCAA Division II opponents.  The Lone Star Conference will again stage a late-season tournament based on seeding.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lions men's basketball team, now with 21 wins after a crucial 71-68 win over 15th-ranked Angelo State Wednesday night, is in very good position to make the NCAA Division II playoffs.  But first comes a trip to Stephenville Saturday night to play nationally ranked Tarleton State, and then the Lone Star Conference tournament March 4-7 in Allen.  Ryan also discusses the fast start of the new A&M-Commerce women's softball team.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel says among the 44 high-school recruits signed Wednesday, are 6-foot-7-inch, 318 pound Lane Hasse of Weimar and 6-foot-10-inch, 298 pound Nathaniel Young of Lake Jackson, both offensive linemen.  Carthel says the team was aiming to build its depth in the offensive line.  The Lions added two quarterbacks, 6-foot-3-inch, 22o pound Geo McCollister of John Tyler and 6-foot-2-inch, 180 pound Preston Wheeler of Au

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game.  And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.

With the A&M-Commerce Lions football team ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for the first time since 2001, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the game Saturday night against West Texas A&M may draw 8-9,000 fans, and the homecoming game November 1 against McMurry may attract an even bigger crowd.  And Ryan says the artificial turf of the new varsity softball field is nearly complete, and some fall games may be played on it soon.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says A&M-Commerce athletes have contributed nearly 2,000 volunteer hours to the community in the past year.  Ryan says the new athletic academic complex in the Field House is nearing completion.  The athletic department's next major facilities objective is an renovation of the weight training facilities in Whitley Gym.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says opening the football season at home on a Thursday night, September 4, against East Texas Baptist is a chance to "embrace our campus community."  Ryan also says work is now well underway on the new A&M-Commerce softball facility.

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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.

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Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&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.

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.

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

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