Ryan Ivey

In a continuation of our recent visit, Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the new basketball/volleyball floor in the Field House is nearly finished, and will be ready for this weekend's commencement exercises.  And Ryan shares more thoughts about the possibility that A&M-Commerce could move up to NCAA Division 1 someday.

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.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey discusses construction of the new basketball/volleyball floor in the Field House and plans for the new varsity softball facility, which is expected to be ready for play in the fall.  Ryan also discusses the possibility of varsity baseball at A&M-Commerce.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

  

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says unionization of college football and basketball players, as a court has approved for athletes at Northwestern University of the Big Ten, could eventually affect NCAA Division II athletic programs, such as A&M-Commerce.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lone Star Conference is again looking for a new member after McMurry decided not to become a full-fledged LSC member and remain in NCAA Division III.  Ivey says the LSC will stage a football tournament among its members in the last two weeks of the 2014 regular season.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lion football team will open its 2014 season at home on a Thursday night, Sept. 4, against East Texas Baptist University.  Ivey says head coach Colby Carthel recruited 54 freshmen football players by dividing seven athletic scholarships among them, supplementing scholarships with grants and other forms of financial aid.  And Ivey says the Lion men's basketball team, coming off a 79-76 win over national no.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&M-Commerce sports.  On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.

Ivey on 'bowl-ing' in Texarkana

Nov 27, 2013
Lion Athletics / lionathletics.com

Ryan Ivey sat down with Cooper Welch today to talk about the Live United Texarkana Bowl, almost unprecedented postseason success for the Lions and what taking the next step looks like, on and off the field.

Lions get Sully on Saturday

Sep 3, 2013
Lion Athletics / lionathletics.com

Ryan Ivey sat down with Taylor and Cooper for this week's "Look at the Lions", and discussed the upcoming football game against Sul Ross State.

Bruister to be first A&M-Commerce softball coach

Jul 17, 2013
Jared Horn / Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic has announced hiring of Richie Bruister as the head coach of the Lions’ first-ever softball program, which will begin play in spring 2015.

Texas Legislative Council

Last month, Dr. Jones discussed with our audience the fact that while the Texas legislature had failed to pass bills that would allow state universities to construct new academic buildings, there was a chance that the first special session would finalize the deal. It did not.

KETR's Locker Room: Ryan Ivey, replays and salary caps

Feb 19, 2013
Rand Champion / Texas A&M University-Commerce

New Texas A&M University-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey talks sports with KETR.

Jared Horn / Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce has two new faces in the department of Athletics, and so, there are two new voices to hear on today's episode.

Jerrod Knight

A new A&M-Commerce Athletic Director was introduced this morning. Jerrod Knight is live-blogging the press conference, scheduled for 11am, on this post.

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