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Lions Begin Roadtrip With Victory

Sep 10, 2016

After an exciting first half between the two squads, the #8 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions were able to put away the Delta State Statesmen in the second half in route to a 40-28 victory, their first ever victory in a game played in the state of Mississippi.

Running back Richard Cooper and the Lions begin the 2016 season against U. of Faith.

There’s all kinds of good news today at Texas A&M University-Commerce. 

Bulldog coaching staff huddles with the team.
Cooper Review / Cindy Roller

The Cooper Bulldogs hosted Meet the Bulldogs with performances by the Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the JV and Varsity Cheerleader squads last Friday. The Bulldogs will face the Winnsboro Red Raiders in more scrimmage action tonight, Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. with junior varsity at Bulldog Stadium in Cooper.

Cooper Bulldog football season is fast approaching with workouts starting on Aug. 1, 2016. Head Football Coach Ronnie Green is excited about the new faces and new opponents.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

Grid season is fast approaching for the Cooper Bulldogs. With it come thoughts of new opponents thanks to the redistricting performed by the UIL. District 6-3A Division II has been given preseason predictions by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Those include at the top Gunter Tigers, Leonard Tigers, Sadler & Southmayd (S&S) Rams, Cooper Bulldogs, Prairiland Patriots, Whitewright Tigers and Chisum Mustangs at the bottom of the list.

Running back Richard Cooper will be back for his senior season.
Daniel Kambel

The hottest week of the summer so far might not have too many people thinking about football. But, football season is closer than you might think. 

Lion Athletics Signs Under Armour Apparel Agreement

Mar 30, 2016

Texas A&M University-Commerce and Under Armour have agreed to a multi-year institutional partnership, as announced by school officials this week.  The agreement begins immediately and runs through 2019.


Lions to Host LSC Leader Cameron Tonight

Feb 3, 2016

The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team will start the second leg of the Lone Star Conference season when league leader Cameron comes to The Field House Wednesday night with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Commerce High will be in 3A Division I, District 7, while Cooper High will be in 3A Division 2 District 6.
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

The 2016-18 UIL realignment will bring an about-face for the Commerce Tigers football team.

Over the past two years, Commerce High School has been in a district composed mostly of schools from suburban Dallas and others to the west. The next two years will give the Tigers a more rural, mostly eastern set of neighbors.

Cooper, Thompson Earn DII All-American Honors

Jan 29, 2016
Lion running back Richard Cooper and offensive lineman Shane Thompson picked up All-American honors from as announced by the organization Thursday.

Lion running back Richard Cooper and offensive lineman Shane Thompson picked up All-American honors from as announced by the organization Thursday.

The Lions will be way out west with trips to Guymon, Okla.; Odessa; Portales, N.M.; and Silver City, N.M.

Coming off a historic 2015 season as back-to-back Lone Star Conference champions and an NCAA playoff participant, Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced its robust 2016 football schedule.  The program's 97th season will open Thursday, September 1, against NCAA Division II perennial power North Alabama at Memorial Stadium (7 p.m.).

Lion Women Aim To Keep Improving

Dec 12, 2015
Junior guard Khala Riley looks for an open lane against Baylor.

After a much-improved season, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team looks to continue to improve against a challenging conference.

After going 7-20 two seasons ago, the Lions were able to make a substantial turnaround last season, finishing at 14-14, including an upset win against Cameron University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament. Now, Head Coach Jason Burton is eager to keep improving in his second year at the helm.

Lion Men Hope To Continue Success

Dec 10, 2015
Senior guard J.R. Owens pulls up for a three-pointer against Harding.

Coming off of a stellar 2014-15 season, and a tough nonconference schedule so far, the Texas A&M University–Commerce men’s basketball team is poised to make another run at the NCAA Tournament.

Waylon Jennings
Wikimedia Commons

Good news, Lions fans. The Carthel regime should be here for three more seasons, maybe longer. 

Colby Carthel has led A&M-Commerce to two consecutive Lone Star Conference football championships.

 Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones and Director of Athletics Tim McMurrayannounced today that Head Coach Colby Carthel has signed a three-year contract that keeps him at the helm of the Lions football program through the 2018 season, with opportunities in the agreement to extend it through 2020.

Flurry of 3rd-quarter points buries Lions

Nov 23, 2015
The Lions traveled to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., for the program's first NCAA Playoff appearance in two decades.

Ferris State opened the third quarter with 21 points in a 48-30 win on a snowy Saturday afternoon to end Texas A&M University-Commerce's football season at 8-4 after the Lions made the program's first trip to the NCAA Playoffs in 20 years.

 Turning Point

- Ferris State came out of the locker room with 21 points to start the third quarter highlighted by a Jason Vander Laan rushing touchdown on the first possession of the half and a 51-yard interception return to give the Bulldogs a 34-16 lead.