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The Lions will play host to the first nationally broadcast game in Memorial Stadium history on Saturday.

Head football coach Colby Carthel called Texas A&M University-Commerce’s huge 63-0 win over rival Tarleton State “the most complete game we’ve played”. This Saturday’s game may be much harder as the no. 15 Lions host the no. 16 Angelo State Rams in a game drawing national attention from ESPN.

A&M-Commerce (4-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) notched their first shutout since 2004 with 604 yards of total offense and 5 takeaways. Running backs Richard Cooper and Theo Wofford both gained over 100 yards rushing for the third straight game. Quarterback Harrison Stewart ‘s efficiency was on display yet again as he was 14-20 for 196 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Carthel was very pleased with the way his team played, noting how everything seemed to go right for the team in the outing.

“It was a real team effort on our part.” Carthel said. “A lot of things have to go well for you to get a shutout in today’s college football world.”

Cooper Bulldogs leading rusher Tristan Jones
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2015 Cooper Bulldog Football squad rested last Friday as did most of the district. The Bulldogs will be hosting the Class 3A Division II District 6 opener against the winless Lone Oak Buffaloes.

Lions Dominate Texans 63-0

Oct 3, 2015
The Lions rushed for a combined 368 yards en route to the 63-0 victory

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team flexed its muscles Saturday night in Stephenville to grab a 63-0 victory over winless Tarleton State University. The win was also the first shutout for a blue and gold squad since 2004.

The Lions (4-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) did not score less than 14 points in any quarter and took advantage of five turnovers by the Texans (0-4, 0-3 LSC) to get the win. A&M-Commerce was also very efficient on the night, going 9-13 on third down as well as possessing the ball for more than 34 minutes of game time.

Lions outrun Greyhounds 42-31

Sep 26, 2015
Lions running backs once again dominated the game, ending with 280 total rushing yards.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions Football Team continued their winning ways with a 42-31 defeat of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Saturday night in Commerce.

In a game that saw 1,097 yards of combined total offense, A&M-Commerce (3-1, 2-0 LSC) utilized its running game early and often to surpass the powerful ground attack of the Greyhounds. The Lions offense was also helped by two fumbles dropped by Eastern (2-2, 0-2 LSC), which led to 14 points off of turnovers.

A&M-Commerce also wore special East Texas State throwback jerseys during the game, which helped commemorate the 1995 team which was the last Lions team to reach the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

The first quarter was reminiscent of the Delta State game, as scoring was done early and often by both teams, with A&M-Commerce leading at the half 28-24. Scoring slowed down in the second half, with the only points being scored by the greyhounds with a late touchdown to put them ahead.

The Lions swiftly regained the lead in the fourth just a few minutes later, and then added some insurance later in the quarter. A&M-Commerce stopped any hopes of a Greyhound comeback when a fourth and goal pass was batted away by Dionte Taylor with 1:48 remaining in the game, which sealed the win for the home team.

Lions to host Eastern New Mexico, wear ETSU throwbacks

Sep 25, 2015
 Saturday's football game vs. Eastern New Mexico will be the 2015 Military Appreciation Game with tickets for active military, military veterans free and their families for $5.

Texas A&M University-Commerce, fresh off of its 37-17 win on the road in the first Lone Star Conference test of the season at Kingsville, will turn around and host Eastern New Mexico Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Stadium as part of the departments' All-Sport Reunion Weekend and as the Military Appreciation Game.

A&M-Commerce got off to a slow start, but were able to finally put points on the board with a Theo Wofford touchdown reception and a Michael Wallace pick-six which put them ahead 14-0 after one quarter of play

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football team had to stifle a would-be comeback attempt by the Texas A&M University-Javelinas, but ultimately were able to put the game out of reach in the final quarter to secure a 37-17 victory at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville on Saturday night.

A&M-Commerce (2-1, 1-0 LSC) got off to a slow start, but were able to finally put points on the board with a Theo Wofford touchdown reception and a Michael Wallace pick-six which put them ahead 14-0 after one quarter of play.

Texas A&M-Kingsville (1-2, 0-1 LSC) made things interesting with a 48-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown just before halftime, and another score in the third from Myles Carr to Torrey Thomas to tie the game. The Lions silenced all doubters with two touchdowns of their own in the third quarter to go up 31-17, and any potential momentum for the Javelinas was stripped from them with a key interception on 4th and Goal with about six minutes remaining in the contest.

The Javelinas hold a 13-5 record in Chennault Cup games, and a 36-25-1 edge in the all-time series between the two teams.

After a heartbreaking 51-44 loss to Delta State University on Sept. 12, the no. 22 Texas A&M University-Commerce football team now seeks to get back to winning form with its first Lone Star Conference contest against the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas this Saturday.

Wide receiver Lance Evans (7-97, 3 TDs) had a stellar evening for the Lions.

The much-anticipated matchup between no. 18 Texas A&M University-Commerce and no. 10 Delta State University lived up to its billing as a tilt between two heavyweights. But even though the Lions led for most of the evening, when the bell rang out the end of the final round, the visiting Statesmen won the evening with a 51-44 triumph.

No. 18 Lions to host no. 10 Delta State

Sep 10, 2015
The Lions defeated Delta State 45-37 in 2013 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

After opening the season with 200th victory at Memorial Stadium, the 18th-ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce football team hopes to grab another home win in its Sept. 12 game against No. 10 Delta State University.

Fannindel Falcons gather following a recent football game.
Fannindel ISD

Attention Fannindel Falcon fans: Fannindel Independent School District has Homecoming Activities planned for Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Lions are seeking a second consecutive Lone Star Conference Championnship. A&M-Commerce celebrated the 2014 title at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 1 following a 91-13 defeat of McMurry.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

There was a time in college football when a talented corps of wide receivers was considered a luxury. Nice, but not essential. Now, teams flourish or fail based on their ability to keep up with the pass-happy pace of today’s game.

Tigers begin 2015 with new starters at QB, RB, WR

Aug 28, 2015
Commerce High School football kicks off its 40th season on KETR with a home game against North Lamar on Aug. 28.
Mark Haslett

High school football season begins tonight! The year kicks off at 6 p.m. with The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program on KETR, with Commerce Tigers pregame coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. This evening, Commerce will host North Lamar at Memorial Stadium. Play-by-play action with John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies begins at 7 p.m.

With a preview of the 2015 Tigers, here’s KETR’s Mark Haslett.

These Champions of Cooper - swimming twins John David and Jeremiah James - brought home Gold medals and more from recent National competition in Nebraska.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Relay team of twin brothers John-David James and Jeremiah James of Cooper, and Ty and Trent Connally of Sulphur Springs brought home Gold medals in the 200-meter free style in their age group in National competition of the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Cooper Bulldogs get started for the 2015 season under the East Texas sun last week.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Bulldogs have been hard at work for the upcoming 2015 football scrimmage. Their first scrimmage is set for this Friday, Aug. 14 at Caddo Mills starting at 7 p.m. with JV.

A&M-Commerce Photo

  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.