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In 1973, Dave Nelson became the first player in Texas Rangers history to play on defense in an All-Star Game when he replaced Oakland's Sal Bando at third base.
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Dave Nelson, a speedy infielder who was one of two Texas Rangers players on the 1973 American League All-Star team, has died. Nelson was 73. In recent years, Nelson was a television broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, who said in a statement released today that Nelson had been battling a long illness.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about hosting the East Texas Invitational last weekend, and getting ready to travel to California this weekend. Manck also visits with head golf coach Ron Macosko about the last tournaments to close out the regular season as they get ready to compete for the conference championship next week.

 

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Last month the Lions Football program hosted their third annual Lone Star Pro Day and Small College Combine. All-Americans Luis Perez, Jared Machorro and Yusef Sterling-Lowe were in attendance at Memorial Stadium. They were joined by several former Lions and smaller college draft prospects. Family and fans piled into Whitley Gym to check out testing and indoor workouts, before the final workouts at Memorial Stadium, March 31.

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock and sprinter Ro'Nisha Simpson as the team gets ready to host the East Texas Invitational Saturday. Manck also visits with head softball coach Richie Bruister about the team's series with West Texas A&M and about the no-hitter thrown by freshman Emily Otto.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head softball coach Richie Bruister and catcher Mariah Jameyson about the team's 15-game winning streak, their No. 6 national ranking, and learning more about the standout senior (Jameyson). Manck also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock coming off their performance at the Texas Relays in Austin and getting ready to compete in San Angelo last weekend.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head track and field coach George Pincock about the beginning of the outdoor track season. McMurray also visits with head golf coach Ron Macosko and sophomore Blake Hartford, as they discuss the recent successes on the golf course.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Marcus Jensen guest hosts and chats with Lions head softball coach Richie Bruister about his squad's performance in the past few weeks and the team's feelings on moving up to No. 11 in the country. Jensen also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock about the beginning of outdoor track and field season, as well as with Florian Obst of the track and field team, as he talks about getting used to the Northeast Texas area after coming from Germany.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head track and field coach George Pincock about the indoor team's performance at the national championships, and preparing for the outdoor track and field season. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, as they discuss the end of their seasons and how they went as a whole.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about his squad's performance in the indoor track and field conference championships. Manck also visits with both basketball head coaches Jason Burton and Jaret von Rosenberg as their teams prepared for the conference championship last weekend.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with women's basketball forward Brianna Wise. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, as they discuss their regular season finales this weekend and preview the Lone Star Conference Tournament next week.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head track and field coach George Pincock about his squad's preparations for the indoor track and field championships coming up in the next two weeks. Manck also visits with Lions softball head coach Richie Bruister and junior outfielder Ciera Nunez about the team's 7-1 start to the season, as well as previewing their weekend matchup to start conference play against Tarleton State.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with men's basketball forward Joseph Williams-Powell. McMurray also visits with men's head basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg about the road trip to San Angelo and Kingsville, as well as head softball coach Richie Bruister, as his team gets ready for the North Texas Softball Bash.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head women's basketball coach Jason Burton about the 2-1 week and getting revenge on Midwestern State while previewing their trip to New Mexico later in the week. McMurray also visits with head track and field coach George Pincock after some new school records were set the previous weekend as well as head softball coach Richie Bruister as the team begins their season in New Mexico as well.

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On Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League announced new district competition for every high school athletic team in the state of Texas, a rite of passage that takes place every two years. For the Commerce Tigers, their slate of district competition includes some familiar faces, including reigniting a rivalry with Bonham's Purple Warriors.

Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with women's basketball guard Princess Davis. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton, talking with them both about their roadtrip out west the previous weekend, and looking forward to this weekend's games with Midwestern State and Cameron.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

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