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FORT WORTH- For the second straight year, the winner of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl was not decided until the final 20 seconds of the game. Unlike last year, this time the service academies got the last laugh as Army’s Darnell Woolfolk capped off a 15-play drive with a touchdown from a yard out with 18 seconds remaining to lead Army to a 42-35 win over San Diego State.

The Black Knights (10-3) still trailed 35-34 after the score, but knew they were going to go for a two-point conversion if they scored a touchdown before the drive began.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, the final edition for the fall 2017 semester, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head men's basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg about the team's undefeated start to the season. Manck also visits with Lions women's basketball head coach Jason Burton about the games with the New Mexico schools, as well as head football coach Colby Carthel about his team's National Semifinal win over Harding and the National Championship preview against West Florida.

A&M-Commerce Lions 2017 NCAA Division II National Champions (PHOTOS)

Dec 18, 2017

The A&M-Commerce Lions football team did what 168 teams couldn’t do, winning the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship, its first in school history. The Lions finished its record-breaking season 14-1, second national championship in school history, after defeating West Florida 37-27 in Kansas City, Kan. 

KETR's first year student Drew Ivery captured the excitement of the Lions historic run from the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their Super Region Championship, as well as looking ahead to hosting the National Semifinal in Commerce. McMurray also visits with the head basketball coaches Jaret von Rosenberg and Jason Burton.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Drew Ivery

The Lions have punched a ticket to its first NCAA Division ll National Championship game after beating a determined Harding team 31-17 Saturday. 45 years ago, in the very stadium East Texas State won the 1972 NAIA Division l Championship, A&M-Commerce celebrated their highest NCAA accomplishment to date.

“I'm proud of this team, it’s been a fun five years,” said Head Coach Colby Carthel, “we started off asking everyone to believe in the vision.”

Drew Ivery

Per Lions Athletics:

In order to accommodate the NCAA Division II Football Championship Semifinal on Saturday, December 9, Texas A&M University-Commerce will adjust the start times of its Lone Star Conference basketball games that day.

The Lion women's basketball team will now host Western New Mexico for an 11 a.m. tipoff in The Field House, with the Lion men's basketball team to follow at approximately 1 p.m. The NCAA semifinal playoff game against Harding will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium.

Drew Ivery

The Texas A&M-Commerce basketball is back at the Field House for a doubleheader Thursday, December 7, after starting Lone Star Conference play on the road. Both teams are looking for a pair of wins against LSC foes Eastern New Mexico University.

Bri Wise and Dorian Armstrong have both earned LSC Offensive Player of the Week. Wise averaged 23.5 points and 6 rebounds, Armstrong posted 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last week. This is the first time this season a player from both teams earned LSC player of the week.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Josh Manck guest hosts and chats with Lions head football coach Colby Carthel about the team's exciting overtime win over Central Washington and this week's regional final matchup against Minnesota State-Mankato. Manck also visits with Lions men's basketball senior Daquane Willford, and with junior football linebacker Brucks Saathoff.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Drew Ivery

Texas A&M University-Commerce (3-3) couldn’t handle Southeastern Oklahoma State (3-2) down the stretch at the Field House Sunday, losing 78-66.

Melanie Ransom hit back to back 3-pointers to open up the first quarter for the Lions. SOSU shot the last 5-of-7 points to close the half. However the Lions were perfect from the free throw line 8-8, despite only shooting less than 32% from the field at halftime.

A&M-Commerce came out the half noticeably more aggressive offensively, led by Jenna Price. She went on a 7-0 run, including back to back 3-pointers.

Lion Athletics

Texas A&M Commerce women's basketball team is back home Sunday, November 26 after a 102-47 win against Letourneau. The Lions take on Southeastern Oklahoma State University, looking to get back to back wins at home for the first time this season.

There will be a toy drive and admission is $2 with an unwrapped new toy.

Lions Take on Letourneau at Fan Appreciation Day

Nov 22, 2017
Lion Athletics

Texas A&M-Commerce women’s basketball team are back home Wednesday, November 22, looking for a win on Fan Appreciation Day. Fan Appreciation Day includes free admission for all fans.

The Lions (2-2) look to bounce back from their last home game, a loss to Lubbock Christian, 74-39. Expect the Lions energized coming off their first road win against St. Edwards 71-64.

Walker's Legacy Continues at Texas A&M-Commerce

Nov 21, 2017
Laurie White King

 

Sam Walker completed his 17th season as Texas A&M-Commerce men’s basketball head coach last season. He has been involved with the program for 25 years; over a quarter of A&M Commerce’s basketball history. Walker began his coaching career  as a student assistant at Sam Houston State (1989-91) and Navarro Junior College (1987-88). The 1991 Sam Houston State graduate earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health and master’s degree in health and physical education from East Texas State in 1993.

Lions Hungry After Landmark Playoff Road Victory

Nov 20, 2017
Lion Athletics

Senior defensive back Yusef Sterling-Lowe is noticeably pacing the aisle of the plane shortly before takeoff. He’s trying to figure out how to get seating in the first-class section of the team’s chartered flight. As you can imagine these coveted seats are especially popular but left tackle Jared Machorro is seated comfortably in the first row.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their upcoming playoff matchup, and wrapping up the regular season with a win. McMurray also visits with forward junior defensive back Chris Smith, and head volleyball coach Craig Case.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

Lions Playoffs Travel Journal: KETR's Jasmine Baker is following the Lions on their journey through the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship. Baker is following the experience of senior offensive lineman Jared Machorro and freshman running back Carandal Hale.

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