Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its undefeated record on the line when it heads east for a two-game post-Thanksgiving road trip to Arkansas. The Lions open up the weekend facing Southern Arkansas at 7 p.m. Friday in Magnolia before heading north to Arkadelphia for a showdown with the Reddies at 7 p.m. Saturday evening.
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.
Texas A&M University-Commerce landed a pair on the Daktronics South Central All-Region team as defender Vicky Backand forward Savannah Henderson were both named second team honorees, announced today. It is the first all-region honor for both players as the duo played a key role in helping the Lions to a memorable 2013 season.
The Cooper Bulldogs look to continue their undefeated season and the Leonard Tigers have a rivalry rematch as two teams from the KETR listening area continue in high school football playoff action this weekend.
Cooper (12-0) will travel to Royse City for a game against Scurry-Rosser (12-0) Friday.
Leonard (9-3) will face S & S Consolidated (12-0) in Allen Saturday.
Cooper and Leonard would face each other in the quarterfinals on Dec. 6 if they each advance past their respective regional matchups.
Texas A&M University-Commerce head volleyball coach Craig Case announced Monday morning three additions to the Lion volleyball program. Kaitlyn Ingle, Lacie Jessup and Shantel Norton have signed letters of intent during the early signing period and will join the volleyball program next summer.
In the second semifinal of the Lone Star Conference Tournament, West Texas A&M and Texas A&M University-Commerce played a thrilling five set affair for a spot in the championship match on Saturday afternoon. The Lions were unable to end their nine match-losing streak to the Lady Buffs.
A&M-Commerce was just the second team all season to push the Lady Buffs to a fifth set. The Lions won the first set 25-21, dropped the second set by the same score, won the third 27-25, dropped the fourth 25-19 and came up just two points short in set five, 15-13.
Texas A&M University-Commerce held its own for the first 30 minutes against Division I opponent Sam Houston State, but the Bearkats wore down the Lions over the final 10 minutes to notch an 85-64 victory at Johnson Coliseum.
The Cooper Bulldogs have their sights set on the Area Championship Title. Their challenger is the 7-4 Henrietta Bearcats. The black and gold team is located near Wichita Falls and has been coached by Byron West for the past eight years. The Bearcats are led by their 6' 2", 165 lbs senior quarterback Conner Fletcher.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team has advanced to the second round of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament, following the Lions' defeat of Eastern New Mexico on Thursday night.
Some game notes from the A&M-Commerce Athletics Department:
FIRST SERVE The Lions and Lady Buffs will meet for the third time this season in the LSC Semifinals with a berth in the the championship match on the line. The Lions beat the TexAnns in the quarterfinals on Thursday night in four sets.