Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review and KETR contributor, braved temperatures in the upper 30s and constant rainfall to get these photos of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions compete against Harding University in the Live United Texarkana Bowl at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark., on Dec. 13. The Lions lost, 44-3.
The Harding Bison rushed for 297 yards and scored three times in the third quarter and rolled to a 44-3 win over Texas A&M University-Commerce in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl on Friday at Razorback Stadium.
The game was the first postseason appearance for the Lions since 1995, but cold temperatures and a steady rain did not help the Lion (7-5) offense, who completed just seven of its 37 passes and finished with just 100 total yards on the night. Meanwhile, the Bison (9-2) showed little ill effects from the weather, racking up 504 total yards.
The NCAA has awarded the 2016 Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight to the city of Frisco, Texas as part of the largest set of host site announcements in association history Wednesday. The Lone Star Conference and Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the event March 23-26, 2016. The Elite Eight will take place in the state of Texas for the first time ever at Dr Pepper Arena, a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue that seats about 5,000 for basketball. “This is great news and an historic opportunity for the Lone Star Conference and its many constituents.
Final: Harding 44, A&M-Commerce 3. Lions fall to 7-5; Bison move to 9-2. Rough night, but congratulations remain in order for everyone associated with the turnaround of the A&M-Commerce football program. For a "rebuilding" season, it was more than adequate.
KETR will broadcast this audio retrospective of the 2013 Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions football season at 5 p.m. today. The Lions conclude the year with a matchup against Harding University in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl, which will be broadcast on KETR. Kickoff is at 6 p.m., with Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway's pregame beginning at 5:30.
Friday marks an exciting cap to what has been a memorable 2013 season for the A&M-Commerce football team as the Lions will be playing in their first bowl game since the 1958 Tangerine Bowl. Here is all the information fans need to plan to cheer on the Lions this weekend as A&M-Commerce participates in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl.
Cooper Welch sat down with Lions senior defensive lineman Jake Williams for a brief chat on Harding and their triple option attack. You can find the audio from that chat here.
After finishing 13-1 and Regional Champions in this year’s football season, the Cooper Bulldogs laid claim to many accolades in the All-District selections for District 8-2A, Division II.
Darmarcus Robison, a senior at Cooper ISD, was unanimously selected as District 8-2A, Division II’s Most Valuable Player for this year’s gridiron season. Robinson finished his senior season with 2,211 rushing yards (averaging 13.3 yards per carry), 31 (29 rushing) touchdowns and five two-point conversions.
The A&M-Commerce Lions put six players in double figures, led by Kameron Price’s season-high 22 points in routing Northwood, 105-75, on Wednesday night at The Field House.
The win avenges the Lions’ (9-1) only loss of the season, one that came at the hands of the Knights (2-4) on Dec. 3 in Cedar Hill. Wednesday’s game was originally scheduled to be played Monday, but was pushed back to inclement weather in North Texas area.
Amy Davault and Jordan Neal continue to add to their list of accolades and honors after the 2013 season. Davault and Neal earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mentions as announced by the association today.
Despite a two-day delay, Texas A&M University-Commerce will get its shot at payback for its only loss of the season when it takes on Northwood Wednesday at The Field House tonight (Dec. 11) at 7 PM. The Knights snapped the Lions' season-opening, eight-game win streak on Dec. 3 with a narrow 75-73 win in Cedar Hill. Wednesday's rematch was originally scheduled for Monday in Commerce, but was postponed due to the recent winter weather in North Texas.
Ben Rikard, most recently the Assistant Director of Media Relations at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named Texas A&M University-Commerce's Director of Media Relations, according to an announcement by the athletic department Tuesday.
Rikard will serve as the primary contact for football, men's basketball, softball and golf, while overseeing the Lion athletics media relations staff.
Marcus Fore is a senior safety for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions. He sat down with the guys today to discuss playing in December for the first time and his best memories as a Lion. Also discussed: Mack Brown, Nick Saban, the Heisman Trophy race, college basketball and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Leonard High School football team will continue its run through the playoffs with a Class 2A Division 2 state semifinal game against Cisco High School at 4 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 14 at Chisholm Trail Stadium in Fort Worth.
The stadium is located in northwest Fort Worth, at 2576 Northwest College Dr., just off Loop 820.
Leonard has an 11-3 record entering the game, while Cisco is 14-0.
The Leonard High School football team is headed to a Class 2A semi-final game with Cisco this weekend after shocking undefeated Cooper 28-20 in a rare Monday afternoon play-off game at the beautiful Royce City ISD stadium. The game was played in frigid temperatures with a stiff north-to-south wind, after being postponed by a winter storm that kept groundskeepers busy removing ice from the stadium seats and aisles prior to the game.