The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team, coming off its first winning season (7-4) in 12 years under new head coach Colby Carthel, has qualified for a postseason bowl game.
The Lions will face Harding University of Searcy, Ark., in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl. The game will be played at noon on Sat., Dec. 7 at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark. Profits made above the expenses will benefit the United Way of Texarkana.
Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball added another player of the week honor this week with libero Michaela Spicer earning Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
This week marks the second straight week in which a Lion has earned a player of the week honor.
Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its undefeated record on the line this Wednesday when the Lions host Dallas Baptist University at 7 p.m. at the Field House. The game against the Patriots marks the Lions' fourth Heartland Conference opponent on the season, posting a 3-0 mark already in 2013-14.
Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel remains second in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year voting as the 2013 regular season comes to a close. Voting remains open for a couple more weeks, so there is still plenty of time to help get Carthel into the number one slot!
The Cooper Bulldogs have high hopes, the Rockwall Yellowjackets have a ticket to the historic Cotton Bowl and the Sulphur Springs Wildcats face a tough test as 11 teams from the KETR listening area continue in high school football playoff action this weekend.
Cooper (11-0) will travel to Denton for a game against Henrietta (7-4) on Friday.
The only other undefeated team from KETR country is a six-man school: Ladonia Fannindel (11-0), which will face Aquilla (6-5) Friday in Trinidad.
Once again, A&M-Commerce used a second half scoring surge, spurred by 25 points from LaDon Carnegieand 24 from Devondrick Walker, to upend St. Edward's 96-87 at the Tarleton Texan Tip-off Classic in Stephenville. With the victory, the Lions improve to 5-0 on the season while surpassing 90 points for the third-straight game.
A&M-Commerce was the last team to get a shot at West Texas A&M and prevent the Lady Buffs from completing the 2013 LSC season undefeated but the Lions could not close out set one and dropped the next two to the Lady Buffs. A&M-Commerce finishes 2013 fourth in the LSC standings with their 9-7 record.
The Lions will face Tarleton State in the first round of the LSC Tournament in Canyon on Thursday.
In traditional form for an A&M-Commerce – Eastern New Mexico showdown, the Lions and Greyhounds engaged in an offensive shootout on the turf at Memorial Stadium. In the end, Eastern New Mexico's triple option ground attack got the better of A&M-Commerce's strength through the air as the Greyhounds outlast the Lions 42-35 in the regular season finale.
A&M-Commerce tried to play beat the buzzer but was just a little late with its last ditch effort to tie St. Edward's at one and force overtime. St. Edward's' postseason continues as they advance to play host, Fort Lewis College, on Sunday and put their unbeaten season on the line with the 1-0 win.
The Sulphur Springs offense slashed through Denison’s defense all night long. The Wildcats rested their starters in the final quarter of Friday night’s 66-42 victory in a bi-district football playoff game at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce. The loss earned Sulphur Springs (8-3) a trip to face Whitehouse (11-0) in the area round, while Denison finished its season 6-5 overall.
Texas A&M University-Commerce was able to earn the final at-large berth in the NCAA South-Central Regional with their 11-5-2 overall record despite falling in the Semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament to Midwestern State on penalty kicks. Their reward is facing St. Edward's, who earned the three seed after winning the Heartland Conference and are winners of 14 straight. The winner advances to play Fort Lewis in the second round on Sunday.
Texas A&M University-Commerce closes out the 2013 regular season with a pair of home matches against Eastern New Mexico and sixth-ranked West Texas A&M. The Lions enter the weekend as one of the hottest teams in the Lone Star Conference, winning four-straight matches and seven of their last eight and currently sit fourth in the LSC standings.
Trailing by double digits midway through the second half, Texas A&M University-Commerce used a fierce rally to pull even with A&M International in the final minute. But a Dustdevil lay-up as the clock struck triple zeros thwarted the comeback attempt as the Lions fell 81-79 in the 2013-14 home opener at the Field House.
Texas A&M University-Commerce returns to the court at the Field House for the first time in 2013-14, hosting Texas A&M International Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Lions are seeking their first victory of the season, sitting at 0-3 on the year.