8:27 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Lions roll over ETBU, 98-20

A&M-Commerce routed East Texas Baptist, 98-20.
Daniel Kambel

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team opened the 2014 season in record-breaking fashion, beating East Texas Baptist in a 98-20 rout. The game set a new NCAA Division II record for total offense with 986 yards Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

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4:13 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Lions to debut new starters tonight

Second-year head coach Colby Carthel has had an entire recruiting season to develop this year's Lions team.

With the kickoff to the 2014 Lion football season approaching, defensive coordinator Justin Deason and offensive coordinator Matt Storm talk about their respective units in a positional break down.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Lions have depth and speed at the skill positions that will be a pick your poison for opposing defenses.

Returning 2013 Lone Star Conference wide receiver of the year, Vernon Johnson, anchors a group that will be tough to cover by opposing defensive backs.

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4:09 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Former NFLer joins Lions coaching staff

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Montiese Culton has joined the Texas A&M University-Commerce football coaching staff.

Montiese Culton, a former NFL veteran as a wide receiver with the Indianapolis Colts and standout collegiate receiver with Tulsa, joined the A&M-Commerce football coaching staff over the summer via the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) coaching internship program.

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11:10 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Hopes high for Bulldogs football

2014 Cooper Bulldog Varsity Team and Coaches
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

It is another new school year and another new football season for the Cooper Bulldog team. This year’s team has some big shoes to fill and with 20 seniors stepping up to replace the 14 that graduated, the task doesn’t seem quite as daunting.

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10:25 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Cooper Bulldogs football season begins

Cooper Bulldog Colby Earley does work on the plyo boxes. The senior is the preseason MVP for the squad.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

It has begun – football season. The Cooper Bulldog coaching staff welcomed just over 50 players on the perfect 70-degree, sunshine-filled morning.

The Cooper Bulldogs start the 2014 season in District 6-3A, Division II picked first over their competitors the Edgewood Bulldogs, Lone Oak Buffaloes, Alba-Golden Panthers, Paris Chisum Mustangs and Grand Saline Indians in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.

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Texas Sports
11:38 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Rockwall Heath alumnus to pitch for Frisco tonight

Jake Thompson
Heath High School

Jake Thompson, a 2012 graduate of Rockwall ISD's Heath High School, will make his Metroplex professional baseball debut tonight for the Frisco RoughRiders.

Thompson, a right-handed pitcher, was recently acquired by the Texas Rangers organization in a trade that sent former Rangers closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Texas received Thompson and another right-handed hurler, Corey Knebel. Frisco is the Texas League (AA) affiliate of the Rangers. 

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Texas Sports
11:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dallas Cowboys star, East Texas native Newhouse dies

Longview native Robert Newhouse played 12 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys during coach Tom Landry's tenure.
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Robert Newhouse, a standout on the Dallas Cowboys teams of the Tom Landry era, died on July 22 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he had been receiving treatment for heart disease. He was 64. Newhouse suffered a stroke in 2010. Arrangements for a funeral in Dallas are pending.

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3:53 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Lions athlete wins pole vault at Jamaican National Championships


A&M-Commerce pole vaulter K'Don Samuels continued his stellar athletic year, this time in his home country, where he recently won the pole vault at the Jamaican National Championships.

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3:01 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

71 A&M-Commerce Athletes earn academic honors

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  The Lone Star Conference released the Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll today.  71 A%M-Commerce Athletes were named to the list.  The full summary below, courtesy

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Paris Junior College
3:40 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Dragons golf team Region XIV Champs, to national tournament

Paris Junior College's golf team became Region XIV champions on April 22 and qualified for the national tournament in Burlington, Iowa, May 13-16. From left are Oliver Stephens, Ontario Canada, Jeremy Salas, Zac Oliver, Collin Thompson and Tylar Dunbar.
Paris Junior College /

With a fifth place win Tuesday, the Paris Junior College golf team became Region XIV champions and qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in Burlington, Iowa, May 13-16.
“I was really proud of the way the young men competed,” said PJC golf coach Dave Johnson. “It has been a goal of theirs all year to win regionals and advance to nationals.”
In the past two years, one PJC golfer qualified as an individual for the National event; it has been three years since a PJC team earned a spot in the tournament.

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6:55 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Burton named women's basketball coach

A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Thursday the hiring of current McKinney Boyd High School boys coach Jason Burton as the eighth women's basketball coach in the history of the program at a press conference on the A&M-Commerce campus.

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City of Greenville
4:37 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Remembering 'The Game'

In 1949, the Greenville Majors had a exhibition contest with the New York Yankees and beat them 4-3.

Almost 65 years ago, the former Greenville Majors played the most legendary baseball game in local history.

The April 10, 1949 exhibition contest between the Majors and the New York Yankees, which the Majors won 4-3, will be remembered during a special event next week.

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Lion Athletics
2:42 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

A&M-Commerce Lions Football schedule released

Lion’s prepare for the 2014 football season at the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions 2014 football schedule was released March 11. The first game of the season will be Sept. 4 at Memorial Stadium where the Lions will face off against the East Texas Baptist University Tigers.

The schedule shows there will be at least four home games where the Lions will go head to head with East Texas Baptist University, Tarleton State University, West Texas A&M University, and McMurry University. There will also be another trip for the Lions to the AT&T Stadium

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Paris Junior College
11:21 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Dragons fall to South Plains in NJCAA Tournament

Paris Junior College

The Paris Junior College men’s basketball team’s season came to an end on March 18 with a 75-65 loss to the ninth-seeded South Plains College Texans in an NJCAA National Tournament game in Hutchinson, Kan.

South Plains (29-5) entered the game as the ninth seed in the tournament, while the Dragons (26-8) were seeded eighth. Paris, which trailed 34-28 at halftime, never led during the game.

South Plains guard Andre Spight led all scorers with 22 points.

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9:02 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Lions release 2014 football schedule

The Lions football team has come a long way since last year's opener against Sul Ross State. Hopes in Commerce are high for the second year of play under head coach Colby Carthel.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2014 football season begins with a couple of non-conference games against old-time foes and ends with a big question mark. The Lone Star Conference will begin a four-team playoff system this fall, so the Lions' season will end early on Nov. 1 unless they qualify for the postseason.

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