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.
The accolades continue to roll in for the Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team as a pair of Lions were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Central Region teams. Freshman Savannah Henderson picked up first team honors and senior Brionna Minde was a second team selection.
The accolades keep on coming for Amy Davault and Jordan Neal as both Lions earned AVCA South Central All-Region honors.
The honors are the latest in a line of honors for the two; as Davault was named LSC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-LSC while Neal earned Setter of the Year in the LSC, First Team All-LSC, and yesterday was honored with Daktronics Second Team All-Region.