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Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray says the athletic department has hired a Director of Sports Performance, Josh Stoner.  He comes from the University of Missouri, a member of the Southeastern Conference, where he was in charge of football strength conditioning.  Stoner will work alongside director of Strength and Conditioning Director Lance Farmer.

Texas A&M University-Commerce alumnus Brian Pate writes a blog called "Blogging the Blacklands."  The subject of the blog very often is A&M-Commerce athletics.  He says conducted surveys of the greatest fotball players in ET/A&M-C history at various positions, and has recently been blogging on the University's athletic facilities.  Brian is an investment banker in Denton County.  This is his first time as a guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

In a continuation of our recent visit with Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Tim McMurray, he says the newly adopted core values of the department are: Passion, respect, innovation, discipline and enthusiasm, which spell the acronym PRIDE.  The department has also adopted a vision statement which includes the values of compliance, student-athlete success, a championship culture, responsible resource allocation, equity and diversity, and communication.  With new corporate partner Under Armour, Tim says fans will see major differen

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics director Tim McMurray says his department has reviewed its policies and procedures following the dismissal of  Baylor head football coach Art Briles resulting from the program's handling of sexual-assault allegations against Baylor players.  Tim says a Lone Star Conference media day will take place in Midland-Odessa on Thursday, July 28 to welcome the University of Texas-Permian Basin, Panhandle State and Western New Mexico to the conference.  The three schools will begin play this fall.  Tim also says t

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray says construction is underway on a parking lot between the softball and soccer fields, with construction of a shared locker room facility expected to start soon.  Tim says a marketing campaign for the fall sports seasons at A&M-Commerce, "See You At The Game," will begin late in the spring semester.  He also discusses the recent deal with Under Armour for athletic uniforms, which is unique for Division II schools.

A&M-C Athletics
A&M-C Athletics

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray discusses the addition of UT-Permian Basin, Western New Mexico and Panhandle (Oklahoma) State to the Lone Star Conference.  A&M-Commerce will play all of those teams on the road in 2016, but the home schedule features perennial NCAA Division II power North Alabama opening the season Thursday night, Sept.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says leaving A&M-Commerce for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee is "bittersweet," and one that was difficult for him to make, even though Austin Peay is an NCAA Division 1 member.  A&M-C athletic teams won six Lone Star Conference championships in 2014-15 under Ivey's leadership.  He says a new special-events center is the number-one thing the A&M-C athletic program needs in the future.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says Lion athletics is observing its 100th anniversary in 2015-16, with a number of special events planned.   The department is inviting alumni and fans to submit photos representing the athletics history of A&M-Commerce and East Texas State.  Also, Ryan discusses the renovation of Whitley Gym, the football program's headquarters, and the search for a new men's and women's track coach.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says a celebration of the University's student athletes takes place at 7 p.m.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the nationally-ranked A&M-Commerce men's track team and the women's team are hosting the East Texas Invitational track meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium, starting at 11 a.m.  Ryan says, with the 2015 football schedule now set, the homecoming game will be Saturday, October 24 against Midwestern State.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey discusses the 2015 home football schedule, which features a season-opening Thursday night, September 3 game vs. Adams State of Colorado and Saturday night, September 12 game vs. Delta State of Mississippi, both traditionally tough NCAA Division II opponents.  The Lone Star Conference will again stage a late-season tournament based on seeding.

A&M-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Athletics

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the Lions men's basketball team, now with 21 wins after a crucial 71-68 win over 15th-ranked Angelo State Wednesday night, is in very good position to make the NCAA Division II playoffs.  But first comes a trip to Stephenville Saturday night to play nationally ranked Tarleton State, and then the Lone Star Conference tournament March 4-7 in Allen.  Ryan also discusses the fast start of the new A&M-Commerce women's softball team.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel says among the 44 high-school recruits signed Wednesday, are 6-foot-7-inch, 318 pound Lane Hasse of Weimar and 6-foot-10-inch, 298 pound Nathaniel Young of Lake Jackson, both offensive linemen.  Carthel says the team was aiming to build its depth in the offensive line.  The Lions added two quarterbacks, 6-foot-3-inch, 22o pound Geo McCollister of John Tyler and 6-foot-2-inch, 180 pound Preston Wheeler of Au

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game.  And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.

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