"Let me tell you, this is as far north as my family would like to go," says Columbian-born Dr. Adolfo Benavides about his recent move to Greenville to accept the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
On this episode, Dr. Dan Jones introduces us to Benavides, and the two discuss plans for helping to keep A&M-Commerce a "forward-looking" institution.
Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team heads into the 2013-14 season looking to build on the turnaround that began with last season's 11 wins and a win over Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The Lions open the season in Austin vs. Central Oklahoma University and at St. Edward's University.
On today's Look at the Lions segment, Joshua Jorgensen discussed with the guys the heartbreaking loss to Angelo State on Saturday, and how it was still a win for the fans.
Jorgensen and the Locker Room crew also discussed the new Lionathletics.com, and Coach Carthel's meteoric rise to the top of the poll in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year fan vote. Cooper, Taylor and Jordan ended the show with a brief chat on the NBA season.
After dropping the first two sets to Cameron University, Texas A&M University-Commerce got boots from Li'i Etimaniand Delanee Clark to get back in the set match and closed out the comeback in the fifth.
Texas A&M University-Commerce out shot and held more possession than West Texas A&M but were unable to capitalize on their numerous chances to put the game out of reach. The Lions hit the post twice and had opportunities inside the penalty area of West Texas but could not find the back of the net a second or third time.
"We just did not execute, I say that every time. Sometimes things happen", Neil Piper said after the loss.
Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its four-game winning streak on the line when the Lions welcome Angelo State Rams to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 2. The showdown with the Rams marks A&M-Commerce's 2013 Homecoming game. Kickoff set for 2 p.m.
Texas A&M University-Commerce rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding set, but a late run by Midwestern State University thwarted the Lion comeback attack as A&M-Commerce fell 17-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 9-15 at the Field House.
FIRST KICK A&M-Commerce has won two in a row after not allowing a goal in either game last week. The shutouts came against Ouachita Baptist, 1-0, and Texas Woman's, 2-0. The Lion defense is on a 203-minute shutout streak, with the win over OBU coming in double over time.