Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Midweek rankings and whatnot

A&M-Commerce Tabs Burton As Next Women's Basketball Coach
OMMERCE, Texas – 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.

Burton, a Plano native who is making the transition to the women’s game after nine years on the men’s side, spent the 2013-14 season as the head varsity boys coach at McKinney Boyd High School and returns to Commerce with strong ties to the University and community after having spent four seasons with the Lions from 2007 to 2011 as an assistant and associate head coach under current head coach Sam Walker.

“We are excited to welcome Jason back to campus,” Ivey said. “His familiarity with A&M-Commerce, the Lone Star Conference, East Texas, the Metroplex and his success as a basketball coach make him an exceptional fit for our institution. He brings with him a wealth of experience at multiple levels, which provides him with a well-rounded knowledge base of what it takes to succeed.  I am confident that he will bring our program back to prominence in the Lone Star Conference.” (Complete release)



Burton Hire Graphic

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A few football items

WT finishes spring drills with another practice - AGN
Texan Football Adds Pair of DI Transfers - TSU Website
LSC co-champs begin spring ball shorthanded - Stephenville Empire Tribune
ENMU Spring Game
Several from Angelo State
Several from Commerce


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Track Rankings from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (hereby forever known as USTFCCCA in LSC Scoop-land). Here is the link for the complete rankings.

National Rankings
Men
1. St. Augustines - 274.99 points
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 186.92
5. Angelo State - 112.88
12. Tarleton State- 71.18
13. West Texas A&M - 67.78
16. Texas A&M-Commerce - 55.49
29. McMurry - 35.54
36. Harding - 27.94
84. Eastern New Mexico - 3.32

As a conference, the LSC is on top with 561.05 points.  The GLIAC is second with 382.21 points.

Women
1. Johnson C. Smith - 162.92
3. Angelo State - 155.74
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 104.72
15. West Texas A&M - 72.55
43. Harding - 21.50
51. Tarleton State - 18.69
58. McMurry - 15.57
63. Eastern New Mexico - 13.94
84. Texas A&M Commerce - 6.38
86. Midwestern State - 5.48

The top three are very tight, with last week's leader, the Rambelles, just 7.18 points behind.  As a conference, the LSC drops into second place with 414.56 points, while the MIAA leads with 414.56.

Regional Rankings
Men
1. Angelo State - 447.26
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 398.14
5. Tarleton State - 308.52
6. Texas A&M-Commerce - 302.97
7.. West Texas A&M - 259.58

Women
1. Angelo State- 513.83
2. West Texas A&M - 308.22
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 303.08
5. Tarleton State - 195.73
10. Texas A&M-Commerce - 145.16


LSC Scoop Conference Rankings
Men
1. Angelo State - 147
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 143
3. West Texas A&M - 124
4. Tarleton State - 121
5. Texas A&M-Commerce - 100
6. McMurry - 85
7. Harding - 63
8. Eastern New Mexico - 13

Women
1. Angelo State - 188.5
2. West Texas A&M - 121
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville - 115
4. Eastern New Mexico - 69
5. Tarleton State - 64
6. Midwestern State- 61
7. Texas A&M-Commerce - 56
8. McMurry - 51
9. Harding - 37.5

Our conference rankings are based on results to-date and how they would score at the conference meet.  Some events do not have a full compliment of results and some teams may have not yet competed at full strength yet.

One thing, the results to date would indicate a very competitive conference meet this year and numerous individuals and teams ready to make their marks nationally.

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Baseball 
Collegiate Baseball Poll
8. West Texas A&M
Receiving Votes - Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tarleton State, Angelo State

Very tough week for Texas A&M-Kingsville, as they face #23 St. Mary's in a midweek game, and then host  #8 West Texas A&M this weekend.

NCBWA National Poll
6. West Texas A&M
RV - Texas A&M-Kingsville

NCBWA South Central Regional Poll
1. West Texas A&M
2. Colorado Mesa
3. Lubbock Christian (not eligible for post season play)
4. St. Mary's
5. St. Edward's
6. Texas A&M-Kingsville
7. Oklahoma Christian (not eligible for post season play)
8. Angelo State
9. Tarleton State
10 Colorado St. Pueblo


D2Baseball Poll
23. West Texas A&M

College Baseball Lineup Poll
15. West Texas A&M

Tampa and Lander remain #1 and #2 in all of the polls.  After that, there are quite a few differences.



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NFCA Softball Poll
1. West Texas A&M (6th straight week)
11. Angelo State
25. Texas Woman's
RV - Midwestern State

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Tennis (3-26 most recent national poll, 3-19 regional)
Men (region rankings in ()  )
17. Cameron (#1 in region)- Dennis Merdan #41 in singles (5), Rory De Boer #45 (7), Felipe Oyarzun #50 (10),  Merdan/Lencioni #21 in doubles (3)    Angelo Lencioni (20), De Boer/Oyarzun (8)

18. Midwestern State (#2 in region) - Kacper Boborykin #30 (2), Kyle Davidson #34 (3), Gretjak/Toyos #8 (1)     Ramon Toyos (12), Boborykin/Davidson (7)

Women (region rankings in ()  )
18. Midwestern State (#1 in region) - Kayla Casey #33 (5), Casey /Coffman #20 (2)    Amy Clifton (11), Lauren Pineda (12), Taylor Coffman (16), Clifton/Anderson (6), Schorlemmer/Pineda (9)

28. Tarleton State (#3 in region) - Alicia Perez #31 (3), Ivana Zecevic #41 (5), Zecevic/Adas #22 (3)    Melanie Barnes (18), Perez Mitchell (8)

49. Cameron (#4 in region)- no nationally ranked singles or doubles    Angie Torres (13), Paula Gutierrez (14), Samantha Wood (17)   Tornero/Gutierrez (4), Torres/Wood (7)

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and in case you missed it, the Lady Buffs come up just a little bit short in the NCAA Championship Basketball Game.  Here are some links to the recaps.

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State News

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

MSUMustangs.com

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's University

West Texas A&M University

Abilene Reporter-News : College Sports

Amarillo Globe News - WT Sports

San Angelo Standard Times : College Sports

Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Times Record News : College Sports

The Commerce Journal - Sports