Monday, June 28, 2010

LSC Roundup 6-28

More conference realignment news.....

MIAA might be looking to expand
MSSU, PSU cast opposite votes on expansion
Announcement expected by August on Arkansas D-IIs
UNK pondering move from RMAC to MIAA
MIAA may add 4 teams--from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri
Realignment not just a Division I issue


ENMU weighing options on Lone Star Conference
Portales News-Tribune


Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble raised concerns Saturday about the future of the athletic conference ENMU competes in with Texas and Oklahoma schools.

During ENMU’s Board of Regents meeting in Portales, Gamble said the Lone Star Conference is “unraveling before our eyes,” and said the university may soon have to hunt for a new conference to call home.

“Two Oklahoma schools have already pulled out and three others have said they are going to,” Gamble said. “It really (could result in) the demise of the Lone Star Conference.”

Gamble wouldn’t identify the schools, but the Muskogee Phoenix reported that Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma sent letters of inquiry to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Also, lscscoop.com has reported that Southeastern Oklahoma State, Southwestern Oklahoma State and East Central University may be considering forming a new league with a group of Arkansas Division II schools.


Shake-up could be looming in LSC
Joey Richards
Scripps Texas Newspapers

It appears more likely there will be a shake-up in the Lone Star Conference.

In fact, as many as five Oklahoma schools competing in the LSC could be on the move for the 2011-12 season.

Central Oklahoma confirmed last week that it’s considering moving to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Joe Muller, the Central Oklahoma athletic director, told LSCscoop.com in a prepared statement Wednesday that the school is interested in joining the MIAA.

“The University of Central Oklahoma has submitted a letter of interest to the commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in an effort to learn more about the conference and its member institutions,” Muller wrote. “The dialogue that will occur over the next few weeks will give UCO and the MIAA an opportunity to determine what is the best interests of both parties moving forward. Given the shifts in conference alignment in the NCAA recently, it’s important that we continue to explore opportunities which are best for UCO, both academically and athletically.”



Gholson: Oklahoma schools should go
Nick Gholson
Times Record News


To all of the Oklahoma schools who decide to leave the Lone Star Conference, I have just one thing to say.

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt.

The way I see it, this is one of those “if you can’t beat ’em, leave ’em” deals.

The Okies certainly didn’t beat many Texas schools from the conference last year.


Arizona wide receiver Delashaun Dean to transfer to Texas A and M-Kingsville
Ryan Finley
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Delashaun Dean will transfer to Division II Texas A & M-Kingsville, he confirmed Sunday.


Dean was considering offers from a handful of Division II schools after UA coach Mike Stoops suspended him from the team indefinitely last week. Dean was arrested and charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor, outside a Tucson restaurant on June 19.
He will appear in Tucson City Court Tuesday.


Texas A and M-Kingsville has won seven Division II national championships and 34 conference championships in its history.  The Javelinas football program has produced eight NFL first-round draft picks and three Pro Football Hall of Famers — Darrell Green, John Randle and Gene Upshaw. Dean said he hopes to leave for Texas sometime in the next few weeks.

It's only June but UIW's Santiago in midseason form
David Flores
KENS 5.com

University of the Incarnate Word football coach Mike Santiago is walking a little gingerly after having knee surgery three weeks ago, but as anybody who has been near Benson Stadium this week would attest, his vocal cords are just fine.
Even with the din of the construction on the north side of the stadium, where the foundation is being prepared for grandstands, high school players attending the UIW football camp have had no problem hearing Santiago’s booming voice.

ASU TRACK and  FIELD: ASU's Adams places 6th in heptathlon at U.S. championships; Ruiz takes 14th
San Angelo Standard Times

— Angelo State senior Aisha Adams finished sixth in the heptathlon at the U.S. Track and Field Championships Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.  Adams finished with 5,708 points, 87 points off of her NCAA Division II record of 5,795 points.


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