LSC realignment may end divisional format
The East Texan
After months of discussion and debate surrounding the future of the Big 12, Pac-10 and numerous other NCAA Bowl Division conferences, the Lone Star Conference will have a shake-up of its own. Three Oklahoma-based schools- Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and East Central University- are leaving the LSC to join with six Arkansas schools and create a new Division II conference. While the name and headquarters of this new conference are unknown, the schools plan to petition the NCAA to create the conference.
LSC Commissioner Stan Wagnon was confident that the Lone Star Conference will remain strong.
“I feel strongly that a solid core of members will emerge from these changes, and my focus at this point is to assist those members in making significant strides toward becoming the nation’s premier NCAA Division II conference,” Wagnon said.
FORMER LION NAMED HEAD COACH OF VIGILANTES…Former LIONS quarterback Clint Dolezel has been named the head football coach of the Dallas Vigilantes of the revamped Arena Football League for the ’11 season. Dolezel will replace interim head coach James Fuller at the end of the season. A quarterback for three seasons for the Dallas Desperados of the old Arena Football League, Dolezel was the first quarterback in AFL history to throw 900 career touchdown passes and lead his team to a 15-win season, doing so in ’07 with the Desperados. In 13 AFL seasons, Dolezel completed over 3,700 passes for over 44,500 yards, 931 touchdowns and with a quarterback rating of 117.75. Dolezel retired from the AFL after the ’08 season when the AFL suspended play and took a coaching position with the San Angelo Stampede Express of the Indoor Football League. Dolezel won letters for the LIONS in football (’92 and ’93), track and field, and golf, was a second-team All-Lone Star Conference choice both years as a football player, was the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Back in and a team captain in ’93.
Legendary coach Gene Stallings keynote speaker at Harvey Martin Classic Luncheon on Sept. 9
North Texas e-News, Inc.
COMMERCE, Texas – Legendary football coach and current Texas A&M University System Board of Regents member, Gene Stallings, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Harvey Martin Classic Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 9, at noon at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
“We are excited and honored to have Gene Stallings as our keynote speaker for the Harvey Martin Classic Luncheon,” said Dr. Dan Jones, A&M-Commerce president. “Coach Stallings is a legendary figure in college football and is one of the most engaging speakers around.”
The short list
Amarillo Globe News
The West Texas A&M Buffs start football practice Aug. 12. Head coach Don Carthel and QB Taylor Harris will, more than likely, move into second place all-time in their respective categories this season. Carthel needs three wins to tie the legendary Frank Kimbrough for No. 2 in WT coaching victories. Harris needs 2,938 passing yards to supplant Derek Maupin for second place in WT passing yards and 3,581 yards to overtake Maupin for total offense.