Carthel, opponent have long history - Dave Henry, Amarillo Globe News
How far back do West Texas A&M head coach Don Carthel and Central Missouri head coach Jim Svoboda go?
You'd have to dust off a few yellow and brittle playbooks to find the I-formation offense Carthel and Svoboda were running way back in 1985 at Eastern New Mexico.
Imagine - two running backs in the backfield at the same time, and neither was wearing a leather helmet. Back in those old school days, Carthel was in his first season as head coach at ENMU. Svoboda was his grad assistant and coached running backs.
The two old friends will renew acquaintances with everything on the line Saturday when the Buffs and Mules hook up in a DII first round playoff game in Warrensburg, Mo.
Quite a season for ASU's fall teams - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
One of the most successful fall athletic seasons at Angelo State came to an end last weekend.
The ASU women’s soccer, volleyball and football seasons all concluded within a day of each other and for the second year in a row, all three teams finished .500 or better.
The soccer team’s season ended in the first round of the national tournament. The volleyball team’s campaign concluded in the championship match of the conference tournament and the football team ended its year in its final regular season game. All three contests took place either Friday or Saturday.
2010 A&M-Commerce football season recap - Grayson Graves, The East Texan
All football seasons have their ups and downs. As one A&M-Commerce football player I talked to recently said, this year had a lot more downs than ups.
The Lions began this year as favorites to win the Lone Star Conference North Division, and for good reason. While A&M-Commerce lost several key defensive leaders, such as Alex Contreras and Willie Green, the Lions were returning key players at offensive lineman, quarterback and running back, along with all of their receiving leaders.
They also had one of their easiest schedules in recent memory. A&M-Commerce played most of their games against weaker North Division opponents. Earlier in the year, I predicted a winning season, even going as far to say that, with a little luck, the Lions could even get close to double-digit victories.
LSC Champion Wildcats dominate South team - Abilene Reporter News
Javelinas' Baptiste named LSC South's linebacker of year - Corpus Christi Caller Times
15 Buffs earn All-LSC honors - Amarillo Globe News
Silatolu, five other Mustangs earn All-LSC South honors - Times Record News
Tidwell, Shamblin lead Rams' all-South picks - San Angelo Standard Times
RiverHawks reel in LSC postseason honors - Tahlequah Daily Press
SOSU football players honored - Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
Final Oklahoma state college football poll and predictions - The Oklahoman
ACU volleyball excited about first region berth since 2006 - Joey Richards, Abilene Reporter News
It took four years, but Shawna Hines, Jordan Schilling and Ijeoma Moronu finally will get a chance to play in the NCAA Division II volleyball playoffs. It’s a dream come true for the three Abilene Christian seniors.
“It is amazing,” said Moronu, the team’s starting setter. “We’ve worked so hard. Me, Shawna and Jordan have worked three years together to get this. We’re just excited that we get the opportunity to keep playing.”
Schilling, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter who’s third on the team in kills (232) and digs (308), agreed.
“It’s awesome. It’s so exciting,” she said. “It’s our senior year, and we finally get to go. That makes it a little bit sweeter.”
Javelinas volleyball coach Alvarado resigns - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
After seven seasons with Texas A&M-Kingsville’s volleyball program, coach Shannon Alvarado resigned from the university on Wednesday.
Alvarado, who was in her fourth season as head coach, submitted her resignation to athletics director Ken Oliver.
Alvarado said her decision to resign was based on the desire to spend more time with her husband Jon, a coach and teacher at Grant Middle School in Corpus Christi, and her son Jayden, who turns 2 in February.
“That’s been a personal struggle really the whole year. It hasn’t been anything that was a surprise,” Alvarado said Wednesday night. “Having a husband that coaches at the same time that you do, not having any family down here to help with our son, having a son that only sees his mom only a couple hours out of the day and only a couple of days a week, it’s just hard. It’s just really hard for any parent to do.”
West Oso's Robinson makes it official: He's a Javelina - George Vondracek, Corpus Christi Caller Times
Pete Peterson saw West Oso’s Raymond Robinson play as a sophomore two years ago, and he knew one thing.
“(Former Texas A&M-Kingsville player) Quincy Sims was an assistant at West Oso at that time, and I ran over to him after the game, and told him, ‘I love that guy. I want that guy,’” Javelinas men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson said.
On Wednesday, Peterson got his wish as Robinson signed his letter of intent to play for A&M-Kingsville.
Robinson committed to the Javelinas last week, but waited to sign his scholarship Wednesday to make it official.
“When I saw him play a couple years ago, I knew what kind of player he was going to be, but I didn’t know what kind of person he was,” Peterson said. “But then I got to know him as a person and met his dad and his grandmother and just knew that this was a quality young man with a great family.
MSU wins 30th straight at home - Nick Gholson, Times Record News
Midwestern State won its home opener 78-67 over Southwestern Christian on Wednesday night.
It was the Mustangs’ 30th straight win at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
That’s about all MSU coach Grant McCasland liked about this one.
“We’re not going to play like that,” he said. “I was disappointed in our effort tonight.”
McCasland scheduled a 6 a.m. practice today to try to get things corrected. It’s the first time he has done that in his two seasons as head coach.
“We seemed to play passive defensively and allowed them to be comfortable,” he said. “When you do that against a team that can shoot it, they are going to make you pay.”