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ASU Football Coach Update 12-15-10 - ConchoValleyHomepage.com (Video)
Holt, Wagner among candidates for Angelo State football job - Abilene Reporter News
ASU offers partial list of coaching hopefuls - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
ngelo State University has released a list of six applicants for its vacant head football coach position to the lscscoop.com website.
The website obtained the information through a Freedom of Information request sent to ASU Director of Communications and Marketing Preston Lewis.
The ASU Athletic Communications Department said the list includes applicants the school had at the time of the request and is not a comprehensive list of applicants. The search committee is still evaluating that list.
The names released to the website are Valdosta State defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen, Northwest Missouri State offensive coordinator Adam Dorrel, Blinn Junior College head coach Brad Franchione, Michigan Tech offensive coordinator Eric Leuter, Northwest Missouri State defensive coordinator Will Wagner and former ASU All-American Pierce Holt. (more)
Early Signing for Junior College Transfers
WR - Tyler Rawlings - Snow College - Texas A&M-Commerce
Coming out of HS in 2006, he graded a 65 by ESPN, Rivals 2 star, Scout 2 star, originally signed with Colorado State. Rawlings had 31 receptions for 436 yards and 5 TDs.
Scout is also reporting that Snow QB Colter Smith has been offered by Texas A&M-Commerce (and Central Missouri). Smith threw for 1,088 yards with 13 TDs and 3 Ints, completing 62% of his passes in 7 games. Smith saved his best for Snow's bowl game against Iowa Western, completing his first 13 passes, en route to a 22-34 performance for 309 yards and 6 TDs, 5 in the first half.
ACU WR Gates catches all-America honor - Abilene Reporter News
Abilene Christian receiver Edmund Gates was named to the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ All-American Team, which was announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior from Vernon led the Wildcats with 66 catches for 1,182 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping ACU win its second Lone Star Conference title in three years. Gates was the LSC South Division receiver of the year this past season, and he was named second team all-America by Daktronics earlier this month.
Javs' Baptiste All-American again - Corpus Christi Caller Times
Texas A&M-Kingsville senior linebacker Tressor Baptiste was named to the 2010 American Football Coaches Association Division II All-America first team on Wednesday.
It was Baptiste’s second All-America honor in as many days after earning a second-team spot on the Daktronics team.
Baptiste played a key role in the Javelinas’ defense that finished first in the nation in rushing defense, allowing a school-record 57 yards per game. Baptiste had 66 tackles, 40 of which were a team-best solos.
A&M-Kingsville has been represented a total of 33 times by 29 players on the team. The Javelinas had at least one player named to the All-America team for 18 consecutive seasons (1986 -2003), the longest streak of any Division II team. Northwest Missouri State has the longest current streak (15), from 1996 to the present.
MSU's Silatolu named 1st-team All-American - Times Record News
Junior offensive lineman Amini Silatolu made history as the first Midwestern State player ever named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team, which was released Wednesday.
Silatolu anchored MSU’s front unit, which paced the way for the Lone Star Conference’s best rushing attack, ranking 16th in NCAA Division II at 213.5 yards per game. He transferred to MSU from San Joaquin Delta Junior College, where he was voted to the California Community College Coaches Association’s first team in 2008. He also has been named to the Daktronics All-Super Region 4 first team and All-America second team.
LSC Weekly Basketball Release
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
NORTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Dauntae Williams, University of Central Oklahoma, SR, Guard, Missouri City, TX, Missouri City HS
Williams had a dominating two games as No. 15-ranked UCO beat Angelo State and Abilene Christian, averaging 30.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 blocked shots while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. The senior guard scored a season-high 35 points and had three steals in an 85-83 win over ASU, hitting a game-winning 17-foot jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining after tying the game at 83-all on a 3-pointer with 54 seconds left. He came back with 26 points, five rebounds, four blocks and four steals in an 81-53 rout of ACU, scoring 19 first-half points to put the Bronchos in control.
NORTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
Brian Singleton, Texas A&M-Commerce, SR, Guard, Ama, La., Hahnville HS
Singleton forced West Texas A&M’s point guard into nine turnovers in a one-point defeat in which he grabbed five rebounds and scored 16 points. In the win over Eastern New Mexico, he helped hold the Greyhounds to a .386 field goal percentage on 22-57 shooting, while recording a game-high 17 points.
SOUTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Chris Hagan, Midwestern State University, SR, Guard, Houston, Texas, Westfield HS
Hagan erupted for a school-record 50 points to lift Midwestern State to a 91-82 LSC crossover win over Cameron Monday night at Aggie Gym. The Sporting News Preseason All American connected on 17 of 26 shots from the field including eight 3-pointers and was 8-of-10 from the free throw line while scoring 21 in the first half before closing with 29 in the second. The senior guard from Houston went for a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three treys in the Mustangs’ 67-40 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma Saturday afternoon in Weatherford. Hagan tallied 71 points in 70 minutes to average 35.5 points a game while shooting 62.5 percent from the field (25-40) and 55 percent from the arc (11-20) as the Mustangs knocked off two teams previously unbeaten on their respective home floors. He set LSC season highs in points (50), field goals made (17), field goals attempted (26) and 3-point field goals made (8). He is averaging 28.8 points per game and shooting 62 percent from the field (44-71) including a 50-percent clip from the arc (15-30) during LSC crossover play. It was the first 50-point performance in the storied Midwestern State basketball history and bettered a 48-year-old record of 46 points set by Roger Ellis on Feb. 27, 1962 then matched by NAIA All American Earl Beechum versus Monmouth in a national tournament contest on March 8, 1966.
SOUTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
Shaun Umeh, University of the Incarnate Word, JR, Guard, Houston, Dulles HS
Umeh was instrumental in the Cardinals defensive efforts last week, which included wins over Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central to remain undefeated. Against SE, he held the three starting guards to a total of 10 points on 5-15 shooting from the field, while recording five steals, which set a personal high and tied a team individual high. He also handed out three assists and pulled down six rebounds. UIW won their ninth straight game to open the season versus ECU, with Umeh helping to limit the Tigers to a .377 field goal percentage.
NORTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Mattilyn McIntyre, Texas A&M-Commerce, SR, Guard, Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau HS
McIntyre paced Texas A&M-Commerce to a split in two LSC crossover games last week, averaging 24 points, 6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She was 14 of 26 from the field (.538) including a double-double effort (23 points, 10 boards) in the one-point victory over Eastern New Mexico and 25 points against West Texas A&M.
NORTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Jasmine Wright, Northeastern State University, JR, Guard, Dallas, TX, Lake Highlands HS
Wright was part of a stingy Northeastern State defense that limited two LSC South opponents to just .269 field goal percentage (.119 from 3-point range, and .583 from the FT line). She had nine rebounds, four steals and one block as the team gave up an average of 42 points in a pair of crossover wins at home against Abilene Christian (60-44) and Angelo State (67-40). The No. 7-ranked RiverHawks remain unbeaten at 7-0.
SOUTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Jamie Simmons, West Texas A&M University, JR, Forward, Houston, Texas, Jones HS
Since losing teammate Joni Unruh to injury, Simmons has stepped up her game and has proven that she can be the new leader on this team. Simmons averaged 22.5 points a game last week while leading the No. 22 Lady Buffs to a pair of victories over LSC North Division opponents. The junior forward tallied 22 points in an 80-45 win over Texas Woman’s last Thursday, then followed it up with a 23-point effort against Texas A&M-Commerce in WT’s 79-71 victory over the Lions. Simmons, who currently ranks 20th in the nation in field goal percentage, shot 60% from the field this week, tallied 17 rebounds (8.5/game) and had two blocks as well.
SOUTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Precious Herrin, Eastern New Mexico University, JR, Forward, Shreveport, La., Southwood HS/Jacksonville College
Herrin had four steals, a block and six rebounds in last week’s victory at Texas Woman’s to go along with an 18-point performance. She followed with an 18-point, three-block, six-rebound performance against Texas A&M-Commerce. Her play helped limit the opposition to 54 points per game and 36.9 percent from the field on the two-game road trip.
Rams' goal? Finish strong - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
This is not how Angelo State University men’s basketball coach Fred Rike and the Rams envisioned their season beginning.
After six games, ASU is still searching for its first victory of the season. The Rams are off to an 0-6 start, the second-worst start in the history of the program.
However, none of those losses has been by more than eight points. And two came in overtime — one even in triple overtime.
The Rams’ next chance to get their first win of the season is Saturday when they host Southeastern Oklahoma.
They will do so with the Lone Star Conference’s leading scorer (LaMarshall Corbett) and leading rebounder (Ridge McKeither) and one of the LSC’s highest-scoring offenses.
The Rams have the talent. They have the ability to score. They just haven’t been able to finish games.
What will Hagan do for encore? - Nick Gholson, Times Record News
Just three days after outscoring every NCAA player in the country, Chris Hagan will take the home court tonight and try to help Midwestern State keep two streaks alive. The Mustangs will be going for their eighth straight win of the season and their 33rd consecutive victory at D.L. Ligon Coliseum when they host Northwestern Oklahoma State in a 7 p.m. tipoff.
Hagan broke a school record with a 50-point performance in MSU’s 91-82 win over Cameron on Monday night in Lawton. That is the highest individual point total in any of the three NCAA divisions this season. The next best is 47 by Jarrell Douglass of Division II Limestone College in a win over Catawba last Saturday. It was also the first 50-point game in Division II since Wisconsin-Parkside’s LaVontay Fenderson poured in 52 against St. Joseph’s on Feb. 12, 2009.
Hagan’s output was the most by a Lone Star Conference player since former Central Oklahoma star Eddie Robinson scored 52 against Southwestern Oklahoma in 1999.
Updated Cactus Bowl Confirmations
Shad Baichtal, West Texas A&M
Tressor Baptiste, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Lonnie Buchanan, Tarleton State
Tae Evans, West Texas A&M
Brandon Johnson, Tarleton State
Trent Perkins, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Jesse Poku, Eastern New Mexico
Corey Robertson, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Garrett Tidwell, Angelo State
Zach Amedro, West Liberty State
Josh Baker, Northwest Missouri
Perry Baker, Fairmont State
Adam Bighill, Central Washington
Taylor Boggs, Humboldt State
Blake Bolles, Northwest Missouri
Bryan Boyce, Mercyhurst
Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
Shannon Breen, West Virginia Wesleyan
Travis Brisco, Urbana
Xavier Brown, C.W. Post
Darrell Burks, Fort Valley State
L.J. Castle, Delta State
Antonio Charles, Arkansas Tech
Mark Chestnutt, Pittsburg State
Bryan Church, Ouachita Baptist
Eric Czerniewski, Central Missouri
Chad Daniel, North Alabama
Livonnie Davis, Albany State
Larry Dean, Valdosta State
Trevar Deeds, Delta State
Dionti Dinkins, Fort Valley State
Scott Ferguson, St. Cloud State
Matthew Freed, East Stroudsburg
Fred Hale, Mercyhurst
Ken Hale, West Georgia
Jacob Hardwick, Albany State
Courtney Harris, North Alabama
Joe Hastings, Washburn
Mike Higgins, Nebraska-Omaha
Alfonso Hoggard, Clarion
Steve Ivanisevic, Washburn
Malcolm Jenkins, Elizabeth City State
Justin Johnson, Fort Lewis
Chris Jones, Carson-Newman
Tony Kelly, Mesa State
Matt Khouri, Fairmont State
Harrison Lingenfelter, Nebraska-Omaha
Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley
Brady MacIver, Augustana College (SD)
Justin Magruder, Ashland
Matt McQuiston, MSU-Mankato
Phil Milbrath, Michigan Tech
Ian Mullen, Morehouse
O.J. Murdock, Fort Hays State
Bill Nickell, Urbana
Michael Price, West Virginia Wesleyan
Eric Quintana, Indianapolis
Gareth Rowlands, Tusculum
Mario Russell, Carson-Newman
Cordarol Scales, Fort Hays State
Marc Schiechl, Colorado School of Mines
Marcus Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne
Anthony Stewart, Central Missouri
Stan Thornton, Wayne State
Ryan Travis, West Liberty State
Jamorris Warren, Central Missouri
Robert Welton, Albany State
Steven Wesley, North Alabama
Ian White, Virginia State
Michael Wilhoite, Washburn
Darnel Williams, C.W. Post
Fred Williams, St. Cloud State
Evan Woody, Colorado Mines