Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LSC Roundup 1-25

Chadron State to host Angelo State on September 10.

Recruiting Tidbits
JCFootball.com is reporting that Angelo Looney, DB from Compton CC, has transferred to Texas A&M-Kingsville.

JCFootball.com is reporting that Andre Taylor, WR from East Mississippi CC, has transferred to Northeastern State.

JCFootball.com is reporting that Eddie Kelly, DT from Santa Monica CC, has transferred to Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Jon Parker has committed to Abilene Christian.

Not verified - Darryll Crummie has transferred to Texas A&M-Commerce.

Not verified - Beau Broussard,  Brandeis HS has committed to West Texas A&M

Not verified - Austin Potter (Hargrave HS)  visited WT this past weekend.

Not verified - Dylan Johnson (OL Cy Creek HS) commited to ACU.

Not verified - Justin Stewart (LB/DB SA Churchill HS) visited ACU this past weekend.

Not verified - Ricardo Riascos (CB Fort Bend Travis) will visit Midwestern State this week.

Not verified - Marcus Bruner (LB, Porter HS) will sign with Central Oklahoma.

WT Announces grid slate - Amarillo Globe News
West Texas A&M will open it 2011 football season by hosting Colorado State-Pueblo at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

The Buffs' schedule, released Monday, features six home games plus the Lone Star Conference Football Festival on Sept. 17 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, where WT will meet Texas A&M-Kingsville. That game will be among eight against conference members.

WT's other nonconference game will be Oct. 29 when the Buffs host Super Region Four member Central Washington. The schedule:
Sept. 1: Colorado State University-Pueblo, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 6 p.m.
Sept. 17: Texas A&M-Kingsville, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Time TBA
Sept. 24: Incarnate Word, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 6 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Tarleton State, Stephenville, Time TBA
Oct. 8: Angelo State (Homecoming), Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 6 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Abilene Christian, Abilene, Time TBA
Oct. 22: Eastern New Mexico, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 6 p.m.
Oct. 29: Central Washington, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 6 p.m.
Nov. 5: at Midwestern State, Wichita Falls, Time TBA
Nov. 12: Texas A&M-Commerce, Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, Canyon, 1 p.m.


Hagan's status is day-to-day - Times Record News
Chris Hagan's status is day-to-day after dislocating a toe on his right foot in Saturday's basketball game against Incarnate Word.

The good news for the Mustangs is that all of Hagan's X-rays came back negative.

Hagan leads MSU in scoring at 22.6 points per game. The senior guard also is averaging 4.7 assists and 1.94 steals a game for the 14-4 Mustangs. Hagan left Saturday's double-overtime loss six minutes into the second half. MSU travels to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday.


Tidwell Named Don Hansen National Special Teams POY - ASU Sports Information
Link to complete team
SAN ANGELO – Angelo State return specialist Garrett Tidwell, who returned three kicks for scores and ranked in the top-10 nationally in both punt retuns and kickoff returns, was selected as the Don Hansen National Special Teams Player of the Year and punter George Shamblen was tabbed as a Hansen All-American as announced by the Don Hansen Football Committee Monday.

Tidwell, a senior from Boyd, Texas, was named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America First Team as a return specialist and was selected as the top special teamer after averaging 17.5 yards per punt return and 28.08 yard per kick return – both among the top 10 marks in the country. Tidwell returned two punts for scores and a kickoff for a touchdown during the 2010 season. He was previously selected as a first teamer and the top return specialist according to Daktronics. Tidwell closed his ASU career as the leader in single-game (182), single-season (740) and career (2,049) kick return yardage.

Shamblen, a junior from Miles, recorded the fifth-best punting average in the nation at 43.39 yards per kick during the 2010 season and helped Angelo State lead the nation in net punting with 39.66 yards per punt. The fourth ASU punter to be named an All-American with his Daktronics selection in December, Shamblen placed 18 punts inside the 20 and logged 10 kicks of 50 yards or more in his first season back to football after a three-year absence. Shamblen was also named an All-Lone Star Conference South Division First Team player and was named the top punter on the Daktronics All-Super Region Four First Team.

The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.

The Don Hansen Football Committee selected All-Super Region teams in December and early January, with the first-team and second-team All-Super Region players advancing to the national ballot. A total of 167 players earned some form of Don Hansen All-America honors.

Baptiste, Robertson Named to Don Hansen AA Team - TAMK Sports Information
Cannon Selected Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American - ENMU Sports Information

Buffs Picked Eighth in LSC Preseason Baseball Poll - WT Sports Information
The West Texas A&M Baseball team has been picked eighth in the 2011 Lone Star Conference Preseason poll announced Tuesday morning from the conference’s office in Richardson, Texas.

The Buffs finished the 2010 season with a 23-20 overall record with a 17-18 mark in the LSC, finishing just one spot out of the LSC Tournament. WT lost 22 games due to cancellations from the effects of weather including nine conference games.

Head coach Matt Vanderburg enters his third season at the helm of the Buffs, 2010 saw WT hit .353 as a team with 85 doubles, 22 triples, 39 homers and 327 RBI for a slugging percentage of .522 with 56 stolen bases on 66 attempts.

Abilene Christian tops the poll for the 13th consecutive season after winning their second straight LSC Championship in 2010. ACU was a near unanimous selection, receiving 29 of the 32 first-place votes on the ballots cast by LSC coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives for 401 total points. The Wildcats, who finished 50-15 last season to record the first 50-win season in program history, fell to Central Missouri in the NCAA Division II South Central Region championship game.

The Wildcats Aaron Oliver was named the LSC Preseason Player of the Year.

Oliver, a senior outfielder from Los Angeles, Calif., recorded one of the most prolific seasons in ACU history earning South Central Region Player of the Year and first team all-America honors in 2010. He hit .405 and led the team in hits (102), runs scored (79), doubles (22), triples (eight), home runs (14), RBI (65), total bases (182) and stolen bases (27) to earn LSC Player of the Year, LSC Championship MVP and regional all-tournament team honors.

Southeastern Oklahoma’s Heath Wyatt was tabbed LSC Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

Wyatt, a senior relief pitcher from Searcy, Ark., was the co-national leader and topped the LSC with 15 saves last year in a school record 33 appearances. He posted a 3.17 ERA, second best in the league, for a 7-6 record to earn LSC Pitcher of the Year acclaim along with first team all-South Central Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and second team all-region by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The 2011 season starts in early February and the LSC has 13 teams set to compete with the addition of Incarnate Word. LSC teams will play an 11-week, single round-robin schedule with a three-game series against every other team. Each series shall consist of a 9-inning game and a 7- and 9-inning doubleheader.

The Buffs open the 2011 season on the road on February 1 at University of the Southwest for a doubleheader with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m. The LSC schedule starts on February 4-5 as the Buffs travel to Northeastern State for a three game series.

Here's a closer look at the voting breakdown for the conference:

1. Abilene Christian 29 401
2. Southeastern Oklahoma 1 320
3. Angelo State 305
4. Cameron 293
5. Incarnate Word 264
6. Tarleton State 256
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville 1 243
8. West Texas A&M 193
9. Central Oklahoma 143
10. Eastern New Mexico 141
11. Northeastern State 113
12. Southwestern Oklahoma 108
13. East Central 41

ACU Picked to Repeat - ACU Sports
Wyatt Tabbed Preseason Pitcher of the Year, SE Picked Second in LSC - SOSU Sports
Rams Picked Third in LSC Preseason Poll - ASU Sports
LSC Preseason baseball poll has Texans at No. 6 - TSU Sports
LSC Baseball Preseason Poll - TAMK Sports

USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Poll 1-25
#7 Northeastern State
#23 Tarleton State
Receiving Votes - West Texas A&M

NABC Coaches' Poll 1-25
#10 Central Oklahoma
#13 Incarnate Word
#20 West Texas A&M

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Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University


Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico