Friday, July 8, 2011

LSC Roundup 7-8

Men's Basketball Adds One - TAMK Sports
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Texas A&M-Kingsville head men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson has signed Baton Rouge Community College guard Ryan Layssard.

Layssard is a 5-10 guard from Opelousas, LA and was a two-year starter at Baton Rouge CC. He led the Bears to a 17-10 record as a freshman, the first year of the program. As a sophomore, he averaged 12 points and seven assists per game while being named the team’s most valuable player.

Layssard is the sixth signee for the Javelinas this year.

Ballinger's KRUN First to Join ASU Athletics Radio Network - ASU Sports
Angelo State football is coming to “The Greatest Little Town in Texas” as the ASU Athletics Department reached an agreement with Ballinger's KRUN 1400 AM to carry Rams' football this fall. KRUN is the first station to join the newly created network and will broadcast the beginning of a new era in ASU football as Will Wagner takes over as head coach.

"We're thrilled to partner with KRUN and extend ASU's radio footprint in the Concho Valley," Angelo State Director of Athletics Kathleen Brasfield said. "We'd like to thank Toby Virden and his staff, along with our friends at Foster Communications, for making the network a reality. We're looking forward to a great football season and want folks in our region to know that this is their university, their team. Hopefully this is the first of many partnerships, for many years to come."

WT adds locker room facilities - Yann Ranaivo, Amarillo Globe News
This fall, West Texas A&M University's football players will no longer have to worry about going to their dorm rooms or using rented trailers to change into their practice gear.

WT broke ground last month on the Buffalo Athletic Center, a 44,420-square-foot facility that will provide new locker rooms for the football, soccer and track teams. The facility's other amenities will include a weight room and gym area, study hall and physical therapy space for the university's roughly 500 student athletes.

Michael McBroom, WT's athletic director, said the university plans to fund the nearly $4 million facility with donations.

He said the university plans to make its official call for donations next week, although some donations have already been received. WT has collected about $1.5 million for the project, thus allowing for the June groundbreaking, McBroom said.

"This is essentially the final phase of the Buffalo Sports Park," he said, referring to the $21.8 million outdoor sports park completed last fall. "It will round up and give us just about the best facility in the country for a school like WT. And it will be next to one of the best outdoor athletic facilities you can find."

Former ACU tackle Washington gets shot in CFL - Joey Richards, Abilene Reporter News
Finally, two years after playing his final season at Abilene Christian University, Tony Washington is getting a chance to play major professional football.

Washington, a 6-foot-6, 311-pound offensive tackle, signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League on June 18 — less than a month before the team's season opener.

It's been a long wait for the 25-year-old Washington, who expected to play in the NFL after impressing scouts at the 2010 NFL Combine. Washington, projected to go as high as the second round in that year's draft, not only wasn't drafted, but he didn't even get a call for a tryout, much less a free-agent deal, after the draft. He eventually signed with the Dallas Vigilantes of the Arena Football League about halfway through the season last year.

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