Friday, March 28, 2014

No. 5 Lady Buffs Battle No. 1 Bentley for National Championship Friday

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ERIE, Pa. – The No. 5 West Texas A&M women's basketball team will be playing for its first national championship Friday evening at 6 p.m. CT against No. 1 Bentley (Ma.) at the Erie Insurance Arena.  The Lady Buffs are 32-2 on the year, while Bentley is 34-0. 
The game will be broadcast live on KGNC AM 710 throughout the Texas Panhandle with Neil Horn having the call.  The game also will be televised on the CBS Sports Network, as well as locally in the Amarillo/Canyon area on KCPN.  Live stats and streaming links can be found by logging onto and clicking on the women's basketball schedule page.
(More from the WT website)

Meanwhile, over at Tarleton State...

Moore: There's not another coach I would want - Brad Keith, Stephenville Empire Tribune


Tarleton lands pair of Division I transfers - Brad Keith, Stephenville Empire Tribune

Tarleton State has landed a pair of NCAA Division I football transfers.
Joining the Texans are Oklahoma State safety Lyndell Johnson and Memphis quarterback Eric Mathews, both former Texas high school standouts.
"Both these guys bring a lot to the table and will make us a better football team," said Tarleton head coach Cary Fowler. "We always want to build our base by signing kids out of high school, but these are guys with college experience who we believe can step in and help right away at some positions where we would otherwise be pretty lean on experience next season."
Johnson has one season of eligibility remaining and Mathews has two. Neither will participate when the Texans begin spring ball next week.
"(Mathews) is finishing up school at Memphis. He will graduate this semester and be working on his master's degree when he's here," said Fowler of the interdisciplinary studies major. "Lyndell is 15 hours from finishing his degree in criminal justice."

Texan Football Adds Pair of DI Transfers - TSU Website
STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton State head football coach Cary Fowler has announced that a pair of NCAA Division I transfers will join the Texan Football team for the upcoming 2014 season.
Lyndell Johnson, a 6-4, 215 pound defensive back from Oklahoma State, along with Eric Mathews, a 6-2, 185 pound quarterback from Memphis, will both join the team and be set to compete for the Texans this fall.

(More from TSU)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rankings and whatnot

NEW ORLEANS – Chico State’s men and Angelo State’s women claimed the top spots in the Week 2 edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday.

The National Team Computer Rankings for Division II are a reflection of performances that have been recorded only during the 2014 outdoor track & field season. While some teams have been competing outdoors since February and many more opened up their spring campaigns this past weekend, still others have yet to compete outside in 2014.

Women's Rankings
1. Angelo State
4. Texas A&M-Kingsville
21. West Texas A&M
34. Eastern New Mexico
36. Tarleton State
44. McMurry
54. Texas A&M-Commerce
100. Harding

Men's Rankings
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville
4. Angelo State
9. Texas A&M-Commerce
17. Tarleton State
18. West Texas A&M
34. Harding
41. McMurry
52. Eastern New Mexico

Some Individual ranked in top three of their events 
Tim Price, TAMK - #1 in the 200M, #2 in the 100M
Macario Zarate, TAMK - #3 in 110M Hurdles
Sergio Rios, TAMK - #2 in 400M Hurdles
TAMK - #2 in 4x100 Relay
TAMC - #3 in 4x400 Relay
Jeron Robinson, TAMK - #1 in High Jump
Cody Schultz, ASU - #1 in Long Jump
Chantz Chambers, ASU - #2 in Long Jump
Anthony Harris, TAMC - #3 in Long Jump

Kaina Martinez, TAMK - #2 in 100M
Amber Perry, TAMK - #3 in 400M
Lexi Brooks, ASU - #2 in 400M Hurdles
Jasmine Ambowode, ASU - #3 in 400M Hurdles
TAMK - #3 in 4x100 Relay
ASU - #3 in 4x400 Relay
Valerie Vrana - #2 in Shot Put
Chsney Neeley, ASU - #1 in Discus
Emma Thompson, ASU - #2 in Discus
Jordan Gray, ASU - #1 in Heptathlon
Jasmine Ambowode, ASU - #3 in Heptathlon

Among the conference rankings, the LSC is tops for both the women and the men.

It's early in the season, but the LSC is off to a great start!

1. West Texas A&M (1 Last Week) - 5th straight week at #1
12. Angelo State (11)
24. Midwestern State (NR)
RV - Texas Woman's (18)

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
1. Tampa
5. West Texas A&M
RV - Texas A&M-Kingsville

NCBWA (3-25)
1. Tampa
3. West Texas A&M  (up a notch)

NCBWA Regional Poll (3-25)
1. West Texas A&M (Last Week 1)
2. St. Mary's (2)
3. Colorado Mesa (3)
4. Lubbock Christian (4)
5. St. Edward's (5)
6. Texas A&M (8)
7. Oklahoma Christian (9)
8. Tarleton STate (7)
9. Angelo State (6)
10. New Mexico Highlands (10)

College Baseball Lineup
1. Tampa
12. West Texas A&M

D2Baseball Poll
1. Tampa
19. West Texas A&M

D2Baseball Regional Poll
1. St. Mary's (LW 1)   2-2 last week
2. West Texas A&M (5)  4-1 last week
3. St. Edward's (4)    4-0 last week
4. Colorado Mesa (2)   3-2 last week
5. Lubbock Christian (3)   2-1 last week
6. Angelo State (6)     1-3 last week
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville (7)   3-2  last week
8. Tarleton State (8)   2-3 last week
8. Oklahoma Christian

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Women's Basketball Elite Eight

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ERIE, Pa. – The No. 5 West Texas A&M women's basketball team opens the 2014 Elite Eight at the Erie Insurance Arena Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT versus Limestone College.  The Lady Buffs enter with a 30-2 record overall and Limestone is 27-5.  This is the first meeting between the two teams on the hardwood in school history.

The game will be streamed live on the internet through the NCAA.  The game WILL NOT be broadcast on the radio on Tuesday, but should the Lady Buffs advance, the game(s) moving forward will be heard live on KGNC 710 AM.  Fans can listen to Neil Horn's broadcast of Tuesday's game online at with deep links to live stats, streaming and audio/video listed above.

The Lady Buffs are entering their fifth Elite Eight in school history and are 2-4 all-time in the Elite Eight. 

Update - Lady Buffs win quarterfinal easily 81-44

Up next will be the winner of the Nova Southeastern - Concordia St. Paul game.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mustangs fall to No. 1 Metro State in regional final

DENVER -- Metro State had every look of the No. 1 team in the country Tuesday night in the South Central Region championship game at Auraria Event Center.

The Roadrunners rolled to their 28th-straight win coasting a 78-56 victory over Midwestern State to claim their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Metro State (31-1) will face South Region champ Tuskegee (Ala.) -- an 80-59 winner over Delta State (Miss.) Tuesday night -- on March 26 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

"We panicked a bit," MSU coach Nelson Haggerty said. "We could've handled the traps better in the half court. We just didn't play well and weren't able to get off clean shots against zone."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lady Buffs advance to Elite Eight

Lady Buffs Win South Central Regional; Advance to Fifth Elite Eight

CANYON, Texas  – In probably the best atmosphere of the season, the No. 5-ranked West Texas A&M women's basketball team edged No. 4-ranked Colorado Mesa in the South Central Region final 59-56 Monday evening.  With the win, the Lady Buff advance to their fifth Elite Eight in program history.

In front of the largest crowd of the season at 3,365, the Lady Buffs and Mavericks put on quite a show from start to finish.  The game saw four ties and 15 lead changes as neither team led by more than eight points in the game.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Post Spring Break recap

Texas A&M-Kingsville and Angelo State finished seventh and eighth, respectively, at the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

      The Javelinas were the top LSC men's team with 27 points, while the Rambelles recorded 19 points on the women's side to lead the league.

      TAMUK's Jordan Yamoah was crowned as the pole vault champion for the second year in a row. Yamoah's mark of 5.20 meters (17-0.75) almost broke the record set by another Javelina, Matt Hickl (5.51m).

      Jeron Robinson came in second place in the high jump with a mark of 2.16 meters (7-1) for the Javelinas.  He tied with first-place finisher Edward Dudley of Lake Erie but finishing second based on the number of attempts to reach the height.

      Tim Price ran in the men's 200-meter dash and came in third place with a time of 21.38, while Michal Idziak finished in sixth place with a time of 1:53.07 in the 800-meter run for TAMUK.

      ASU's Kearah Danville is now a back-to-back NCAA Indoor Division II Triple Jump Champion after her performance. Danville led all flights after the first go-around in the triple jump with a jump of 13.01 meters (42-8.25).  Last year the senior won the triple jump with a leap of 13.16 meters (43-2.25).

      The Rambelles Jordan Gray set new career-best point total of 3,887 points to finish as the 2014 NCAA Division II Runner-up for the pentathlon.  It is Gray's second All-American honor for indoors and her second year in a row to finish runner-up in the pentathlon.

      West Texas A&M's Malika Ouedraogo finished second to Danville in the triple jump with a 12.76 meters (41-10.50) effort.

      Tarleton State's Chase Rathke recorded a third-place finish in the 800m by running a 1:51.78.

      Eastern New Mexico's Isaiah Samoei placed third in the 5,000m with a time of 14:10.39.

Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
8) Angelo State 19
16) West Texas A&M 12
Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
7) Texas A&M -Kingsville 27
25) Tarleton State 6
25) Eastern New Mexico 6
43) West Texas A&M 2


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Lady Buffs face Colorado Mesa tonight at 7.  Click on the link above for live stats and video.


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Midwestern State knocks off Tarleton State 74-68 in the semifinals.  Tomorrow night, the Mustangs will face #1 seed, Metro State with an Elite Eight berth on the line.  Click on the link above for live video and live stats of the game.


Softball Results
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Baseball Results
WT Sweeps Angelo State
ENMU and TAMK split
TSU wins only game at Cameron as weather forces cancellation of last three games (Will this hurt them at the end of the season)
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Break Edition

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Here's an interesting look at each D2 regional basketball bracket (Thanks for pointing this out Brad Keith).  Looks good for the LSC, with a final four spot predicted for both men and women and a national championship prediction for one of the teams.


and speaking of Brad Keith, here is some of the work he's been up to...

From the Amarillo Globe News

and from the schools

Official Link to Men's Regional Tournament
Official Link to Women's Regional Tournament in Canyon

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Link to National Championship Website


2014 Lone Star Conference Showcase

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WT, MSU, ASU and TWU win in day one action

WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Due to unplayable field conditions at the City of Wichita Falls Softball Complex, the schedule for the Lone Star Conference Showcase has been modified.

Eight games over the next two days will now be played at Mustangs Park on the Midwestern State campus in lieu of the original eight-team, 24-game format.

Games to complete a four-game set between teams that have already played a conference series this season will be played. The remaining games will be made up during regularly scheduled series over the remainder of the season. Slated three-game sets will now be played in two doubleheaders -- four games.

Here is the modified schedule for the LSC Showcase:

Friday, March 14
West Texas A&M vs. Cameron, 11 a.m.
Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Tarleton State, 1:30 p.m.
Angelo State vs. Texas Woman's, 4 p.m.
Eastern New Mexico vs. Midwestern State, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15
Texas Woman's vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 10 a.m.
Cameron vs. Eastern New Mexico, 12:30 p.m.
Tarleton State vs. Angelo State, 3 p.m.
Midwestern State vs. West Texas A&M, 5:30 p.m.
All games at Mustangs Park


In the national poll, WT remains #1, while ASU moves up to #12, TWU drops to #17 and MSU is receiving votes.


Baseball Rankings
Angelo State -  #24 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, #10 in the NCBWA, #21 in the College Baseball Lineup, and #22 in the D2 Baseball Polls
West Texas A&M - #19 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, #17 in the NCBWA polls
Texas A&M-Kingsville - #30 in the College Baseball Lineup Poll

This weekend's matchups
Tarleton State (13-7, 4-4) at Cameron (6-12, 1-7)

Angelo State (16-5, 6-2) at West Texas A&M (16-4, 6-2) (This weekends top matchup)

Lone Star Conference

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