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If you haven't seen the Texas A&M-Commerce ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet, click HERE and check it out.  Not only did they raise $1,000, it's probably the best one we've seen yet.


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and in one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory...

Former UT RB Bergeron officially transfers to A&M-Commerce

Caleb Slinkard, Greenville Herald Banner


COMMERCE — A Lions offense that scored 35 points per game last year will be even more potent in 2014, thanks to the addition of Division I transfer Joe Bergeron.

The former University of Texas running back will undoubtedly be the featured back on a Texas A&M University-Commerce football team that is looking to improve on last year’s breakout season. He said the team chemistry and quality coaching staff were the main reasons behind his decision to transfer to A&M-Commerce. 

(for complete story, click headline)
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Northwest Missouri State Opens 2014 Season at No. 1
Northwest Missouri State, fresh off of their fourth Division II title in 2013, opens up 2014 as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. This is the third time since the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll started in 2000 that the Bearcats have begun the season ranked No. 1. Grand Valley State (Mich.) comes in at No. 2, followed by Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado State-Pueblo and North Alabama rounding out the Top 5.
There will be four Top 25 matchups in the first week of action, highlighted by No. 2 Grand Valley State traveling to No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and No. 4 Colorado State-Pueblo hosting No. 11 West Texas A&M. The last two Top 25 matchups have No. 7 Minnesota State-Mankato hosting No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.) and No. 21 North Carolina-Pembroke traveling to No. 14 Winston-Salem State (N.C.).

2014 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches’ Poll – August 18, 2014
RankSchool (1st votes)2013 Rec.Pts.Prev.*Season OpenerHead Coach
1.Northwest Missouri St. (31)15-07991Sept. 4 vs. Nebraska-KearneyAdam Dorrel
2.Grand Valley St. (Mich.)12-37253Sept. 4 at No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.)Matt Mitchell
3.Minnesota-Duluth11-26348Sept. 6 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)Curt Wiese
4.Colorado St.-Pueblo11-16197Sept. 4 vs. No. 11 West Texas A&MJohn Wristen
5.North Alabama10-358910Sept. 13 at Mississippi CollegeBobby Wallace
6.Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)13-25382Sept. 6 vs. Point (Ga.)Ian Shields
7.Minnesota St.-Mankato11-15306Sept. 4 vs. No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.)Todd Hoffner
8.Henderson St. (Ark.) (1)11-152313Sept. 6 at Southern Nazarene (Okla.)Scott Maxfield
9.Pittsburg St. (Kan.)10-252219Sept. 6 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)Tim Beck
10.West Chester (Pa.)13-24774Sept. 6 at New Haven (Conn.)Bill Zwaan
11.West Texas A&M11-340711Sept. 4 at No. 4 Colorado St.-PuebloMike Nesbitt
12.Shepherd (W.Va.)11-13939Sept. 6 at West Liberty (W.Va.)Monte Cater
13.Ohio Dominican10-139012Sept. 6 vs. Malone (Ohio)Bill Conley
14.Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)10-238914Sept. 6 vs. No. 21 North Carolina-PembrokeKienus Boulware
15.St. Cloud State (Minn.)12-23505Sept. 4 at No. 7 Minnesota St.-MankatoScott Underwood
16.Carson-Newman (Tenn.)10-333317Sept. 4 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)Ken Sparks
17.Tarleton St. (Texas)7-3266NRSept. 13 at No. 11 West Texas A&MCary Fowler
18.Indianapolis (Ind.)10-222918Sept. 6 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)Bob Bartolomeo
19.Delta St. (Miss.)7-3206NRSept. 6 at Fort Valley St. (Ga.)Todd Cooley
20.Indiana (Pa.)9-216724Sept. 6 vs. St. Augustine’s (N.C.)Curt Cignetti
21.North Carolina-Pembroke9-214015Sept. 6 at No. 14 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)Shane Richardson
22t.Azusa Pacific (Calif.)10-2133NRSept. 4 vs. No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.)Victor Santa Cruz
22t.Emporia St. (Kan.)9-213320Sept. 4 vs. Missouri Southern St.Garin Higgins
24.Bloomsburg (Pa.)10-210316Sept. 6 at Stonehill (Mass.)Paul Darragh
25.Tuskegee (Ala.)8-39825Sept. 6 vs. Alabama A&MWillie Slater
*– Ranking in final AFCA Division II Poll of 2013

Others Receiving Votes: Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 87; Central Missouri, 82; West Alabama, 67; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 59; American International (Mass.), 51; Ferris St. (Mich.), 41; California (Pa.), 38; Missouri Western St., 38; Albany St. (Ga.), 32; Midwestern St. (Texas), 31; Harding (Ark.), 27; Colorado School of Mines, 20; Newberry (S.C.), 20; Concord (W.Va.), 19; East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 19; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Eastern New Mexico, 12; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 9; Winona St. (Minn.), 9; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 7; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 7; Truman St. (Mo.), 5; Findlay (Ohio), 3; Miles (Ala.), 3; Chadron St. (Neb.), 2; Michigan Tech, 2; Washburn (Kan.), 2; West Georgia, 2.

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