TLW 2021 Lone Star Conference Preseason Power Rankings

The much anticipated 2021 season kicks off in 75 days and before our great big preseason write up and then our August Hiatus before the season starts. The Lone Star Conference is changing and the power is shifting from traditional powers to newcomers and some programs on the rise are now looking to crash and…

LION U……Quarterback U?

While we are patiently waiting for the college season to begin and other professional leagues to get completely back to “normal”, Russ and I have really been taken in with other leagues that are not the NFL. One reason is that we are Cowboy fans and are used to disappointment by now, another is the…

The Unsung Hero

In his nearly 30 years of coaching offense for East Texas State, Ernest Hawkins coached a lot of Quarterbacks. Some went to the NFL and started games. Some had great college careers and set records that might never be broken, even in today’s passer conducive offenses. However, when Hawkins took over as Head Coach in…

2020 “Spring” Game-5 Thoughts

Football returns to Commerce, America for at least one day this Saturday, and I could not be more excited. To return to Commerce. To return to The Hawk. To see the improvements on our team and inside our stadium. I am excited and just cannot wait to see what we have going on. Here are…

All or Nothing

“I love football, when it’s pure, but not this. This isn’t pure.”-Jonathan “Mox” Moxon-Varsity Blues 1998 If you had told me that as I was 6 years into being a college sports blogger, I would be quoting James Vanderbeek in a non-satirical column in one of the most off the wall sports movies that included…

Q&A With Justin Petersen of Azusa Pacific

Justin Petersen is a loud and proud alum of Azusa Pacific University. We crossed paths when he was just randomly searching the internet regarding APU football and found The Lion Wire. He publishes an alumni sports newsletter and wanted to sit down and discuss the site, TAMUC the school and our athletic department, and just…

Traditions Part 6-The ET Mile

In many Football programs across the country, there is somewhat of an initiation for new players who come into the program. Usually it involves pain, a test of endurance, and an attempt to see who has what it takes to be in that respective program. For over 60 years, there was a tradition that every…