Lion Football 2022: Week 4 Preview-VS. North American University

When: Saturday, September 24, 6 PM Where: Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium About NAU: Mascot: Stallions Location: Stafford, TX (Houston Metro Area) Distance from Commerce: 290 Miles Enrollment: 600 Students 2021 Record: 5-4 Overall Conference: NAIA Independent Head Coach: Kenneth Apande Overview: This team, and school is a lot like Lincoln University. North American…

Division I Diatribes Vol. 7-We Have Arrived

As of July 1, we are finally members of NCAA Division I. It has been something that has been imminent for almost a year now, but finally, Texas A&M-Commerce is at the top of the college athletics rung. We are here. Now, I will admit, and actually this was the opinion of the entire staff…

The 2022 Season: What We Hope To See

Greetings, Lion fans, and believe it or not, there’s only 56 days remaining until the opener against Lincoln University on September 1, we here at The Wire are eagerly anticipating the start of football season. There are so many new challenges, new opponents, and the now official move to Division 1, and Brian and I…

Division I Diatribes Vol. 3-The Hawk

Let’s talk about Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium. Our favorite place to be on a fall afternoon in Northeast Texas. I would have a hard time believing that when then-President Dr. James Gee, Coach Milburn Smith, US Speaker of the House and ETSU Sam Rayburn, and Lt. Governor Walter Woodul, along with 12,000 fans…

Division I Diatribes: Vol. 2

I apologize for the lack of write ups as of late, but so much has been happening in the college sports world, it has been hard to keep up. Either way, time for the second edition of Division I Diatribes. Let’s talk…….$$$$$$$$$$$$$ MONEY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Ah yes, that thorny subject. The thing that is responsible for…

Division I Diatribes-Vol. 1

Well, I guess now is the time. I have been meaning to start sharing thoughts on the transition to Division I since September of last year, but I really underestimated how difficult last football season would be in so many ways, but that being said, it is time to tie up some loose ends. This…