Wade Wilson: A Football Life.

Wade Wilson’s passing this past Friday was a shock to Lion Nation to say the least. We have had personal dedications to him over the past couple of days courtesy of Russell McLean, who had a personal relationship with him. However, I have been prompted by something I heard this morning to tell the world…

Thank You, Colby Carthel.

Coach Carthel, I have to admit I was disappointed when I saw you had taken the job at Stephen F. Austin. However, as someone who bleeds the blue and gold, you have to understand that my hope for you to stay here would be biased, but as the brother of a high school coach, I…

#seeyouatTHEHAWK-Hmmm……

It all began with a general conversation between Brian and I one evening last fall, around the time that the football facility became Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium. There have been more than a few named that have etched themselves in Lion Football coaching history-Smith, Sikes, Vowell, and Carthel, to name a few. There…

Special Edition: Dallas Morning News Feature-September 25, 1992: Hidden Treasure: East Texas State Thriving Despite Division II Limitations, Mere Acceptance Of Town.

Editor’s Note: This Article was published by the Dallas Morning News in September of 1992. It was written by Kevin Sherrington and is not the work of The Lion Wire or any of the staff or the writers. It is here for reading enjoyment purposes only and every attempt has been taken to ensure the…

The Greatest Coach You Never Heard Of.

The Scene: Pure Bedlam.. On a cold evening at Texas A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium on Ernest Hawkins field, students and fans rushed the field to celebrate something they have not celebrated in 45 years. Their team was going to the National Championship. In fact, that very day marked 45 years since The Lions lifted the N.A.I.A…

Happy Birthday to a Legend

(Author’s Note: For those that may not be aware, Coach Hawkins suffered both a heart attack and stroke Wednesday of this week. According to his son, Ray, he is in the hospital under hospice care with no change to his current condition. He is unable to speak or use his right hand, and remains asleep…

Ask The Opponent: Eastern New Mexico Edition

Today we sit down with d2messageboard.com user “Zombie8myBrainz” (save the laughing for later) who is a fantastic resource on all things Eastern New Mexico Football. He sat down to answer some questions going into this match up and also on Eastern Football as it stands. Here we go: TLW: “After the 2-0 start, how is…

Ask The Opponent: North Alabama Lions Edition

Last season I introduced the concept of “Ask The Opponent”, a post in which I contacted a fan on d2messageboard.com to ask them questions about the upcoming matchup against TAMUC. A big hat tip to Lions96 from the message board who got me the answer to the questions I had. Here is the first edition…