Great Expectations

Greetings, Lion fans. The dog days of summer have certainly set in, and while not outrageously hot, there are still those long, lazy days filled with family outings, baseball, and other outdoor activities. For those of us football fans, each day that draws us closer to the Labor Day weekend can only mean one thing-finally,…

Small Stature, Large Heart

Greetings, Lion fans. We’ve often written here about the rest of the world finding out what we’ve known all along about former A&M-Commerce standouts and their football careers after they’ve left Commerce, America. Usually these stories have revolved around some familiar names…Wilson, Perez, Martin, White, Mason, etc. Today, though, we talk about probably one of…

Heart Of A Champion

In the 1995 NBA Playoffs, the Houston Rockets entered as a 6th seed, not expected to go very far. Led by Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, the Rockets overcame obstacle after obstacle, and swept the Orlando Magic, led by Shaquille O’Neal and Afernee “Penny” Hardaway in four straight games. In a post game interview, Rockets…

The Winning Continues….

Winning. It is, as Vince Lombardi once said, “the only thing. It is a habit to be learned, preserved, and constantly improved upon. These former Lion quarterbacks learned this, and learned it will. They each left their mark in the ETSU/A&M-Commerce record books, then took those lessons far beyond Commerce, and into the professional ranks.…

UPDATE- The 2021 Football Schedule

Greetings, Lion fans, Just a quick update on the current football schedule. This past year has been unprecedented and disruptive to the normal routine for all of us. Things, however, seem to be getting brighter, and the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train. Once again, AD Tim McMurray has…

Recruiting The Blacklands: The 2021 Class, A Closer Look

Greetings, Lion fans, and the staff here at The Wire are excited to provide you with a breakdown and analysis of the newest additions to the Lion family. After exhaustive research, and studying highlights on each individual recruit, we’ll have a thumbnail sketch on each player. The obvious question is: Will any of these players…

Everybody’s All American: Wade Wilson

Two years ago, Lion Legend Wade Wilson left us far too soon. He was one of the best to ever wear the blue and gold. As great a player and coach that he was, Wade was a far better friend. I won’t bother listing the numbers and success Wade enjoyed both in Commerce and the…

Merry Christmas from The Wire!

Greetings, Lion fans. Brian, Billy and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone out there an abundance of blessings and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This past year has been a true test of courage and strength-both mental and physical. In a year in which we have seen…

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…

NCAA Division II Second Round- # 21 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions @ # 7 Colorado-Mines Orediggers-Storylines, Starters, and Stuff You Need To Know.

Who: Versus When: Saturday, November 30, 1 PM CST Where: Marv Kay Stadium, Golden, CO Weather: 37 Degrees & Partly Cloudy at Kickoff, Wind SSE Watch/Listen/Stats: Radio: Lion Sports Network via 88.9 KETR (Commerce) or stream http://www.ketr.orgĀ Charlie Chitwood (Play By Play), Brock Calloway (Color/Analysis) BJ Laudermilk (Studio/Updates) Watch: http://www.minesathletics.com/tv Stats: https://www.ncaa.com/game/3909038 Projected Starters: Offense (Multiple)…

Minor Mid-week Thoughts…Week 7

Before I get into my thoughts I just want to congratulate all the 2019 Hall of Honor, Bobby Fox Award Winners, and Hall of Fame Class. It was an excellent program put on by TAMUC and props to Blake Cooper for an excellent job hosting. It is always great seeing old friends and teammates and…