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KINGSVILLE, Texas (Men's Basketball) - Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2-1) closes the home portion of its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 25 when it hosts Our Lady of the Lake (1-1) at 8 p.m. inside the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Kingsville Hampton Inn Court.


The game follows the women's basketball team (0-2) taking on No. 25 St. Mary's University (2-2) at 6 p.m.


Five scorers reached double figures in the Javelinas' slim 82-77 loss to NCAA Division I affiliate University of Texas-Pan American on Saturday. In the exhibition, the Hogs connected on 12 three-pointers, including eight by Don Thomas and DJ Weathers. Weathers finished with 14 points off the Javelina bench.


In the 76-71 victory over St. Mary's, a team that received votes in both the inaugural D2SIDA Top 25 Poll and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll, Don Thomas finished with 20 points, six assists and four rebounds and Troy Jones added 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks.


The Javelinas defeated Our Lady of the Lake, 110-64, in the lone meeting in 1984. Following Tuesday's slate, the Blue and Gold will spend Thanksgiving weekend at the Tarleton State University Thanksgiving Classic, taking on Northwest Nazarene University (1-3) on Friday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. and Pittsburg State University (1-2) on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Friday's and Saturday's contests will be the first time that Texas A&M-Kingsville takes on both opponents.


The Javelinas will not return to the SPEC until Jan. 3 when they host Schreiner University at 3 p.m.


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All-LSC Football Awards Announced Sports - Javelinas Thu, 20 Nov 2014 2:24:26 PM All-LSC Football Awards Announced

RICHARDSON, Texas - Angelo State had eight first-team selections and three individual award winners distinguished Thursday when the annual Lone Star Conference football awards were announced by LSC officials.

The Rams had four players on the top offense and four more on the first-team defense. ASU, the LSC Playoffs Champions, took home individual honors as well with Offensive Player of the Year (J.W. Rollins award) Kyle Washington, Defensive Lineman of the Year Clayton Callicutt, and Coach of the Year Will Wagner.

LSC champion Texas A&M-Commerce had six first-teamers including Defensive Player of the Year (J.V. Sikes award) Toni Pulu and two-time Receiver of the Year Vernon Johnson.

West Texas A&M's Torian Oakley was tabbed Defensive Back of the Year to lead the seven Buff first-teamers, while Carter James claimed Freshman of the Year honors.

Eastern New Mexico's E'lon Spight and Seth Bailey earned Offensive Back of the Year and Linebacker of the Year distinction, respectively.

Midwestern State had four on the top team with Shadow Stokes receiving Offensive Lineman of the Year recognition.

Overall, 110 student-athletes were recognized by the LSC's postseason awards program, with 32 players named to the first team, 32 on the second team and another 46 gaining honorable mention. The all-conference honors were selected by the head coaches of the eight league teams.

Nick Perez Tarleton State OG Jr. Stephenville, Texas
Arthur Fatu West Texas A&M OG Sr. Klein, Texas
Stan Hasiak West Texas A&M OT Jr. Kapolei, Hawaii
Anthony Landry Angelo State OT Sr. Houston, Texas
Shadow Stokes Midwestern State C Sr. Kilgore, Texas
Mark Strange Midwestern State TE Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas
Jeret Smith McMurry WR Sr. Abilene, Texas
Vernon Johnson Texas A&M-Commerce WR Sr. Fort Worth, Texas
Ricky Collins Texas A&M-Commerce WR Sr. Tyler, Texas
Jeremy Watson West Texas A&M WR Sr. Lubbock, Texas
Kyle Washington Angelo State QB Jr. Humble, Texas
Geremy Alridge-Mitchell West Texas A&M RB Jr. Dallas, Texas
Ryan Byrd Angelo State RB Jr. Lake Elsinore, Calif.
E'lon Spight Eastern New Mexico FB Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
Saul Martinez Texas A&M-Commerce PK Sr. Pittsburg, Texas
Anthony Yancy Angelo State RS Sr. Fresno, Calif.


Bernard Afutiti Midwestern State DT Sr. Fontana, Calif.
Charlie Tuaau Texas A&M-Commerce DT Sr. Wahiawa, Hawaii
Toni Pulu Texas A&M-Commerce DE Jr. Provo, Utah
Clayton Callicutt Angelo State DE Jr. Crosby, Texas
Seth Bailey Eastern New Mexico ILB Sr. Texico, NM
Rush Seaver Angelo State ILB Sr. Lampasas, Texas
Charles Moore Tarleton State OLB Sr. Carrollton, Texas
Markus Pierce-Brewster West Texas A&M OLB Sr. National City, Calif.
Torian Oakley West Texas A&M CB Sr. Spring, Texas
Ron Fields Texas A&M-Commerce CB Sr. Sacramento, Calif.
Marqui Christian Midwestern State S Jr. Spring, Texas
Ethan Morriss West Texas A&M S Jr. Sonora, Texas
Devin Figures Tarleton State S Sr. Jefferson, Texas
Kevin Reaves Eastern New Mexico S Sr. Albuquerque, NM
Sam Fowler Angelo State P Jr. Crosby, Texas
Cody Clark Angelo State DS Jr. Austin, Texas

Offensive Player of the Year (J.W. Rollins award): Kyle Washington, Angelo State
Offensive Back of the Year: E'lon Spight, Eastern New Mexico
Receiver of the Year: Vernon Johnson, Texas A&M-Commerce
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Shadow Stokes, Midwestern State
Freshman of the Year: Carter James, West Texas A&M
Defensive Player of the Year (J.V. Sikes award): Toni Pulu, Texas A&M-Commerce
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Clayton Callicutt, Angelo State
Linebacker of the Year: Seth Bailey, Eastern New Mexico
Defensive Back of the Year: Torian Oakley, West Texas A&M
Coach of the Year: Will Wagner, Angelo State

Alex Mitchell West Texas A&M OG Jr. Portland, Ore.
Case Winkler Midwestern State OG Jr. Burnet, Texas
Lucas Love Tarleton State OT Sr. Van Alstyne, Texas
Elwood Clement Texas A&M-Commerce OT Jr. Deptford, N.J.
Austin Carson West Texas A&M C So. San Antonio, Texas
Evan Tooley Eastern New Mexico TE Sr. Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Jacob Johnson Eastern New Mexico WR Sr. Idalou, Texas
Dakarai Pecikonis Angelo State WR Sr. Allen, Texas
Seth Smith Texas A&M-Commerce WR Sr. Ennis, Texas
Clifton Rhodes III Tarleton State WR Sr. Fort Worth, Texas
Tyrik Rollison Texas A&M-Commerce QB Sr. Sulphur Springs, Texas
Dante Taylor Midwestern State RB So. Plano, Texas
Joe Bergeron Texas A&M-Commerce RB Sr. Mesquite, Texas
Zach Henshaw Tarleton State FB Jr. Canyon Lake, Texas
Connor Hollabaugh West Texas A&M PK So. Amarillo Texas
Bubba Tandy Tarleton State RS So. Hopkinsville, Ky.

Alex Tucci West Texas A&M DT Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
John Siliga Angelo State DT Jr. Redlands, Calif.
Anthony Gonzales Tarleton State DE Sr. Copperas Cove, Texas
Travis Stephens Midwestern State DE Sr. Houston, Texas
Carter James West Texas A&M ILB R-Fr. Justin, Texas
Charles Woods Texas A&M-Commerce ILB Jr. Humble, Texas
Patric Youngman West Texas A&M ILB So. Forney, Texas
Benjamin Pedro-Langford Eastern New Mexico OLB Sr. Pago Pago, AS
Davarus Shores Texas A&M-Commerce OLB Jr. Mesquite, Texas
Deantrey Loche Tarleton State CB Sr. Diboll, Texas
Jarred Ross Angelo State CB Sr. Corinth, Texas
Izzy Eziakor Texas A&M-Commerce S Sr. Wylie, Texas
Dayvyon Henry Midwestern State S Sr. Plano, Texas
Steven Baker Texas A&M-Commerce S R-Fr. San Antonio, Texas
Mitchell Henton Midwestern State P R-Fr. Dallas, Texas
Charlie Savedra Eastern New Mexico DS Sr. Socorro, N.M

William Jurek Eastern New Mexico OG Jr. Gonzales, Texas
Jordan DeCorte Texas A&M-Commerce OG Sr. Kailua, Hawaii
Shane Thompson Texas A&M-Commerce OG Jr. Keller, Texas
John Rowell Midwestern State OT R-Fr. Stafford, Texas
Rance Layton Angelo State OT So. Seminole, Texas
Rumzee Fakhouri Texas A&M-Commerce OT Sr. Modesto, Calif.
Will McLane Tarleton State C Sr. San Antonio, Texas
Ma'naima Lang Eastern New Mexico C Jr. Pago Pago, AS
Christian Garcia Texas A&M-Kingsville C Jr. Eagle Pass, Texas

Michael Boyefio Texas A&M-Commerce C Sr. Wylie, Texas
Tyler Hamilton Angelo State C So. San Antonio, Texas
Taylor Peasha Texas A&M-Commerce TE Sr. Herald, Calif.
Bubba Tandy Tarleton State WR So. Hopkinsville, Ky.
Le'Nard Meyers Tarleton State WR Jr. Gatesville, Texas
Statron Jones Midwestern State WR So. Manor, Texas
Talon Smith Angelo State WR Jr. Odessa, Texas
Chris Omigie Angelo State WR Sr. Arlington, Texas
Collin Strahan Tarleton State QB So. Mesquite, Texas
Jeremy Buurma Eastern New Mexico QB Jr. Las Cruces, NM
Chauncey Harris Midwestern State RB Sr. San Antonio, Texas
Shawn Vasquez Texas A&M-Kingsville RB Jr. Brentwood, Calif.
Peter Marquez Angelo State PK Jr. Costa Mesa, Calif.
Kevin Reaves Eastern New Mexico RS Sr. Albuquerque, NM
Shawn Hooks Texas A&M-Commerce RS R-Fr. Longview, Texas
Juan Gonzalez Tarleton State DT Sr. Arlington, Texas
LaPear Willrich West Texas A&M DT So. Giddings, Texas
Ashton Dorsey Texas A&M-Commerce DE Sr. Tyler, Texas
Iosia Iosia West Texas A&M DE Jr. San Francisco, Calif.
Calvin Middlebrooks McMurry DE Jr. San Antonio, Texas
Julian Yearwood Eastern New Mexico ILB Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Alex Anderson Tarleton State ILB Sr. Wills Point, Texas
Marc Martinez Tarleton State ILB Sr. Waco, Texas
Daniel Laudermilk Midwestern State ILB Jr. Austin, Texas
Blair Smith Angelo State ILB Sr. Mississauga, Canada
Cole Pitts Texas A&M-Commerce ILB Jr. Alvin, Texas
Trevor Moses Texas A&M-Kingsville ILB Fr. Calallen, Texas
Tyree Barton Texas A&M-Commerce OLB Jr. Beaverton, Ore.
Elliot Peters Eastern New Mexico OLB So. Pago Pago, AS
Kelechi Amushie Texas A&M-Kingsville CB So. Houston, Texas
Traven Johnson Texas A&M-Commerce CB So. Tyler, Texas
Ryan Clapsaddle Angelo State S Jr. The Woodlands, Texas
Elliot Moore West Texas A&M P Jr. Danville, Calif.
Chase Thrasher Texas A&M-Commerce P Jr. Rowlett, Texas
Josh Beal West Texas A&M DS Jr. San Antonio, Texas
Cameron Rogers Texas A&M-Commerce DS So. San Antonio, Texas
Bobby Joe Nielsen Midwestern State DS Fr. Kempner, Texas

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Javelinas Down Rattlers 76-71 Sports - Javelinas Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:01:01 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Down Rattlers 76-71

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Men's Basketball) - Three games into the season and the Javelinas have given the home crowd on Kingsville Hampton Inn Court several reasons to be excited about this year's team. Swarming it way to 16 turnovers by St. Mary's University (1-2) and shooting 82 percent from the free throw line, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2-1) defeated the Rattlers, 76-71, on Wednesday evening.


St. Mary's, who received votes in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Preseason Poll, struggled shooting the ball, going 22-of-58 from the field and 2-of-12 from long distance, but the Rattlers battled by scoring 20 points off TAMUK's 18 turnovers and going 25-of-29 from the charity stripe.


Point guard Don Thomas was sensational all evening and lit up the stat sheet, finishing with 20 points, six assists, four rebounds and one steal. Troy Jones went 7-of-11 to add 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks, but the highlight of the game was with 12:40 remaining in the game, when Jones brought the crowd to their feet with an emphatic dunk over his defender, giving the Javelinas a double digit lead, 54-44.


"We are jelling right now," said head coach Johnny Estelle. "We are trying to figure out our roles and responsibilities, but to their credit, they have worked hard to make plays and battle every day."


After Jones' dunk, the momentum swung to the Rattlers as St. Mary's went on an 11-2 run to cut its deficit to one, 56-55 with 9:15 remaining. However, the Javelinas continued to play physical and sealed the victory after DJ Weathers' steal with less than a minute left to play.


Jamar Goodwin provided 11 points and Weathers and Will West combined for 14 of TAMUK's 17 points off the bench. The second chance opportunities were dominated by the Rattlers as St. Mary's scored 16 points and recorded 16 offensive boards.


Marvin Whitt finished with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals and Ryan Thomas added 11 points.


The Javelinas head to NCAA Division I affiliate University of Texas-Pan American on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Live stats and video will be provided and can be accessed by visiting the official home page of Javelina athletics,


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Notes: The starting lineup of Don Thomas, Duan Wright, Jamar Goodwin, Jordan Jahr and Troy Jones are 2-1... The Javelinas shot over 50 percent for the first time this season... DJ Weathers made his TAMUK debut on Wednesday... The Hogs are now 2-1 when wearing gold jerseys and 2-0 in weekday contests.



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DustDevils Drop Javelinas in Opener 56-48 Sports - Javelinas Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:56:27 PM TAMUK.COM DustDevils Drop Javelinas in Opener 56-48

LAREDO, Texas (Women's Basketball) - Points were at a premium in Texas A&M University-Kingsville's (0-1) season opener at Texas A&M International University (1-0) on Monday evening as both clubs struggled shooting the ball. However, Kingsville's second unit outscored the Dustdevils' bench, 28-7, and the Javelinas entered halftime with a 25-23 lead. Clutch three-point shooting by TAMIU allowed Texas A&M International to rally from behind and claim a 56-48 victory over the Javelinas at the TAMIU Convocation and Recreation Center.


Despite shooting just 32 percent from the field, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (0-1) led for most of the game as the Dustdevils ended the first half 9-of-34. Leading by as much as six in the second half, TAMIU's long distance jumpers continued to drop, and with 5:53 remaining in the game, the Javelinas were on the wrong end of a 41-40 ballgame. Lauren Jay followed with back-to-back jumpers to offset one of four triples hit by Stella Ghazarian in the frame, but Mason Hawk's three-pointer gave the Dustdevils a three-point edge with 3:59 left.


Down five with 2:40 left to play, second chance opportunities allowed the Javelinas to score cut their deficit to one following Kyra Bauer's layup off the dish from Micah Weaver and the Dustdevils sealed the victory with two steals in the closing minutes.


All 10 of Jay's points came in the second half and the senior added five rebounds - four offensive - in the period. Six of Ashley Viera's rebounds came in the second frame and the junior finished with eight boards. Weaver scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting and added four assists and three rebounds, Ope Ibrahim scored six points and pulled down six rebounds in her collegiate debut and Jennifer Ortiz saw 20 minutes of action, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds.


For the Dustdevils, Ghazarian and Jessica Prieto combined for 27 points on seven three-pointers.


The Blue and Gold head to Edinburg to face NCAA Division I affiliate University of Texas-Pan American (1-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The Western Athletic Conference program has had a longstanding history with the Javelinas, with TAMUK dominating the all-time series, 27-6. The Blue and Gold defeated the Broncs in its inaugural basketball contest back in 1977 and earned a victory in the first 21 meetings against UTPA.


The Broncs are 1-2 on the year after earning a season-opening 61-59 win over the University of New Mexico on Nov. 14. Playing its second and third games of the season in as many days, UTPA fell to No. 18 DePaul University, 93-70, and No. 5 Texas A&M University, 63-61, on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, respectively.


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Stingy Defense Ends Javelinas Football Season with a Bang Sports - Javelinas Sun, 16 Nov 2014 5:52:19 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Stingy Defense Ends Javelinas Football Season with a Bang

ABILENE, Texas (Football) - In the final game of the 2014 season, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2-9) played its most balanced game, forcing seven turnovers and Trey Mitchell accounted for three touchdowns as the Javelinas defeated McMurry University (2-8), 41-16, on Saturday evening at Wilford Moore Stadium. With the win, the Hogs finish the Lone Star Conference Tournament seventh and the War Hawks place eighth. The win ends an eight-game losing streak for TAMUK.

McMurry struggled to hold onto the ball, losing five fumbles and throwing two interceptions and Mitchell finished the playoff contest 16-of-28 for 174 yards and a touchdown and added 93 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The stifling defense did not allow the War Hawks to enter the red zone and limited MU to 1-of-7 on third-down conversions. Joe Te'o scored two touchdowns on the ground and Jamal Foote and Trevor Moses each forced a fumble. Overall, the Javelinas ran 86 plays and registered 26 first downs.

"Coaches James Jefferson, Zane Brown, Tressor Baptiste, Stephen Guyton and the rest of the defensive staff really emphasized on playing physical and our guys played well," said interim head coach Jaime Martinez. "Offensively, we were able to stick to our game plan and run the ball and control the clock. Trey played well and our special teams forced a ton of turnovers. It is a great feeling to end the season with a win, especially for our seniors that have been influential for a number of years."

A quick start by the War Hawks put the Javelinas down 7-0 15 seconds into the contest after a historic touchdown by Jeret Smith.

A punt by the Hogs grazed a McMurry returner and the Javelinas' Braedon Robinson jumped on top of the football to regain possession at the home-40 yard line. Mitchell found Jordan Thomas for a 14-yard pass and Shawn Vasquez rushed for 11 yards, but on fourth-and-six, the Blue and Gold could not convert in the red zone and turned the ball over on downs.

The defense came up big with 4:55 left in the opening frame as Moses forced the second fumble of the evening to give the Hogs the ball on McMurry territory. After Vasquez's five-yard rush on fourth-and-one, Te'o's 21-yard run tied the game at 7-7 with 3:06 remaining in the first.

One the ensuing drive for the War Hawks, the stingy Hogs defense forced yet another fumble as Foote and Tre Oliver gave TAMUK possession of the football at midfield. However, the penalties continued to mount as the Javelinas picked up their fifth penalty of the quarter. After one, the Hogs and War Hawks were tied at 7-7.

After six scoreless minutes to begin the second quarter, the Hogs picked up their fourth fumble recovery and second on special teams as the War Hawks continued to struggle on the return. With the ball on the McMurry 17-yard line, Mitchell rushed for 10 yards and followed with a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Javelinas a 13-7 lead with 8:20 left in the first half.

A failed fourth down conversion by McMurry was followed by a 23-yard rush by Greg Pitre as Texas A&M-Kingsville entered the MCM red zone. Two plays later, the War Hawks forced a fumble to escape their own territory unscathed, trailing 13-7 with less than four minutes remaining in the second.

After punting the ball to Kingsville, the Javelinas drove down the field for 10-plays, 67 yards to end the first half with an 11-yard touchdown score as Mitchell found Chaz Adams for Adams' first ever touchdown as a Javelina. After the extra-point attempt, the Hogs entered halftime with a 20-7 lead. Mitchell rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown, Te'o added 32 yards and a score and Max Lehnig pinned the War Hawks inside the 20 once. Mitchell was 10-of-19 with 80 yards and a throwing touchdown in the first. Defensively, Brandon James tallied six tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and Foote and Oliver each recorded tackles for losses.

A long drive to begin the second half ends with no points as Mitchell was stopped at the one-yard line with 6:07 left in the third. However, the defense stood tall, highlighted by Henry Greathouse's sack to force McMurry to punt from its own one-yard line. The Hogs began their possession from the 24-yard line. A 23-yard reception by Patrick LaFleur brought the Javelinas back to the one-yard line and two plays later, Te'o rushed for his second touchdown of the game and fourth of the season to give TAMUK a 27-7 lead with 2:37 remaining in the third quarter. Through three, the Javelinas led 27-7.

The War Hawks drove down the field but on a quarterback hurry by AA Vaaulu, Anthony Forker came up with an interception in the end zone with 14:19 left in the fourth. After a safety gave the War Hawks two points, a Kingsville free kick was fumbled by MCM - the fifth fumble of the evening for the War Hawks - and recovered by Trevor Pesek, giving the Javelinas another drive with 10:30 left in the fourth.

Mitchell found Musa Mahmud for an 11-yard pass and Vasquez rushed for 19 yards to bring the Hogs into the red zone. Mitchell capped off the play with his second rushing touchdown of the game as TAMUK tacked on seven points with 8:09 left in the contest.

The War Hawks found the end zone on a deep pass late in the fourth. Vasquez capitalized on big plays from Alex Rios to LaFleur and Mahmud and rushed for his fifth touchdown of the season with 1:15 left.

The Javelinas capped off its highest scoring game of the season with an interception by Kelechi Amushie and ended its losing streak with a 41-16 win.

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Javelinas Begin LSC Playoffs on Road at Eastern New Mexico Sports - Javelinas Sun, 2 Nov 2014 8:54:13 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Begin LSC Playoffs on Road at Eastern New Mexico

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Javelinas will square off against Eastern New Mexico University (5-4, 3-4 LSC) on Saturday, Nov. 8 at a time to be determined later as the inaugural Lone Star Conference Playoffs begin next week.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-8, 0-7 LSC) is 23-6 all-time against the Greyhounds and enters Portales, N.M. as the No. 8 seed. ENMU will be the No. 5 seed. The winner will advance to play the winner of the No. 6/No. 7 matchup between West Texas A&M University and McMurry University on Nov. 15 with the losers of both games battling for seventh place on the same date.

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Second Half Dooms Javelinas on Senior Night Sports - Javelinas Sun, 2 Nov 2014 8:49:41 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Second Half Dooms Javelinas on Senior Night

KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Javelinas gave its home crowd at the historic Javelina Stadium something to be proud of in the first half, taking a 7-3 lead on a Shawn Vasquez touchdown run early in the second quarter. However, the second half continued to be problematic as Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-8, 0-7 LSC) was held scoreless in the final 30 minutes and fell to Midwestern State University (6-2, 5-2 LSC), 48-7, on Saturday evening.

Entering Kingsville receiving votes in the latest American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Poll, the Mustangs scored the game's final 45 points and continued to roll on its way to concluding the 2014 regular season with a 5-2 Lone Star Conference record. With the loss, the Javelinas head to Eastern New Mexico University as the No. 8 seed in the upcoming LSC Playoffs. The contest is slated for Saturday, Nov. 8 at a time to be determined at a later date.

Prior to the game, 14 student-athletes were honored for their contributions to the football program. Despite missing a field goal in the opening quarter, Max Lehnig finished with two punts inside the 20. Defensively, Trevor Moses finished with 14 total tackles, Braedon Robinson was a beast up front, collecting 1.0 sacks, 1.0 tackle for a loss and one quarterback hurry. Playing in their final home games as a TAMUK student-athlete, Trevor Pesek and Henry Greathouse tallied 14 combined tackles.

Vasquez picked up 78 yards on the ground on 14 carries. His touchdown in the second quarter marked the third consecutive game that the junior reaches the end zone. Trey Mitchell finished 7-of-17 throwing. Midwestern State totaled 26 first downs to Kingsville's 11 and picked up 509 yards of total offense. The Mustangs went 6-for-6 in red zone opportunities and connected on all three fourth-down chances.

The Blue and Gold had a chance to take an early 3-0 lead, but after missing a 40-yard field goal, the Stangs capped off a 14-play, 61-yard drive with a 33-yard kick of their own with 5:00 remaining in the opening frame. The Hogs began a drive on their own 39-yard line, but Vasquez rushed for 39 yards in the ensuing drive to give the Javelinas a 7-3 lead after Texas A&M-Kingsville went 61 yards on 15 plays in 7:16. Entering halftime, MSU added seven points to enter the first half with a 10-7 edge.

The second half was all Midwestern State as the Mustangs held the Hogs to negative net yards in the third quarter and 50 rushing yards in the fourth.

The Javelinas end the 2014 regular season 1-8 overall and 0-7 in LSC play. Against its opponent next week (ENMU), the Hogs are 23-6 all-time, but the Greyhounds defeated TAMUK, 31-0, in the previous matchup this season.

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Javelinas Sweep Dustdevils Sports - Javelinas Tue, 28 Oct 2014 9:56:06 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas Sweep Dustdevils

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Volleyball) - Stephanie Johns hit .417 and finished with 12 kills and three blocks and as a team, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (15-10) posted 41 kills and 63 digs to defeat Texas A&M International University (3-17) in straight sets, 25-10, 25-18, 25-15, on Tuesday evening inside the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Kingsville Hampton Inn Court.

With the victory, the Javelinas earned a season sweep over the Dustdevils and are now 11-7 all-time versus TAMIU.

Ashley Bukowski, Casey Klobedans, Kelsey Washington and Valarie Moehrig each recorded two service aces and Krystal Faison, Bukowski and Anyssa Matheson shined defensive with two blocks apiece. Faison and Brett Zaccardo reached double figures with 18 digs and 11 digs, respectively. As a team, the Hogs hit .260 and held the Dustdevils to a .000 attack percentage.

Texas A&M-Kingsville stormed to a 9-1 start in the opening set highlighted by Bukowski's two aces, Johns' two kills and blocks by Washington and Johns. After dominating its way to a 25-10 victory in set one, the Javelinas led 11-4 early in the second set before a rally by TAMIU brought the contest to an 18-18 tie. However, the Hogs scored the sets final seven points to clinch the second set win, 25-18.

TAMUK hit .308 in set three and defeated the Dustdevils 25-15 to earn its fifth straight-set win of the season.

"After losing at home this past weekend, it was great to come out the way we did tonight," said Johns. "It lit a fire under us and hopefully, we can carry the momentum heading into the final stage of the season."

The Hogs continue play this week at Texas Southern University on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., A&M-Commerce on Friday, Oct. 31 and Texas Woman's University on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Javelinas Drop Sixth Straight, 48-21 at West Texas A&M Sports - Javelinas Sat, 25 Oct 2014 9:32:49 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Drop Sixth Straight, 48-21 at West Texas A&M

CANYON, Texas - Shawn Vasquez continues to run the ball at will behind great protection by the offensive line, but despite leading all players with 107 rushing yards, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-7, 0-6 LSC) fell victim to costly penalties as West Texas A&M University (5-3, 4-2 LSC) defeated the Javelinas, 48-21, on Saturday afternoon at Happy State Bank Field at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.


The Hogs outrushed the Buffaloes 301-198 but were tagged 99 yards on 11 penalties. WT took advantage of those miscues to keep steady in the jam-packed Lone Star Conference standings. West Texas holds the second slot in the LSC with tiebreakers over Midwestern State and Angelo State. However, Tarleton State University earned a win earlier today and holds the edge over the Buffs.


With the loss, the Javelinas will finish the Lone Star Conference regular season in seventh or eighth place, assuring themselves a road game on Saturday, Nov. 8.


"Our guys played hard and we have to give a great team like West Texas A&M credit," said head coach Jaime Martinez. "Some of our penalties were detrimental as we drove down the field, but our guys were going after it on both ends. The defense was getting back there and forcing the quarterback to make plays and offensively, we were able to pound the ball up the field. We hung in there with a quality football program and had a chance, but ultimately, we have to limit our mistakes."


The 107 yards rushing are a new career-high for the Javelina newcomer and his touchdown late in the third quarter now gives him three on the year. The Javelinas outrushed the Buffaloes 301-198. Trey Mitchell added 78 yards on the floor and finished 16-of-27 passing. Patrick LaFleur was the main target offensively with eight catches for 79 yards. Joe Te'o added 68 yards on the floor and a score of his own.


After two quick incomplete passes, the Buffs connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead seconds into the game. With 3:42 remaining in the opening quarter, WT capped off a nine-play, 80-yard drive with a 13 yard rushing touchdown to tack on seven more points.


A long drive led by Trey Mitchell's legs brought Kingsville into WT territory and Joe Te'o ended the 10-play, 80-yard drive (4:36) with an 11 yard touchdown score to cut the Javelinas' deficit to 14-7 just a minute into the second quarter. The touchdown was his second of the season.


The Buffaloes tacked on another rushing touchdown to extend its lead back to two touchdowns with 9:13 left in the first half. Ending the half with a 55-yard field goal, West Texas enters the locker room with a 24-7 advantage. Mitchell rushed for 84 yards on 15 attempts in the first half and went 9-of-16 with 88 yards and an interception, Vasquez added 41 rushing yards and LaFleur caught five passes for 57 yards. Defensively, Trevor Moses continues his stellar freshman campaign with seven tackles, one for a loss, Trevor Pesek followed with five and Emond Hobbs added four. Braedon Robinson and Joshua Toki joined Moses with a tackle for a loss and Darius Lively forced a quarterback hurry.


A bad snap began the second half for the Javelinas, forcing Max Lehnig to rush the punt, allowing the Buffs to slightly alter the play and take over with great field positioning. WT went 55 yards in 1:24 to take a 31-7 lead with 11:29 remaining in the third quarter. After going 45 yards and entering TAMUK territory, WT threw its first interception of the afternoon, a low ball to Pesek (second INT of season) to allow the Hogs to take over on its own 15-yard line with 4:46 left in the third. However, a low snap led to a second blocked punt that rolled its way to the end zone for a WT special teams touchdown.


Vasquez continued his streaky play and capped off a six-play, 75-yard drive with a 49-yard touchdown run with seven second remaining in the third for TAMUK's second touchdown of the contest.


West Texas A&M added 13 points in the fourth quarter, but the Hogs continued to fight as Te'o rushed for a career-long 54 yards to bring the Blue and Gold inside the red zone. Alex Rios found Jordan Thomas in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown with 4:30 remaining in the game.


Pesek and Moses registered double-digit tackles for the third time this season with 12 and 11, respectively. Lively finished with two quarterback hits and Kyle Williams recorded his first solo sack of the season (1.5 total in 2014). Hobbs added eight and Marquis Cardinal Jr. finished with 40 rushing yards.


The Javelinas host Midwestern State University on Saturday, Nov. 1 for its Kingsville Community Appreciation Night/Hertz Rent-A-Car Senior Night at 7 p.m. at the historic Javelina Stadium.



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Calloway Relieved of Duties as Javelinas Football Coach, Martinez Named Interim Head Coach Sports - Javelinas Mon, 13 Oct 2014 5:57:16 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Calloway Relieved of Duties as Javelinas Football Coach, Martinez Named Interim Head Coach

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - David Calloway has been relieved of his duties as Head Football Coach at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-5, 0-4 LSC), TAMUK Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Scott Gines announced Monday evening.


Gines appointed Texas A&M-Kingsville offensive line coach and former Javelina All-American Jaime Martinez as interim head coach through the completion of the 2014 regular season.


"Although mid-year leadership change is not common, the competitive trajectory of our program must intensify," Gines said. "Many factors go into whether a head coach succeeds or fails in scoreboard results. Coach Calloway enthusiastically took the reins of this program, installing accountability measures and serving as a passionate teacher-coach. His character, commitment and work ethic are unquestioned."


A national search will be conducted immediately and led by Parker Executive Search (Atlanta, Ga.).


Gines informed Calloway of his decision Monday afternoon, and then spoke to the rest of the coaching staff and the 2014 Javelina football team. "Our university is home to conference and national champions; our traditions ignite pride and high expectations for success; and, I am grateful for the Javelina fans, alumni, and donors who faithfully support our coaches and players," Gines stated.

Martinez is in his 10th season as the offensive lines coach and recruiting coordinator. Influential in the growth of Christian Garcia, the sophomore earned All-Lone Star Conference honors following the 2013 campaign. Martinez, a Beeville native, was a standout lineman for the Javelinas from 1992-95, earning two all-conference selections. A two-time All-American, the Javelinas won four LSC Championships in Martinez's tenure, going 21-0 in conference play and posting a 39-13 overall record. Kingsville advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals three times and the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1993.


Calloway was in his second year as head coach and eighth season as a member of the Kingsville coaching staff. He was the defensive coordinator from 2007-12 before taking over as the ninth head coach in school history in December of 2012.


The Javelinas host Angelo State University (3-2, 2-2 LSC) on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium in its Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game.

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Tarleton State Dominates Javelinas, 80-14 Sports - Javelinas Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:16:34 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Tarleton State Dominates Javelinas, 80-14

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Football) - Tarleton State University (2-3, 2-2 LSC) gave its homecoming crowd a historic game as the Texans set a school record with 80 points and 11 touchdowns to defeat Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-5, 0-4 LSC), 80-14, on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium.


Shawn Vasquez led all Javelina players with 15 carries for 102 yards. Trey Mitchell finished 6-of-20 and added 72 yards on the ground.


A bright spot on special teams was the leg of Jonathan Robinson, who was punting in his first collegiate game. The 6-5 freshman from Navarre, Fla. aired 48 yards and 49 yards late in the third frame and averaged 39.9 yards/punt on seven attempts.


Tarleton struck first after back-to-back penalties gave TSU possession of the football inside Kingsville territory. The Texans went 40 yards on eight plays to take a 7-0 lead with 7:01 left in the opening quarter.


A bad snap allowed Tarleton State to begin its third drive of the first frame on the TAMUK-17. Trevor Pesek stopped a quarterback keeper at the one-yard line and Henry Greathouse and Trevor Moses teamed to stuff the TSU rush play to force a field goal with 2:35 remaining in the first.


Kingsville responded with a 39-yard run by Vasquez and after a great block by Musa Mahmud, the Javelinas entered Texan territory. Mahmud rushed for six yards on the ensuing play and two plays later, Mitchell rushed for nine yards to give the Hogs their second first down of the drive.


Beginning the second quarter on TSU's one-yard line, Joe Te'o found the end zone for the first time in his Javelina career as TAMUK connected on a fourth-and-one play to cut its deficit to 10-7. On the drive, Kingsville rushed for 80 yards on eight plays.


An intentional grounding call on the Javelinas had potential to be costly as Kingsville was pinned at their own one-yard line, but punter Robinson kicked a 34-yard punt to escape. However, TSU continued to rush the ball at will, as quarterback Collin Strahan rushed for 22 yards on the drive to find the end zone for his second rushing score on the evening and give the Texans a 24-7 edge.


The Texans continued to take full advantage of the great field position, and rushed for their fourth touchdown of the game to take a 31-7 lead with 17 seconds remaining in the first half.


Joe Crowe kicked off the third quarter with a 46-yard return and Mitchell connected with Jordan Thomas on a fourth-and-one play from the TSU-44 to give the Javelinas a first down. Two plays later, Mitchell ran for 34 yards and his fifth rushing touchdown of the season as Kingsville trailed 31-14 early in the second half.


TSU then took control of the game and added seven second half touchdowns to defeat Texas A&M-Kingsville 80-14 at home for the first time since 2006.


Strahan dominated all evening, accounting for five touchdowns as the Texans netted a season-high 644 total yards.


Lamont Hills and Mason Stewart led all players with 12 tackles, Pesek and Greathouse added 11 apiece and Kamen Ruelas added nine.


The Hoggies return to Javelina Stadium for their Kleberg Bank Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to host Angelo State University.


Notes: The loss is Kingsville's first at Memorial Stadium since 2006... the 80 points are the most allowed in school history... Travis Quintanilla made his collegiate debut... Jonathan Robinson punted for the first time in his collegiate career... Shawn Vasquez rushed for a career-high 93 yards... Trey Mitchell returned after sitting out the previous two games due to injury.

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Javelinas to Hold Basketball Tryouts Sports - Javelinas Wed, 8 Oct 2014 6:22:00 PM TAMUK.COM Javelinas to Hold Basketball Tryouts

Men's Hoops to Hold Tryouts Tuesday, Oct. 14


Tryouts will be held at the SPEC at 2 p.m.


KINGSVILLE, Texas (Men's Basketball) - Texas A&M University-Kingsville's men's basketball program will be holding a walk on tryout on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Hampton Inn Court.


The 2014-15 season begins on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. when Kingsville hosts Lake Erie College. Head coach and former Javelina student-athlete Johnny Estelle takes over the helm of the men's basketball program and is joined by first-year assistant coaches Mark Mathew and Omar Gonzalez.


All interested student-athletes must have completed a physical and filled out the attached sickle cell form prior to arriving on Tuesday. All prospective student-athletes must also visit Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics Marques Dantzler or Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services/Senior Woman Administrator Hanna Lantz in McCulley Hall to complete a tryout form. Athletes must also be enrolled full-time at Texas A&M-Kingsville and provide proof of insurance.


For more information, please contact assistant coach Mark Mathew at


The Javelinas went 8-18 in 2013-14.


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Greyhounds Dominate in First Ever Win at Javelina Stadium Sports - Javelinas Sun, 5 Oct 2014 7:37:06 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Greyhounds Dominate in First Ever Win at Javelina Stadium

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-4, 0-3 LSC) and Eastern New Mexico University (3-2, 1-2 LSC) entered Saturday's game needing a Lone Star Conference victory. Unfortunately, the Greyhounds rushed for 290 yards and blocked two field goals to escape Javelina Stadium with their first ever win, 31-0.


ENMU is now 1-14 all-time at Javelina Stadium and 6-23 overall.


For TAMUK, Trevor Moses finished with a game-high 14 tackles, Mark Savere added 10 and freshman Braedon Robinson recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss. Offensively, Jordan Thomas hauled in seven passes for 98 yards.


The triple-option attack by the Greyhounds featured three players rush for over 50 yards and ENMU ran a total of 74 offensive plays.


The Javelinas were poised to find the end zone on the opening drive, successfully connecting on a fourth-down pass from Sebastian Taylor to Musa Mahmud to enter the ENMU red zone. A 32-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Kevin Reaves to give the Greyhounds its first possession of the game.


Eastern New Mexico controlled possession for the remainder of the first quarter, scoring after a 14-play, 80-yard drive and intercepting a pass as the TAMUK-44 yard line. Beginning the second frame inside the red zone, ENMU attempted a 31-yard field goal that clanked off the crossbar to give the Javelinas an opportunity to tie the contest. However, Reaves blocked a second field goal attempt and the Greyhounds entered the second half with a 21-0 advantage.


ENMU continued to manage the clock in the second half to earn a 31-0 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville.


Darius Lively forced a fumble early in the third quarter that was recovered by Savere.


E'lon Spight and D'Maujeric Tucker led the offense with 78 yards and 67 yards rushing, respectively. Quarterback Jeremy Buurma finished 6-of-11 with one touchdown throwing and rushed for 61 yards and one touchdown.


The Javelinas head to Stephenville, Texas to take on Tarleton State University on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.


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Javelinas Comeback Falls Just Short as Interceptions Prove to be Costly Sports - Javelinas Sat, 27 Sep 2014 9:29:46 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Comeback Falls Just Short as Interceptions Prove to be Costly

ABILENE, Texas (Football) - Despite throwing three interceptions that led to 13 points, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-3, 0-2 LSC) had a chance to come from behind and escape Abilene with a victory. Holding McMurry University (2-1, 1-1 LSC) to 1-of-4 on red zone chances and 5-of-14 on third down conversions, the Javelinas' defense came up huge late in the fourth quarter, forcing the War Hawks to punt.


With 3:11 remaining in the game and two timeouts, the Hoggies were pinned at their own four-yard line. On fourth-and-17, Sebastian Taylor found Patrick LaFleur for a 22-yard completion to enter McMurry territory. However, on the ensuing play, the War Hawks sealed the victory, 27-21, after their third pick of the game. Prior to the drive, the Javelinas drove down the field - 10 plays for 75 yards - and capped off the 3:29 drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Thomas to cut their deficit to 27-21 with 5:42 remaining in the game.


Texas A&M-Kingsville returns to Javelina Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4 to host Eastern New Mexico University (2-2, 0-2 LSC) at 7 p.m. on Pueblo Tires & Service Family Fiesta Weekend.


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Lions Take Advantage of Sloppy Play by Javelinas, Retain Chennault Cup Sports - Javelinas Sat, 20 Sep 2014 3:20:10 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Lions Take Advantage of Sloppy Play by Javelinas, Retain Chennault Cup

ARLINGTON, Texas (Football) - A blocked punt by Joe Crowe gave Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-2, 0-1 LSC) the quick jolt it needed, but Texas A&M University-Commerce (2-1, 1-0 LSC) took advantage of Kingsville's offensive miscues and earned its third consecutive victory in the battle for the Chennault Cup, 55-20, on Saturday morning at AT&T Stadium. The game was the opener of the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival.


With the loss, the Javelinas fall to 1-2 on the year and 0-1 in the LSC. Kingsville leads the Chennault Cup series 13-5.


"When you turn the ball over as much as we did today, the outcome will not be what you want it to be," said head coach David Calloway. "We started off with the blocked punt and the rushing touchdown, but ultimately, we have to take care of the ball."


Crowe's blocked punt gave TAMUK's offense the possession of the football on the Lions' 11-yard line. After a false start, Trey Mitchell rushed for five yards, found Jordan Thomas for a six yard completion and powered his way to the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season - a five yard rush - to give the Javelinas a 6-0 lead with 10:19 remaining.


The Lions responded with seven plays for 72 yards and connected on their extra-point opportunity to take a 7-6 advantage with 8:35 left in the opening quarter. Sloppy play late in the first quarter allowed A&M-Commerce to close out the frame with a 17-6 lead.


A fumble forced by Mark Savere was recovered by Trevor Pesek and Marquis Cardinal Jr. and Mitchell combined to lead Kingsville downfield. Capped off by Mitchell's second rushing touchdown of the game, Cardinal rushed for 30 yards and caught a 10-yard pass on the drive to cut TAMUK's deficit to 17-13 with just under 10 minutes left to play in the first half.


At halftime, the Lions were in complete control, leading 38-13 and continued its surge in the second half en route to a 55-20 victory. Alex Rios connected with Patrick LaFleur in the latter stages of the fourth quarter for the Javelinas.


LaFleur was the leading receiver, finished with eight catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. Mitchell gained 56 yards on the ground on 12 carries. Trevor Pesek recorded nine tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery and Darius Lively registered six total tackles.


"We need to put this behind us and focus on improving for our next game at McMurry," said Henry Greathouse. "Defensively, we need to do our job and help out our offense and special teams."

The Javelinas head to McMurry University (1-0) for a 6 p.m. slate on Saturday, Sept. 27.


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Javelinas Stand Tall in 17-14 Defeat over Mavericks Sports - Javelinas Sun, 14 Sep 2014 3:09:08 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas Stand Tall in 17-14 Defeat over Mavericks

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - Trey Mitchell jump-started Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1-1) to a 7-3 lead with a 67-yard run on the Javelinas' opening drive and the defense finished with 97 total tackles as Kingsville defeated Colorado Mesa University (1-1), 17-14, on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.


The defense, highlighted by seniors Henry Greathouse and Trevor Pesek's combined 21 tackles, was locked in all evening, registering six forced fumbles and four quarterback hits. The Javelinas added five sacks for 35 yards and limited the fast paced offense of the Mavericks to 6-of-17 on third-down conversions and 0-of-4 on fourth-down opportunities.


"Once our defense got rolling, everyone was cognizant of what our game plan was and we all held ourselves accountable," said Greathouse. "We definitely worked on improving on some things and it was good to give our crowd a win tonight."


Playing with a heavy heart days after his grandfather's passing, Mitchell showed just how tough the new signal caller for the Javelinas is.


"I felt good tonight, but good play or bad play, you forget about it and move on to the next possession," said Mitchell. "The play definitely boosted the offense and the defense shined out there tonight. The offensive line made it easy for me to find open lanes and pick my spots to run tonight. They worked hard all evening and made it easy for our offense to click. I knew my grandfather was on my side tonight and it really felt good to end with a win."


The win put an emphatic end to a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season and marked the first time that a player rushes for two touchdowns in a game since Greg Pitre and Cornelius Shackelford did so against McMurry University last season (Sept. 21). The 67-yard rush for a score was also the longest touchdown run since Pitre's 89-yard carry against the Warhawks.


Mitchell's sensational run gave the Javelinas a 7-3 lead, but a miscue in the end zone on the ensuing possession led to a safety for the Mavericks to cut CMU's deficit to 7-5. However, Mitchell capped off a 10-play, 56-yard drive with his second rushing touchdown of the first quarter as the Javelinas ended the opening frame with a 14-5 advantage.


At halftime, the Javelinas led 14-12. Pesek registered six first-half tackles and Forker, Savere and Greathouse each added five tackles apiece.


TAMUK began the second half with a field goal to take a 17-12 lead with 10:22 left to play in the third quarter. A second safety with 3:10 left in the third led to two points for the Mavericks as CMU was now just a field goal away from tying the contest.


A late fumble gave CMU one last crack at potentially tying the contest as the Mavs recovered a fumble on the Kingsville 23-yard line, but back-to-back tackles for losses (Kyle Williams and Kamen Ruelas on the first play and Pesek and Trey Oliver on the next run) forced a third-and-17 for Colorado Mesa. After an incomplete pass, CMU's kicker attempted a 47-yard field goal but missed short of the uprights and the Javelinas took over with 5:07 left to play.


A 13-yard rush by Mitchell and a 35-yard rush by Joe Te'o put TAMUK on the CMU 22-yard line. With 1:36 remaining and with Kingsville 11 yards away from a first down, Mitchell ran for six yards, and followed with another six-yard rush, this time on fourth-and-five, to clinch the victory for the Javelinas.


Te'o finished with 70 yards rushing and Mitchell ended his second game as a Javelina with 106 yards on the ground and 72 yards passing. Defensively, Darius Lively and Mark Savere added nine tackles and Savere, Williams, Ruelas, Braedon Robinson, Anthony Forker, DeVon Rhodes and Joshua Toki added a tackles for losses. Pesek finished with three quarterback hits and as a unit, TAMUK recorded 14 tackles for losses (50 yards).


"Defensively, we made stops when we needed to and held a great offensive team to 14 points," said head coach David Calloway. "Offensively, we got off to a quick start and managed the ball late in the game and it led to a quality win."


TAMUK heads to the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20 to take on Texas A&M University-Commerce in the opening game at AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is slated for a 10 a.m. start.


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Washington Earns LSCs First Special Teams Player of the Week Honor of 2014 Sports - Javelinas Mon, 8 Sep 2014 3:11:52 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Washington Earns LSCs First Special Teams Player of the Week Honor of 2014

RICHARDSON, Texas (Football) - The first weekly honors of the 2014 campaign were released by the Lone Star Conference office Monday afternoon and redshirt senior Anthony Washington was named the conference's special teams player of the week for the week of Sept. 1-7.


Washington began the second half of Texas A&M University-Kingsville's (0-1) season opener with a 96-yard kickoff return to give the Javelinas a 14-3 edge over Humboldt State University (1-0). The Jacks rallied from behind to defeat the Hogs, 27-14.


The return marks the second consecutive season that Washington returns a kickoff for a touchdown.


Last season, he tied a school record as the Cypress, Texas native returned a kickoff 100 yards in TAMUK's LSC Football Festival victory over Monterrey Tech (stats for game did not count towards NCAA Division II).


Washington added two tackles against the Lumberjacks. The Javelinas return to the field on Saturday, Sept. 13 when they host Colorado Mesa University (1-0) on IBC Bank Hispanic Heritage Weekend. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium.


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Lumberjacks Ground and Pound Way to Victory Over Javelinas in Season Opener Sports - Javelinas Sun, 7 Sep 2014 7:53:09 PM Texas A&M Kingsville Lumberjacks Ground and Pound Way to Victory Over Javelinas in Season Opener

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Football) - It seemed to be déjà vu as senior Anthony Washington returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to begin the second half but Humboldt State University (1-0) rushed for 241 yards en route to a 27-14 defeat over Texas A&M University-Kingsville (0-1) on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.


The 96-yard return is a new school record as last season's 100-yard kickoff return against Monterrey Tech did not count towards NCAA Division II statistics.


The return of 2012 all-American Nick Ricciardulli and the collegiate debut of Ja'Quan Gardner jumpstarted the ground and pound attack that the Jacks used to go 7-4 two seasons ago. Ricciardulli finished with 75 yards and Gardner led all players with 157 yards and a touchdown.


The Javelinas headed to halftime with a 7-3 lead despite fumbling a punt and a missed field goal. After a Jacks field goal to begin the game, newcomers Trey Mitchell and Jordan Thomas connected for the season's first touchdown - a 72-yard pass - with 2:19 remaining in the opening quarter.


After Washington's historic touchdown gave the Hogs a 14-3 edge, the Jacks' special teams stood tall and blocked a Kingsville punt in the end zone, cutting its deficit to 14-10 with nine minutes remaining in the third frame.


The blocked punt seemed to energize the Lumberjacks as HSU took control of the second half, picking off Mitchell on the ensuing drive and later, rushing for a touchdown with 1:01 remaining in the third frame to take a 17-14 lead.


Humboldt State would tack on an additional touchdown and field goal and earned its first victory since 2012, defeating the Javelinas, 27-14.


"We lost in all facets of the game," said head coach David Calloway. "We started off running the ball well and Jordan's play was huge for us, but we could not stop the run defensively. We could not stop the run defensively and Gardner stepped up for them offensively."


"We did not execute our game plan and we did not play as a team," said Washington. "Defensively, offensively and on special teams, we all needed to step up and we did not tonight."


Washington finished with 96 all-purpose yards and two total tackles while Joe Crowe and Lamont Hills combined for 18 tackles. Henry Greathouse and Braedon Robinson each registered a sack.


Mitchell finished 11-of-27 with one touchdown and rushed for 47 yards. Junior transfer Shawn Vasquez added 42 yards on the ground and Greg Pitre gained 35 yards on 10 carries.


TAMUK hosts Colorado-Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road for the 2014 Lone Star Conference Football Festival on Sept. 20.


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Javelinas Plan Special Events For Opening Weekend Sports - Javelinas Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:41:15 PM Associated Press Javelinas Plan Special Events For Opening Weekend

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Athletics) - The Texas A&M University-Kingsville athletics department has a full schedule of events this weekend packed with Javelina spirit and history.


Kicking off the weekend is the Javelina Hall of Fame Banquet at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building. Joining the Javelina immortals are the 1979 national football championship football team, the 1986 NCAA South Region champion men's cross country squad and the 1986 Lone Star Conference champion women's cross country team.


The 1979 national football championship team defeated Central Oklahoma, 20-14, in the Palm Bowl. The 1986 men's and women's cross country teams won their respective LSC titles with impressive performances to triumph over then-power house Abilene Christian University. The men's cross country team went on to win the NCAA Division II South Central Regional title while the women came in second in the region.


On Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, Kingsville will unveil the Gil Steinke statue at Javelina Stadium. The Hall of Fame coach was a player for the Hogs from 1938-41 and coached the Javelinas from 1954-76. His teams won six national championships and 10 LSC championships. A former Philadelphia Eagles player, he was also named NAIA National Coach of the Year four times and American Football Coaches Association District Coach of the Year twice.


Prior to kicking off the 2014 slate, four reunion teams - the 1959, 1969, 1974 and the 1979 Javelina national championship teams - will be honored. To commemorate these historic football teams, there will be commemorative jersey up for auctions. Fans can own a piece of the Javelina football legacy to pass down to future Hoggies. These special edition gold jerseys can be bid on at


The spirit filled weekend concludes with the Javelinas hosting Humboldt State University at 7 p.m. inside the historic Javelina Stadium.


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Javelinas Picked 7th in LSC Preseason Poll Sports - Javelinas Tue, 29 Jul 2014 2:54:55 PM Lone Star Conference Javelinas Picked 7th in LSC Preseason Poll

CARROLLTON, Texas - Tarleton State was selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference football champion, according to the 2014 LSC preseason poll announced Tuesday.

The league's preseason poll reflects the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.

TSU, which earned a share of the 2013 LSC title with a 5-1 mark, earned first place votes on eight of the 21 ballots to finish with 139 total points.

West Texas A&M was picked second with 127 points and four first-place tallies on the heels of an 11-3 campaign last season that ended in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

Eastern New Mexico, the 2013 co-LSC champion, was third with 115 points and five top votes, while Midwestern State was fourth with 111 points and two first-place nods.

Angelo State was fifth with 99 points and one top vote, followed by Texas A&M-Commerce sixth (95 points and the remaining first-place vote), Texas A&M-Kingsville seventh (49), and McMurry (21).

The 2014 football season kicks off September 4, and the LSC has eight teams set to compete including McMurry, who joins the league as an affiliate member this season.

After playing seven conference games apiece over the first nine weeks of an 11-week regular season, the LSC's eight football teams will split into two brackets to conduct a two-week conference playoff. The conference champion and playoff seeding will be determined by regular season results with the higher seeds hosting each round.

The top four teams (No. 4 at No. 1 and No. 3 at No. 2) comprise the championship bracket with Week 10 winners playing for the playoff title in Week 11, whereas Week 10 losers will meet for third place. The other half of the bracket includes the remaining four teams with No. 8 at No. 5 and No. 7 at No. 6 in Week 10. The winners will play for fifth-place in Week 11, while the losers meet in the seventh-place game.

Three LSC teams were included in postseason play last season, with WT advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs, A&M-C playing in the Live United Texarkana Bowl, and TSU being selected for the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.

1. Tarleton State
2. West Texas A&M
3. Eastern New Mexico
4. Midwestern State
5. Angelo State
6. Texas A&M-Commerce
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville
8. McMurry


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