The Texas A&M University-Commerce football season opener against Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be nationally televised on the ESPN3 streaming service as part of the NCAA Division II Showcase, as announced by the NCAA on Friday.
Kickoff for the Lions’ Student Appreciation Night game against their long-time Lone Star Conference rival is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. Tickets are available by calling (903) 468-8756 or visiting WeAreLionsTix.com.
Lion fans are encouraged to pack the stands of Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium to show our Best In Class gameday experience. Tailgating begins at 2 p.m.Thursday, with The Pride Marching Band leading fans into the stadium at 6:30 p.m. The National Championship Student Section will lead the team onto the field as the ESPN3 broadcast begins.
This is the Lions’ third consecutive game to be nationally televised on the ESPN family of networks. A&M-Commerce’s national semifinal win over Harding was televised on ESPN3, while the National Championship Game win over West Florida was televised on ESPN2.
A&M-Commerce has had football games televised nationally in each of the last four seasons, becoming one of the most featured schools in Division II as the program has risen to the top of the national charts.
The Lions enter the game ranked No. 1 nationally in the American Football Coaches’ Association poll. They are also the preseason favorite to win the Lone Star Conference.