The students are returning to campus this week after the holidays, and with them, so are the sports teams at Tarleton.
Both basketball programs are already in full swing, with the pair scheduled to play New Mexico State on Thursday, Grand Canyon on Saturday, with the women’s home team. This week, the women’s tennis team returns to competition with matches at Texas A&M on Sunday. From Friday to Saturday, the Texan track and field competes in the Texas Tech Corky Classic in Lubbock. Tarleton Baseball will host a high school hitting, pitching and receiving clinic Saturday in Stephenville.
WOMEN’S TEXAN BASKETBALL hosts the conference taking place this week with a Thursday bout against New Mexico State at 6:00 p.m. CT, followed by a Saturday game against the Grand Canyon at 2:00 p.m. CT. The Head Coach Misty Wilson led his team to a 6-2 record at Wisdom Gym this season, 9-5 overall this year. Last time at home, they beat Utah Valley 61-48, a Wolverines team that competed in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament last season. New Mexico State is 4-6 this season, losing four of its last five games. They have only played five games since December 1, last on the pitch on December 28. Thursday’s game will be “Stephenville Night” with $ 5 general admission tickets available to Stephenville residents. Coupon code “JACKETS” is required when paying online. The Stephenville Stingers Little Dribblers will perform at halftime. On Saturday, the game is “Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day” and “Event Day”. Free tickets are available for all faculty, staff and their immediate families when checking out online (related to SSO). $ 5 tickets are available to all residents of Evant, using coupon code “ELKS” at checkout. The Lopes are 9-5 overall at Wisdom Gym, 2-1 in a WAC game. They come off a 73-72 overtime win over Lamar, as Chloe Akin-Otiko scored the game-winning goal by three points with five seconds remaining to give GCU their fourth victory in five games. They are 1-3 on the road this year.
MEN’S TEXAN BASKETBALL comes off two impressive and exciting home wins over Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. Tahj Small was named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 23 points, and Noah mcdavid was the WAC’s first-year Men’s Basketball of the Week. Last Saturday, Tarleton walked away with a 77-71 overtime win over the Lumberjacks in front of a noisy Wisdom Gym to drop to 3-1 in WAC, 8-9 overall, plus an incredible 7-1 home record. This week, they will play in New Mexico State on Thursday at 8 p.m. CT and at the Grand Canyon on Saturday at 8 p.m. CT. The Aggies are having a special season so far, going 13-2, 3-0 overall in the WAC, 6-1 at home. They lead a nine-game winning streak, with the last loss coming on Nov. 30 to New Mexico. GCU has also had an impressive start to the 2021-22 campaign, scoring five straight wins to take them to an overall record of 12-2, 3-0 WAC, 8-1 at home. Their last loss came on the road at the hands of Arizona State on Dec. 9, 67-62.
TEXAN TENNIS is back in match play Sunday at Texas A&M in College Station. Competition begins at 4 p.m. CT against the SEC opponent, who went 21-8 last season, 11-1 at home. The Aggies passed Drake and No.21 Northwestern in the NCAA tournament last year before losing 4-2 to No.7 Florida State in the Sweet 16. The Texans last played against various competitions. on October 22 against Weatherford College during the Texas invitation. . Tarleton came through the competition with a match mark of 15-3. Last season in match play, the Texans went 5-1 in conference, 11-10 overall, winning five of their last six team games.
TARLETON TRACK AND FIELD will be in action Friday and Saturday at the Texas Tech Corky Classic in Lubbock. This is an indoor event, nothing new for the Texans, who have competed in multiple indoor competitions at the Red Raiders Sports Performance Center for five out of six seasons between 2015-2020. This is Tarleton’s first-ever indoor meeting as a Division I program. The Texans have 96 athletes on their roster. The program looks back on 52 competitors – 27 women and 25 men – from last season and anticipates the debut of 44 newcomers this spring.
BASEBALL TEXAN will host a typing clinic and a throwing and catching clinic Saturday in Stephenville for high school students. The throwing and catching clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and the punching clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will have the opportunity to obtain instruction from the Tarleton coaching staff. Clinics are available for grades 9 to 12 students. The cost for each camp is $ 100. Online registration is available at TexanBaseballCamps.com.
FOLLOW THE ACTION With links to live stats, live video and live audio (if available) are available for each specific match on the TarletonSports.com schedule page and in today’s preview stories of the match every week.
WAVES of the Tarleton Sports Network will present the two basketball coaches shows earlier this week, starting with the Misty Wilson Show on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. from Bruner Auto Family at the corner of Lillian and the South Loop in Stephenville. Tuesday the Billy Gillispie The show will air at noon from First Financial Bank, 2201 W South Loop Location, Stephenville. Both shows will be on demand at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive. Fans are encouraged to safely attend the live broadcast of each 30-minute show, with free food provided.
TICKETS are available for all upcoming home events online at TarletonSports.com/tickets. The ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Student tickets are available free to Tarleton students from any campus with a valid University ID number, but must be ordered in advance at TarletonSports.com/tickets.
ABOUT THE WEEK AT A GLANCE
‘Week at a Glance’ presented by Mustang Ranch will be posted on the official Tarleton Athletics website at TarletonSports.com in addition to its regular location on our social media. Each week will provide updates on the games coming up for the week, along with promotional information, game changes, ticket information and everything Tarleton fans will need to know to prepare for a week of competition.
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