Jeff Hurd, commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference, announced Wednesday he will step down from the position at the end of December, six days after welcoming the “Texas Four” — SFA, Lamar, Abilene Christian and Sam Houston State — into the conference.

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The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball program will have some notable opponents this season following an announcement of the eight-team field for the Men’s Cancun Challenge.

The Nataki Stewart Soccer Academy will host the Angelina College Lil’ Runners Soccer Camps from July 12-16. The camps are available for 3-14-year-old boys and girls and cost is $55 per participant.

NACOGDOCHES — A new age in SFA Athletics history began on July 1 when the ’Jacks officially left the Southland Conference to transition to the Western Athletic Conference. The move was done with an eye toward increasing the regional footprint of the university and increasing the quality of c…

As a result of the legislation decision on NIL (Name, Image & Likeness), SFA Athletics has announced the formation of the AXE’EM Experience program, designed to help provide SFA student-athletes with the tools and resources needed to understand and assist with development of their NIL op…

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Former Hudson standout Kyle Lovelace has found a new collegiate baseball home as one of the top defensive catchers in the nation will be transferring to Texas A&M for his fifth year of eligibility.

The Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team will add Destini “Dez” Lombard to the program for the upcoming 2021-22 season, the coaching staff announced Thursday.

Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller has announced the addition of Dalonte Hill to his staff as assistant head coach heading into the 2021-22 campaign.

The NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) has named 54 student-athletes to the 23rd annual Academic All-Star team, with former Lumberjack football player Gavin Roland among them. Roland, a native of League City, made the list with a 3.9 GPA as a Bio…

SFA men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller announced on Friday the hiring of coach Tony Jasick to his staff as associate head coach, ushering in the first of a round of new hires to fill out his staff.

Stephen F. Austin head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg was named the 2020-21 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Division I Women’s Coach of the Year Sunday afternoon, per the organization office.

As part of its 2021-22 schedule, the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team has unveiled a premier non-conference game for the upcoming season in the form of a Dec. 18 tilt at the University of Kansas.

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While the TCU Horned Frogs chase their Omaha dreams, former Lufkin Panther Haylen Green is adding to an already impressive list of accomplishments.

COLLEGE STATION — The Stephen F. Austin track and field team wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Regional in College Station on Saturday, capping off a successful stretch of competition which saw five individuals and one relay team punch their tickets to Eugene, Oregon next month to comp…

For the final time before making the highly anticipated move to the Western Athletic Conference WAC, SFA football players were well-represented on the Southland All-Conference selections, as well as the Southland Conference All-Academic teams.

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Former Lufkin Panther standout pitcher Haylen Green was one of 11 TCU players recognized on the Big-12 All-Conference Baseball Team, which was announced earlier this week.

ABILENE — The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (20-31, 17-22 SLC) completed the 2021 campaign on a high note, with a 9-3 road victory over Abilene Christian on Saturday at Crutcher Scott Field.

FRISCO — SFA senior catcher Skylar Black tabbed a spot on the 2021 All-Southland Conference Second Team, the conference office released earlier this week. Black was a offensive factor for the Lumberjacks this season, where he led the team in total RBI (34), home runs (7), total bases (74), a…

FRISCO — SFA Athletics has claimed the 2020-21 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup after a season in which the ’Jacks captured seven conference titles in a dominant showing across the board.

NACOGDOCHES — A trio of Lumberjack football players have been named to the 2021 HERO Sports All-America teams, per a national release earlier this week. Offensive lineman Justice Guillory and defensive lineman Caleb Fox were both named to the Freshman All-American Team, while wide receiver X…

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Shaylon Govan remains in consideration for the NFCA/Schutt Sports Division I National Freshman of the Year award, per a national release on Thursday morning. Govan, a Katy native, survived the round of cuts from 30 initial nominees down to 15 and finds herself amidst 1…

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The United Soccer Coaches Division I Women’s All-Region Teams were announced this week and two Lumberjack soccer athletes were selected to represent SFA on the Midwest Region team.

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The Angelina College Roadrunner baseball program has established itself as a pipeline for players seeking to advance to the next level, including those at the university levels and the major leagues. With several former Roadrunners on current MLB rosters, AC Baseball is a proven source of lo…

NACOGDOCHES — SFA Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Monday a contract extension for women’s head basketball coach Mark Kellogg. The agreement extends Kellogg’s contract through the 2025-26 season and comes on the heels of a 24-3 campaign that saw the Ladyjacks sweep the Southland …

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Angelina College baseball coaches are offering a three-day summer camp for youths ages 7-13 from June 7-9 at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus. Camp times will run from 9 a.m. until noon The cost for the three days is $100.

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In the search for a new assistant baseball coach, the Angelina College Roadrunners reached out to a familiar face — one with extensive experience and knowledge of the game at every level.

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin head football coach Colby Carthel took a chance on playing a 10-game fall schedule in 2020, with the hopes of adding an 11th opponent for his squad’s 2021 Spring Game, while a number of his opponents are getting banged up going through their 2020-21 season in …

FRISCO — The Southland Conference announced on Tuesday morning the contents of the Fall Football All-Conference Teams and superlative winners for the 2020 fall season, representing the top performers from the four league teams that participated in the fall and opted out of the spring confere…

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If Stephen F. Austin football fans thought the 2020 season was strange, they’ll find the Lumberjacks’ 2021 schedule more of an intrigue, as head coach Colby Carthel and the university announced its ‘21 slate on Thursday, which includes 11 games, including five at Homer Bryce Stadium.

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to bad outcomes in baseball. That was the case Wednesday night at UFCU Disch Falk Field as the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks pitching put five Texas baserunners on with walks, which were turned into runs in the No. 4-ranked Longhorns’ 9-1 victory.

ATLANTA — Oklahoma State’s Natasha Mack has been named the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year it was announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

It appeared after two quarters on Sunday afternoon that 12th-seeded Stephen F. Austin was well on its way to being the ‘David’ that knocked off ‘Goliath,’ as the Ladyjacks dominated almost all facets of their NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship first round game against No. 5 Georgi…

SAN ANTONIO — Oklahoma State’s Natasha Mack was named one of four finalists for the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Award as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

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NACOGDOCHES — There is little doubt the No. 12-seed Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks have a “Won and Not Done” mentality going into Sunday’s first round matchup against No. 5-seed and ACC member Georgia Tech when the two square off in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

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NACOGDOCHES — Riding the high of a 19-game winning streak, a Southland Conference regular season championship and the title in the league’s postseason tournament, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks have a chance to gain some national attention now that the Women’s Basketball Championship field …

KATY — Regular season league champ and top-seeded SFA will look to take advantage of its double-bye as it opens the Southland Conference tournament today.

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Angelina College head women’s basketball coach Byron Coleman has said his focus in 2021 will be getting back to what makes his teams so dangerous: Havoc-wreaking defense. It’s been a hallmark of every Coleman team since he took over the program.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Oklahoma State power forward and former Lufkin and Angelina College standout Natasha Mack is one of five finalists for the Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year Award as announced earlier this week by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

BEAUMONT — The SFA Lumberjacks traveled to Lamar for a three-game non-conference series starting Friday night, dropping a 4-1 decison.

ARLINGTON — The SFA Lumberjacks had a remarkable night under the lights at Globe Life Field as they opened the season with a 9-5 win over the No. 25 Oklahoma Sooners.

High school players typically land on recruiters’ radar screens somewhere around their junior seasons. A select few of those talented individuals may earn some attention as sophomores.

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NACOGDOCHES — Sometimes the planets just align perfectly for a team, a player and a coach. And let’s not forget a daughter. For the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team, that day was Wednesday.

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The honors have come in quickly for former Lufkin Lady Panther and Angelina College standout Natasha Mack over the last week.

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NACOGDOCHES — The SFA men's basketball game against New Orleans scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to COVID protocols, according to a release from the league office on Thursday afternoon. A makeup date for the game has not been announced.

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LOS ANGELES — Oklahoma State’s Natasha Mack was one of 20 players named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Watch List announced earlier this week by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

NACOGDOCHES — As of Monday, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks are receiving votes in the AP Top 25 Poll after a seasonfeaturing a 16-2 record and 8-0 in Southland mark. The AP Poll is voted on by sportswriters and broadcasters across the nation, with a new poll coming out every Monday. This is…

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Former Lufkin Lady Panther and Angelina College Lady Roadrunner Natasha Mack continues to draw national attention as she was recently named to the 2021 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List earlier this week.

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Former Lufkin Panthers’ standout wide receiver Ja’lynn Polk is looking for a new college home after announcing he was entering the transfer portal late Monday afternoon.

DENVER, Colorado — Just a week after announcing the addition of new members Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State, Lamar and Abilene Christian and in the wake of the news that the “Texas Four” would be leaving the Southland Conference ahead of schedule, the WAC announced on Thursday morning t…

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FRISCO — The Southland Conference Board of Directors has approved a modified schedule format for the 2021 baseball conference season in which member institutions will play 40 league games. Each of the school’s 10 previously scheduled weekend series will expand from a three-game series to fou…